Adventure and Volunteer in Tanzania

The Program - Not For The Faint-Hearted!

This is an adventure program! This travelling, adventure and voluntary program is tailored for young people who want to experience and learn about Africa. You get it all – Tanzania’s nature and wildlife, tribe culture, the language and an introduction to the continent's long history.

Week 1- 2: Arrival at Dar es Salaam city and transfer to the base camp located at Mbezi beach. During your first week you get to know the area and learn basic terms in the Swahili language. During your second week you will go on safari in the Ruaha Game Reserve, see animals in their natural habitat and do community work in Dar es Salaam.

Week 3: During your third week, you will work in community schools and visit the Coral Islands at the Dar es Salaam marine park.

Week 4-7: During your next three weeks you will volunteer in community schools (kindergarten, primary and secondary level) and spend three days cambing by the beach. Participants visit the famous Makonde tribe shopping village to find paintings and handcrafts before heading to Arusha.

Week 8-11: Arusha is a vibrant colourful city in Masai land. Our partner runs vocational training programs for the Masai in the arts, languages and health care. Live with the Masai and learn about their unique culture, natural herbs, cattle keeping, dances and more. A safari trip N´gorongoro crater is also organised.

Week 12: The last week is spent in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, where you visit its famous white beaches and Stone Town, the old and cultural centre of Zanzibar. Soak up the local culture, spices and fruits before it's time to farewell your host community and many new friends you've made during the trip.

The Country

Tanzania has around 32 million inhabitants with 120 different tribes, all with their own language and traditions. The main language is Kiswahili but in most towns and in tourist areas people speak English.

Suitability

• Able to face difficult social conditions
• Excellent physical and mental health
• Able to live in basic comfort conditions
• Awareness that security and political stability are lower
• Awareness of the various health risks that can exist in Africa

Requirements

• Age between 18 and 30 years old

• Vaccinations: Hepatitis, typhoid, yellow fever and malaria preventatives before leaving

Departure and Duration

Programs are four to twelve weeks in duration. Groups (5-15 participants) depart at set dates in January, April, June, September and November. Contact us for details.

Accommodation

Different types of accommodation are provided during your adventure and voluntary program in bungalows, tents and lodges.

Program Fees

Program Duration Price
Adventure & Volunteer 4 weeks AU $3900
Adventure & Volunteer 8 weeks AU $5400
Adventure & Volunteer 12 weeks AU $6740

Included: airport transport, accommodation, food and filtered water, program transport, safaris and trekking, gate fees, camping equipment, travel and health insurance, local supervision and process coordination in Australia and overseas

Not included: airfare, visa fees, bottled drinking water & some meals, tips for guide & drivers, spending money