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!
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 Tanzania Joy Volunteer staff on arrival. On the day of arrival, accommodation will be provided at Joyland Hostel in Arusha. meals included
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. 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- Once in a Lifetime experience with the Masaai –Visit homesteads and interaction in Engaruka Village.
Day 8 – Relaxation Day optional time .
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 180 USD )
Day 15– Depart for Wildlife Safari. Start at Lake Manyara National Park later overnight at panorama 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.
Price 1199 USD
What are you paying for?
- Comprehensive pre-departure guide
- Round the clock assistance from support staff and In-country program coordinator
- Airport pickup from Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to Arusha
- Program orientation
- Accommodation at hostel
- Familiarization tour of Arusha
- 3 meals a day
- Volunteering in Arusha
- Visit to Masai Lands
- Safari to Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater
- Certificate Of Completion (Upon Request)
What’s NOT included?
- International/Domestic Airfare
- Visa fees and work permit cost
- Travel insurance (available at nominal cost)
- Local transportation to and fro program location
- Departure transfer to airport (can be arranged at additional cost)
Any personal expenses, TIPS, extra meals, beverages, laundry and any other services which are not mentioned (approximate personal expenses for food and traveling per week would be USD 40 to USD 50 per week)