Tanzania, undoubtedly, can be considered to be the gem of Africa. When you are in this country, you just know you are in the land of pristine beauty with a majestic reserve of flora and fauna. Recently added to the list of world’s most stunningly beautiful countries to visit, the Tanzania Summer Volunteer Program will leave you craving for more!
Your whirlwind romance with nature at the game reserves, with the Big 5 (lions, rhinos, elephants, leopards, and buffaloes) as well as the intense encounters with the locals will be accompanied by some valuable volunteer work.
While volunteering here at the childcare project, you will realize you are not merely working for some extra credit, but also making some thoughtful changes in the lives of others, which in itself would be the most satisfying feeling. This affordable Summer Program will also help you to connect with people from different parts of the world and share your thoughts and ideas with them.
You would be creating the best memories together. This program is absolutely perfect for those who wish to make the most of their Summer Break, and no other learning journey can be as good as this one.
In a span of 3 weeks, you’ll be given an opportunity to immerse in the local Tanzanian culture, get the feel of their habits and customs. No matter whether you are a high school or college student looking for a meaningful summer program or a gap year traveler ready to explore Tanzania – we are there to let you experience the best!
Day 1 – Welcome to Tanzania
Arrival will be at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Kilimanjaro region. 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
Today, 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 to Day 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. Volunteers 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
It’ll be a great opportunity for you to know more about the people living in this part of the world! Visit homesteads and interaction in Engikaret Village.
Day 8 – Free Day
Day 9 to Day 13 – Continue with Your Work Placement
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 – Explore Serengeti via Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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 a game drive. Spend the whole day and later drive back to Arusha.
Day 19 – Project work with children.
Day 20 – Final Day of working to the project. Farewell to the community.
Day 21 – Free Day
Head out to shop and explore the town by yourself.
Day 22 – Take a flight back home