Summer program - Africa, Arusha, north Tanzania
SUMMER VOLUNTEER&TRAVEL PROGRAMS-(3 WEEK SPECIAL PROJECTS)
Before reading: This is not a FREE opportunity!
These adventure trips are available throughout the year, however, are more popular as Summer Volunteer Program options for students.
The Cost for the Summer Programme (3 week special) is 1500 dollars.
The fee will cover for the Airport pick-up, Orientation Seminar, Project’s induction, Accommodation, 24 hour in Country support, Long term experienced Staff, supervision, Volunteer Certificate, T-shirt, all meals and three days’ safari to Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National parks.
The following cost are not included; Flights, Visa, Vaccination, Medical/ travel insurance, Extra local excursions and Personal equipment.
You will be met by a member of Better Nature Staff. You will then be transferred to your accommodation where you will be introduced to other volunteers living with you or living in the locality and then you will be left to rest for the remainder of the day to settle in and relax.
Day2: General Orientation/Induction.
Your induction normally begins at our local office, where a member of Better Nature will go over all the necessary procedures relating to healthcare, communications, transport and safety. After Office induction you will be taken to the City to get your bearings around the city as a whole so you know where to find shops, internet, Police station, hospital and Bank.
Day3-6: Placement/Project Induction:
On the third day Volunteers will be taken to their placement. You will be introduced to the other staff members that you will be working with. You will be shown around your placement so that you know where to find toilets, first aid stations and equipment you may require. Volunteers main role will be to keep the children involved and engaged in various activities. Volunteers will participate in teaching basic maths, English, vocational skills, run health and hygiene classes, teaching them the importance of hand washing, mosquito protection, water sanitation methods ,basic first aid and participating in raising awareness on the conservation and preservation of wildlife /environment.(Soccer for conservation-Campaign using soccer to spread anti-poaching message in communities bordering National parks.)
Day7: Outreach Programme (Cultural Tour)
This is satisfying experience to leave your Safari vehicle behind and ascend the mountains of farming tribes in Tanzania to observe how coffee is cultivated by farmers or to walk over the plains to enjoy the rich traditions of the pastoral tribes like maasai whose traditions are closely connected to nature plus wildlife.
Day 8-11: Continue with your volunteering work
Day12: Depart for wildlife safari. Start at Tarangire National park later overnight at one of the Campsites in Mto wa Mbu.
Day 13: Early in the morning Volunteers will depart to Manyara National park and overnight at one of the campsites in Karatu.
Day14: Early in the morning volunteers will descend to ngorongoro crater for game drive. Spend the whole day and later drive back to Arusha.
Day 15: Relaxation day optional time at swimming pool at Ilboru or mt meru Lodge.
Day 16-18: Continue with volunteer work in the Orphanage and School.
Day19: Visit water falls, canoeing at Lake Duluti or Hot springs Moshi (optional at extra cost)
Day 20: End of the Volunteering work/ farewell with the students and visit Tengeru market
Day 21: Shopping at maasai market, Tanzanite experience and farewell part with the Better Nature Staff.
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