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What to expect in Tanzania

Tanzania is home to the towering Mount Kilimanjaro, the ancient spice island of Zanzibar, the famous Lake Victoria, and thousands of wild animals roaming Serengeti National Park. Culturally rich, Tanzania is also home to the semi-nomadic Maasai people, who are known for their colorful dress and distinctive customs.

Where do we operate programs in Tanzania

What type of programs can you do in Tanzania

VOLUNTEER ABROAD IN TANZANIA

The World Endeavors Volunteer in Tanzania program takes place in the district of Monduli, located within the Arusha region in northeastern Tanzania.

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Our Tanzania Programs

Shown below are all of our program options for this country. If you can’t find a suitable program then please use the main program finder to continue your search.

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Youth Sports Coaching Volunteer in Tanzania

Engage with local communities and promote positive change as a sports volunteer in Tanzania.

Youth Sports Coaching Volunteer in Tanzania

Engage with local communities and promote positive change as a sports volunteer in Tanzania.

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Maasai Tribal Immersion Volunteer in Tanzania

To learn about the Maasai culture is one thing‚ but why not be a part of it! This is your chance to learn from the experience of being and doing. You can see the Maasai way of life up close and participate in the many activities that are typical of their daily lives.

Maasai Tribal Immersion Volunteer in Tanzania

To learn about the Maasai culture is one thing‚ but why not be a part of it! This is your chance to learn from the experience of being and doing. You can see the Maasai way of life up close and participate in the many activities that are typical of their daily lives. During this Maasai Village Homestay, you will be welcomed to stay within their village, learn about their culture, and participate in their daily tasks. Tasks are always divided, with men usually taking care of and/or selling the tribe‚Äôs cattle, while women will take part in milking, cooking, finding firewood and taking care of babies and even constructing the houses in the boma. You will find that there will be plenty of oppo

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Empowering Women Volunteer in Arusha, Tanzania

Maasai Tribe communities are traditionally patriarchal. This program provides insight into the unique culture of the Maasai Tribe and the impact that is felt when the education of girls is not prioritized. The primary focus is on the development of basic skills and financial literacy of the local women, who are learning how they can earn funds to support themselves and educate their children.

Empowering Women Volunteer in Arusha, Tanzania

Maasai Tribe communities are traditionally patriarchal. This program provides insight into the unique culture of the Maasai Tribe and the impact that is felt when the education of girls is not prioritized. The primary focus is on the development of basic skills and financial literacy of the local women, who are learning how they can earn funds to support themselves and educate their children.

The Maasai community has its own distinct culture, which differs from other societies in Tanzania. They have their own recognizable manner of dress, decorations and lifestyle. The majority of Maasai women throughout the many Maasai communities live a life of poverty and cultural oppression. Men are the

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Community Development Volunteer in Tanzania

Volunteers work to strengthen their host community by addressing some of its most pressing needs and sharing their skills and compassion with the people they meet.

Community Development Volunteer in Tanzania

Volunteers work to strengthen their host community by addressing some of its most pressing needs and sharing their skills and compassion with the people they meet.

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Childcare Volunteer in Tanzania

Work hand-in-hand with local Tanzanian community members to make a positive impact on underprivileged children's lives.

Childcare Volunteer in Tanzania

Work hand-in-hand with local Tanzanian community members to make a positive impact on underprivileged children’s lives.

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Tanzania Environmental Conservation Monduli

Experience Tanzania by taking part in its local conservation efforts around the rural outback of Monduli.

Tanzania Environmental Conservation Monduli

Get involved in forestry efforts, teaching classes on environmental conservation, tree planting and more! This program is part of an effort to preserve the local environment and offer important environmental awareness to the local community in Monduli.

This program works with an environmental club through a local school to increase student awareness of environmental issues, and encourage them to join the cause. You’ll be contributing your time on this campaign and planting seeds to nurture responsible future citizens of the world.

Another component of this project is caring for Monduli’s rainforests through reforestry, in order to help preserve the health of the atmosphere. These rainforests

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Tanzania English Teaching Monduli

Meet a new generation of eager students and help improve their English as a community teacher in Tanzania!

Tanzania English Teaching Monduli

Teach in local schools in the district of Monduli and help the students broaden their minds. It will also be a fulfilling experience for you! Friendly school teachers will provide guidance and lesson plans for you based on their curriculum. Take part in informal group activities involving games, coloring, books and toys, all with the goal of improving the local children’s English.

We have strong relationships with various primary, secondary, and high schools around the Monduli district in need of teaching support and community leaders, who would like us to organize English learning programs in the local village hall. You will have the chance to teach mathematics and science for higher level

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Tanzania Medical Placement Monduli

Be part of a medical program at a local hospital in Arusha, Tanzania and gain valuable knowledge and skills alongside local professionals.

Tanzania Medical Placement Monduli

This is a great opportunity for prospective medical students to not only hone their medical skills through international work experience, but also provide medical assistance to people and places with less resources available to them.

The hospital is an institution established in 1975 which is operated by a religious order in the community, and initially focused on providing medical care to expectant mothers and children. As the population grew in Arusha, the need for varied care grew as well. Over time this medical facility has grown to become the second largest hospital in Arusha with an in-patient capacity of 100 and well over 100 staff members. It now handles patients in Obstetrics/Gyneco

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Tanzania Culture Week

Learn more about Tanzania, create new bonds, and immerse yourself in the local culture. This week will take you to important locations related to Tanzania's culture and history.

Tanzania Culture Week

The week will feature orientation classes and visits to a Maasai Village and other places of interest, all of which will help you integrate into the local culture and prepare you for your volunteer experience in this incredible part of the world!

Culture Week is packed with an introduction to local customs and traditions, do’s and dont’s and language classes, as well as a walking safari to observe animals in their natural habitat. You will visit highlights of the amazing town of Monduli, which is a bustling and developing township with rich history and many places of interest such as museums, art galleries and monuments, where you’ll be sure to learn more about this country’s struggle for in

Every World Endeavors Program Includes

Our international programs are intentionally curated to be comprehensive, and include all that you need to succeed and stay safe abroad.

YOUR PROGRAM

  • Customized to match your interests and goals
  • Year-round program availability and start dates
  • Flexible durations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Variety of options depending on program type – host family, shared apartment/house, student residence
  • Vetted and hand-selected with quality and safety in mind

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support

RE-ENTRY AND CAREER INTEGRATION

  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Assistance with resume updates
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN TANZANIA

In Tanzania, there’s a wide range of activities to enjoy during your spare time:

  • Cultural Encounters: Interact with local Maasai communities, learn about their traditions and way of life, and participate in cultural exchange programs.
  • Climb Mount Kilimanjaro: Challenge yourself with a trek to the summit of Africa’s highest peak, enjoying breathtaking views and a sense of accomplishment.
  • Swahili Language Learning: Immerse yourself in the local culture by learning basic Swahili phrases, enhancing your interactions and understanding of the people.
  • Safari Adventures: Embark on thrilling safari experiences in world-renowned national parks like Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire, where you can witness incredible wildlife and stunning landscapes.

Recent Tanzania Testimonials

Kristin MVolunteer in Tanzania

This experience broadened my eyes to global health and perspective and one day I hope to return to Tanzania to help as a medical professional.The host family was very welcoming and helpful in adjusting to the culture.I gained a much deeper knowledge and appreciation of the culture in east Africa as well as how the health system is operated.

Francesca MVolunteer in Tanzania

I felt well-cared-for from the first day to the last one, if I had doubts I could ask and soon had an answer. I experienced many unexpected feelings and faced a lot of situations which made me love Africa even more than I thought. Moreover, I became familiar with the local culture, met local people and made so many friends there.

Samantha RVolunteer in Tanzania

From my experience abroad, I gained a whole new level of confidence in myself. I went outside of my comfort zone to travel alone to a new country in order to help others. I gained a further appreciation for other cultures, and a knowledge that other parts of the world are extremely different and yet similar at the same time. I learned of my love to volunteer, and a deeper passion for traveling.

Aaron JVolunteer in Tanzania

Being abroad, I learned so much about myself and a different culture. I gained more patience. I was able to work with the kids a lot. I was able to have a very good mix of teaching and playing with the children.It helped me learn that I love teaching, so I am sure of my future career plans.

Tanzania FAQs

Is it Safe to Travel to Tanzania?

Tanzania is generally considered safe for travel, offering diverse wildlife, landscapes, and cultural experiences. However, travelers should be aware of health precautions, including vaccinations and malaria prevention, due to tropical diseases. Adhering to local laws and customs is essential, and petty crime can occur, especially in urban areas. It’s recommended to use reputable tour operators for safaris and excursions and to exercise caution on roads. Additionally, monitoring weather conditions, particularly during rainy seasons, and staying informed about travel advisories can contribute to a safer and more enjoyable trip to Tanzania.

Is Dar es Salaam in Tanzania?

Yes, Dar es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania and is located on the country’s eastern coast.

What is the History of Tanzania?

Tanzania has a long, rich, and varied history that dates back centuries. Various cultures and civilizations inhabited it, including the Swahili, Portuguese, and British. It was a significant trading hub for East Africa before the arrival of Europeans in the 19th century. After establishing German East Africa in 1885, the area became a British protectorate in 1920, and Kenya gained independence in 1961. Since then, Tanzania has become a significant tourist destination due to its natural beauty and diverse wildlife.

Do I Need Any Vaccinations to Travel to Tanzania?

It would help if you got vaccinations for diseases such as yellow fever, typhoid, and Hepatitis A before traveling to Tanzania. It is also advisable to get vaccinated against other conditions that may be present in Tanzania, such as rabies, meningitis, and polio.

Do I Need Malaria Pills to Travel to Tanzania?

Yes, malaria is present in Tanzania, and it is recommended to take malaria prevention medication when traveling there. It is also essential to take other precautions, such as using insect repellent and wearing long sleeves and pants to reduce the risk of being bitten by mosquitos.

Does Tanzania Have a Visa on Arrival?

Yes, Tanzania does offer visas on arrival for most visitors. Upon arrival at one of the country’s international airports, most visitors can apply for and receive a visa.

Depending on the type of program you decide to do in Tanzania, your visa requirements may vary, and the visa on arrival might not be available to you. Don’t worry, though; our helpful advisors will guide you through every step so you can avoid visa woes!

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