The less-frequented Rongai Route with the white beaches of Zanzibar
After the exhilaration of a Kilimanjaro Climb, there is no better way to come back down to earth (and sea level!) than to dip your toes in the azure blue Indian Ocean off Zanzibar. Famed for its historic role as a slave trading post and subsequent spice industry, Zanzibar is a perfect place to round off your African adventure with two nights spent on its white tropical beaches allowing time to snorkel, or simply lounge by the swimming pool or under the natural shade of the palm trees whilst watching fisherman pass by hard at work.
What makes this trip responsible?
Tanzania Porter Education Project
During the long rains (April-June), the non-trekking season, Exodus funds a project to teach English to its porters and other local staff; over 800 to date. Being able to converse with clients in English is an essential skill and this successful initiative has enabled porters to become cooks, assistant guides and even chief guides. With your support our aim is to develop this programme further in the future and provide continued education to our porters during times when work is limited. These skills can also help with employment opportunities for our guides, who can also work as teachers and/or classroom assistants.
We are also working with the Kilimanjaro Guide Scholarship Foundation (KGSF). By working with KGSF Exodus hope to enable many of our guides to further their education on a three month scholarship during the long rains. KSGF (in conjunction with Inter-Continental Training College in Arusha, Tanzania) have created a special course that can run through the rainy season. This course is applicable to guides and porters and will enable them to improve their future career prospects. See our responsible tourism page for more information or to make a tax free donation to the project/scholarship.
See our responsible tourism page for more information or to make a tax free donation to the project.
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Kilimanjaro; the Rongai route