Viva Tanzania

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Viva Tanzania is a German-Tanzanian organization established in order to support meaningful and needy projects in Arusha, North Tanzania.

Viva Tanzania was established in the end of 2015 by Martin, Tanzanian and his wife Tizia, German. We are both passionate about intercultural encounters, tourism and nature. Tizia is a Cultural Anthropologist and Martin is a professional Tour Guide.

We want to assist people from all over the world and ...

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Viva Tanzania was established in the end of 2015 by Martin, Tanzanian and his wife Tizia, German. We are both passionate about intercultural encounters, tourism and nature. Tizia is a Cultural Anthropologist and Martin is a professional Tour Guide.

We want to assist people from all over the world and Tanzanians to learn from one another through intercultural exchange. By helping foreigners to find meaningful projects that need support we do not only want to enable them to gain experience in working and being with people from different origins but also broaden the horizonts of everyone. Our mission is to establish an environment in which intercultural encounter can take place. Our participants will be enabled to gain first hand experience in a totally different sourrounding from what they are knowing. We want to show them the diversity of people, cultures and lifestyles. On the other hand we want to support needy projects in Arusha, our hometown.

Our vision is to change the people's perception of Africa, Tanzania and its inhabitants through challenging and reducing stereotypes and racism. We believe that this can only be done through intercultural exchange like volunteering.

Tini is the founder and director of Viva Tanzania and a tour guide by profession. He loves nature and e.g. already climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. He wants to give the volunteers and interns a better understanding of the Tanzanian lifestyle through culture and nature. Another thing important to him is the intercultural exchange and the learning from each other. In his free time he likes to exercise.

He is responsible for the organization of projects, safaris, mountain climbing, tours, etc.. He is also the chef of the hostel and creates delicious Tanzanian and Western style meals.

Tizia is Tini’s wife and manageress of Viva Tanzania. She has a Bachelor in Cultural Anthropology and she wrote her Bachelor thesis about Maasai stereotypes in media and tourism. She loves her three dogs as well as the life in Tanzania. She is responsible for the website, the marketing and the communication before, while and after your stay. She already spent a year as a volunteer in Tanzania and did an internship in Arusha. So she definitely knows what’s important to make your time unforgettable. At the same time she is your contact person for all intercultural issues and problems.

Both are engaging themselves in post colonialism, images of Africa in the media and tourism as well as stereotypes. They are trying to make an effort towards international understanding, reduce global racism, and to show their guests that ”Africa”, or better to say Tanzania, are more than the stereotypes often portrayed in Europe and North America.


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Tizia Doriye

Gesprochene Sprachen: Englisch, Deutsch, Suaheli
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Viva Tanzania Bewertungen

Elena rating4,8

2016 at Animal Shelter Supporter

I stayed at Viva Tanzania's Hostel for four weeks. Tizia and her husband Tini welcomed me very heartfully and I directly felt home. I did my volunteer at Mbwa wa Africa which is an animal shelter at the outskirts of Arusha National Park. It was sad to see how people treat the street dogs but great ...
The Little Stars Primary school is a small, well organised school that is just starting out and therefore only has two classes. Because of that, it was easy for me to form a tight and personal connection to the students and teachers. During my time there, I had a lot of opportunities to bring in ...
Spent a month with the kids in pre school, What I saw and heard will have huge impact of changing the way I think. Viva Tanzania is great, not only the volunteer experience, it is very safe and you will be surprise that all people in the organization is so kind and great. 100% ...
I will never forget the time with Viva Tanzania! Because I came to Arusha alone, it was important to me to get connection as soon as possible. For that I was in the right place with Tini and Tizia! The two helped me any time with words and deeds. Whether it was about getting my internship visa ...
Ivar Staps rating5,0

2023 at Children Empowerment through Sports

Me and my friend had a great time during our volunteer work (children empowerment through sports)! The projectmanager Ayoub is such a nice guy and he is willing to help you with anything. The boys who play football are very nice and make you feel really welcome. It is very rewarding to see the team ...
Clara Lacombe rating5,0

2023 at Children Empowerment through Sports

It was an incredible experience. I was very sad to do only 6 trainings instead of 12 because of the rain. But it was enough to create a strong bonds and efficiente trainings. Thanks you to all the football team, and the manager Ayoub for their confidence, joy and energy! If I had something more ...

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Good Health And Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Life On Land