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CAMP TANZANIA

Our main projects are based outside Tanga, one of Tanzania’s oldest coastal towns and in the Moshi area of northern Tanzania, in the foothills of Kilimanjaro.

Whether you volunteer in Africa with us for 2 weeks, 1, 2 or 3 months, our Tanzania gap year programme is specifically designed to keep you off the well-worn backpackers trail but give you a taste of everything that makes this country a favourite with independent travellers.

Our main projects are based outside Tanga, one of Tanzania’s oldest coastal towns and in the Moshi area of northern Tanzania, in the foothills of Kilimanjaro. Our base at Tanga is situated in the heart of a rural coastal community literally on the Indian Ocean front. For the really adventurous you can use one of your weeks to climb Africa’s highest mountains.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Volunteer in Africa and work on important projects to improve the standard of living for rural Tanzanian communities
  • Participate in ongoing conservation initiatives to protect wildlife and the environment
  • Safari in Tanzania’s premier National Park The Ngorongoro Crater
  • Marine conservation programme
  • Indian Ocean and rural location
  • Mountain trekking opportunities

THE COUNTRY

The largest country in East Africa, Tanzania boasts the continent’s highest mountain, the historical spice islands of Zanzibar, the world’s largest game reserve and probably the most famous national park. For many it is the ultimate safari destination and with National Parks and Game reserves covering 28% of the country, Tanzania has more land devoted to wildlife than anywhere else in the world.

THE PEOPLE

Tanzania has approximately 120 ethnic groups and Tanzanians value their country’s multicultural heritage. The tall red-robed Masai are the best known of Tanzania’s peoples, inhabiting the northern regions of the country. Tanzania’s coast is home to the Swahili people, a vibrant mix of Arab, Indian and Bantu origins.

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