INNOVATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP & DEVELOPMENT TOUR

It is a known fact that Zimbabwe is a unique country of many contrasts! The people are resilient, having lived through two decades in isolation, facing international economic sanctions – with a reported 95% of the economy being in the informal sector. Rich in natural resources, and currently on the recovery path socially, politically and most importantly economically. It is an interesting environment to travel and explore emerging innovations and entrepreneurial initiatives.

Tiritose has designed a programme that ensures participants appreciate this unique business environment, embedded within the disciplines of anthropology, sociology, development, management, economics, finance and design. It is a case based programme that changes with each group, so you are assured of never duplicating effort, and the results of your work will contribute towards policy development as well as on-the-ground implementation – outcomes of which you are able to track even after returning to your home country!

sample itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Zimbabwe
Day 2-5: Service Learning project work and Cultural Exposure
  • In-country orientation and welcome dinner
  • Survival language course
  • Evening cooking class
Day 6-10: Travel to second project site: Bulawayo
  • Industrialisation, Manufacturing and Innovation hubs
  • Economic Processing Zones
  • Hyperinflation 
Day 6-10: Travel to second project site: Bulawayo
  • Power generation
  • Climate change: effects on the economy and surrounding communities
Day 11-15: Travel to third project site: Victoria Falls
  • Tourism and the economy
  • Problem solving: Escape Rooms
  • Adventure/Adrenaline activities
Day 21: Departure
Highlights Of The Tour
  • Acquaint yourself with innovative strategies addressing critical issues in areas of education, agriculture, environment, healthcare as well as financial inclusion
  • Enjoy time meeting local innovators and entrepreneurs and exchange ideas, whilst establishing partnerships
  • Gain exposure to indigenous technologies, frugal innovation that is disrupting the local market and transforming business as we know it!
  • Attain an understanding of the role played by cultural, political, and socio-economic elements in fostering prolific conditions for innovation as well as social transformation
  • Best of all, spend a month in Zimbabwe, a house of stone – and enjoy four different locations as well as travelling through the jewel of Africa!

The above is a provisional 3-week itinerary, which Tiritose will customise to match your collective interests. We are flexible in how we put together educational tours, and we will work with you to come up with a bespoke itinerary. Please download the client needs analysis form, complete it, and send it back to us, and one of our worker bees will respond with a draft itinerary for your review. Do not despair if you cannot find an ideal placement site, the list below is only meant to highlight the diversity of our programmes, and not an exhaustive list.

DESTINATIONS

The capital city, and commercial hub of Zimbabwe, dubbed to have the best sunshine in the world. You will arrive at Robert G. Mugabe International Airport, where our friendly staff will be waving a big “Tiritose” sign welcoming you to the adventure of a lifetime! We will take you on a comprehensive orientation programme, providing background information on Zimbabwe, which will all help put the upcoming tour in perspective. You will be able to appreciate the many contrasts that exist in present day Zimbabwe, and the legacy of colonialism.

Accommodation: Bronte Garden Hotel: shared rooms, with twin beds and ensuite bathrooms in downtown Harare.

Bulawayo is the second largest city, cultural and until recently also the industrial/manufacturing capital of Zimbabwe. It is the place where the first organised black resistance movement stemmed from. The city provides a unique contrast to Harare, with its mixture of low and high-rise buildings, fading colonial houses with wide verandahs, all adding to the relaxed and attractive atmosphere.

About 40 minutes, southwest of Bulawayo lies a UNESCO World Heritage Site: Matobo Hills. Here, you will find the expanse of granite hills and caves, hiding the rich legacy of parietal art left by San or Bushmen.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn: shared rooms, twin beds and ensuite bathrooms

A place that needs no introduction to the world, one of the 7 Natural Wonders on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. There is, however, more to this town than the largest falling curtain of water on offer at this central hub of African tourism. Archeological findings from the area has yielded stone artefacts from more than 3 million years ago. The Tonga people have occupied the Victoria Falls area since the 12th Century, and have largely remained inhabitants of the area. In addition to the rich history from David Livingstone in 1855, to the beginnings of infrastructure development and rail network, to present day tourism for sustainable development, and the impending forced removals of over 20,000 inhabitants to pave way for the Batoka Gorge Hydro Power Project.

Accommodation: Shoestrings backpackers: male and female dormitories

A resort town, built on the steep hills, 370 kilometres above the Lake. Home to the Legend of the Nyaminyami ‘The River God’, which locals believe to have lived in the depths of the Lake, and was separated from the female Nyaminyami when the bridge was constructed in order to facilitate for the hydro-electric power plant that remains today. Approximately fifty thousand people were displaced on both the Zimbabwe and Zambia sides in order to make way for the construction of the project. Paradoxically, the construction of the power station is said to be the World Bank’s most successful project in the world. There are several islands and wildlife parks surrounding Kariba, including the Chewore Safari Area where Dinosaur footprints were found and are reserved to this day.

Accommodation: overnight ferry for one night + a night in the safari tented rooms on the island.

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DETAILS: YOU ASKED – WE ANSWERED!

The educational tours are open to both high school and university students, who may either be led by a teacher or faculty member, or on their own. The tour is an immersive programme for those interested in acquainting themselves with the African healthcare system. Students and faculty who enjoy unconventional and handson learning are well suited for this adventure tour to uncover a different way of patient care and treatment in Africa, and relating it to their home countries.

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Just fill in the application form,

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Please start your initial inquiry at least three (3) months before your preferred start date!

Tiritose is a one-stop-shop! We provide airport pick up and will take you to your first night accommodation, sort out refreshments and meals. After a good night rest, we will start your in-country orientation, which will be done at a pace that suits your needs and we will make sure to show the group some amazing places at the same time. Once the in-country orientation is complete, we will provide a shuttle service that will go between your accommodation and activity centre for each of the days.

WHAT DOES THE COST INCLUDE
  • Application process
  • Pre-departure information pack
  • Webinars on cultural sensitivity and culture shock
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • In-country orientation
  • Accommodation (shared): including laundry, WiFi, and all utilities (each group will have an option to choose a suitable accommodation)
  • All meals according to the chosen meal plans
  • In-country transportation
  • Adventure travel to areas that are part of the tour
  • 24/7 on-ground support
  • Mobile phone, and local sim-card
THE PROGRAMME COST EXCLUDES
  • Flights
  • Travel and medical Insurance
  • Visas (where applicable)
  • Meals and drinks other than those specified above
  • Recreational activities other than those specified above
  • Any other items of a personal nature

Click here! To Download the Educational Tours Needs Analysis Form

Contact Tiritose for further information about the innovation, entrepreneurship and development educational tour. If you have your own educational tour or preferred itinerary in Zimbabwe, we can still assist with accommodation arrangements, airport pickups and leisure tours when you have some free time. We have friendly and energetic worker and queen bees who are passionate about Zimbabwe, they will answer all your questions and will be able to take you to all the places you may be curious about!

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