WHY THE FEST
This fest was created to give a glance of Tanzania's beauty, its people and various opportunities. A must attend unforgettable immersive event for New Yorkers and others beyond. (Due to this pandemic, we will host it virtually allowing the world to tuned in the comfort of their homes) Organized by Curious on Tanzania, an experiential travel company.
WATCH THE RECAP OF EXPERIENCE TANZANIA FEST 2020
11:15AM-12:35PM EST - FIRESIDE CHAT
"Discussion on The Ultimate Reopening Solutions in Travel"
As a curious travelers, you are hungry to educate yourselves about the current state of travel, health and safety. So we wanted to take this timely opportunity to deepen our connection and open this conversation on how the NEXT new normal might look like and as travelers plan future trips
Tanzanian, Media Consultant/ Founder of Ziada Travels
A Media Consultant and an independent travel journalist, producing travel programs and content. Born and raised in Tanzania. Ziada loves traveling and sharing travel stories and experiences. She turned her passion for both to form a media company called Crescendo Digital that produces a TV show called Ziada Travels to showcase the beauty of Tanzania and the rest of Africa on a local broadcast TV station and on her social media. Instagram: @Ziadatravels
Dr. Frank Minja
Tanzanian, Harvard Medical School Grad, President of DICOTA
Director of Neuroradiology MRI and Assistant Professor of Neuroradiology in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the Yale School of Medicine.
Dr. Minja is also the Director of Global Outreach in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the Yale School of Medicine. Since 2008, he has been actively involved in supporting the Diagnostic Radiology residency training program at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. While his own subspecialty is Neuroradiology, he has a keen interest in expanding and optimizing training in all aspects of Diagnostic Radiology in Tanzania and Sub-Saharan Africa. Twitter: @frankminja
Mother, Owner of Msafiri Travels/ Twende Kusini Camps
Tanzanian, a Philanthropist. She has been in the safari industry for over two decades. Her safari interest started at the age of 9 years when she joined the brownie (girl scout) movement. From that first moment she set camp, she was hooked onto travel.
Msafiri Travels was born out of her passion for travel in the African continent, especially on the true off the beaten tracks of East and Southern Africa. Now as an empty nest, Leina says she has a lot of time in hand to show you the real Africa. Instagram: @msafiritravels
Timothy A Mdinka
Founder of Land Africa Safaris and Serengeti Safari Marathon
Born and Raised in Tanzania. Timothy specializes in designing different Cultural Tourism and Leadership programs for different multinational Corporations like Ericsson Telecommunication, collaborating with World Action Teams Inc (WAT). Team building, Sustainable Leadership Development Skills and working with Tanzania local organizations, like Nelson Mandela University. Tim also designs the special Sports tourism products through sports hence the birth of Serengeti Safari Marathon, one of the biggest annual tourism events in Tanzania.
12:40-12:55PM EST - VIRTUAL LIVE PERFORMANCE
Musician Songwriter and Guitarist
The daughter of a Tanzanian folk. Koku Gonza's sound is often compared to legends like Sade, Zap Mama, Saida Karoli and Mariam Makeba as well as contemporary artists like Corinne Bailey Rae, Sia and Lianne La Havas. She traveled to Tanzania with us in 2016 to connect with roots. From her travels she was inspired to write a song called "Zanzibar" stay turned in.
1:00PM-2PM EST- PRESENTATION
MODERN LIVING IN ZANZIBAR
A presentation on how you can own a piece of Zanzibar by Fumba Town, a sustainable housing development, offering Seafront villas, Beach Houses & Apartments for sale in Zanzibar. Enjoy family living & views of the Indian Ocean. The team will be available for questions. If you are interested investing this is the session for you.
Head of Sales
CEO – Managing Director
2:30- 3:30PM UNTOLD STORIES CHAT
Join the conversation on "Why is it important to tell our story."
Grace “Amala” Odogbili is Chef-Owner of Dining With Grace, a Brooklyn-based innovative catering company specializing in elegant Pan-African inspired cuisine and The African Table, where she curates international cultural dining and travel experiences with a focus on African cuisine.
A photojournalist and a Native of Baltimore City
Jermaine"s passion evolved at a very early age. His greatest passion, “street photography” led him to paths across the globe capturing moments of natives executing daily activities. Jermaine traveled to Tanzania earlier this year and will be showcasing some of his work on this day. Instagram: @j_uniqueeye
Jocelyn describes her culinary style as Modern Home Cooking. As a Tanzanian-American, her food provides a balance of local swahili spices with an American farm-to-table technique. Her passion for cooking stems from growing up in a household where her parents always hosted family and friends over home cooked meals. Over the years, her love for cooking has become more than a selfish, pleasurable hobby and has transformed into a style of quick, easy recipes and tricks she wants to share with the world. I am currently located in Los Angeles, CA.
"A Tanzanian-Brooklynite on A Journey"
Justa spent her adolescence in the US before returning to her home country of Tanzania 10 years later. Seeing the lack of information on Tanzania in the US and falling in love with it more and more, Justa soon realized she wanted to get the narrative about how beautiful her country is out there and offer authentic tourism experiences. She founded Curious on Tanzania, which offers customized travel and adventures in Tanzania with a focus on sustainable tourism.
4pm - CLOSING REMARKS + Virtual Swahili Dance Party.
SATURDAY JUNE 13TH, 2020 | 11:00am-4:00PM (EST)
Become a Sponsors and Partners
We are looking for event partners and future sponsors. Your contribution to Experience Tanzania NYC allows the affair to be more magical for every attendee. (Airline, Hotels, Artists, Photographers, Businesses, etc.) Interested in becoming a sponsor/partner?