For Groups of 5 or more.  Don’t have much time?  This is a great Tanzania immersion for schools, friends, families:

10 Day Voluntourism program

Day 1:  Depart your home country to Kilimanjaro Airport

Day 2: Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport – Overnight at our tented camp.

Day 3:  After breakfast a bus will pick you up in the morning at take you to a Arusha, a bustling city. Visit the Masai market where you can meet many of the artisans we support and pick up some unique handmade items.  Have lunch at a local restaurant.   You will have an opportunity to pick up a local SIM card for your internet needs, stop at a supermarket for snacks and other things you might have left behind.  The bus will take you back to your tented camp.

Day 4:  After breakfast your volunteering will begin at Fr. Christmas Academy.  Spend the morning either playing, teaching new songs and engaging with students, or picking up a paint brush, gardening tools or make a brick walkway.    In the afternoon, take a village walk to a local family’s house for lunch.  Learn about village life, experience new food and learn some Swahili.  Walk back to the school campus and relax around a camp fire. Dinner will be served in your lounge area.

Day 5: After breakfast you will spend another morning either with the students at Fr. Christmas Academy or continuing the project you began the day before.    In the afternoon the Masai will come and do a traditional dance that you can join and learn some new moves!  A goat roast and campfire will be ready for your evening under the African sky

Day 6:  Our safari partners will pick you up and your safari begins.  After an early breakfast your safari guides will pick you up and take you to Tarangire National Park where you will see many elephants on the plains as well as impala, zebra, wildebeast, giraffe and more pending upon the time of year.  Over night in Mtu Wa Mbu at a local campsite in.  All meals included

Day 7: After breakfast your safari guides will pick you up as you head to Lake Manyara National Park.  Spend the day exploring the animals in the rain forest.  Enjoy a picnic lunch.  Don’t forget your cameras!  You can stop at the local market and pick up some interesting art.  Try some red bananas too!  Overnight in Karatu at a local hotel.  All meals included

Day 8:  Your day will begin early as you head to Lake Eaysi. Home to the Hadzabe Bushmen, Lake Eyasi is one of the few places remaining in Africa where tribal life is still maintained relatively untouched by the development of the region. … Lake Eyasi is situated at the southwestern end of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area between Great Rift Valley.  Enjoy a walk with the Hadzabe tribe in the early morning.  Drive back to Karatu for another night in the same hotel.  (all meals included)

Day 9:  Head back to Arusha for a day room at a local hotel and off to the airport for your trip home.

Price $1950 (minimum 5 people)  Not including airfare or visa.

We do not accept the safari payment of this trip, we will instruct you to make payment to the Safari Company in Tanzania.

*Day 8 can be substituted to a trip to Ngorongoro Crater instead of Lake Eaysi.  Price $2150 per person.

One of the most popular reasons for travel is to experience a new culture. From different norms to new people in all walks of life, foreign travel can broaden your scope of the world.

Voluntourism focuses even more on this appealing aspect. The volunteers replace rest and relaxation with a chance to spend time with the locals. Instead of the usual tourist stops, you get to spend more time with locals off the beaten path.

Voluntourism can provide a much more authentic look at a country than the normal vacation.