Creative Trek: Tanzania
June 4, 2015 - June 16, 2015


The 2015 Creative Trek will be held in Tanzania — a stunningly beautiful East African nation marked by its vivid landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and incomparable wildlife reserves.  From the lively streets of Dar es Salaam, to the mud huts of traditional Maasai villages, to the crystal blue waters of Zanzibar, and the teeming Eden that is Selous Game Reserve, artists will experience an authentic taste of Tanzania while working on new and in-progress projects of their own.

Throughout the trek, artists will have the opportunity to share their work with each other, while also taking part in any number of cultural, professional, and leisure activities.  Personal work-time will be punctuated by community service projects with Maasai children, wildlife safaris, historical tours on the spice and slave trade, snorkeling with wild dolphins, exploring Zanzibar’s Stone Town, exchange with local artists, and more.



June 4 - Dar es Salaam

  • Arrival & orientation
  • Toast the success of our trek

June 5 - Selous, Central Tanzania

  • Train ride to Selous Game Reserve
  • Personal & artistic development workshops

June 6 - Selous, Central Tanzania

  • Wildlife safari

June 7 - Selous, Central Tanzania

  • Wildlife safari

June 8 - MaAsai Village, CENTRAL TANZANIA

  • Meet the locals
  • Workshops with Maasai children
  • Enjoy a traditional meal

June 9 -  Nungwi, Zanzibar (Unguja)

  • Flight to Zanzibar
  • Daladala ride to the northernmost tip of the island, Nungwi

June 10 - Nungwi, Zanzibar

  • Artistic development workshop
  • Enjoy the beach and island nightlife

June 11 - Nungwi, Zanzibar

  • Meet the locals 
  • Workshops with Zanzibari children
  • Enjoy a traditional meal

June 12 - Nungwi, Zanzibar

  • Artistic development workshop
  • Enjoy the beach and island nightlife

June 13 - STONE TOWN, Zanzibar

  • Daladala ride to Stone Town
  • Slave trade & city tour
  • Guest lecture on local history, culture, and folklore

June 14 - Stone TowN, ZANZIBAR

  • Go on a dolphin safari or explore the Jozani Forest to see the endemic red colobus monkeys

June 15 - Stone Town, ZANZIBAR

  • Visit the Market
  • Personal development workshop & share work with fellow traveling artists
  • Farewell feast & drinks

June 16 - Dar es Salaam

  • Express ferry to Dar es Salaam
  • Fly home 



October 18 - CREATIVE TREK reunion & sharing event at Travelogue in NYC (OPTIONAL)


NOTE: This itinerary is subject to change -- your departure and arrival dates may vary by a day or two.



Artists: €3100 EURO/ $3600 USD

This amount includes:

  • Lodging for all nights in Tanzania
  • Traveler's insurance
  • All ground transportation, including your airport pickup on the morning of June 4th
  • All scheduled activities (including wildlife safaris)
  • All personal & artistic development workshops as well as special guest lectures
  • A daily food per diem (to cover all meals in Tanzania)
  • And more!

NOTE:  The cost of participation does not include your round-trip flight to Dar es Salaam. Please also note that due to the nature of this project, there are no refunds. For a more detailed breakdown, contact Executive Director Mary K. -


Ready for a dramatic adventure?

We are carefully selecting a small team of artists to take part in this year's Creative Trek.  

We are looking for:

  • Talented artists who are in need of a retreat to take their independent projects to the next level
  • Bold artists ready to blaze a trail for future DAT adventures in the region
  • Generous artists ready to connect with other artists and offer constructive input
  • Curious artists ready to learn and be inspired.  


Apply online today!

Send an email of interest to, then fill out the ONLINE APPLICATION to take the first steps on this exhilarating trek.