Improving Education & Local Infrastructure

8-weeks living alongside both a coastal and rural community in Beautiful Tanzania. You will work on school projects and micro finance initiatives.

About the Program

Spending two months in Tanzania means you get to experience life at both our breezy coastal Camp Tanga and rural Camp Kidia in the foothills of Kilimanjaro. You will make a measurable impact on the communities our camps are located alongside. A friendly welcome will greet you as you work on improving school infrastructure for the local children, building school desks or constructing classrooms. You definitely won’t be short of new friends. Get stuck in to building homes for vulnerable families and the elderly for a hugely rewarding experience. Work on environmental workshops, educating local school children on the importance of recycling. Clean the beaches and take part in our flip-flop recycling initiative.

Experience true cultural immersion as you cook with and learn from the inspiring local women. Spend time exploring the town of Moshi. Chill out and soak up the laid back vibes of Tanga Town, relax on the white sand beach, go for a kayak, snorkel the tropical waters and explore the local beach bars. We’ll take you on a trek to swim in crystal clear waterfalls, the perfect way to relax after project work. You will leave Tanzania safe in the knowledge that you have made a real difference to each community’s quality of life and no doubt have made a difference to your own life in the process.


Camp Kidia
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
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.

Itinerary

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. 

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Groups

Typical day

Usual working days are Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and will include the following activities.

  • Home building
  • Renovating
  • School facility improvement
  • Beach cleanups 
  • Recycling workshops
  • Working alongside local families
  • Environmental awareness workshops

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Required Documents
Application Form
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

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Free-time activities

Top up your trip with a variety of adventure add-ons from mountain climbing, waterfall trekking to scuba diving in the beautiful Indian Ocean.

Water Sports
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Safari/Zoo

Services

What's included?
Food - Drinking water - Accommodation - In-country transfers - All project costs and materials - Pre travel support from dedicated UK team - Orientation - Language lessons - 24-hour emergency support

What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Airport Pickup

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!

Accommodation

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.

Camping
Food & Beverages

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.

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
Costs
8 weeks (min. stay)
$3630

You can volunteer at the project site in Moshi /Tanzania between 8 weeks and 8 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Camps International will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$454/week
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 Camps International during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Airport
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