East Africa Summer Group Volunteering Tour
Join us for the adventure of a lifetime in Tanzania this summer! Give back in local communities while also exploring the famous Serengeti and relaxing under the warm sun on Zanzibar’s famous beaches. Spend two weeks making a tangible difference in the rural communities of Tanzania through various various community development projects Live like locals! During your tour you will be living in the communities you are working in both at the dramatic foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Moshi and on the white sand beaches of Jambiani, Zanzibar.
- Program ID: #2587
- Location: Tanzania & Zanzibar MoshiTanzania3° 20' 15.3996" S, 37° 20' 28.1616" ETZ
Marine Conservation Internship in Tanzania
The vivid, multi-hued coral reefs support a dazzling array of tropical reef fish and provide rich feeding grounds for turtles, rays and other marine creatures, whilst the deep blue offshore waters support sharks, dolphins and whale sharks, as well as vast shoals of cruising pelagics. Dive and snorkel to explore this pristine seascape and you'll discover and chart extensive areas of undamaged coral, find healthy populations of multicoloured fish, see turtles and marine mammals, and learn to recognise a huge diversity of inter-tidal animals from tiny hermit crabs to pastel-hued anemones.
Dolphin Conservation in Zanzibar
Kizimkazi is a small fishing village located in the Menai Bay Conservation Area (MBCA) south-west of Zanzibar. Menai Bay is home to a number of famous sea life, including different species of birds, fish, dolphins (including bottlenose dolphins and humpback dolphins). There are also two species of whales during whale season of June to November. The dolphins, particularly the friendly bottlenose dolphins which are present during the whole year, have become a major tourist attraction.
- Program ID: #2427
- Location: Zanzibar KizimkaziTanzania6° 26' 2.5296" S, 39° 27' 41.4612" ETZ
Teaching Program, Tanzania
The vocational school hosts young adults between the ages of 14 and 22 who are unable to pay US$40 per year to attend secondary school. Many of the students come from extremely poor families or are orphans. In the town of Usa River, large numbers of young people risk ending up on the streets and are often drawn into a life of crime. The school not only equips its students with educational skills, but also provides structure and a positive environment in which to acquire positive life skills.
Working With Children in Tanzania
The orphanage we work with is home to 50 children between the ages of 2 and 9. The children are split into two groups. The baby class has approximately 40 under-4s and the kindergarten usually has 10 pupils. The two-to-four year olds are taught the basics of identifying letters and numbers. Those aged 4 to 9, meanwhile, are being prepared for elementary school and are taught to read, write and do simple mathematics. All pupils are taught English.