14 Days Voluntourism in Tanzania
The following volunteer options are available for this
• 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
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
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 Haven Nature Lodge (full board on safari).
After breakfast, 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”. At late afternoon return drive to Moshi.
Time spent at you volunteer
organization. Afternoons at leisure.
Now you have already spent almost 2 weeks at Kilimanjaro. It’s really time to get to know the mountain better! We will spend 2 days inside the Kilimanjaro National Park and will do a partial climb!
On the first day we will approach the mountain from the west, driveing with a car up to Shira Plateau at a height of 3200 meters (10,500 feet). This is the Kilimanjaro plateau from which the three peaks Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira arise. From the plateau you can have spectacular views into the East African Rift Valley, Mt. Meru and the village of Longido. We will hike on the Shira Plateau for 5-7 hours from the Shira Gate to Shira Camp (3850 m above sea level), where we will camp. On the second day we will descend following the Machame Route down to 1,800 m where we will be picked up by a car and brought back to Moshi.
Day at leisure
transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
For groups of 3 or more persons you can start this program as described above at any date.
For bookings of 1 or 2 persons,
we can typically join you with other travellers for the safari and
excursions. This is usually possible during the main season
(June-October, December-March). Possibly you need a few days of
flexibility or the program must be slightly modified. Please contact us
(for any month) and we will let you know the available options!
Rate per Person: 1649 €
In case of accommodation at shared flat (without meals) 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, safari and Kili hike as described
safari: Safari vehicle, driver-guide, full board, accommodation at hotel,
National Park admission fees, crater fee
* During Kilimanjaro hike: National park fees, transport, full board, qualified guide, porters, camping equipment
* Local transport
* Contribution (50 US$) to your volunteer organization
Transfers from and to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
It does NOT include:
* International flights to Tanzania
* Food, activities and
services not mentioned in the program
* Expenses of personal nature,
* Travel health insurance
* Tips, further donations etc.
For our short-term „Voluntourism“ offers it is not required to
additionally book the trouble-free package.
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