Mwanza and Musoma, Tanzania – ENCOUNTER
Programs created for Individuals as well as for Organizations
Karibu Sana Tanzania – Welcome to Tanzania!
Tanzania is most known for the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar; for great beauty, picturesque scenery, and abundance of wildlife. We’ll experience some of that but our missioners experience Tanzania along with its people, with whom we will walk in our experience there.
Tanzania is one of the oldest known human-inhabited areas on Earth; fossil remains of humans and pre-human hominids have been found dating back over two million years. We know that humanity’s first footsteps were taken in East Africa and since then the people of this region have navigated a long, rich, often arduous road. Mwanza in Tanzania will serve as our home base. MKLM missioners will be our hosts and will guide us thru the varied cultures and traditions that make up the rich tapestry that is the Tanzanian culture.
Your time in Tanzania will be focused on meeting and making friends with Tanzanians. The trip will maintain a balance between learning and experiencing MKLM’s work in Tanzania and enjoying all the wonderful cultural opportunities that Tanzania has to offer. By accompanying the Maryknoll lay missioners in their daily ministries, you will gain unique insights into the culture, faith, and struggles of the people in Tanzania.
Requirements for joining any trip to Tanzania:
Healthcare and medical assistance can be very limited in the Mwanza region of Tanzania. If you have any medical concerns or chronic conditions that require constant maintenance, please carefully consider whether this is the trip for you. In order to have a great time please consider these guidelines:
- Doing the visits to the different ministries and enjoying tourist sites requires ability to walk, unassisted, up to 45 minutes without stopping and ability to remain standing for up to 30 minutes.
- Walking in Tanzania is mostly on uneven ground and on rocks. A person needs to be able to negotiate individually without assistance, must have ability to climb up and down stair, get in and out of transportation, accommodation sites and from airplanes without walkways.
- Ability to acclimate well to hot weather, no air conditioning, intermittent power and water outages, rough driving terrain and changes in altitude.
- Ability to eat a variety of foods, vegetarian diets can usually be handled, though flexibility is a must. Food allergies cannot be accommodated.
- Ability to not be severely impacted by high level of air pollution, dust, and noise associated with Mwanza.
- Willingness to be different; due to physical traits such as skin complexion, language, clothing, and other individual characteristics.