Live alongside a charming Tanzanian community in the foothills of Kilimanjaro. An incredible cultural experience with the chance to make a difference.
About the Program
Camp Kidia is located on the boundary of Kilimanjaro National Park. On a clear day, this majestic mountain can be seen towering above you. Surrounded by lush, green vegetation consisting of maize, banana and coffee plantations, this region is incredibly fertile and provides the local community with a source of food and income. The facilities at camp give you a good idea of some of the challenges of living in this climate, such as, heating up water in an old oil drum for your showers.
In this rural area most people are living below the poverty line and something as basic as having a roof over your head is often a luxury that many can’t afford. You’ll get the chance to work alongside the villagers, helping them to improve their daily lives whilst gaining an amazing insight into rural Tanzanian life.
Usual working days are Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and will include the following activities.
Top up your trip with a variety of adventure add-ons from mountain climbing to PADI scuba diving.
All of your in-country transfers are scheduled by us, including your airport pick up. We employ our own drivers and they will be there to greet you at the airport, holding a Camps International board so you can't miss them!
Our permanent and fully staffed camps are co-located with the communities with whom we work. Accommodation ranges from traditional thatched buildings to tents. All camps have clean toilets and private washing facilities (not all camps have hot water, but it is refreshing!), and all camps are designed to feel like your second home. There's nothing like chilling out at the end of the day around the camp fire, under the stars.
Our locally employed kitchen teams will provide you with three delicious meals a day. There's unlimited fresh drinking water and a real mix of local cuisine with some western classics to fill you up after a day of project work. Our kitchens always act as the heart of any camp and our staff work extremely hard to consistently create a great standard of food for most dietary requirements.