We have revised (on April 16th) the field trip plans. There is now a choice of three trips:
1. Green Economic Challenges in different Villages (11th July).
In the morning we will visit the Chololo ecovillage. This is a short drive to the University and an experimental site of donor supported climate change adaptation. This visit will take place in the morning. In the afternoon we will visit the neighbouring village to the University, on whose lands part of the University has been constructed. The approximate choice of this trip will be $50.
2. The Wine industry (11th July).
In the morning we visit new vineyards supported by the CRDB (a bank), in the afternoon the site of one of the oldest vineyards and winery in the country. The approximate choice of this trip will be $50.
3. Changes in Natural Resource Management (11th-13th July)
This trip will head up to Babati and spend the afternoon of the 11th in a village-managed forest reserve which has sold carbon credits called Duru-Haitemba. We will sleep in Babati town that night. On the 12th we will visit the Burunge Wildlife Management Area, returning to Babati for a second night. The approximate choice of this trip will be $200.
This marks the end of the formal trip. Thereafter delegates have several options. They can either return with the bus to Dodoma on the 13th. Or they may wish to make their own way to Arusha town. This is closer to Babati than Dodoma and near to the Kilimanjaro international airport. It is also a good staging post for safaris and other travel. Finally they may wish to travel to Katesh (90 mins from Babati) and walk up the 3,500m Mt Hanang, which is a tiring, but exilerating, day walk.
If you are unfamiliar with Tanzania please consult a map of the country so that you can plan your travel onwards from Babati carefully – or ask us for advice.