In more than century now nature education have been a global tools towards acquisition of knowledge, skills and understanding of local environmental problems to help our community attain positive plans consist of solutions and solve the existing problem.
It mainly inspire, build, expose and connect youth and community to nature to fully understand about conservation concepts. The entire program had been organized to bring up community of conservationist to the local environment that starts at home and streets only if we understand is when we can create a sustainable community towards serving our nature.
Mikoko Tours & Safaris have been a good example towards helping community around mangrove forest understand about the importance of conservation and how to go through sustainable development goals. To achieve this volunteers have been a strongest part to make it happen. "Nature study will show you how full of beautiful and wonderful things God has made the world for you to enjoy. Be contented with what you have got and make the best of it. Look on the bright side of things instead of the gloomy one." Baden-Powell of Gilwell
We are operating the entire program under Child Protection Policy and we keep all participant safe from harm as we can as we believe it is our duty to create a better world.
What About NEYC Dec 2019
Mikoko is Swahili word means “Mangrove”. Mikoko Scout Group is the entrepreneurship, eco-tourism, nature and environmental conservation scout group. The group is the number one among of the Tanzania scout conservation group which had invested its efforts and vision in the conservation of mangrove sites in Tanzania through Community Centered Conservation where local people and authorities have been the key players in the conservation of natural resources around their places. This is an exciting nature and environmental camp available to youth and kids. We hope the attending the camp your journey will answer many questions you may have and provide you the necessary information to start yourself on a life-changing nature and environmental issues detecting cultural journey you will never forget.
Target of Dec 2019
The international nature and environmental camp will provide an opportunity to Tanzanian citizens to experience western and eastern culture enhance their English, Portuguese, Chinese, French, and other languages skills, and make International friends without the excess need of traveling expenses as many important individuals fails to travel abroad to make friendship and enjoy other cultures as this camp will provide a unique experience to Tanzania local scouts groups to learn, understand, experience and immense into a global citizenship.
Our Nature & Environmental Youth Camp 2019
- Culture & Nature camp experience.
- A study tour to Tanzania National Parks and Zanzibar Island.
- Three or four services projects.
- Tanzanian Higher learning Experience activities.
- A tour of various areas of Tanzania such as;-
#Morogoro Camping at Bahati Scout Camp, A wildlife tour at Mikumi National Park
#Arusha Tour at the middle of among of the big cities in Africa and visit Olduvai Gorge which had been proved as historical man site where Dr. Luis Licky found memory of first human kind, and view of
#Kilimanjaro Mountain the highest mountain in Africa
- Language Lessons.
- Training Courses.
- Entrepreneurship classes.
International Nature & Environment Youth Camp 2019 Information
- Meals will be comprised of mainly African, and other few international food.
- Accommodations: participants will stay at the scout campsites, separated by gender.
- Participants must serve for the entire duration of the program except for health complications or other unexpected conditions. Mikoko Scout Group will issue a certificate printed to those who have finished the whole program with the logo of sponsors.
- Participants are required to submit a reflection journal at the end of the program. Mikoko Scout Group will reward a memorial program
DVD to those who submit their journal on time.
International Nature & Environmental Youth Camp 2019 Outcomes
- A follow up plan will be presented that will allow to evaluate the participants of the impact they have been able to work at their local groups and how many other peer youth groups have been reached.
- Youth will learn about nature and environmental issues.
- Participants will learn about language and understanding the world at larger through communication and friendship.
- About 100 new projects will be developed after the training.
- About 100 participants from different backgrounds will meet and share their differences at the same table and resolve
them with passion and knowledge of scouting.
- Application Period is from Jan 15 to April 27th, 2019 at 22:00 hrs GMT. Applications must be received by
Mikoko Tours & Safaris and Mikoko Scout Group office on or before April 27th 2019 at 22:00 hrs GMT. Please submit the application package through
Please submit the completed application package to the Mikoko offices by April 27th, 2019 at 22:00 hrs GMT.
- 16 ~ 26 years old.
- Good academic standing and health.
- An Interest in learning Western, African and Eastern culture.
- An Interest in learning Kiswahili.
- Must be proficient in English, French or Chinese language.
- Highly motivated.
- Willingness to serve and help when required.
- Good interpersonal skills and communication skills.
- Actively participates in student government or after school activities such as clubs, sports, or service projects.
- Good coordinator and scheduled planner are required for group leaders.
For the duration of the program, Participants will pay $1,100 USD for the meals, accommodations, planned activities, local travel insurance (during the camp) and group transportation to the nature areas.
Participant must pay the following expenses:
- Round-trip flight fare from home country to Tanzania.
- Extra personal expenses except after arrival to Tanzania and when leave Tanzania.
Time lineThe following are the projected time line with estimated starting dates:
- Application due Jan 15th, to April 27th, 2019.
- Candidates interview April 20 to May 15, 2019 (by Mikoko and Embassies)
- Announcing of the selection results July 25, 2019 (participants will be contacted through their emails)
- Camp begins Dec 2nd, 2019
- Leave for the home Dec 11th, 2019.
- #About Tanzania
- Wildlife & Conservation Approximately 38 percent of Tanzania's land area is set aside in protected areas for conservation. Tanzania has 16 national parks, plus a variety of game and forest reserves, including the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In western Tanzania, Gombe National Park is the site of Jane Goodall's ongoing study of chimpanzee behavior, which started in 1960. Tanzania is highly biodiversity and contains a wide variety of animal habitats. On Tanzania's Serengeti Plain, white-bearded wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi'_) and other bovid participate in a large-scale annual migration. Tanzania is also home to about 130 amphibian and over 275 reptile species, many of them strictly endemic and included in the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red Lists of different countries
- Sadani National Park Saadani is where the beach meets the bush. The only wildlife sanctuary in East Africa to boast for an Indian Ocean beach front, it as well possesses all the attributes that make Tanzania’s tropical coastline and islands very popular with European sun-worshipers. Yet it is also the one place where those idle hours of sunbathing might be interrupted by an elephant strolling past, or a lion coming to drink at the nearby waterhole! Protected as a game reserve since the 1960s, in 2002 it was expanded to cover twice its former area. The reserve suffered greatly from poaching prior to the late 1990s, but in recent years a marked turnaround has been seen, due to a concerted clampdown on poachers, based on integrating adjacent villages into the conservation drive. Today, a surprisingly wide range of grazers and primates are seen on game drives and walks, among them include giraffes, buffaloes, warthogs, common waterbucks, reedbucks, hartebeests, wildebeests, red duikers, greater kudus, elands, sable antelopes, yellow baboons and velvet monkeys. Herds of up to 30 elephants are encountered with increasing frequency, and several lion prides are inhabitants, together with leopards, spotted hyenas and black-backed jackals. Boat trips on the mangrove-lined Wami River come along with a high chance of sighting hippos, crocodiles and a selection of marine and riverine birds, including the mangrove kingfisher and lesser flamingo. The beaches form one of the last major green turtle breeding sites on mainland Tanzania.
- Zazibar Island Zanzibar is the semi-autonomous part of Tanzania in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres (16–31 mi) off the coast of the mainland, and consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar) and Pemba. The capital is Zanzibar City, located on the island of Unguja. Its historic centre is Stone Town, which is a World Heritage Site. Portuguese invasion and control of the Swahili Coast in the late 16th century ended the golden age of the archipelago, although the Omani Arabs returned to power less than a century later. Today, many of the winding streets and high townhouses of old Stone Town remain unchanged and visitors can walk between the sultan’s palace, the House of Wonders, the Portuguese fort and gardens, the merchants’ houses, and the Turkish baths of the old city. Day-long spice tours to working plantations offer visitors the chance to observe the cultivation of cloves, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and other spices that have made the island famous. Zanzibar’s coastline offers some of the best beaches in the world, but sand and surf vary depending on what side of the island you’re on. On the east coast, waves break over coral reefs and sand bars offshore, and low tide reveals small pools of starfish, small minnows, and anemones. Up north, ocean swimming is much less susceptible to the tides, and smooth beaches and white sand make for dazzling days in the sun. The port city of Stone Town dominates the west coast, and although the beaches of Mangapwani, where slave caves are visible at low tide and nearby Bububu are less than half an hour’s drive away, a night or two spent on the east or north cost is well worth the extra hour it takes to drive there. That said, the Chole Island Marine Park just off Stone Town – and nearby Prison, Grave, and Snake Islands – make a refreshing day-trip and a good break from exploring the winding passageways of the old city. On the south coast of Zanzibar lies the Menai Bay Conservation Area, a sea turtle protection area for the endangered species that come to breed on the island. Roads to the southeast coast take visitors through the Jozani Forest, home to Zanzibar’s rare Red Colobus monkeys and a number of other primate and small antelope species.
- Olduvai Gorge The Olduvai Gorge or Oldupai Gorge in Tanzania is one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world; it has proven invaluable in furthering our understanding of early human evolution. A steep-sided ravine in the Great Rift Valley that stretches across East Africa, it is about 48 km (30 mi) long, and is located in the eastern Serengeti Plains in the Arusha Region not far, about 45 kilometres (28 miles), from Laetoli, another important archaeological site of early human occupation. The British/Kenyan paleoanthropologist-archeologist team Mary and Louis Leakey established and developed the excavation and research programs at Olduvai Gorge which achieved great advances of human knowledge and world-renowned status. Homo habilis, probably the first early human species, occupied Olduvai Gorge approximately 1.9 million years ago (mya); then came a contemporary australopithecine, Paranthropus boisei, 1.8 mya, then Homo erectus, 1.2 mya. Our species Homo sapiens, which is estimated to have emerged roughly 300,000 years ago, is dated to have occupied the site 17,000 years ago. The site is significant in showing the increasing developmental and social complexities in the earliest humans, or hominins, largely revealed in the production and use of stone tools. And prior to tools, the evidence of scavenging and hunting—highlighted by the presence of gnaw marks that predate cut marks—and of the ratio of meat versus plant material in the early hominin diet. The collecting of tools and animal remains in a central area is evidence of developing social interaction and communal activity. All these factors indicate increase in cognitive capacities at the beginning of the period of hominids transitioning to hominin—that is, to human—form and behavior.
- Bahati Scout National Camp Bahati Camp in Morogoro, 190 kilometers from Dar-es-Salaam, is the national training and camping grounds. The camp has some basic training and camping facilities, situated on a site between two rivers on Mount Uluguru. The association has other district camps, which are not developed. The association is involved in various community development programs.
- Amboni Curve The Amboni Caves are the most extensive limestone caves in East Africa. They are located 8 km north of Tanga City in Tanzania off the Tanga-Mombasa road. The caves were formed about 150 million years ago during the Jurassic age. It covers an area of 234 km². According to researchers the area was under water some 20 million years ago. There are altogether ten caves but only one is used for guided tours. Amboni Limited, a company which was then operating sisal plantations in Tang Region acquired the area in 1892. The company notified the British colonial government about the caves who in turn declared the caves a conservation area in 1922. It is not known when the caves were exactly discovered but reports indicate that ethnic groups such as the Segeju, Sambaa, Bondei and Digo who lived near the caves used it for prayers. In 1963, the then government of Tanganyika handed over the caves to the Department of Antiquities. The cave attracts tourist as well as students for their geography lessons. The attractions include:
- #Popo flight - (Popo means bat in Swahili). Many of them live in the caves. Every evening at sunset they fly out of the cave entrance.
- #Rocks in the shape of: a sofa, a ship, a crocodile, an elephant, map of Africa, Statue of Liberty and a head of a male lion.
Nature & Environment Youth Camp Activities
The Nature & Environment Youth camp will be held from 2nd - 11th Dec, 2019 The program will include the following:
Tanzania officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a country in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It borders Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south; and the Indian Ocean to the east. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in north-eastern Tanzania
Climate varies greatly within Tanzania. In the highlands, temperatures range between 10 and 20 °C (50 and 68 °F) during cold and hot seasons respectively. The rest of the country has temperatures rarely falling lower than 20 °C (68 °F). The hottest period extends between November and February (25–31 °C or 77.0–87.8 °F) while the coldest period occurs between May and August (15–20 °C or 59–68 °F). Annual temperature is 20 °C (68.0 °F). The climate is cool in high mountainous regions. Tanzania has two major rainfall regimes: one is uni-modal (October–April) and the other is bi-modal (October–December and March–May). The former is experienced in southern, central, and western parts of the country, and the latter is found in the north from Lake Victoria extending east to the coast. The bi-modal regime is caused by the seasonal migration of the Inter tropical Convergence Zone
#Location: On the north coast, roughly 100km (60 miles) northwest of Dar es Salaam, and a similar distance southwest of the port of Tanga.
#What to do - Game drives and guided walks. - Boat trips. Swimming. Visit Saadani fishing village, which lies within the reserve, where a collection of ruins pays testament to its 19th century heyday as a major trading port.