Explore a country with truly welcoming people, stunning landscapes and best safari opportunities in all of Africa.
From wild expanse of Lake Victoria, to mesmerizing safaris in the savannas of Serengeti and other parks where wildlife in abundance roam freely, trekking on snow-capped mountain of Mount Kilimanjaro, to relaxing on pristine beaches, Tanzania has so much to offer visitors. Because of this thousands flock to visit Tanzania every year. Despite the growth in tourism and increase in trade, poverty remains ubiquitous in Tanzania. This situation, however, offers an ideal opportunity for a volunteer to empower the lives of the poor and experience an amazing country. Join RCDP’s volunteer in Tanzania program and improve the living conditions of grassroots communities still chained to grinding poverty. You can choose from such projects like Teaching English to students of poor families, work in orphanage, HIV/AIDS project, women’s project and conservation project. Our volunteer program placements are located in Arusha and Moshi, both in Tanzania situated on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.
RCDP Tanzania volunteer Program starts every 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.
Every year hundreds of volunteers arrive in Tanzania to volunteer from UK and USA based organizations and end up paying up to $2500 to volunteer for 2 weeks. Unfortunately, only a small portion of that money actually goes to host projects and host families. The local host projects (orphanages, school, and local NGOs) in Tanzania are poor and need external support to run their programs. In our program, you will pay your fee directly to host families and projects up on arrival in Tanzania. When you join our program, we will make sure that all of your money goes to the projects and host families. Part of your fees also helps us to cover our expenses. The program fee is divided in as registration fee ($259) and weekly fee ($80 per week for room, food, coordination, and project donation). Click to find the allocation of $259
In Tanzania, weekly fee is divided between room/3 local foods a day (50%) and project donation/support of local project staffs (50%). This allocation may be different depending up on location, project type etc. However, our coordinator will explain these issues before you pay the fee. Please find below the break down of cost in a weekly basis.
The weekly Fee Does Not Include: airfare, daily transportation, visa and visa extension fee, airport drop, airport taxes, any personal expenses on food and travel, mineral water and soft drinks, gifts to project staffs and host family, laundry, telephone, immunization
RCDP is responsible for looking after the accommodation and the meal of the volunteer during your program in Tanzania. Volunteers will with stay either with a host family during their program. Our host families in Tanzania are well screened and they are socially respected. The family will offer you a safe and secure place to stay. Staying with a host family is a wonderful way to immersion in a local culture.
Our resident cook will prepare you 3 local meals in the Home Base. Ugali made of maize flour or cornmeal and cooked with water to porridge or dough like consistency is the national dish of Tanzania. Tanzanian food is also spicy and coconut milk is widely used. Tanzanian food can also include rice , chapati (a kind of bread), grilled meat, marinated beef, fish and vegetables like okra, green peas, beans and cassava leaves.
During the project, we will constantly monitor your progress and inquire if you're happy with the project or not. Our local coordinator lives close to the project and you'll have access to his mobile phone number 24 hours.