Mother Nature Conservation Camp Kilimanjaro: Tree nursery, reforestation, environmental education

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As a volunteering you will stay at a comfortable tent on the slopes of Kilimanjaro near the Mweka Gate of Kilimanjaro National Park in the middle of a community tree nursery. You will cultivate tree seedlings and plant trees on deforested land of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

In addition, volunteers will participate in community work in the village. This involves helping farmers to harvest crops such as corn, coffee and bananas, building schools, bridges and re-constructing roads. Volunteers will also take part in creating workshops to educate school children and the surrounding village community on different aspects of conserving the environment.

As a volunteer you can also join lectures and courses at the internationally renowed College of African Wildlife Management in Mweka, one of Africa's top training institutions for wildlife rangers.

Highlights
  • Do something against climate change by planting trees on reforested land of Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Live in our comfortable camp in the middle of a tree nursery in the tropical rain forest
  • Fully immerse into a local Chagga farming community on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • All activities guided and instructed by a professional botanist
  • Combine your trip with our other environmental conservation volunteering programs in Zanzibar, Kenya and South Africa.

Clean Climate Footprint - Remote Internships - Covid-19 Travel Update!

* Did you know that for the CO2 compensation of your long-haul flights we plant 10 indigenous trees on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania for each participant of our worldwide programs?
* We offer Remote Internships in many subject areas if you want to work from home and still gain international work experience!
* Covid-19 Update: Traveling to Tanzania and Zanzibar is now possible again! Contact us for Corona safety information!

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Giovanni
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Yes, I recommend this program

One month at the Mother Nature Forest Camp, Kilimanjaro

This was the first time I travelled to Africa and I enjoyed the experience from the first day. The staff of World Unite! was supportive in any aspect and made me feel welcome even before my arrival. Once there, I met a lot of lovely people in Mweka/Moshi both among the locals and the other volunteers, and I really felt part of the community. Of course, staying at the forest camp may be a little tough for someone, due to the quite cold and very wet climate, but dwelling right at the border of the Kilimanjaro National Park is an unmatchable experience. As for the camp, it has been newly settled and it is pretty comfortable, apt to host many guests. The activities are of different types: taking care of the tree nursery, collecting seeds, planting seedlings, cleaning the streets, helping local farmers and more. Mr Sikievu, the man who leads the project in coordination with the World Unite! staff, is a great source of inspiration and will teach you a lot about the project itself and about the culture of the region. Other local people work at the camp cooking, keeping watch and doing works of diverse kind; all of them really made us volunteers feel at home, and the connection we established was precious and sincere. Miriam and Adelina were of invaluable help and support, at any time committing to make you get the most out of your stay in Tanzania. I am so grateful of everything and definitely recommend this experience!

What would you improve about this program?
It happened on some days that the schedule of activities was not so clear or not very efficient. The camp has started running recently, so one can expect that this will come right in the next few months.
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