School Trips

Explore Lake Victoria With a Challenging Twist of Adventure! If you’re a teacher looking to do something amazing with your next overseas school trip, look no further than the Buturi Village Project in the Mara Region of Tanzania, East Africa. School trips to the Buturi Village Project are designed to educate, excite and inspire your students. We want students to discover Lake Victoria and the Serengeti as two of the greatest classrooms there are, and we do this by utilising two of the most amazing destinations on Earth as the ultimate teaching aid.

Bring History into the now by visiting Tanzania. Lake Victoria is the largest tropical lake in the world. It is the world’s second largest freshwater lake measured by surface area. The only larger freshwater lake is Lake Superior in North America. This body of water is named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. Lake Victoria is about 400,000 years old. The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates Tanzania’s greatest park. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains. But there is more to Serengeti than large mammals. As enduring as the game viewing, is the liberating sense of space that characterises the Serengeti Plains, stretching across sunburnt savannah to a shimmering golden horizon at the end of the earth. Yet, after the rains, this golden expanse of grass is transformed into an endless green carpet flecked with wildflowers. An ideal educational environment for school trips.

Lift science off the page exploring clear and panoramic desert skies at night. Olduvai Gorge (or Oldupai Gorge) in Tanzania is one of the most important paleo-anthropological sites in the world and has been instrumental in furthering the understanding of early human evolution. Tanzania is a captivating destination for groups to spend time volunteering. Our group trips amongst the Buturi Project are open to anyone with a passion for volunteering together in the developing world; including those at school, in a community group, at university or working together.

A large or small group can really make an impact working in a community, which often is lacking many resources. The contribution you can make depends on your interests and expertise. It might be as simple as repainting a dormitory in an orphanage or building an extra classroom for a school. You will be provided with the materials and guidance to make sure that you can finish a project that will really benefit the community and be something  you can be proud of. Buturi Village would welcome any schools who wish to partner with this project in order to broaden their cultural education.