Understanding Community Issues Through Drama

Day Trips & Excursions in Dar es Salaam

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 Enjoy getting closer to the community and meet your experience coordinators Victor and Juma who will perform for you two dramas developed by members of Makini Organization. You will have a one-on-one discussion with your coordinator before and after each drama, to get connected to the social issue in Tanzania and the inspiration behind the performance.  A playbill of the performance and a journal with messages from the performers themselves will be given.  Lounge in one of the outside day beds and enjoy unlimited snacks, soft beverages, wifi, printing, as well as a locked area for luggage. Pickups and drop offs are available at the Pugu Secondary Bus Stand. While the length of time for this experience is 1 hour, an average recommended time for a visit at Karakana is 2-6 hours and can be booked from 7am to 5PM.  Each experience is capped is 10 people for the day (from 7AM to 5PM) & goes to support youth and people affected by stigma in Tanzania. 
Enjoy wifi, unlimited soft drinks, snacks and a complimentary pick up at the Pugu Secondary School Bus Stand. Once you arrive at Karakana for the drama experience, you will be greeted with a welcome drink and cool cloth to refresh.You will then meet your host and be given a playbill with write-ups on each drama as well as a one-on-one discussion about the inspirations behind them. Relax on the outside lounge area with a cool drink and some snacks as you enjoy the performances. An English translation will be provided throughout.  After each drama, you will enjoy a one-on-one discussion with each performer and you will receive messages compiled from the community about the theme of the drama.  Each drama comes from Makini Organization, an organization working with young people previously and currently living on the streets in Dar es Salaam.  A playbill of the performance and a journal with messages from the performers themselves will be given at the end of the experience. After the dramas are finished, enjoy either a continental or Swahili meal and explore the curated selection of handicrafts from artisans across Tanzania. You are welcome to relax on the outside baraza (lounge area), or to enjoy a day bed or a drink at the tanga stone bar. Your experience will end with a drop off at the Pugu Secondary School Bus Stop, with a postcard connecting you to the community partners your experience supports. 

What’s included

  • Unlimited Variety of East African Coffee and Tea Selection + Soft Beverages (Water, Sparking Water, Soda, Local Juice)
  • Wifi
  • On Site Coordinator
  • Locked Area for Luggage
  • Printing Service Available
  • 20 Minute Calling to US, Canada, UK and China
  • Gratuities and Tax
  • Child related/care available upon request
  • Shower available if interested (located at main house next to Karakana)
  • All day snacks
  • Donation to Mtoko’s community support programs
  • Continental or Swahili Meal
  • Pickup and Drop off at Pugu Secondary School Bus Stand
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Handicrafts Purchased
  • Alcohol
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