Join Mennonite women from across Canada and the US for an intergenerational women’s tour in Tanzania. Visit social enterprises. Learn about the Maasai way of life in a traditional village. Buy unique crafts at a local market and a social enterprise for people with disabilities. Interact with local Mennonite congregations and/or women’s groups. See elephants, lions, giraffes, monkeys, zebras and other wildlife plus a large assortment of colourful birds on safaris. Tour leader Shirley Redekop is the President of Mennonite Women Canada.
Experienced tour leaders Len & Mary Friesen can’t wait to show you what they love about South Africa. See the spectacular wildlife at Kruger National Park. Enjoy a hike up Table Mountain and a visit to botanical gardens as well as taking a day cruise along Cape Peninsula. Learn about South Africa’s tumultuous and triumphant past as you tour some black townships, Robben Island, and Cape Town.
Tour two gorgeous countries—one lush and green with more sheep than people, the other ranging from rugged deserts to tropical rainforest. Visit famous urban centers, see intriguing animals, and marvel at stunning natural sights. Stargaze atop Mount Cook. Snorkel along the Great Barrier Reef. Interact with indigenous peoples and learn about their cultures. You won’t be disappointed by this action-packed trip of a lifetime!
This engaging tour will introduce you to India through locations, people, and events that highlight European encounters with India from the 15th century to the present. Hear the voices of the past and present as you encounter and enjoy India’s landscapes, food, architecture, art, economy, religion, and people.
Gain an understanding of Buddhism as it is practiced in these culturally connected but different countries. Notice the similarities and differences in the artfully constructed houses of worship. Enjoy astonishing mountain views in all four nations. Meet Ministry of Education officials in Chengdu and staff from a development and peace-building NGO in Nepal, stay overnight near Mount Everest Base Camp, visit two of the “Great Three Monasteries” and so much more.
On this tour along the Silk Road in Uzbekistan, interact with Muslim scholars and clerics; also meet Uzbeki orthodox Christians. As you retrace the historic migration trail of Mennonites who travelled from Russia to Uzbekistan in the late 1800s, hear about the opposition they faced and the surprising welcome they received from some of their Muslim hosts. Your heart and mind will be expanded as you examine intersections of faith and discover the cultural riches in this part of the world.