Tanzania Expedition

Get a real insight into our projects on the ground.

Meet our volunteers, communities and staff who are working together to create lasting, positive change.


Alpha 3 has finished a brilliant phase one. Whilst in village they have, alongside the local community, successfully filled 100,000 tubes with soil in preparation for seedling transplantation, held a successful action day and learned to work together as a team.

Words by Rachel, Oriana and Alastair.

Photos by Oriana, Rachel, Stefan, Jack and Volunteer Manager Lewis.

July 24, 2017

Phase one of expedition is complete, and the venturers and volunteer managers have spent four days at changeover in River Valley, Iringa. The groups joined together to de-brief phase one, share their experiences and stories with each other and receive their allocations for phase two.

Words Alice. Photos Hilary and Rosie.

July 22, 2017

Whilst venturers and volunteer managers are working on projects in rural villages across Tanzania they stay with local families. These homestays allow our venturers to build relationships and make lasting connections with the community they are working with. Delta 2 are currently based in Nyamwezi working on a WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) project. They offer us an insight into their experience living with a host family, including what they have learned so far and how they hope living in a homestay will impact their time spent in village.

Words Delta 2. Photos Delta 2 and Rosie.

July 18, 2017

Today is World Youth Skills Day. The day is marked by the United Nations to raise awareness of the importance of investing in the development of skills in young people. Currently four groups of 17-24 year olds are taking part in Expedition with Raleigh Tanzania. They are working on projects including NRM (natural resource management), WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) as well as undertaking a 19 day trek.

Words Alice. Photos Rosie and Delta 1 & 2.

July 15, 2017

Tanzania loses over 300,000 hectares of forest every year. More than 12% of woodland in the area surrounding Ikaning’ombe has been lost since the 1970s. We are here in Ikaning’ombe to work with the local community to reverse this trend.

Words by Rachel. Photos by Rachel, Stefan, Oriana and Volunteer Manager Lewis.

July 11, 2017

Following a four hour bus journey, Delta 1 arrived in the village of Mlanga, Dodoma excited and eager to get the phase one WASH project (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) underway. They will be constructing a hand washing station to complement a sanitation block built by a previous Raleigh group.

Words and photos by Delta 1

July 5, 2017

After four days of intensive training to prepare for life in-village, our 17KL venturers have all now departed for their phase one projects. They were up early yesterday and this morning to finish final preparations with the logistics team before boarding their buses and departing WAMO. Those who left yesterday are now settled in their villages, whilst the trek team set off today and will begin their trek tomorrow.

July 1, 2017

The 10 week, 7 week and 5 week venturers have been enjoying training this week and were eager to find out where they would be going and what project they would be working on for phase one. The process was made even more fun by the VMs who came up with a game. The venturers were each given the name of an animal in swahili and had to work with the Tanzanian venturers to translate the word. At the same time, the VMs were hiding nearby impersonating the corresponding animal. Once groups translated their word and found the VMs acting out the animal written on their piece of paper, they knew which groups they would be in.

June 30, 2017

We are thrilled to announced that the 17KL venturers have all safely arrived at WAMO, Raleigh Tanzania’s training facility in Morogoro. Coming from all over Tanzania, the UK and further afield; they will spend the next four days training to prepare for life on expedition.

June 27, 2017

Following volunteer manager (VM) allocations last week, it was time for the teams to begin putting all the training they have undertaken into practice. The newly formed groups headed out to their villages for project planning visits (PPVs). These are an opportunity for the VMs to get to know their village better, meet the village and district leadership and build relationships before starting their projects. Photographer Rosie accompanied Delta 1 to the village of Mlanga, where they will be working on a WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) project.

June 25, 2017