Discovery Programme

With the excitement of the Jubilee Games…
An engaging journey of discovery!

  • The Discovery Programme is a unique opportunity to experience and learn about Ismaili history and see the impact of AKDN programmes firsthand through excursions to nearby countries. See how flagship projects are improving the quality of life of the communities in which they are situated.

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    Open to athletes, spectators and volunteers attending the Jubilee Games, the Discovery Programme offers a variety of travel and hospitality options for interested participants. Book now to take advantage of this unique experience and opportunity. Embark on an engaging journey of discovery!

     

    DISCOVER INDIA

    DISCOVER India – Explore the Taj Mahal, one of the New7Wonders of the World. Roam the colourful and bustling gullies of Old Delhi. Ruminate over Mughal history at Humayun’s Tomb, a World Heritage site which was restored through a decade-long effort by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in partnership with the Government of India. Visit the Aga Khan Academy in the southern city of Hyderabad to see how AKDN is ambitiously promoting excellence in education, advancing healthcare, and improving the quality of life in rural areas.

    DISCOVER INDIA Itinerary

    An absorbing eight day journey designed to excite, entertain and enlighten as you travel through three of the Indian sub-continent’s most historical cities. For daily programme details and booking, click here.

    DelhiAgraHyderabad

    Pre-games: 14 – 21 July
    Post-games: 30 July – 6 August

    DISCOVER INDIA Excursion Cost

    Single: USD $1,322
    Double: USD $996

    Unless otherwise stated, costs include airport transfers, ground transportation, meals, site entrance fees and room charges.

     

    DISCOVER KENYA

    DISCOVER Kenya by touring AKDN’s contributions to this historic country for many Ismailis. Founded almost a century ago from humble, community-based beginnings, institutions like Jubilee Insurance and Diamond Trust Bank have developed into national institutions contributing to the development of the entire East African region.

    See how the Aga Khan Education Service, the Aga Khan Health Service and the Aga Khan University continue to make a lasting impact on the lives of East Africans by providing high quality, accessible education and health care. Learn about the innovative work of Frigoken, an Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development agri-project, which works with local farmers and is a large exporter of processed green beans, providing direct employment to over 2,700 Kenyans.

    DISCOVER KENYA Itinerary

    An enjoyable five-day journey that is guaranteed to entertain and enlighten, as you traverse through Kenya’s colourful countryside and visit AKDN projects. For daily programme details and booking, click here.

    NairobiMombasa

    Pre-games: 17 – 21 July
    Post-games: 30 July – 3 August

    DISCOVER KENYA Excursion Cost

    Single: USD $1,800
    Double: USD $1,400

    Unless otherwise stated, costs include airport transfers, ground transportation, meals, site entrance fees and room charges.

     

    DISCOVER TAJIKISTAN

    DISCOVER Tajikistan and the unique cultures and traditions of Central Asia. Over 3,000 years, the land and its people have been shaped by those who have traversed the old Silk Road, including the Sassanid, Arab and Chinese civilizations, as well as Buddhist and Islamic traditions. All have influenced Tajikistan’s national identity.

    AKDN has been operating in Tajikistan since 1992 in the fields of education, healthcare and economic development, and is now one of the largest investors and employers in the country. Your tour of AKDN projects will include Pamir Energy – the AKFED-International Finance Corporation project that has brought electricity to the majority of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast’s population, as well as the Khorog Park — developed by AKTC and inaugurated by Mawlana Hazar Imam during the Golden Jubilee. You will also visit the magnificent Ismaili Centre in Dushanbe, with its brickwork, elaborate woodcarving, patterned tile and plasterwork.

    DISCOVER TAJIKISTAN Itinerary

    An absorbing one-week tour of this fascinating and historic region,, guaranteed to entertain and enlighten you! For daily programme details and booking, click here.

    DushanbeKhorog

    Pre-games: July 13 – 20
    Post-games: August 1 - 8

    Special Note: Participants should be aware of the challenging journey involved from Dushanbe to Khorog. While the drive contains spectacular natural scenery and beauty, travellers must be prepared for hard road conditions, incredibly high passes and many kilometres of barren terrain that can be physically taxing. Expect a travel time of 12–15 hours.

    DISCOVER TAJIKISTAN Excursion Cost

    Single: USD $1,450
    Double: USD $1,220

    Unless otherwise stated, costs include airport transfers, ground transportation, meals, site entrance fees and room charges.

     

    DISCOVER TANZANIA

    DISCOVER Tanzania by touring the country’s rich Ismaili history and culture. Gain a holistic understanding of the far-reaching impact of numerous AKDN efforts. You will visit the Aga Khan University and Hospital, Jubilee Towers, various housing and community development projects, the historic Darkhana Jamatkhana in Dar es Salaam, the Stone Town Jamatkhana in Zanzibar (established in the late 1800s), and several AKTC restorations like the Old Dispensary and Forodhani Park.

    DISCOVER TANZANIA Itinerary

    Enjoy an engaging six-day journey, as you experience history, culture and development in two of Tanzania’s most charming cities. For daily programme details and booking, click here.

    Dar es SalaamZanzibar

    Pre-games: 15 – 21 July
    Post-games: 30 July – 5 August

    DISCOVER TANZANIA Excursion Cost

    Single: USD $1,783
    Double: USD $1,281

    Unless otherwise stated, costs include airport transfers, ground transportation, meals, site entrance fees and room charges.

     

    DISCOVER UGANDA

    DISCOVER a side of Uganda you know little about. In addition to the traditional game reserves and ecotourism, your journey will give you insight into some of the innovative work AKDN has undertaken in Uganda. Your visit includes Bujagali Dam, the hydroelectric project that has transformed communities in the West Nile region; an early childhood education programme that assists poor communities to run pre-schools; as well as the Kampala Serena Hotel and NTV Uganda, which are setting new standards in hospitality and digital media.You will also visit the iconic Kampala Jamatkhana.

    DISCOVER UGANDA Itinerary

    Five days filled with enjoyment and learning as you take a picturesque journey through two of Uganda’s most interesting cities. For daily programme details and booking, click here.

    KampalaLake VictoriaJinja

    Pre-games: 16 – 21 July
    Post-games: 30 July – 4 August

    DISCOVER UGANDA Excursion Cost

    Single: USD $1,290
    Double: USD $1,045

    Unless otherwise stated, costs include airport transfers, ground transportation, meals, site entrance fees and room charges.