Project TEMBO

Traveling with TEMBO

“What will stay with us for a long, long time is being on the ground to see the wonderful work that TEMBO does in Longido, meeting the lovely, dedicated staff and sharing this experience with really fine people.” – Shirley, S., 2018 TwT participant 

 2019  Traveling with TEMBO

Morning chai at a Maasai home.

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 

Learning about traditional kangas from the TEMBO staff

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:

Travelling with TEMBO allowed me to have an African adventure well outside the norm — TEMBO knows the local culture, and our visit to Tanzania was enriched by that knowledge. and the access TEMBO provides to local people, many whom have been touched by the work of the NGO. The small group format ensures that everyone has a chance to ask questions and follow up on issues/experiences that are of particular interest to them. The guide that TEMBO found for the safari portion of the trip ( Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro) was exceptional and we all came away feeling that we had had close encounters with the most exotic animals on earth – including the big five – and over a hundred species of birds. Highly recommended for anyone interested in how a small NGO can make a huge difference through focus and commitment, while combining this with visits to one of the most wildlife-rich areas of the world.  – Glynnis F., 2018 TwT Participant

Everything was organized with care and well planned so now all I can do is dream of coming back! – Gisele O., 2018 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 

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 donation of $500 CAD  to TEMBO Canada 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 TwT Coordinator