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Tanzania is the gem of Africa and that goes without a doubt. When you are in this country, you just know it. Recently added to the list of world’s most stunningly beautiful countries to visit, the Tanzania Adventure Tour will leave you salivating for more. During the three weeks you spent with Volunteering Solutions, you are given an opportunity to immerse in the local Tanzanian culture, get feel of their habits and customs. And not to forget the local must try Tanzanian delicacies, like spicy rice and meat dishes (pilau and biryani). Tanzania has its own share of Mughal and Indian influence and the same is apparent in the dishes they roll out.

Your whirlwind romance with the nature at the game reserves, with the Big 5 and the locals will accompanied by volunteer work. While volunteering here, at the orphanage project, you will realize you are not merely working for an extra college credit, but also making some thoughtful changes. In this summer program, you will get to meet international volunteers from around the world and start new relationship. You would make all journeys and memories together. In short, “kuwa na furaha” - Have Fun!
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 Volunteering Solutions representative 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. 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 Engikaret Village.

Day 8 - Relaxation Day optional time at Swimming Pool at New Arusha Hotel.
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.
Tanzania Program Booking
Volunteers can begin their program on any Sunday of the month. Volunteers need to book their flights to arrive on the dates below.
Volunteering Solutions Tanzania Reviews
Arusha, Tanzania
Katie Berglund
(United States)

I loved my placement and didn't want to leave! It was very worthwhile. .

Arusha, Tanzania
Melissa Tweedie

The volunteer work- connecting with the children at the orphanage, learning from them and being part of something valued and worthwhile..

Arusha, Tanzania
Ana Silleras

I loved the project I was working on, the experience just couldn't have been more amazing. I was really impressed by the staff team of my orphanage ( Upendo Face). they were so nice to us and to the kids, I'm glad I had the chance to work there..

Arusha, Tanzania
Laura Groeschel

My placement was a great experience I'll never forget and it was a pleasure for me to teach the kids and play with them. The organizers of the orphanage were also really nice and friendly..

Arusha, Tanzania
Marlen Joos

I loved my program placement and It was a nice experience. I simply loved it! The highlight was the orphanage, the people, the place - EVERYTHING! The accommodation was really good, the people are frienldy and it's like a big family. the meals are good. .

Arusha, Tanzania
Laura Menke

I very much enjoyed my program placement allocated to me. The meals and accommodation were both really good and I was really happy..

Arusha, Tanzania
Jennifer Major

Volunteering in Tanzania was an incredibly rewarding experience. I fell in love with East Africa when I volunteered in Kenya in December 2010. I knew before I left in 2010 that I would be back to volunteer again..

Arusha, Tanzania
Hannah Schwaab

Staff at the VS were very helpful and they answered all my questions on time and the pre departure booklet was helpful as well. I liked my program placement and everybody was very nice, helpful and cares about each other. .

Arusha, Tanzania
Chelsea Hawks
(United States)

The pre-departure were all very helpful. I really liked my program placement and it was an amazing experience and I hope to come back soon. I will surely recommend this program to people who are looking to volunteer abroad. .

Arusha, Tanzania
Curzio Cupellini

I loved my program placement and the hospital is full of great doctors and the experience to work with them is priceless. I really enjoy every moment spent in the hospital and the weekend outings were amazing. I will never forgot my safari trip..

Arusha, Tanzania
Carolyn Cunningham
(United Kingdom)

I enjoyed everything about my program placement. The hospital was amazing. I enjoyed every moment of this amazing experience. I would say every one should experience this program with Volunteering Solutions..

Arusha, Tanzania
Laura Perna

I loved my program placement. Every moment in the hospital I have learned a lot of things and I think it was useful for my medical carrier..

Arusha, Tanzania
Bianca Mecacci

I enjoyed my program placement very much. The staff at hospital was very helpful so I had an amazing experience working with Volunteering Solutions. The highlight of my program was to experience this part of the world and seeing how people live here..

Arusha, Tanzania
Tobias Koller

I very much enjoyed working at my placement, it was the most amazing time I ever had! The highlight of my volunteering trip would be the safari trip and the work at the orphanage. High standard accommodation and very tasty meal (good mix of western and traditional meals!).

Arusha, Tanzania
Caitlin Chociej
(United States)

I loved the program placement very much. The orphanage was wonderful and the kids were amazing. Staff was very welcoming and helpful. Playing with the kids at the orphanage was the highlight of my stay in Tanzania..

Arusha, Tanzania
Alexandra Dyer
(United States)

The program is reasonably priced and a safe way to experience Africa. The accommodation was absolutely excellent. It was much better than I expected. The food was delicious and the cook cooked 3 meals per day..

Arusha, Tanzania
Guiomar Pamies

In general all the experience represents to me a personal and professional learning. I met some really nice people and it is an unforgettable experience. The place was so nice and we had the opportunity to visit and choose from different projects so I will definitely recommend this organization..

Arusha, Tanzania
Gisela Hernandez

I liked all the things, the project was very nice and we could see the way of life in Africa so different than us. The accommodations are good and we have enough space and meals were delicious too ....

Arusha, Tanzania
Christopher Ulmschneider
(United States)

My placement was very enjoyable and I have learned so much. I get to do things that I didn't imagine doing. The staff is very helpful and kind, making work fun..

Arusha, Tanzania
Madeline McDonald
(United States)

The highlight of my volunteering trip was going to a Masai village and being able to observe surgeries while working at the hospital..

Tanzania Program Cost
Volunteering Solutions strives hard to keep costs low and offers one of the most affordable volunteer abroad programs. Compare our prices and services to other organizations and you would be surprised to see the difference. 
3 weeks€1,164$1,199£1,020$1,679
Extra week€156$160£136$224
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