The OGs In African American Female Group Travel Experiences
Encouraging black women since 2006

Kenya and Tanzania

November 2022

 

 You never know what she might have up her sleeves.

 
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T0URS,

RELOCATIONS,

RETIREMENT

EAST AFRICA

East Africa, which includes Kenya and Tanzania, is more than safaris!
With more than 44 recognized tribes, East Africa is a fascinating mixture of histories, wildlife, bustling cities, superb beaches, tribal cultures, and traditions.

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You're invited to experience the real East Africa. East Africa is more than the images of poverty shown by western media. While many tourists visit East Africa for the wildlife, we are going for the people and for a true cultural immersion. It's a breath of fresh air to visit places with primarily black faces. 


East Africa is comprised of six countries–—Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, and Kenya—each with a fascinating mix of histories, traditions, languages, and landscapes to exhale your worries and breathe in nature. We will visit two of them.


Join us in Kenya and Tanzania from November 16th to 24th 2022.

Nairobi: Bustling and full of life, Nairobi is the colorful capital Kenya. From its vast national park and museums, to its vibrant open-air nightlife and progressive multicultural streets scene, Nairobi has something for everyone.


Dar es Salaam (Place of Peace): The future of this fast-growing mega-city is bright. The largest city in East Africa, Dar es Salaam has a poverty rate of only 4.1%, compared to 33.3% in rural Tanzania. According to a 2013 report by Oxford Economics, no African city will lift more residents into the middle class by 2030 than Dar es Salaam. When it comes to partying, the city's thriving nightlife scene celebrates the joys of eating and socializing near the sea.


Zanzibar: The semi-autonomous archipelago lies off the mainland of Tanzania. Sandy beaches and crystal clear waters are the hallmarks of Zanzibar, which is a melting pot of African and Indian influences. The charming Indian Ocean archipelago was also regarded as a center of the East African slave trade 200 years ago. Today, it is known for its spice plantations and historic legacy, particularly in the capital of Stone Town. Zanzibar is considered the heart of Swahili culture and tradition.


We may have a new name and new look but all of our tours will still have that Fleace Weaver and BlackGirlTravel magic.

 

As always, expect to be wowed!

ITINERARY - November 15th - 23th

Day 1 - November 15th - Depart USA for Kenya

Book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta Airport by 1PM on November 16th. Group flight suggestions will be offered in May.


Day 2 - November 16th - Welcome to Nairobi Orientation and Lunch Mixer

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Private group transfer to the hotel. Enjoy a welcome to Nairobi lunch. After lunch, take in the city's attractions during an orientation tour, which includes a stop in Kileleshwa, one of Nairobi's oldest and most upscale neighborhoods. In the evening, enjoy an after dinner mixer.

Day 3 - November 17th - Nairobi Game Day featuring Nairobi National Park and Giraffe Center

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Take a walk on the wild side with a safari game drive in Nairobi National Park. This unique national park lies on the outskirts of the city and features wildlife in their natural habitat. However, the main attraction is the African Lion. The park is also home to black rhino, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, and giraffes. While it is prohibited to interact with the animals during the game drive, after the drive, we'll have the chance to feed the famous Rothschild giraffes at the Giraffe Center. The gentle giants eat directly from your hands or mouth (giraffe kiss). This day will consist of once-in-a-lifetime memories. Later, enjoy Nairobi's nightlife. Hmmm... I wonder what Fleace has planned!

Day 4 - November 18th - Nairobi National Museum and Ostrich Farm

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We will visit the Nairobi National Museum, housed in an imposing building on the property's lush grounds. In the Museum you will learn about Kenyan and East African history from the black perspective. The Cradle of Humankind exhibition, the highlight of which is the Hominid Skull Room, contains– an extraordinary collection of skulls. It is the single most important collection of early human fossils in the world.

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After lunch, get ready to fly! We have ridden elephants, camels, and donkeys. This time we will be riding ostriches. Yes, ostriches. Don't worry catching lift on these birds is not mandatory, and there's a weight limit of 75kgs (165 pounds). Your visit to Maasai Ostrich Farm Resort and Farm will include a picnic lunch and ride (if you choose). If riding is not your thing, you can take photos and feed the birds.
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Day 5 - November 19th - Maasai Village Visit

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This tour is all about the people and cultures of East Africa.  You will visit a Maasai village to learn about their way of life.  To support the village people, you can opt to purchase food and sanitary products for the women and older girls along the way. Later enjoy a night on the town at an open air location.

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Day 6 - November 20th - Nairobi - Female Empowerment

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After lunch, we will visit a community center that empowers the woman of Nairobi. We will share our stories, inspire, and give hope to the women of the center, while acquiring an intimate understanding of their culture and experiences. This will be an amazing day to create a unique sister bond with Africa. Your life and the lives you will inspire will never be the same. This is global citizenship. This is what it means to be a Globalnista! Later, we will have special evening for our last night in Kenya.

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Day 7 - November 21stStone Town, Zanzibar, Slave Monument, and Museum Visit
 

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Board an early flight to the island of Zanzibar in Tanzania. After check-in, enjoy a half day tour of Stone Town. Also known as Mji Mkongwe, Stone Town is the heart of Zanzibar City, which is the capital and the largest city of Zanzibar. For the past 200 years, Stone Town has remained unsullied by the hands of modernity. It has recently been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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During the tour, visit the Slavery Market Monument by Swedish sculptor Clara Sornas. It includes original chains that were used to imprison slaves. At the Slave Museum, see the chambers where slaves were held before they were sold. The small 12 by 12 foot basement with one tiny window near the ceiling held over 30 people. After the tour, enjoy a period of free time. Keep an eye out for tinga-tinga paintings, antique shops, printed local cloths (kangas and kikois), carved chests with copper inlays, and spices—all beautiful presents or memories to take home. Later, head back to the hotel... or not! 
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Day 8 - November 22nd - Zanzibar

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Today is your free day to enjoy turquoise waters and white sand beaches with a spectacular sunset. It might just be the best sunset in the world! You can participate in our turquoise and white swimwear photoshoot. Savor a special dinner with the group and spend your last evening relaxing at your own pace.
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Day 9 - November 23 - Nairobi or Dar es Salaam to USA
Head home with incredible memories of your time in East Africa. Be sure to book your flight to return by way of Nairobi or Dar es Salaam. If flying from Julius Nyerere Airport in Dar es Salaam, your flight should be booked for after 5pm, due to travel by ferry from Zanzibar to the mainland.

See photos and videos from 2021 tour

3 Star
East Africa land only package $2,893 USD
2 Countries

Per-Person based on Double Occupancy / Single add $979
(No travel buddy? No problem! A roommate can be assigned)

Payment plan available for a $49 set-up and processing fee.
$799 Deposit Required to Reserve Your Space

Include:
Accommodations, tours, museums,
group airport transfers, mixers
boat from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam,
orientation lunch in Nairobi, and nightlife


TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE
Email your name and telephone number to
EastAfrica@BlackGirlTravel.com
For questions call 323.275.4888


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