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Voluntourism - 14 Days in Tanzania

Voluntourism in Tanzania
 
 
14 Day Voluntourism-Program in Moshi/Kilimanjaro, including a 5-day safari in the northern national parks (Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire), an excursion on Kilimanjaro, visiting a Maasai village with accommodation, and other activities and excursions.
 
The following facilities are available in volunteering:
 
  • Kindergarten
  • Center for street children
  • Informal Schools
  • Facility for children with special needs
  • Veterinary practice
  • Tree nursery, planting trees and making paper

 

Voluntourism Itinerary

 
Day 1
Arrival at Kilimanjaro-Airport (JRO) and transfer to Moshi to your accommodation (Hostel or Host Family).
 
Moshi Town OrientationDay 2
Day spent at your volunteer organisation. You will be picked up in the morning from your accommodation and introduced at the organisation. At around 3 pm you will be picked up again and you will be given a 2-hours orientation walk through the town centre of Moshi.
 
Day 3
In the morning, volunteer on site. In the afternoon, there is a guided tour through the rice fields outside Moshi and in a rain forest inhabited by many monkeys.
 
voluntourism materuniDay 4
Day trip to Materuni Waterfall and Materuni Village. The Materuni waterfall, with a height of almost 150 m (500 ft) is the highest and most impressive waterfall at the slopes of Kilimanjaro of the Moshi area. From Materuni Village, we will walk some 30 minutes to the waterfall. The walk itself is interesting, as you will see some smaller waterfalls and lots of waterways which are part of the irrigation system of the local farmers who grow coffee, bananas and many other fruits and vegetables.
 
At the waterfall, you can even refresh in the cool and crystal clear water – don’t forget to bring your swimwear! When we return, we will have a late lunch at Materuni village and then we will do a small walk around the village to see the typical life of the Chagga tribe. The village, located at a height of around 1300 m (4300 ft) above sea level is set within a dramatic landscape of high rises and deep valleys, all covered by tropical rain forest. Accommodation is at Twiga Home.
 
Days 5-6
Volunteering at your work site.
 
Lake ManyaraDay 7
In the morning, start 5-day safari from Moshi. On the first day of the safari, we drive from Moshi to the Lake Manyara National Park (takes about 4 hours). The lake is impressively framed by the hills of the East African Rift Valley. In the tall trees, the humid forest monkeys swing from branch to branch and elephants stand in the shade of acacia trees. You can also see many zebras, impalas, giraffes, hippos and waterfowl. Lunch Box is provided on the go. Dinner is in Karatu (camping or Simple Lodge).
 
voluntourism serengeti1Day 8
On the second day, we drive to the Serengeti National Park through Olduvai Gorge . The Olduvai Gorge is a bizarre landscape, which was created over millions of years due to tectonic shifts. Here, they found significant remnants of early human beings which were fundamental in understanding the evolution of mankind. On the way to the Serengeti, we see many wild animals like wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, giraffes, elephants, antelopes, monkeys and various types of monkeys and birds. Lunchbox is provided on the way. In the late afternoon, we arrive at our accommodation in the area Ikoma, where we have dinner and and camp overnight.
 
voluntourism serengeti2Day 9
On the third day of the safari, we have a day long safari in the world famous Serengeti National Park , in which there is the highest density of wild animals worldwide! Lunchbox lunch is provided and evening meals are in our camp site in the Ikoma Area.
 
voluntourism ngorongoroDay 10
After breakfast, we go on a 30 minutes drive from the lodge to Ngorongoro Crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the largest non-flooded volcanic crater of the earth, one of the most important natural wonders of our planet. It is not only the home of the endangered black rhino, but also there are lions, leopards, hyenas, antelopes and flamingos. We will have picnic lunch near the “Hippo Pool”. Then we go back for dinner and stay at our accommodation in Karatu (camping or Simple Lodge).
 
 
voluntourism tarangireDay 11
On the fifth day on safari, we visit the Tarangire National Park . The landscape of Tarangire is different from the other National Park in northern Tanzania, with lots of baobab trees and thick bushes. There are many elephants and tree-climbing lions that live here. Lunchbox is provided on the way. In the afternoon, we drive back to Moshi and the accommodation is at Twiga Home.
 
Day 12
Free morning in Moshi. In the afternoon is a visit of Shah Industries, a Workshop and Shop for souvenirs made ​​of leather and horn , where many people with impairment work. Accommodation is in Twiga Home.
 
 
MaasaidorfDays 13-14
Two-day tour with overnight stay in a Maasai village in Arusha. There, you can drag the steppe with the Maasai, with a herd of cattle or goats, and learn about the Maasai culture. The Maasai will show you their traditional dance, their houses, their handicrafts and their school. In the evening, you play Masai campfire games with them. You sleep in a real Maasai house or alternatively, in your own tent. The next morning, you can milk the cows with the Masai, and then accompany the Maasai children to the river with a herd. Full catering is included. On the afternoon of the second day, we drive back to Moshi. Accommodation is at Twiga Home.
 
Day 15
Transfer to JRO airport for your departure.
 
 

Picture Gallery of Kindergarten, Informal Schools, Center for Street Children

 
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Picture Gallery of Facilities for Children with Special Needs

 
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Picture Gallery of Veterinary Practice

 
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Picture Gallery of Nursery, Planting Trees, Paper Making

 
 

Prices:

 

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In Moshi, inclusive of Shared Accommodation/Hostel Accommodation (with half boarding) OR Host Family Accommodation of medium standards (with full boarding), for Safari Camping-Option.
 
For 1 Person: 1649 € (Single Room)
For 2 Persons: 1599 € (per Person in double occupancy)
For 3 or more Persons: 1549 €  (per Person in double/ triple occupancy)
 
Shared Accommodation - Single Room: + 50 € per person
 
Extra cost for Simple Lodge-Option for Safari (2 nights), instead of Camping: + 40 € per person
 

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Including:
 
Homestay (host family) of high standards with full boarding in Moshi instead of shared apartment: Base fare + 230 € per person for the entire period
Mountain Inn Hotel instead of Shared Accommodation room: Base price + 300 € (Single Room), + 150 € per person (for 2 persons in double occupancy) for the entire period
Extra cost for Simple Lodge-Option to Safari (2 nights), instead of Camping: + 40 € per person
 
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Price includes:
 
* Accommodation as booked/described. For full-day excursions, lunch is included.
* Activities and excursions as described
* Local contact
* Donations for projects, each 50 USD
* Transfers from JRO-Airport and back for arrival and departure
* Access to our online log-in area with extensive preparatory documents tailored to your travel destination
* For Safari: Driver-Guide, entrance fees to all National Parks, all meals on safari, Accommodation as booked (Simple lodge or camping), in the case of camping, equipment is provided
 
Prices DO NOT include:
 
* International flights to Tanzania
* Food, excursions and services that are not described in the package
* Personal Purchases, Souvenirs, etc.
* Travel Health Insurance
* Gratuities, other donations, etc.
* Visa Costs (50 USD)
 
You can start at any time during the year.
 
However, please note that the itinerary might change if your start date would cause the volunteering assignment to fall on weekends or holidays. During holidays or examination periods in St. Monica, we may have to place you in other projects.
 
If you book just for yourself and you wish to do the excursions with more participants, we can usually find further participants.
 
 
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