Wildlife Safari Experience & Day Care

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Puntos Salientes

Be a volunteer in Tanzania this summer and contribute meaningfully towards the underprivileged societies
Work at a local childcare center - teach, play and interact with the kids, assist local staff and contribute to community development
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ngorongoro Conservation Area and experience overnight camping at Lake Manyara National Park
Meet some amazing travelers from other parts of the world and work together for something worthy
Pay your respects and be awed by the “Big Five” at Serengeti National Park
If wildlife safari is akin to Africa, then Tanzania is a strong reason behind it. Experience a 3 weeks of adventurous safari and meaningful volunteer work in Tanzania. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 17+
Solteros y solteras
Parejas
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The project

Attention all gap year travelers, looking for a memorable volunteer vacation abroad, Volunteering Solutions brings you a specially designed 3 weeks project which will offer a unique blend of some really meaningful volunteer work and thrilling African adventures. This is the Tanzania Volunteer Adventure Program. 

Home to the world famous Serengeti National Park, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and the Big Five of Africa (African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros), Tanzania is a great destination to experience the typical African adventures. Volunteers joining this 3 weeks extravaganza will be volunteering for the welfare and development of underprivileged children from the poor local communities over the weekdays, and will witness the best of African safaris, wildlife, and local cultures during weekend trips. 

Role as a volunteer

Your role as a volunteer will be to provide the much needed support and love to these children who have lost their parents. Due to the widespread disease of HIV/ AIDS, many children have become homeless in Tanzania and other African countries. The extended families of these children are forced to send the children to such orphanages. 

Volunteering with children in an orphanage is the most rewarding experience for gap year travelers. If you choose to do volunteer work in orphanages, you need to be adaptable, flexible and prepared to face and hear heartbreaking stories of the children's backgrounds. In a typical project placement, there are around 30-40 children in the age group of 4-15 years.

What you can expect

This is a highly popular summer program and a lot of high school as well as college students choose this program as a part of their gap year vacation; especially during summers. Not only is this an opportunity to contribute in the development of several unfortunate lives and learn about the local African culture and lifestyle,  but also to meet likeminded people  and make some new friends from around the world.

The program has a fixed duration of 3 weeks and is available almost throughout the year with different start dates in each month. 

Typical day

The first day of this adventure trip is the arrival day. All the volunteers, who have applied for a particular start date, will be picked up by the local coordinator from the Kilimanjaro International Airport, and will be transferred to their volunteer house accommodation in Arusha. 

The second day will be introduction day, with a detailed orientation conducted by the local coordinator in the morning. The orientation will include discussion over topics such as safety, culture, and information about the local area including internet café, banks, restaurants and markets.Basic Swahili lessons will also be provided to you. This will be followed by a local city tour. 

The next four days (Tuesday - Friday) will be volunteer work days, as the local coordinator will take you to your project placement center on the first day to introduce you to the kids at the placement, as well as the local staff.  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.

The first weekend of this intrepid tour will mark a visit to one of the oldest tribal community in Africa; the Masai community. Meet these intriguing people from Masai community and interact with them to learn about their culture and lifestyle. A once in a lifetime experience. 

With a relaxing Sunday, volunteers will continue with their volunteer work at the placement from the second week onward. The same volunteer work continues for the next 5 days. On one of the days, volunteers will also be taken to meet the HIV/AIDS victims in Outreach Medical Program.

The second weekend will begin with some local sightseeing; including visits to the waterfalls, coffee plantations and Chagga Live Museums in Marangu. On the next day, Sunday, volunteers will leave for the much awaited Adventure Safari. The next 3 days will be complete package of wildlife safaris, camping in jungles, witnessing the Big 5 of Africa, and lots more.Enjoy a fabulous 3 day wildlife camping safari experience at Ngorongoro, Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park.

The last few days will be spent in some volunteering work at the placement, shopping around the local as well as Masai markets, and good bye hugs (party)!

Free-time activities

Being a volunteer adventure program, weekend activities and trips are already included in this program. As for the free time in the evening during weekdays, volunteers can explore the local market, or simply relax at the accommodation and interact more with the fellow volunteers from the group. 

Climbing
Diving/
Snorkling
Hiking
Safari/
Zoo
Sports

Requi­sitos

In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV, Insurance, Passport and parental consent(for under 18)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

Servicios incluidos

Services by Volunteering Solutions

The total cost for the program includes;

  • Comprehensive pre-departure guide
  • Round the clock assistance from support staff and In-country program coordinator
  • Airport pickup from Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to Arusha
  • Program orientation
  • Accommodation in volunteer house/hostel
  • Familiarization tour of Arusha
  • 3 meals a day 
  • Volunteering in Arusha
  • Visit to Masai Lands
  •  3 day wildlife camping safari experience at Ngorongoro, Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park

Airport Pickup at Kilimanjaro International Airport

You will be met by our representative at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Kilimanjaro region from where you are transferred to the accommodations in Arusha. Volunteers can also arrive in Nairobi and take a direct shuttle or bus to Arusha. They will be picked up at the bus station.

Accommodation

Volunteer Accommodation is provided in a Volunteer Housing / Hostel type of accommodation. The accommodation will be shared along with other volunteers. The Volunteer housing is well equipped with comfortable facilities for the volunteers. Accommodation can also be arranged in host families on request. The volunteer house apartments have a nice clean kitchen with friendly and professional staff, a recreation lobby, and clean washrooms and bedrooms. Since Covid-19, we have taken all measures to enhance and maintain sanitation at the house. Our cleaning staff has been working very hard to ensure the sanitation and safety of all our volunteers. The Volunteer house has a large common area for the volunteers to relax and socialize with other participants. The house has a separate washing area where the volunteers can wash their clothes. For volunteers' safety and Security, the house is equipped with CCTV cameras and is guarded by a security guard as well.

The volunteer house also has a large common area for the volunteers where they can sit and relax and also there is a pool and tale tennis table for the participants.

Bedroom (Double) Camping Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Volunteers are provided with 3 meals in a day. 

At the volunteer house, there is a kitchen with cooks. Sample meals are:

Breakfast: Hot water with the option of black tea and coffee, Toasted Bread with butter or peanut butter, Seasonal Fruits, and Eggs.

Lunch and Dinner: Rice, Chicken, Ground beef, Pastas, Macaroons, Mashed Potatoes, Chips Mayayi, Chapati, as well as other

Tanzanian and western dishes.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Kilimanjaro. We assist you to find cheap flights to Tanzania.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Tanzania provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Tanzania you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Tanzania.

Fechas y Costos

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Following are the available start dates for the program:

2023
June - 25
July - 02,16 
Aug - 06

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
3 - 3 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
3 weeks (min. stay)
$1.398
3 weeks (max. stay)
$1.398
Average fees
$466 /week

Tenga en cuenta que los honorarios arriba indicados son estimados. Volunteering Solutions le hará saber el precio final durante el proceso de solicitud.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Volunteering Solutions during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Wildlife Safari Experience & Day Care

If wildlife safari is akin to Africa, then Tanzania is a strong reason behind it. Experience a 3 weeks of adventurous safari and meaningful volunteer work in Tanzania.

$466/week

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