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. One of the highlights of Kidia is the interaction with the local people; a truly unique and special experience and a true glimpse into rural Tanzania life.
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.
Camp Tanga is located in the coastal village of Boma Subutuni and is less than 5 metres from the beach, offering you a peaceful, beautiful location to chill out and lap up the warm ocean breeze and breathtaking views of the tropical Indian Ocean. One word. Bliss!
This traditional fishing community suffers from high levels of unemployment and a lack of funding for local schools, forcing children to walk many miles each day just to get an education. You will help by building or renovating school buildings to create inspirational and stimulating learning resources, as well as building sustainable housing for needy families.
Day 1: Karibu Tanzania!
You arrive into Kilimanjaro airport where you will be met by a member of our local team and transferred to our wonderfully rustic Camp Kidia (approx. 1-2hours). Upon arrival you will receive a warm welcome from our legendary camp staff.
Day 2: Project orientation & school visit
Today we take you to visit the locations where you will be working on projects. You will also visit a local school and learn Swahili phrases with the children.
Day 3-5: Community project work
Let the project work commence! We have been supporting the local community to build houses for vulnerable families and elderly members of the village. During your trip you could get involved in any aspect of this hugely rewarding project, from building and renovating, preventing soil erosion or landscape designing.
Day 6: R&R day - Moshi Town
Today is a chance to relax after your hard work on projects. We will take you to the nearby town of Moshi to spend a full day shopping, sightseeing or just relaxing!
Day 7-12: Community project work
Day 13: R&R day
Day 14: Cultural day
Today you will work alongside local families and immerse yourself within their day to day lives. You will learn how to cook traditional food and spend some quality time with local women in the village.
Day 15-19: School project work
This week, we will be visiting a local school and projects will focus on improving facilities and infrastructure. This could involve anything from low level building and construction to making more desks which the children are desperately in need of.
Day 20: R&R Day
Day 21: Waterfall Trek
Today we will trek to a stunning waterfall, which is close to the camp. Perfect opportunity to spend the afternoon in beautiful surroundings.
Day 22-26: School project work
Day 27: R&R Day
Day 28-29: Community project work
You will spend today finishing your house project, whatever stage the group is at, before saying farewell to the community. We will also head back to the school so you can say your goodbyes to the teachers and school children who you have been working with.
Day 30: Tanga bound!
Your Camp Kidia experience ends today! We will say our final goodbyes and transfer you to the wonderful Camp Tanga!
Day 31: Karibu Tanzania!
You arrive into Kilimanjaro Airport where you will be met by a member of our local team and transferred to your overnight hotel in Moshi (approx. 45mins). You can spend the evening relaxing with your group before we set off for Camp Tanga in the morning.
Day 32: Project visit and Orientation
Today we head off on the epic road trip to Camp Tanga! This journey takes approx. 7-8 hrs and we highly recommend a good iPod playlist to accompany the scenic journey views. Upon arrival you will be met by our legendary camp staff who will show you around your new beach side home!
Day 33-35: Project orientation & community project work
You and your group will be given an overview of the work that needs to be done and the projects that you will be getting involved in. We start work in the afternoon and over the next few days you will be helping with a home building/renovation project for vulnerable families and elderly members of the community.
Day 36: R&R Day
Today is a chance to relax! We will take you to a lovely nearby restaurant for food, drinks and a chance to swim in the pool or ocean. You can also book snorkelling, kayaking or big game fishing if you want to.
Day 37-42: Community project work & marine conservation
Back to projects! We will continue with the community housing enterprise but you will also get involved in environmental awareness workshops, including educating locals on recycling initiatives.
Day 43: R&R day - Tanga Town
Today you have a free day to spend in Tanga Town. You can visit the local market, buy souvenirs or just spend some time chilling out in one of the beach hotels.
Day 44: Cultural day
A day to work alongside local families and immerse yourself within their day to day lives.
Day 45-49: Community projects & marine conservation
Back to projects and this week we will be visiting a local school, with a focus on improving facilities.
Day 50: R&R Day
Day 51: Marine Conservation day
Throughout the morning we will work on a number of marine conservation initiatives, including a beach clean up and participation in our famous flip flop recycling workshop.
Day 52-56: Community project work
Day 57: R&R Day
Day 58: Community Project Work
We will head back to the school today to finish off projects and hand it over to the staff and children.
Day 59: Transfer to Moshi Hotel
Your Tanga experience ends today! You will be transferred to the hotel in Moshi, where you will have an overnight stay before being taken to the airport in the morning.
Day 60: Departure to Kilimanjaro Airport
We will say our goodbyes and transfer you to Kilimanjaro Airport a few hours before your scheduled flight.