August 2012

Webmaster visits both Tanzania & Kenya for one month

This is a proposal designed to attract college students who are prepared to highlight their talents during summer vacation in various ways. In addition, they will be exposed to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and visiting some of the great national wildlife parks available for tourists in that area.

KEYS HOTELS, TRAVEL & TOURS
HAKUNA MATATA RESPONSIBLE EXPEDITIONS
STUDENTS RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL PROJECT


8/16/2012

PROJECT FACTS:

Project type: schools, Colleges, and university responsible travel

Project area: United Republic of Tanzania

Activities in the project: Community development and Tourism activities

Project duration: Continuous

 

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FACTS ABOUT TANZANIA

Location: East Africa

Weather: Warm and sunny with rain especially in April and May

Peace stability: The most peaceful country in Africa

Tourism potentials:  In terms of wildlife resources-the country is the richest African country with the great cultural diversity of more than 120 tribes, home of The Kilimanjaro mountain ’’The roof of Africa’’, Serengeti, and Zanzibar ‘’the Spice Island’’ with 16 national parks and 30 game reserves.

 

INTRODUCTION

This is the project which enables students from anywhere in the world to get an opportunity of a lifetime by volunteering for vulnerable groups in society and enjoying the wonders of the world in Tanzania. The project includes community development projects, safari (wildlife viewing), and climbing to the highest Mountain in Africa 'Kilimanjaro'.

Our programs run from 10 days to 3 weeks offering a premium experience for schools, colleges, and universities. All programs are specifically designed to keep you learning, contributing to the development of various vulnerable groups, as well as enjoying the wonders of the world in Tanzania.

ACTIVITIES IN THE PROJECT

Community development activities in education sector

a. Rehabilitation of school buildings and facilities. This will include painting and furniture maintenance
b. Environmental conservation projects in schools. This will include planting of trees and flowers in the school gardens
c. Providing school supplies (such as books and pens), and sports equipment such as soccer balls and netting

Tourism activities

a. Safari. This includes wildlife viewing in world heritage sites like Ngorongoro conservation area, Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks
b. Climbing. This involves the highest Mountain in Africa, 'Kilimanjaro'
c. Cultural tours. Unique cultural tourism destinations like Maasai cultural villages

CHOICES OF PROGRAMS

Program Code

Time Required

Community Project

Climbing

Safari

Cultural Tour

TC07

7 days

√ (3 days)

x

√ (2 days) √ (1 day)

TC10

10 days

√ (5 days) +1 Rd

x

√ (3 days) √ (2 days)

TC017

2 wks & 3 days

√ (6 days) + 1 Rd
√ (5 days) + 1 Rd √ (2 days) √ (2 days)

TC021

3 wks

√ (7 days) + 1 Rd √ (5 days) + 1 Rd √ (3 days) √ (2 days)

 

Note:

Rd = resting day

OUR GEOGRAPHICAL SPECIALIZATION AND EXPERIENCE

We specialize in only a few parts of northern Tanzania where we can deliver the high-quality expeditions and also the greatest benefits.

We own and manage our own camps and hotels and we have established a long-term relationship with communities in the places where we are working and ensuring projects are worthwhile, sustainable, and meaningful to those undertaking them.

We always choose project areas which are near to our camp sites with the aim of reducing transport expenses and saving time.

In every expedition, we adhere to a minimum ratio of 1:10 adults to students and have experienced and qualified expedition leaders that are first-aid trained. These expedition leaders will be with you from your first day at the airport to the last day of your expedition.

SAFETY

This is most important aspect of expeditions and something we take very seriously. Our operations team consists of sufficient staff members that are available in every location we work.

Expedition safety

By owning our ground operation in each expedition destination we work, we can provide you with an unparalleled level of safety and support on your expedition. As our client, you will stay in camps that we own, you will use our transport, you work on projects we organize, and get full support from our staff.

Vehicle and transport

We have a comprehensive vehicle safety policy to ensure all vehicles you travel on are road worthy and checked in accordance to international standards. Our drivers are carefully selected and are fully trained.

Communication

The majority of our camps have adequate mobile phone signal strength. Where signal is poor, we support this with VHF radios. Remote camps also have a driver and vehicle standby at all times.

Mountain trekking safety

Our Mountain technical team consists of qualified mountain climbing instructors, guides and porters who apply best practices for all aspects of our treks including emergency response protocols.

Embarking on any trek is a challenging and serious endeavour that requires a good level of physical fitness, stamina, and a realistic awareness of the risk posed by high altitudes. We recommend that you do plenty of exercises in the run up to your trek and have a physical check up for overall fitness before partaking this endeavor.

Extensive risk assessment

To ensure continuous safety in each expedition destination we work, we have extensive risk assessment management for each destination after each specific checkpoint.

Medical incidents & affiliations with hospitals

Our camps are strategically located in areas where healthcare services are easily accessible. Furthermore, we have selected and built good relationships with hospitals we work with.

We operate a 3-stage system for medical emergencies depending on their severity:
1. Stage 1 - On-site medical support:
Each camp has a first aid kit to deal with minor ailments. In addition, we ask you to bring a personal first aid kit with you. For our school expeditions, the expedition leader also carries a Medical kit and is 1st aid trained.
2. Stage 2 – Hospitalization:
For more serious complaints our camps are strategically located within 2 hours of an approved medical facility.
3. Stage 3 - Emergency Support:
The emergency assistance provider (EAP) appointed by your personal travel insurance, provides 24-hour support in the event of a medical emergency, which will include repatriation, if necessary.

OUR OPERATIONS POLICY
Our operation policy is based on:
1) Ensuring the safety of volunteers and staff members
2) Ensuring the fulfillment of volunteer's travel dreams
3) Maximizing social and economic benefits to the local communities
4) Reducing the negative social and cultural impacts of tourism
5) Maximizing benefits to the environment
6) Conserving biodiversity, ecosystems and landscapes
7) Preserving cultural heritage

For expeditions rates (prices) and more information please contact

Titus Lulandala

marketing@keys-hotel-tours.com

Facebook: keys hotels, travel & tours of Kilimanjaro Tanzania

Tel.: +255 27 2752250

Expedition rates

Programme code

TC07

TC010

TC017

TC021

Price

$730

$1220

$1920

$2220

No of Pax

(Minimum group size)

6

6

6

6

 

Note:

Above prices are in US dollars ($)

Above prices include: Accommodation (FB), community project fees, transport (all airport transfers, transport in safari, transport in cultural tours, and transport to and from the gate during climbing), all park fees, guiding wages, porters wages (for TC017&TC021), and Cultural tours.

Above prices exclude: Volunteer visas, transport from and to your country, tips and gratuities, and other items of personal nature.