St Judes

The School of St Jude

"Fighting Poverty Through Education"

About St Jude’s

The School of St Jude (www.schoolofstjude.org) is a charity school in Tanzania, East Africa – one of the least developed parts of the world. Started by Australian Gemma Sisia, it opened its gates to three students in 2002. Now the school delivers free, high-quality education to 1,800 of the most gifted yet impoverished students in northern Tanzania. It has expanded to 3 campuses and employs more than 280 staff.

This rare and incredible success story will definitely play a part in shaping the future by fostering the next generation of leadership in Tanzania.

This success is only possible due to a huge amount of effort- especially fund raising.

Gemma is undertaking her 2017 Australian Tour now. We are pleased to announce that she will be the guest speaker at our charity dinner in Buderim on 25th March. Also find out about the chance to win an amazing safari holiday in our raffle.

Fund Raising Dinner in Buderim

Buderim Bowls Club Dinner

We are lucky enough to have Gemma come and talk to us on the 25th March. She will share her unique experiences and introduce one of her first graduates - Winrose Mollel. Winrose is an inspiring young lady who graduated in 2015 and then spent a year volunteering at St Jude's before pursuing her dream of studying engineering.

A 2-course dinner will be held at the Buderim Bowls Club at 6.30 pm on 25th March.

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Win an African Safari Holiday

Safari Raffle

Congratulations Kylie Hanson from the Northern Territory.  Kylie is the winner of our fabulous 14 day African Safari Holiday Raffle Prize valued at $13 500 AUD.

Tickets are on sale in Australia in the following states NSW, NT, QLD and TAS from 1st March to 4th June 2017. Drawn 5th June 2017

Tickets available online at https://www.rafflelink.com.au/safari 

1 person FREE (Value $9000), 1 person half price ($4500 payable to secure your African Safari Holiday). 

For more information contact Steve at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The African Safari Holiday was prepared by The Infinite Horizon who gratefully acknowledge the generosity of our Tanzanian sponsors:

View the full day by day itinerary below.

Thanks to all our Tanzanian Sponsors for making this possible.

Nature Discovery for providing the vehicle and the guide

Tarangire Safari Lodge for providing accommodation, meals and a free massage at their iconic lodge

Gibbs Farm for providing accommodation at their famous lodge. Gibbs has just won a prestigious Conde Nast award.

Rhino Lodge for providing accommodation on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater

Nasikia Camps for accommodation at their excellent Naona Moru Luxury Camp in the heart of the Serengeti

Nomad Tanzania for accommodation in their luxury camp in the prime spot for the wildebeest migration

Coastal Aviation for providing free internal flights across the Serengeti and to Zanzibar

Asilia Camps and Lodges for accommodation at their excellent Matemwe Bungalows in Zanzibar

Day 1: Your adventure begins when you step off the plane.

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport.  Your guide will greet you and transfer you to The School of St Jude.
Overnight The School of St Jude (Full Board, activities)

Day 2: A day at school

Meet with Gemma Sisia and The visitor Team.  Tour the campus’ of The School of St Jude and interact with students.  Take a village walk to discover the local sights and enjoy local dance and African drumming.  
Overnight The School of St Jude (Full Board, activities)

Day 3: Head off to the bush at Tarangire

After breakfast, your guide will drive you to Tarangire National Park.  The rugged baobab studded terrain offers good opportunity for lion and leopard sightings as well as supporting one of the highest population densities of elephants in Africa.    Spend the night at Tarangire Safari Lodge, a permanent tented lodge with four poster beds and en-suite bathrooms. Located in one of the best spots in Tanzania it over-looks the Tarangire River and wildlife coming down to drink (or ambush). Enjoy the splendour and action from the pool or from the spa (while having a massage).  
Overnight Tarangire Safari Lodge (Full board, private vehicle)

Day 4: Explore Tarangire some more

It is worth rising for an early morning game drive.  The elusive leopard is easier to spot, animals are more active and the morning light is beautiful.  You can decide if you want to return to camp for lunch and cool off in the pool or take a picnic with you and continue game driving. 
Overnight Tarangire Safari Lodge (Full Board, private vehicle)

Day 5: The Great African Rift Valley

Leave Tarangire National Park for your journey through the African Rift Valley.  As you wind your way up the Great Rift Valley wall, you encounter dramatic views across the soda lake of Manyara.   En-route pass through the town of Mtu wa mbu,  a busy little trading town selling souvenirs and sweet red bananas.  Arrive at Gibbs Farm an original old coffee estate now a beautiful rustic lodge nestled in a rural setting against the back drop of the Ngorongoro Forest.   Using produce derived directly from the rich volcanic soils of the farm the Lodge is famous for its delicious home cooked meals    
Overnight  Gibbs Farm. (Full board, private vehicle)

Day 6: The Ngorongoro Crater

Today’s game drive takes you down to the famous Ngorongoro crater floor itself and into one of the mostly densely packed wildlife areas in the world.  It is possible to see rhino, bull elephants with huge ivory tusks, lion and leopard and many species of antelope. This evening you will overnight in Rhino Lodge.  The modest lodge with friendly, helpful staff is operated in partnership with the local Masaai Community.  
Overnight Rhino Lodge (Full Board, private vehicle).

Day 7 : The Southern Serengeti searching for wildebeest

An early breakfast is followed by a game drive transfer to the world famous Serengeti National Park.  Leave the crater rim and descend into the vast open grass plains of the Serengeti.  You now have time to explore the magic of the Serengeti, from the open plains and acacia lined rivers to rocky “kopjes. It will be time to say goodbye to your guide.  You will be transferred to the Serengeti Safari Camp, a beautiful, seasonal tented camp that follows the movements of the famous wildebeest migration.  At this time of year you will have access to the main herds as they calve.  
Overnight Serengeti Safari Camp (Full board and shared game viewing vehicle)

Day 8: Explore the Southern Serengeti some more

Rise to another day of exploring wilderness and the possibility of finding the famous Mash Pride lions lolling about on the mud flats.  Overnight Serengeti Safari Camp (Full board and shared game viewing vehicle)

Day 9: Further into the Serengeti

Today as you leave camp and head towards the central Serengeti. Your destination is the seasonal Naona Moru Camp an intimate, tented camp hidden in acacia woodland.  Each tented suite has a large sitting area, a veranda and is serviced with hot water.   Be prepared for animals, including elephants and lions, moving through the camp at night creating the authentic African experience.  
Overnight Naona Moru Camp (full board and shared vehicle)

Day 10: Last day on safari

A day of further Serengeti exploration awaits you.  Overnight Naona Moru Camp (full board and shared vehicle)

Day 11: Fly off to Zanzibar

Board Coastal Aviation for your light aircraft flight out of the Serengeti to Zanzibar.   Passing over the Serengeti plains, the Ngorongoro crater rim and the rift valley as you head for the coast. On arrival in Zanzibar you will be met and transferred to beautiful Matemwe Lodge.  Away from the hussle and bustle Matemwe Lodge  is the perfect tropical island getaway.  You have 3 blissful days to unwind or leisurely explore the island. Overnight Matemwe Lodge (Full board)

Day 12: Relax on the beach

Overnight Matemwe Lodge (Full board)

Day 13: Chill by the pool

Overnight Matemwe Lodge (Full board)

Day 14: Time to go home

After breakfast transfer to Zanzibar international airport for a half hour flight to Dar es Salaam international airport for your onward journey home.   

 

This includes: Full Board accommodation  (Bed, breakfast, lunch and dinner), all transfers and internal flights; park and camping fees, a specially modified 4WD safari vehicle and knowledgeable English speaking guide while on safari.  It also includes regional emergency medical evacuation to Nairobi

It excludes: International flights, personal and travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.

This prize is worth 13500 AUD. This comprises 1 person going free on a 9000 AUD safari and 1 person paying half price (4500 AUD). One person cannot go on their own for free, the prize is only valid with the payment of the second person. 

The start date is set as 21st February 2018. 

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Tanzania Office

 safari@theinfinitehorizon.net
+255 713 505 985
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The Infinite Horizon,
PO Box 729, Usa River,
Arusha, Tanzania

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