Trip Highlights

  • Volunteer in Tanzania for a span of 2 weeks and make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged people
  • Option to choose from different volunteering projects – Teach at a local school, opt for childcare or work at the local healthcare center
  • Indulge in knowing more about the culture and lifestyle of the indigenous people
  • The project is inclusive of trips to Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park
  • Get a chance to spot the Big 5 in their natural habitat

Overview

Be a volunteer for the 2 Weeks Special Volunteer Program in Tanzania, explore the safari in Tanzania which is populated by the Big 5 (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino) and feel the chills while camping amidst the wilderness. in a span of 14 days, you’ll get to meet some interesting and like-minded travelers from other parts of the world, work for the underprivileged communities living in and around Arusha, and broaden your social network.

This would be the perfect program for High School/ College students looking forward to having a short yet fun-filled learning volunteer experience abroad. Set out for exploring Tanzania like never before, and create memories that would last for a lifetime.

Itinerary

Day 1 (Sunday) – Arrive in Tanzania and transfer to Arusha
Welcome to Tanzania – Today you will be meet at Kilimanjaro International Airport and then transferred to the volunteer house in Arusha. The drive from Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha is approx one hour.
Meals – Dinner at volunteer house, subject to arrival time.

Day 2 (Monday) – Orientation Session and Tour of Arusha
After breakfast, your program coordinator will give you detailed information about the locality, area, facilities, transport, places of interest, restaurants, recreation, and placement. The coordinator will also give you all information related to your program schedule and activities. This Orientation Session will be very useful for you during your entire stay in Tanzania. Later you will be going for a local area tour which will help you to get familiar with the place.
Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 3 (Tuesday) to Day 6 (Friday) – Volunteering In Arusha (Orphanage Volunteering, Teaching, or Medical Volunteering)
Your volunteer work will begin on Tuesday. Our program coordinator will accompany you from volunteer house to the program location on the first day to make you familiar with traveling in the country. He’ll also introduce you to the local people at the placement.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 7 (Saturday) to Day 9 (Monday) – Go on a 3 Day Camping Safari to Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara 
The exciting weekend will begin as you will be going for amazing 3 Day Safari Tour. In this trip, you will be visiting Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park and enjoy the game drives. Accommodation will be provided in tents/camps, on sharing basis during the safari. It’ll be an amazing opportunity for you to spot the BIG 5 of Africa. Don’t forget to carry your camera, because you’ll get to click some amazing shots! 2 bottles of mineral water per day, meals, entry fees and transfers are included in this trip.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 10 (Tuesday) to Day 13 (Friday) – Volunteering continues in Arusha
You will continue your volunteering and gain the rewarding experience. Your contribution will surely make a difference in the lives of the people you’ll be working with. 
Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 14 (Saturday) – Program Ends
This day is free to relax. You can go for some souvenir shopping before leaving for the airport. You can contact our program coordinator if you would like to arrange for airport drop at an additional cost.

Price per person 900 USD

What’s Included?

  • Arrival transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to volunteer house
  • Accommodation at volunteer house
  • Meaningful volunteering experience in Arusha
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner (packed lunch will be provided during safari tour)
  • 24/7 Coordinator assistance during the program
  • 3 Days Camping Safari Trip to Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara Safari Trip including transfers, meals and 2 bottles of water per day, games drives and entry fees

What’s Not Included?

  • International Airfare
  • Visa and Work Permit Fees
  • Travel & Medical insurance (Available at extra cost)
  • Airport Drop (Available at extra cost)
  • Any personal expenses
Accommodation

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. 

Airport Transfer

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.

Accommodation

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 seperate 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.

Orientation

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.

Meals

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.