Tanzania Summer Volunteer Program 2019
- Be a volunteer in Tanzania this summer and contribute meaningfully towards the underprivileged societies
- Work at a local childcare center – teach, play and interact with the kids, assist local staff and contribute to community development
- Get to interact with the Maasai community people, visit homesteads and experience what’s life like at the Engikaret Village
- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ngorongoro Conservation Area and experience overnight camping at Lake Manyara National Park
- Pay your respects and be awed by the “Big Five” at Serengeti National Park
- Meet some amazing travelers from other parts of the world and work together for something worthy
Be a part of the Summer Volunteering Project in Tanzania and explore the country while giving something back to the community. You’ll be working at a childcare center in Arusha and also explore the city and places around. Of course, a trip to Tanzania would remain incomplete without experiencing thrilling wildlife game drives, and we’ll ensure that you get to spot the Big 5 as well.
In a span of 3 weeks, gain first-hand work experience, know more about the Maasai community, experience the authentic lifestyle and create wonderful memories. Besides meeting the local community, volunteers will also meet other travelers, backpackers, and do-gooders from all over the world and maybe even find a partner to take a hike in Mt. Kilimanjaro!
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Day 1 – Sunday – Welcome to Tanzania
– Arrival and Welcome for the volunteers. Arrival will be at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Kilimanjaro region. You will be welcomed by Africa Joy Tours Driver on arrival. On the day of arrival, accommodation will be provided in a volunteer house in Arusha. For those arriving earlier, they will be met at a meeting point decided beforehand.
Day 2 – Local City tour and Orientation – On the second day, our program coordinators will provide important information about the safety, culture and inform the volunteers about the local area including internet café, banks, restaurants and markets. We will also provide you with basic Swahili lessons.
Day 3 – 6 Project Introduction – Visit your project, meet the local staff and begin the volunteer work. Volunteers will work with the existing staff and provide love and care to the children at the placement. Volunteer’s main role is to keep the children involved and engaged in various activities. Volunteers will feed, dress and play with the children. Volunteers are welcome to use their administrative tasks to streamline the work at placement.
Day 7 – Visit Masaai Lands- Once in a Lifetime experience with the Masaai –Visit homesteads and interaction in Engikaret Village.
Day 8 – Relaxation Day optional time at Swimming Pool
Day 9 – 13 – Continue with your work placement. On day 11, volunteers will also be taken to meet the HIV/AIDS victims in Outreach Medical Program.
Day 14 – Visiting The Waterfalls, Coffee Plantations and Chagga Live Museums in Marangu, Moshi (Optional at extra cost)
Day 15– Depart for Wildlife Safari. Start at Lake Manyara National Park later overnight at Jambo Campsite.
Day 16 – Early in the morning Depart to Serengeti via Ngorongoro Conservation area game drive enroute .Dinner and Overnight at Seronera Campsite.The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a conservation area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located 180 km west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania.
Day 17 – Sunrise game drive in Serengeti National Park and after lunch drive to Ngorongoro.Dinner and overnight at Simba Campsite in the rim of Ngorongoro Crater.
Day 18 – Early in the morning descend to Ngorongoro Crater for game drive.Spend the whole day and later drive back to Arusha.
Day 19 – Project work and activities in the orphanages.
Day 20 – Final Day of working to the project. Farewell to the orphanage community.
Day 21 – Shopping and buying Souvenirs,gifts etc at Masai Market. Later Goodbye party at the volunteer house.
Day 22 – Take flight back home.
At Africa Joy Tours we try to provide best of the living arrangements to our international volunteers. So when in Tanzania, you do not have to worry about a single thing in the world and simply focus on your volunteer work.
You will be met by our representative at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Kilimanjaro region from where you are transferred to the accommodations in Arusha. Volunteers can also arrive in Nairobi and take a direct shuttle or bus to Arusha. They will be picked up at the bus station.
Volunteer Accommodation is provided in a Volunteer Housing / Hostel type of accommodation. The accommodation will be shared along with other volunteers. The Volunteer housing is well equipped with comfortable facilities for the volunteers. The Volunteer house has a large common area for the volunteers to relax and socialize with other participants. The house has a separate washing area where the volunteers can wash their clothes. For volunteers’ safety and security, the house is equipped with CCTV cameras and is guarded by a security guard as well.
All volunteers will be provided with an orientation session by the local coordinator. Areas like safety, locations, transportation, things to see etc will be covered in the Orientation. After your orientation is over, you will be introduced to your project and given a tour of the local area and town.
Volunteers are provided with 3 meals in a day. Typical meals include Salads, Sandwiches, Ugali, Chapatti, Chai (Tea), Bread and rice, with vegetables and fruits. Breakfast and dinner are at the volunteer house while lunch is usually packed for you to eat the placement or can be taken if you are back at the accommodation.Meals provided to the volunteers are a mix of Tanzanian and western dishes usually.If you have any special dietary requirements, do let us know in advance.
During your Free Time
Typically most of the volunteers choose to travel outside Arusha on the weekends and go for Safari trips. You have the option to choose a 2 to 3 day Safari trips to Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorogoro. You can also head to Moshi or explore the coffee plantations and waterfalls area near Arusha. Volunteers can also go for short hiking trips near Arusha.