Cielo Expeditions Ltd.

Exclusive: Optometry Giving Sight

Sight Expeditions – 2015/16

Tanzania – 10 days

Private Departure Dates


(Optional Safari Additions)

Kenya – Elephant Sanctuary and Maasai Mara

 Rwanda – Mountain Gorilla Tracking




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 –  Dar es Salaam, 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 $4950.00 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


*based on 4 person – double occupancy

*single supplements are available


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





Possible 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 minimum 4 persons – double occupancy

*single supplements are available


Estimate as of: December 11, 2014


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