Optometry Giving Sight Safari Expedition 2015

Optometry Giving Sight Safari Expedition 2015

Cielo Expeditions Ltd.
Exclusive: Optometry Giving Sight
Sight Safari Expedition– 2015
Tanzania – 10 days



(Optional Safari Additions)
Kenya – Elephant Sanctuary and Maasai Mara
Rwanda – Mountain Gorilla Tracking

 expedition animals



Day 1: Arrival – Kilimanjaro Int. Airport

Upon arrival in Kilimanjaro, TZ you will be welcomed by Rick Castiglione and escorted to your lodge to rest, after your long journey to Africa.

Overnight: Machweo Retreat and Spa – Arusha, Tanzania (B and B)


Day 2: Arusha to Lake Manyara

After breakfast depart Arusha for the Great Rift Valley.

Afternoon - ethno botanical walk on the of the escarpment

accompanied by a Maasai guide. Relax by the pool.

Overnight: Kirurumu Manyara Lodge (B,L,D)


Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast we’ll drive to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater for a remarkable full day game viewing with packed lunches.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge or similar (B,L,D)


Day 4: Serengeti National Park.

After breakfast - game drive through Serengeti National Park arriving Serengeti   Serena Safari Lodge by the early evening.

Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge or similar (B,L,D)


Day 5: Serengeti to Bariadi

After breakfast travel through the western corridor of Serengeti to Bariadi.

Along the route you will see herds of  elephants, giraffe, prides of lions etc.

Overnight: Bariadi Hotel (B and B)


Day 6: Bariadi Eye Clinic and Eyecamp/outreach.

A full day spent at the local Eye Clinic and Rural outreach community in Bariadi region to see programs supported by Optometry Giving Sight.

Overnight at Bariadi Hotel (B and B)


Day 7: Mwanza – Lake Victoria

Following breakfast we will drive to the shores of Lake Victoria at Mwanza TZ

Afternoon – a site visit to an OGS supported, hospital based, eye clinic

Overnight – Mwanza City Hotel  (B and B)


Day 8: Mwanza – Dar es Salaam - Bagamoyo          

An early start today with a flight to Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania,      followed by a 2 hour drive to Bagamoyo, on the shores of the Indian Ocean.

Overnight – Beach Lodge, Bagamoyo  (B and B)


Day 9: Bagamoyo – Child Eye screening

School and eye clinic visit.

Bagamoyo is the community which helped Optometry Giving Sight and its partners to launch the child eye screening project.  We will meet with the teachers, eye health professionals and children who have benefited from this remarkable initiative.

Overnight – Beach Lodge, Bagamoyo (B and B)


Day 10: Bagamoyo – Dar es Salaam

After a leisurely breakfast, we’ll return to Dar es Salaam today for a city tour     

and to catch your international flights home – or to one of the safari extensions detailed below.


Please note: The above itinerary may be adjusted to accommodate changes to outreach clinic scheduling and eye clinic openings.       


Expedition Inclusions – Tanzania/Kenya:

  • All Airport transfers
  • Exclusive use of all transportation while on safari in Tanzania as described in itinerary.
  • Expedition coordinator/guide/ Rick Castiglione
  • All meals and accommodation as specified in the itinerary;
  • All park/ reserve/ conservation entrance fees
  • Pre-departure briefing, packing list, visa information etc.


Expedition Exclusions:

  •  Inter-continental airfares : Arrival – Tanzania (Kilimanjaro) / Departure –  Kilimanjaro, Nairobi or Kigali (depending on final itinerary)
  • Immigration Visa’s / Personal Medical/Travel/Trip Cancelation Insurance
  • Tips/gratuities
  • All items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, drinks, etc


Expedition Costs:

Tanzania:  From $3950.00 USD per/person

  • includes flight from Mwanza to Dar es Salaam, all accommodation, ground transportation.
  • Based on 4 safari guests – double occupancy
  • price fluctuates according to seasonal lodge rates


Terms of payment:   50% non-refundable deposit payable upon confirmation of the expedition. 50% balance payable 60 days before commencement of expedition

  • based on 4 person – double occupancy
  • single supplements are available


Additions to Expedition:

Kenya - 5 Days – Elephant orphanage and Maasai Mara: 

From $2700.00 USD per/person


Rwanda – 4 Days – Gorilla Tracking and Cultural Tour:

From $3750.00 USD  per/person


  • based on 4 person – double occupancy
  • single supplements are available


Estimate as of: December 1, 2014

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