Volunteer in Tanzania and become one of the locals, welcomed with open arms by the people you meet. Cultural immersion is more than just being a tourist and seeing the sights, it's a unique opportunity to engage meaningfully with individuals and a community, to build relationships, make friends and live life as they do.
All our programs are divided into three parts - orientation, cultural immersion placement and independent travel.
From your base in Tanzania you can explore all that Africa has to offer during your independent travel time. Go on Safari, try water sports, bungee jumping, trek to Kilimanjaro, ride camels. Whatever you love to do, you will be sure to find an adventure in Africa.
- Orientation - a chance to settle in, get to know your group and make sure you're fully prepared for all aspects of your placement.
- Immersion - you live and work with others from your group, sharing your skills, in one of our partner communities near Arusha or Machame (near Moshi). Key to the experience is the high level of independence we offer. We're always available, but we stand back and let you make the most of the experience.
- Independent Travel - the final month of the program is free for you to explore the game reserves, mountains, national parks or beaches of East Africa. We're still here to support you whenever you need!
FREE Safari Experience when you travel to Africa with us...!!!
Africa & Asia Venture (AV) is one of the oldest gap year providers. Since 1993 AV has been offering unique immersive programs in Africa and Asia for those aged 17-25. You live and work in the local community in a group with fellow participants from around the world.