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A Program of the National Peace Corps Association

NPCA’s Next Step Travel program provides itineraries that combine unparalleled local access, cultural immersion, and non-extreme adventure, all with the unique Peace Corps perspective that makes every exploration with us truly exceptional.

Stay tuned as we uncover more captivating opportunities for your next unforgettable adventure.


Tanzania Safari in the Summer

Kick off your summer with an unforgettable 9-day safari adventure through Tanzania’s iconic savanna and wildlife havens Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park Safari — with Access2Tanzania from June 8-16. 

The expedition will also include a breathtaking trek to a 150-meter waterfall, an exploration of the Elephant Cave Walk in Karatu, and a Rural Village visit, where you’ll engage in local life, share a meal with a Tanzanian family, and discover local markets with your professional guides. Be prepared to be welcomed with a warm “Karibu” everywhere you go, and you can express your appreciation with a heartfelt “Asante.” Traverse these beautiful landscapes with full-time professional guides and private vehicles. Reserve your spot with Access2Tanzania today and start planning your journey, crafted through a Peace Corps community lens.

Join us on this safari expedition for just $4,025.00 USD per person. (Based on double occupancy rooms, a single supplement is available for an additional $755.)

As a special initiative, Access2Tanzania, founded by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), will donate 10% of the total cost to the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), for every safari package booked through this form.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable adventure! Register before the March 15, 2024 deadline to secure your spot and embark on a journey crafted through the lens of the Peace Corps community.


The registration deadline for this trip is March 15, 2024. Secure your spot

Reserve your spot today with Access2Tanzania today and start planning your journey, crafted with a Peace Corps Community perspective.

What Makes our Trips Unique

Next Step Travel (NST) provides unparalleled local access. By globe-trotting with an insider’s look and perspective, NST is unlike any other travel program out there. Our purpose is to show you the world how a Peace Corps Volunteer would travel: getting off the beaten path and exploring all there is to offer.

Witnessing Service in Action

To the extent possible, all of our trips try to engage with the Peace Corps community in-country—witnessing Volunteers in action. If Peace Corps is not present in the country, we do our best to engage with other NGOs and community-based organizations that might be of interest to our community.

Connection with the Peace Corps Community

Travelers have consistently shared that one of the best—and most surprising—aspects of Next Step Travel is the people: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers are some of the most adventurous, free-spirited, and fun travelers you are likely to find. Enjoy the camaraderie of kindred spirits as you explore a new corner of the world together.

Seeking Partnerships for Next Step Travel

Next Step Travel (NST) by NPCA invites you to embark on a journey that captures the ​Peace Corps community’s authentic essence and adventurous spirit. Established over a decade ago, NST meticulously crafts itineraries that blend local access, cultural immersion, and moderate adventure, all infused with a distinctive Peace Corps perspective.

For more information about partnership opportunities, please contact us at [email protected].

Why Partner with Next Step Travel?

  • Advertising and Promotion Support: NPCA assists in advertising and promoting tours to the greater Peace Corps Community. We connect partnered companies with RPCVs interested in the tour and facilitate the registration process.
  • Affordable Pricing: Tour pricing ranges from lower mid-range to lower luxury, depending on location and demand. We aim to offer a wide range of tours to accommodate our diverse membership.

​NPCA connects partnered companies with RPCVs interested in the tour and facilitate​s the registration process, collecting crucial data such as passport information and numbers through a dedicated registration portal.

For all of this, we collect a minimal percentage of the tour profits per individual.​

The pricing for the tours can be anywhere from lower mid-range to lower luxury, depending on the location and the demand, inquiry, and promotion time needed to reach and build interest and registrants. We aim to offer a wide range of tours as our members are varied. 

Our travelers consistently appreciate the camaraderie of kindred spirits, as Returned Peace Corps Volunteers are known for their adventurous, free-spirited, and fun nature.

​What NPCA Looks for in a Partnership:

​The following are key considerations ​the National Peace Corps Association looks for when partnering with tour companies. NPCA is a small non-profit with limited staff and capacity, which is why we partner with tourism companies to help us provide adventure and excitement to our members.​

  • Seeking a turn-key travel company and package.
  • Prioritizing safety and stability and risk mitigation experience.
  • Partnering with companies or individuals associated with tour and eco travel companies that traditionally provide a full package including professional guides, accommodations, transportation, and buffer days to accommodate late or canceled flights​.

Join us in providing adventure and excitement to our members while supporting the mission of the National Peace Corps Association. Let’s create unforgettable experiences together!

For more information, please contact [email protected].


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