Our office and accommodation facilities are located in Arusha at Usa river area, just 25 Minutes  driving from town by daladala (bus station) Kilimanjaro air port is only 30 minutes driving.

The office, as well as the lodgings for the volunteers, is located within the same building and there is always one member from Tanzania Joy Volunteer constantly present there.

In addition, a cooking and cleaning staff assures that everyone enjoys good meal and clean facilities. Rooms have toilet and shower, ventilation, mosquito nets and clean sleeping sheets. The standard room size is approximately 16 m2 and there is a key to lock the doors.

Bringing a personal laptop will be a good idea as unfortunately at the moment, the office could not provide computer facilities to everyone. There is a cable television with many channels for  watch football, movies or just have a good time.


At Joy Land Hostel has ten rooms each contains comfortable two beds and shelves to store your belongings. We will try to distribute the rooms based on gender but it can not be guaranteed.  please let us know in the registration form.  All rooms does not have private  bathroom Therefore all volunteers should share the bathroom.


Breakfast is self service and contains tea, coffee, bread, margarine, honey, peanut butter, jam, eggs as well as fruits and vegetable. Dinner will be international as we cook Tanzanian as well as Western Food. Don‘t worry if you are vegetarian, vegan or have any allergy, we can cope with everything, please let us know on the registration form though. at Joy land Hostel  is also equipped with a fridge and shelves to store your own groceries.


Exciting Hikes near Joy Land Hostel in Arusha

Price per person 70$

Hike to Mount Meru Waterfall on a day-trip from Joy Land Hostel in Arusha that’s a great way to escape the city with minimal time in transit. A short, steep walk will bring you to a slender cascade surrounded by trees, where you can swim, wade, and enjoy an included picnic lunch before returning to Joy land hostel.

  • Mount Meru Waterfall excursion from Arusha with picnic
  • Watch for wildlife as you hike through the forest
  • Cool off in a pool at the base of Mount Meru Waterfall
  • Convenient round-trip transport from Arusha


Price per person 175$ pp

Be immersed in Tanzania’s great outdoors on this full-day tour to Materuni and Kikuletwa–ideal for culture vultures and active travelers in the region. Start off on a hike to Materuni Waterfalls and enjoy a refreshing dip. Next, head to a local farm to learn more about Tanzania’s coffee industry before finally unwinding in the Kikuletwa Hot Springs, This comprehensive tour also includes round-trip transportation from Joy Land Hostel, plus lunch

  • Get a glimpse of rural Tanzania on this comprehensive day tour
  • Benefit from the personalized service of a private tour
  • Avoid hidden costs with hotel transfers and lunch included
  • Soak up scenic views as you swim and hike in the countryside

First-hand Maasai Experience: 100$ PP

This is a prime cultural tour package that will give you an excellent cultural experience of the local maasai traditions right on the edge of the east African great rift valley. You get to interact and engage with local maasai men, women and children for an unforgettable food, walking, adventure, dance and many more wonderful experiences.
What to Expect


Stop At: Makuyuni Market

This is a typical maasai village located about 1.5 hours from Arusha town. You visit, interact, eat and explore a true maasai village experience. You will get to see maasai cultural dances, wear traditional attire, partake in herding livestock, learn their houses and numerous cultural phenomena and see how a life ensues on a day in the life of a maasai.

Duration: 12 hours
Admission Ticket Included