Project TEMBO

Traveling with TEMBO

“I had no desire to see Africa as a tourist. I wanted to see it through the eyes of those who live there.” – Toni C., 2016 TwT participant 

 2019  Traveling with TEMBO

TwT group visits the Longido Clinic

Come and experience Tanzania with TEMBO. In 2019, we have two amazing experiences for you to consider, all of which include a stay in the village of Longido, a predominantly Maasai community in northern Tanzania, followed by a wildlife safari in Tanzania’s beautiful national parks.

Trip # 1: January 19 – February 1, 2019

In week one, you stay at the TEMBO Guesthouse in Longido. Here you will meet the people, hear their stories and learn about the challenges of daily living. Activities include visits to schools and health clinics, being welcomed into traditional bomas, walking for water with the women and meeting village leaders and project coordinators. You will begin to understand the issues of a culture in true transition.

In week two your English speaking guide will introduce you to the wonders of  some of the best national parks in East Africa including the famed Serengeti.  Here you will witness spectacular herds of animals who are ever-wary of the many predators who share their environment.

Trip # 2 (For Fabric Lovers):  February 2 – 15, 2019 

Participate in a traditional Maasai bead workshop…and more!

Gain inspiration for all your future quilting and art projects from the beautiful colours of village life in rural Tanzania, the wild animals on safari and the stunning sunsets. Spend time sewing with the women in TEMBO’s micro finance program, visit schools and health clinics and attend a traditional Maasai bead workshop.

Week one includes sewing and bead workshops, guest lectures with artists, tour of the Cultural Heritage Centre and time spent in Longido visiting schools and adult literacy classes. Week two includes a safari to Tarangire National Park and the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater combined with a visit to a coffee plantation.

Here is what Traveling with TEMBO participants say:


Storytelling under the Acacia Tree

 I would not hesitate to recommend Traveling with TEMBO to those seeking to have an authentic experience of another culture. When you’re there, you get a sense of a culture in true transition- the Maasai culture. You get to see firsthand how education can transform lives and empower girls and women. Tanzania is a place of natural beauty and riotous colour – a photographer’s paradise. You come away with wonderful memories of time spent with TEMBO staff and the people of the Longido area. Go!! – Cheryl F., 2016 TwT Participant

While staying at the TEMBO Guesthouse I most treasured our early evenings when we learned about Maasai culture, life in the boma and issues such as female genital mutilation. –  Toni C., 2016 TwT participant 

This trip is a wonderful way of exploring Tanzania, its enormous potential  and  the challenges that the country and its peoples face. Tanzanians are working to build a nation that is linguistically and ethnically diverse, keeping the positive aspects of the rich cultures of its peoples while also improving their health and their educational and economic opportunities. – Christel W., 2016 TwT participant

Trip Includes:

  • accommodation—based on double occupancy (single rooms available – additional cost)
  • in country transportation in a comfortable van and 7-passenger safari vehicle with a pop-up roof
  • all tours, sight-seeing activities and park entrance fees
  • breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day
  • escorted tour with TEMBO guide
  • professional wildlife safari guide

Application and Booking Information

Your application, accompanied by a non-refundable deposit of $500 CAD will reserve a space for you on the trip.  Space is limited, so book early!

2019 Trip Application

2019 Trip Application Fabric Lovers

If you have further questions, please contact the 2019 TRIP Coordinator