Student Service Trip

Welcome Educators!

Urth Expedition Tours offers unique and pioneer cross- cultural and volunteerism opportunities across Tanzania, personalizing experiences and affording many opportunities to learn, share, and discover in all the way that are most important to YOU. Whether you want to spend time reading in classrooms, playing football or music with orphans, visiting traditional Maasai bombs, hunting with the Hadabe, and /or touring some of the most advanced medical centers in the country, Urth Expedition can make it happen…all before or after your journey deep into the bush where you can experience the greatest concentration of wildlife on Earth. Our goal ~ match talent to need and empower powerful and transformative connections and exchanges for the greater good of all.

In partnership with Simon’s Promise, we invite you to visit New Hope School, ISM School, Ibuka Dance Foundation, AId Tanzania, and others where thet are received as friends rather than tourists. It is our sincere hope that the people you meet become treashured relationships that last years to come. Our work is to ensure that our client’s experience is magical and true…

Tanzania is home to fantastically rich wildlife and fascination cultures like the Maasai. Yet rural life remains simple, and basic infrastructure is still being developed. Gain insight into the challenges they face and build lasting solutions to help emplower the community. Cap off the trip on safari, exploring creative ways to protect the wildlife you encounter.

June 2019 ~ 12 Days/10 Nights

CulturaL exchanges includes:

~ Stay near the communities you visit, celebrating customs and forming connections with locals.

~ Experience a village water walk

~ Participating in a Swahili language lesson

~ Visit a variety of Schools in Arusha and Kilimanjaro Region, including IB Schools in northern Tanzania.

~ Well Aware Water Well Project in Mbalwala, Tanzania

~ Bead with the Village Mamas

~ Collaborate with artiest, environmentalist, global thinkers, and Tanzanian Change-makers


Sample 12-Day Trip Itinerary

Starting at $3,480/person*

Day 1

Arrive in Arusha

Arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport. Meet and greet by our staff and then be transferred to your lodge.

Welcome dinner and overnight at: Ngare Sero Mountain lodge

Day 2

Ngare Sero Forest Nature Walk

  • After late breakfast enjoy full day leisure at the lodge.

  • After breakfast join our Nature Walk around Ngare Sero forest, lake
    and beautiful gardens. Learn about the local flora & fauna and
    permaculture practices.

  • Healthy lunch prepared using many of the fruits and vegetables
    from the lodge garden

  • Sunset yoga & meditation

  • Evening cocktail in the living room around the fireplace and early dinner

day 3

Arusha National Park

  • Breakfast

  • Depart to Arusha National park (30 min from the lodge)

  • Explore a beguiling diversity of habitats on a short game drive.

  • Walk through the mountain forest into the crater floor of Mt Meru,
    5th largest mountain in African continent

  • Practice yoga and enjoy a picnic lunch in the shade of ancient trees
    with a view of the ash-cone and Meru summit

  • Walk to the waterfalls and a buffalo swamp accompanied by the
    armed ranger

  • Return to Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge for an evening cocktail and a

day 4

Tarangire National Park

  • After breakfast on safari to Tarangire National Park. Picnic on the way.

  • Check in to Tarangire Safari Lodge

  • Sunset yoga and meditation

  • Dinner

Day 5

Tarangire National Park

  • Spend a day exploring the park and its inhabitants

  • Meals at Tarangire Safari Lodge

  • Sunset yoga and meditation

Famous for its tree climbing pythons, massive baobabs and large herds of elephant, Tarangire National Park is small but still home to a significant wildlife population, with a density of wildlife matched only by Ngorongoro. Birding is particularly good here; the swamps, tinged green year round, are the focus for 550 bird varieties; the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world.

Day 6

The Great Rift Valley & Lake Natron

  • After breakfast depart to lake Natron (5-6 hours driving). Game drive on the road.

  • Picnic on the way at the view point

  • Arrive for to Permanent luxury eco-camp - Lake Natron Camp

At the lowest point of the Great Rift Valley in East Africa at an altitude of 600m above sea level, sits the shallow mirror-surfaced lake Lake Natron, a sanctuary to thousands of flamingos. Here, next to the only active volcano in Tanzania, Oldonyo Lengai in the cool oasis adjacent to the soda flats lies Lake Natron eco-camp. It has 10 camouflaged sleeping tents and one common tent with the bar, dining and lounge area. Each tent is furnished and has its own running water, shower and compost toilet. A private path leads from each tent to a natural swimming pool in the spring-fed stream.

The Camp has been build in a unique sensitive wetland environment and it is operated as a very low impact eco-camp. There are no permanent structures, no cement bricks or wooden platforms. Tents are camouflaged for low view-shed and equipped with compost toilets. Water is manually pumped directly from the spring for bathing and run through a desalination filter for drinking.

Day 7

Masai Boma and Waterfalls

This part of the Great Rift Valley is populated by the Masai peoples. Masai bomas spread around the area, but the main central village is few kilometres away to the west at the base of the escarpment.

  • After breakfast drive to visit the Masai Boma near the escarpment

  • Walk up Engare Sero gorge to the waterfalls. The scenery is a unique blend of arid volcanic rocks and lush tropical palms. Wear shoes that do not slip and can get wet.

  • Picnic at waterfalls

  • Return to the camp for sunset yoga and meditation

  • Dinner & overnight at the camp

Day 8

The Great Rift Valley & Lake Natron

The beguiling lesser flamingo feed on algae found in soda lakes across eastern Africa but choose to breed almost exclusively at Lake Natron. Every evening hundreds of pink flamingos fly overhead, exposing the deep garnet feathers under their wings. The Lake Flats surrounding the waters edge contain small streams, lakes and hills that provide a variety of hospitable environments for birds that thrive in the alkali oasis. Lesser flamingos, pelicans, Egyptian geese, cape teels, herons, egrets, blacksmith pluvers, sand-grouse, maribou stalk, vultures, eagles, kites, buzzards and many other birds can be seen in this area.

  • Start the day with the bird walk on lake flats

  • Leisure breakfast at camp

  • Rest & gentle yoga practice during the day

  • Lunch

  • At 5pm drive to visit 20.000-year-old hominid lava footprints that where discovered near the camp

  • Order drinks from the bar and take a 10-minute drive to the top of nearby hill. Enjoy your sundowner overlooking the mirror-surfaced Lake Natron, the majestic Lengai and Gelai mountains and watch the sun go down behind the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley.

  • Dinner and traditional Masai singing and dancing at the camp by the bush fire

Day 9

Road to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

  • Start the day with morning yoga practice and late breakfast

  • After breakfast leave for Ngorongoro - picnic lunch on the way

  • Dinner and overnight at Rhino Lodge

Day 10

Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha

  • Early departure for a game drive in the crater. Breakfast pack on route.

  • Game drive at the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest unbroken caldera. It is considered one of the best wildlife encounters. Often referred to as "Africa's Garden of Eden," the crater is home to over.

  • 30,000 animals including elephants, lions, cheetahs, wildebeests, buffaloes, and the rare black rhinos.

  • Picnic lunch at Hippo Pools

  • Transfer back to Arusha

  • Dinner and overnight at Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge

Day 11

Rest at the lodge

  • Start the day with morning yoga practice and late breakfast

  • After breakfast leave for Ngorongoro. Picnic lunch on the way.

  • Dinner and overnight at Rhino Lodge

Day 12


  • Rest and meals at the lodge and transfer to the airport for evening flight

  • End of safari

What’s Included

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers

  • Accommodation (double standard occupancy)

  • All meals and picnic boxes.

  • All park fees and government taxes.

  • Activities noted in this program.

  • 2 Safari cars (max 7 people per car) with English-speaking driver guides.

  • Accommodation, meals and park entry fees of 2 tour leaders.

Rates exclude

  • International flights.

  • Passport, visa, travellers health insurance.

  • Alcohol & soft drinks.

  • Single supplement.

  • Other lodge activities (horse riding, fishing, etc.).

  • Tips to driver-guide (recommended minimum $5-10 USD per person per day of safari).


Prices are per adult when sharing accommodations with another adult.

* The final price for your package will vary depending on how many people are in your travel group and also the specific dates of your trip.
We make a big effort to offer the best possible prices, which depend upon many factors like the constantly changing prices of gas and park fees, etc. 



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