Join an Expedition in Tanzania

Volunteer for 4, 7 or 10 weeks

“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

Why 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. The projects that you undertake during your Expedition will be dependent on the length of the programme that you do: 4, 7 or 10 weeks.

A volunteer demonstrates how to use a tippy tap in Tanzania

Community project

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 local schools, so you will meet other young people from Tanzania.

Volunteers cross a river while trekking in Tanzania


Join an exhilarating adventure trek through rural 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.

A volunteer tends to seedlings in Tanzania

Environment project

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.

When can I go?
Dates Weeks Availability Application deadline
01 Jul – 07 Sep 10 Deadline passed
01 Jul – 17 Aug 7 Deadline passed
01 Jul – 29 Jul 4 Deadline passed
23 Jul – 07 Sep 7 Limited availability Extended to 18 Jun 2018
02 Aug – 30 Aug 4 Limited availability 07 Jun 2018
30 Sep – 07 Dec 10 Places available 16 Aug 2018
30 Sep – 16 Nov 7 Places available 16 Aug 2018
22 Oct – 07 Dec 7 Places available 06 Sep 2018
Dates Weeks Availability Application deadline Note
11 Feb – 20 Apr 10 Places available 07 Jan 2019
11 Feb – 30 Mar 7 Places available 07 Jan 2019
05 Mar – 20 Apr 7 Places available 29 Jan 2019
July – Sept 4, 5, 7 and 10 Places available TBD The dates for these Expeditions haven’t been confirmed, but you can still secure your place by selecting ‘future Expedition’ on the application form.
Oct – Dec 7 and 10 Places available TBD The dates for these Expeditions haven’t been confirmed, but you can still secure your place by selecting ‘future Expedition’ on the application form.
Did you know?
  1. Tanzania is diverse – over 120 different tribes can be found in Tanzania and over 100 languages spoken.

  2. Tanzanians follow “ujamaa”. This Swahili term is all about caring and showing concern for your neighbours.

  3. Tanzania has the largest concentration of wildlife animals per square kilometre in the world.

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