• Community Development in Tanzania

    Communtity development , Tanzania
  • Duration

    11 Days

  • Location

    Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Longido region (Or add 3-day extension) – Estimated 20 Service Hours, 25 with extension

  • Basic Package

    Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director and more.

  • Price

    Starting from USD 4,565

Meaningful. Sustainable. Unforgettable
Just a short distance northwest of the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro lies the Arusha region, where you will spend the majority of your service work while in Tanzania. There, you’ll work with locals to build and restore the region’s overcrowded and outdated schools, providing more children than ever with the chance to learn. You’ll also get the opportunity to travel to Lake Manyara Park for the chance to see the “Big 5” game animals.

We work with the award-winning charity Free The Children to better understand the needs of each community and then focus projects on those issues. Themes include:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Alternative Income and Livelihood
  • Agriculture and Food Security

Day 1: Fly overnight to Kilimanjaro

Day 2: Arrive in Kilimanjaro
Meet your Field Director at the airport and transfer to the Free The Children accommodations.

Day 3: Longido Region

Travel to the Free The Children community in the Longido Region where your service project will take place.

  • Participate in a community orientation and safety overview.

Days 4-7: Service Project — Free the Children Community
As communities evolve so do their needs. That’s why we work closely with Free The Children to better understand the local challenges. Since projects are determined closer to your actual tour date, here’s a glimpse at what a day might look like.

  • Each morning you’ll practice Swahili.
  • Work side by side with locals to build or restore schools.
  • Participate in activities that acknowledge local culture like water walks and talks with locals.
  • Evenings are a chance to reflect, discuss events as a group, and draw connections between the day’s work and relevant global issues.

Day 8: Safari Day

  • Go on a safari for the chance to see the “Big 5” game animals, along with giraffes, zebras, warthogs, gazelles and hyenas.
  • Travel back to the Free The Children Community.

Day 9: Service Project — Free the Children Community
Continue working on your service project.

Day 10: Transfer to Kilimanjaro

  • Enjoy a local meal before transferring to the airport.

Day 11: Arrive home

Add 3-day extension

Days 10-14: Longido Region

  • Extend your service project in the Free The Children Community.