An unforgettable, once in a lifetime opportunity doing some life changing work with incredible people. The things I’ve seen and what I’ve experienced over a very packed 10-weeks has changed my life for the better and I have a better perception of the world as a result. I would recommend a Raleigh Expedition to anyone, and will try persuading others to do one.”
– Harry, volunteered in Tanzania
Tanzania is an East African country which packs a heck of a punch when it comes to dramatic scenery, impressive mountains, vast wilderness, and sublime national parks. It’s home to Africa’s highest mountain, (the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro) and lined with an array of vibrant marine life such as colourful coral reefs and whale sharks. Inland you can find stunning wildlife such as elephants, lions, rhinos, and leopards. While the country is also a haven of rich culture, welcoming locals and fascinating ways of life. You will live and work alongside local communities and it’s their lives you will be helping to change for the better.
What will I be doing?
In Tanzania, our work focuses on improving community managed water and sanitation systems and building community resilience. You will gain experience of sustainable development work and help this incredible country to move forwards towards a secure future, whilst developing skills for yourself.
You will have the opportunity to take part in three extraordinary projects in different locations and in different teams of young people: community, environment and adventure.
Live alongside a remote Tanzanian community and become part of village life. As part of a team of volunteers from around the world, you will be working to improve the community members’ lives. You might be helping improve access to clean water or building sanitation facilities and running events to promote hygiene awareness. We work very closely with schools so there so you will meet other young people from Tanzania.
Join an exhilarating adventure trek, into the rarely explored Southern Highlands of Tanzania! You’ll learn camp-craft and survival skills, sleep under the stars and trek through stunning landscapes. Whilst on your trek, you will visit the Ruaha national park, learn about conservation issues and see some of Tanzania’s incredible wildlife first hand.
Your team will be focused on helping with reforestation. As well as planting trees, you will also be working closely with local communities to raise awareness of this important issue. Don’t worry you needn’t be an expert in this area, we’ll support you every step of the way.
Did you know?
Tanzania is diverse – over 120 different tribes can be found in Tanzania and over 100 languages spoken.
Tanzanians follow “ujamaa”. This Swahili term is all about caring and showing concern for your neighbours.
Tanzania has the largest concentration of wildlife animals per square kilometre in the world.