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.


As the venturers begin the third and final phase of expedition, Alpha 1 look back to their phase one trek, outlining what they learned and how they developed both individually and as a team.

Words and photos Alpha 1.

August 15, 2017

Currently based in the village of Nyamwezi, Alpha 2 are working on a SWASH project (school water sanitation and hygiene), funded by Buildbase and Hirebase - both part of Grafton Merchanting GB Limited. The project includes the building of 18 latrines, a hand washing station and menstrual hygiene management room. The construction is complemented by SWASH lessons, equipping the school children with knowledge about good hygiene and sanitation, leading to long-term behavioural change in the community.

Words Alice. Photos Hilary.

August 11, 2017

Five week expedition has ended and the venturers and volunteers managers have all returned home. The two teams ended their time in Tanzania by completing a five day hike around the Southern Highlands of Iringa. Venturers tell us what they learned during trek, what they found challenging and what surprised them the most.

August 5, 2017

Linzie Clarke, a Key Account Manager at powered access specialist Nationwide Platforms has recently completed an eight week expedition as a volunteer manager with Raleigh Tanzania. Linzie had the opportunity to volunteer through her company and was given time off to come to Tanzania and complete expedition. We spoke with Linzie following expedition to find out what she has learned from her time volunteering with Raleigh Tanzania.

August 2, 2017

Both Delta 1 and 2 spent phase one working on SWASH (school water, sanitation and hygiene) projects. Delta 1 completed construction of a hand washing station and put the finishing touches to new latrines in Mlanga. Delta 2, working in Nyamwezi, began construction of sanitation facilities, making brilliant progress so far. Both teams complemented the construction by starting SWASH clubs and teaching lessons to the school children on practicing good hygiene, including the six stages of hand washing.

Words Delta 1 and 2. Photos Delta 1 and Rosie.

July 28, 2017

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