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Mwanza, Musoma and Serengeti Encounter

Tanzania, September 10 – 21, 2024


Deadline for sign-ups: June 30, 2024


Karibu Sana Tanzania – Welcome to Tanzania

 “Pole pole ndiyo mwendo.” (Slowly, slowly is the way we go.) For Tanzanians, life is about relationships and being with people. Maryknoll Lay Missioners invites you to meet and spend time with the local people in the beautiful Lake Region of northwest Tanzania.

What Will You Do?

  • Visit Maryknoll lay missioners in Mwanza and Musoma, both on Lake Victoria; serving differently-abled primary school children and families affected by HIV, as well as their other ministries in health, and education.
  • Meet our Tanzanian Maryknoll Affiliates and experience their important work.
  • Engage with Tanzanians in the context of the daily routines of their lives, eating and celebrating with them.
  • Participate in liturgical celebrations, experiencing local expressions of faith through song, dance and jubilation.
  • Experience once-in-a-lifetime wildlife safari, in its natural environment in the Serengeti.

Logistics and Costs.

Prior to leaving, Friends Across Borders will provide an orientation, which will include education about important cultural norms to follow during the trip. We will do this via conference call. Our in-country guides are Anna Johnson and Steve Veryser, current Maryknoll Lay Missioners. You will also be accompanied on the entire trip by Father Bill Vos, an experienced Maryknoll lay missioner U.S. guide.

TOTAL COST: $ 4,460.00 (ground cost, local airfare plus registration fee).

This covers the program registration fee, all lodging and meals in country, all transportation within the country (including national air travel), medical insurance with medical evacuation coverage and flying doctors, English- Kiswahili speaking guides, cultural activities, and a safari. International airfare, taxes, and visa are not included. (Round-trip airfare cost from NY is approximately $900).

Friends Across Borders will provide information on obtaining a visa and immunizations, and will help you make the international flight arrangements. Participants are required to arrive in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday September 10, 2024 in the evening and leave on Saturday, September 21, 2024 in the evening.

To make a reservation, please sign up below.

Please make sure your passport is valid through MARCH 2025!

We look forward to welcoming you to Tanzania!

Friends Across Borders Registration

Maryknoll Lay Missioners Immersion Experience Participant Registration. Please complete the form to secure your spot to join our immersion encounters. If you have any questions, please email Friends Across Borders is a program of Maryknoll Lay Missioners.
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    Information and Preparation
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