10 Days Voluntourism in Tanzania
The following volunteer options are available for this short-time stay:
• Nursery school
• Home for street children and orphans
• Teaching at informal school (English, sports, arts etc.)
• Home & school for mentally challenged children
• Medical elective/internship and volunteering
• Tree nursery & planting trees & making paper
Pickup from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transfer to your accommodation with a host family (or if you prefer single room in a house shared with other foreign volunteers) in Moshi.
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.
Morning spent at the volunteer organisation, at around 3 pm visit to a tannery and workshop for handcrafts made from leather and horn, where disabled people work. You will get insights into traditional and innovative techniques of leather processing.
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.
This day will start with work at your volunteer organization. In the afternoon there will be a guided tour through the rice fields outside of Moshi town and through a forest which is inhabited by many monkeys.
Last day at you volunteer organization (until around 3 pm). Afternoon at leisure.
In the morning drive from Moshi to Lake Manyara National Park (the drive takes around 4 hours). The lake is impressively framed by the outcrops of the East African Rift Valley. In the high trees of the ground water forest, monkeys swing from tree to tree and elephants are enjoying the shade of the acacia trees. You will also see many zebras, impalas, giraffes, hippos and waterfowls. In the late afternoon, drive to Highview Hotel Karatu (full board on safari).
After breakfast, 30 minutes drive from Highview Hotel 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”. At late afternoon return drive to Moshi.
Days 9 und 10
Time spent at you volunteer organization. Afternoons at leisure.
Return transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
For groups of 3 or more persons you can start this program as described above at any date. Please note: Depending on the start date, the program schedule might be rearranged to avoid that your days spent at the volunteering organization will be on weekends or public holidays.
For single bookings or if you book with 2 persons, we have fixed dates on which you will form a small group with fellow participants.
Next start dates for bookings by 1 or 2 persons:
* 19th of August 2012
* 24th of Februar 2013
* 18th of August 2013
If you want to start as an individual or as two persons at any other
date, please contact us. We might be able to join you to existing group
bookings. Especially during the high season (June-October,
December-March) this is usually possible.
Rate per Person: 960 €
For accommodation at shared flat (without meal) you can deduct 55 €.
* Accommodation at host family or shared flat
* Full board (Breakfast and dinner at host family, lunch either lunch box or food provided during excursion) - in case of host family accommodation
* Activities, excursions and safari as described
* During safari: Safari vehicle, driver-guide, full board, accommodation at hotel, National Park admission fees, crater fee
* Local transport
* Local Contact person
* Contribution (50 US$) to your volunteer organization
* Transfers from and to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
* Extensive information document
It does NOT include:
* International flights to Tanzania
* Food, activities and services not mentioned in the program
* Expenses of personal nature, souvenirs etc.
* Travel health insurance
* Tips, further donations etc.
For our short-term „Voluntourism“ offers it is not required to additionally book the trouble-free package.
(Choose „Voluntourism“ towards the end of the list)