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Date added: 02/01/2016 Zanzibar Book Walk



Join supporters from around the world in February 2016 for exciting trip options to Zanzibar, Tanzania, South Africa, and Malawi! The trip, led by Tom Warth or Henry Bromelkamp, will occur in February 2016 in four segments.


You can choose which portions of the trip you would like to join:

• Feb 1-6: Zanzibar Book Walk

• Feb 7-15: South Africa Learning Tour

• Feb 14-21: Malawi Learning Tour

• Feb 22-24: Cape Town Learning Tour The Zanzibar Book Walk will raise funds to send books to Zanzibar & awareness about our mission to end the book famine in Africa.


The 20-mile walk will cross the island over two days ending in Stone Town, the capital of the island. Funds raised by Book Walk participants will sponsor books to Zanzibar, which will be distributed to schools along the walk route prior to February.

After the walk event, attendees will help Tom celebrate his 80th birthday with a fabulous beach-side party.

The trip also includes an evening reception at the Dar es Salaam home of Mrs. Anna Mkapa, Former First Lady of Tanzania. Following the Book Walk, the Africa Learning Tour will visit school building sites for Africa Classroom Connection and Books For Africa recipients with optional segments to Malawi and Cape Town.


Funds raised by travelers on the Tour will result in building one to two new classrooms, enough for 45-90 students to continue their education.

This is not a conventional package tour of Africa. While we will see wild animals on safari (a treasure of Africa!) most of the Tour will be philanthropic and cultural.

The Book Walk/Learning Tour itinerary includes:

• Six nights in Zanzibar, Tanzania, including two days in a fundraising Zanzibar Book Walk

• Arrival and overnight in Johannesburg, South Africa

• Four days in Zululand near Eshowe, SA to visit schools, meet the learners, and teach classes

• Four days on safari in wildlife parks: St. Lucia wetlands and Hluhluwe large game park

• Two days in Johannesburg and Pretoria, including Soweto and the Apartheid Museum

• Five days in Malawi: the capital Lilongwe, Lake Malawi, Mua Mission and Museum, and Zomba

• Three days in Cape Town Learn More: Important Dates & Informational Sessions October 21st: Walk & Tour informational session (6 - 8 pm at the University Club: 420 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55102).

RSVP to info@africaclassroomconnection.org for in-person attendance

Registration deadline for Book Walk and Learning Tour.

Registrations beyond October 30 will be subject to availability and prices may change based on availability.

Contacts for More Information For questions on the Zanzibar Walk tour package or pre and post travel options contact Jody at Borton Overseas at 612-661-4625612-661-4625 or jody@bortonoverseas.com

For questions about Books For Africa or fundraising relating to the Walk contact Carole Patrikakos with Books For Africa at 651-209-3488651-209-3488 or Carole@booksforafrica.org

For questions about Africa Classroom Connection programs in South Africa & Malawi please contact Henry Bromelkamp with Africa Classroom Connection at 612-767-4430612-767-4430 or info@africaclassroomconnection.org.

View the 2016 Learning Tour agreement (pdf) for more details about the Tour. We look forward to sharing with you the places and people we cherish. Come see our work in action, support our missions, & celebrate Books For Africa’s founder Tom Warth! You will be surprised. You will have fun. You will see the world in a new way.

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