from $2650.00

Camp Tanzania (2013)

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29 days

This is a premium volunteering programme with a difference. Book either a 28, 56 or 84 night project and experience authentic Tanzanian village life off the beaten track. This trip is for volunteers that are keen to make a real difference in some of the poorest areas in East Africa by working on award-winning community and conservation initiatives to improve living standards for local people and provide better access to education for children. Those staying for longer than a month also get to work in Kenya taking part in conservation activities on an 80,000 acre private wildlife sanctuary. Those on a three month programme will spend time in the beautiful Usambara mountains working on community development projects. The projects Include school refurbishment, habitat work, marine conservation and also, you'll get to go on a big game safari!
  • Summary

    The Community Projects: In rural Tanzania, around 70% of people are living below the poverty line and access to proper sanitation, clean drinking water, healthcare and an education are often limited or non-existent. The major feature of the 1 month Camp Tanzania programme is the vital role you will play in assisting with local community projects and it is likely that you will find this the most rewarding part of your programme. Our community projects are based both in the foothills of Kilimanjaro, at Camp Mbokomu, and at Camp Tanga which is based in a small village 6km south of the town it was named after. The core projects focus on education and initiatives that benefit the local schools and their constantly expanding classes. Project work may include building new classrooms or ablution blocks, constructing housing, working to supply clean water to communities, teaching, desk building, marine conservation, capacity building and much more. The Wildlife Projects: Did you know that 25% of all of Africa¿s Game is located in East Africa? You will go on a fantastic safari visiting some of the most stunning locations Africa has to offer whilst trying to spot the Big Five. You will be taken on a camping safari so make sure you have your cameras ready! Adventure Options: There are loads of great adventures for volunteers to challenge themselves with. There are several mountains that volunteers can trek including Kilimanjaro (9 days - £1360), Mount Meru (6 days - £800) and Mount Kenya (7 days £750). All mountain trekking options must be added on to the end of the programme. Please consult Camps International to confirm departure dates.

  • Highlights

    - Community development project work near Tanga and/or the foothills of Kilimanjaro (around 3 weeks) - Community based Marine Conservation on the Indian Ocean (around 4-5 days) - 2-day Safari to some of East Africa¿s best National Parks (Tanzania) - Cultural visit - Regular chill out days - A wide range of additional optional activities including the chance to trek Kilimanjaro or Mt Meru - An initial orientation of the local area with basic Swahili lessons

  • Inclusions

    - Meals, drinking water and accommodation - Airport transfers to/from Kilimanjaro (on set travel dates) - Orientation of local area - 1 basic Swahili lesson - Community and wildlife project work - 2 day Big Game Safari in some of East Africa's premier National Parks - Cultural visit - Regular trips to town - Wide range of optional activities - Fully staffed camps and local guides - Scheduled project transfers - Project costs and coordination - Emergency management plan and 24 hour support

  • Not Included

    - Flights including internal flights - Some in country transfers - Travel Insurance - Arrival and departure fees (if applicable) - Visa (i.e. tourist visa and C class work permit) - Vaccinations - Personal equipment, spending money, tips or gratuities - Personal laundry - Extra activities

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