Location
  • Tanzania
    • Zanzibar
    • Kilimanjaro
    • Dar es Salaam
Length
2 to 3 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
15
Timeframe
Summer Winter
Housing
Guesthouse Lodge
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
2495
Price Details
What's included:
-All accommodations
-Group and ground transportation, including airport pick up and drop off
-All meals and drinking water
-Epic adventures and cultural immersion activities
-Funding toward volunteer projects
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals Transportation
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Feb 28, 2022
Jul 23, 2022
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About Program

GIVE’s Tanzania Program takes you from the tropical paradise of Zanzibar Island to the wild plains of mainland Tanzania. Volunteer in Tanzania alongside local residents to build critical infrastructure, teach fundamental English lessons and support the Tengeru Women’s Co-op; all while finding time to swim with wild dolphins in the Indian Ocean, sail over crystal clear waters, snorkel amongst vibrant coral reefs and embark on a 2-day safari through the African savannah.

After your Tanzania volunteer trip ends, climb Mount Kilimanjaro with GIVE and summit the tallest freestanding mountain in the world!

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Program Highlights

  • Build a primary and secondary school for community of Kairo
  • See wild lions, elephants, and giraffes on safari
  • English education
  • Swim with wild dolphins in the Indian Ocean
  • Empower local women and learn about their co-op

Program Reviews

4.97 Rating
based on 35 reviews
  • 5 rating 97.14%
  • 4 rating 2.86%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Impact 5
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 5
  • Value 4.8
  • Safety 5
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Caleigh
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

GIVE Tanzania Program

Every single day while on this trip was different but always full of learning, fun, and new experiences. There was never a dull moment or a time where there was nothing to do. I could talk forever about all the amazing experiences and all the memories that were made on this trip.

Waking up and going to volunteering was one of my favorite parts of the trip. The construction work was always so much fun and a great way to bond with the other volunteers and our local guides. After working hard, we would play games together and joke around and talk to each other. The construction guides Smile, Big Head, and Fani always made sure we were having a good time and working hard. They were super encouraging and came up with many great games to play. Teaching was also a favorite part of my days. The amazing students I taught always radiated with energy and motivation to learn. They made teaching a lot less intimidating as they happily welcomed us every day and became our friends outside of the classroom too.

Adventure days were always so much fun. Culture day was one of my favorite adventure days because we got to go to Stone Town and get an in-depth tour and were taught all about the history of the beautiful and culturally rich city. We then ate a great authentic meal on a small island where we also had lots of time to hang out and swim.

The other amazing adventure days included swimming with dolphins which was absolutely incredible. We jumped off our boats to see pods of over twenty dolphins swimming below us. Some would come up and surface for air just a few feet away. It was an amazing experience and a highlight of my life seeing so many dolphins in their natural habitat.

Leaving the village of Kairo to head to the mainland was so difficult. Kairo became our home and the locals became our friends. It did not feel like we were leaving a place that we were visiting, it felt like we were leaving home because we had become a part of the community there.

After spending a night in Dar Es Salaam, we headed to our campsite near Nyerere National Park. We went on a riverboat cruise to see some native animals that lived in and around the river (like hippos!!) and then spent the night hanging around the campfire. The next day we went off on our safari through the national park where we got to see so many amazing animals in their natural homes. Our guides on the safari were so helpful and taught us all about the land and the animals there. This was such a cool experience and was so much fun.

There's not enough words to describe how amazing the entire trip was. Our lead guides, Sophie and Boi, did a wonderful job educating us about everything everywhere throughout the trip and made sure we were healthy and having a great time. Our entire group of volunteers was amazing, and everyone got along and grew close so quickly. There was never a time where there wasn't a person to talk to or hangout with. I built relationships with other volunteers and even locals that I hope last forever. I am so happy I went on this trip because it opened up my mind and heart to new people and cultures. This trip taught me so much about myself and has changed my life and inspired me to continue to travel with purpose and become a lifelong global citizen.

Pros
  • Become immersed in a new culture and way of life
  • Learn about yourself and how you want to live
  • Travel responsibly and become a global citizen
10 people found this review helpful.
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Karizma
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Trip to Tanzania and Zanzibar summer 2022

I took my trip to Tanzania and Zanzibar in July of 2022 and I can tell you that it was the most life changing experience! We spent majority of our stay in Kairo, a small village in Kiwengwa. The locals were the most heart-warming, generous, welcoming people I have ever met.
Their dedication to their community was so inspiring. They want to grow and learn on their own as well as with one another. Their perseverance was out of this world! My biggest take away from them was that it is never too late to get what you want out of this lifetime.
There is a certain generalization about Africa as a whole that it is very poor and very hungry. While they may not have designer bags and 60in flat screens, they are thriving with what they do have. They have plenty of food, water and other necessities everyday for themselves and their family. The only thing they lack is access to a proper education which every human deserves. Teaching them English was such an honor knowing that it will open their future up to brand new job opportunities.
I learned so much from these beautiful people; how to minimize my carbon footprint, the impact of every dollar spent, how to preserve mother nature and her inhabitants, what true happiness looks like and so much more. I cannot thank the locals, our amazing guides(Sophie and Boi), and GIVE enough for bringing this experience about. I have extended my family globally and expanded my knowledge.
Everyday was an adventure and a new opportunity for growth. Whether it was doing construction to add onto the local school, swimming with dolphins, learning Swahili, exploring the land and culture, the list goes on. Knowledge is POWER. I will see them soon and I plan on joining GIVE on more trips in the future.<3

Pros
  • Abundance of opportunities for growth
  • Empowering locals with knowledge
  • Everyday adventures
Cons
  • Wish we had more time in Kairo
13 people found this review helpful.
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Hayley
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

GIVE Tanzania: Experience of a Lifetime!

On this tour, I not only got to help teach local women and men of Zanzibar, Tanzania English, but I was also able to help build an examination hall within the town's school system. I could see all prior school buildings for various classrooms and ages that were built over the decade-long volunteer relationship GIVE has with this neighborhood which meant upon our arrival the locals knew exactly who we were, embraced us, and were so excited to share their lives with us. I have met the most genuine and enthusiastic volunteers on my trip and created long-lasting memories. I was able to experience a new culture and language in a fun and exciting way. I swam in the ocean every afternoon to wind down my days and played soccer as well as volleyball with the locals on the beach and swam with dolphins. The food was delicious and the chef was so kind to everyone, catering to everyone's dietary needs. To finish the trip off we then head to Mainland Tanzania where we get to tour spice gardens and learn where our spices come from, enjoy a 2-day long safari, and camp under the brightest stars you have ever seen. I not only made an impact and made long-lasting friends, I truly had the best time of my life traveling sustainably and giving back to a community that deserved it.

Pros
  • Amazing Impact
  • Great Connections
  • Everything Runs Seamlessly
Cons
  • None!
12 people found this review helpful.
On a safari in Tanzania through the GIVE program with a giraffe in the background
Taryn
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

GIVE Tanzania Trip Review

Needless to say, traveling across the world alone can be a little intimidating and scary. However, I can say with 100% certainty that despite the nerves, it is something you must do if you can. From the first moment I met the other volunteers and guides, and we boarded the Dala dala to explore the city of Stone Town, I knew this would be an incredible experience.
Whether it's talking to locals after a day of volunteering at the school, snorkeling in the Indian Ocean, seeing wild Dolphins, getting the perfect selfie with a giraffe 30 feet from you, or exploring the city around you, this trip offers the best balance of seeing many parts of Tanzania and experiencing its culture.
It is evident that the guides and local staff that help the volunteers on this trip care about them and want them to experience the culture and have an overall positive time. My guides for this trip were Khamis and Hannah, and they were phenomenal. They were always smiling and brought energy to every meeting and excursion.
The other volunteers and I agreed that these were some of the best weeks of our lives. Anyone who has the chance to positively impact a community while learning about a new culture and the environment around them will find that they will also learn many things about themselves and those around them. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that should be taken!
Thank you GIVE for these opportunities!

13 people found this review helpful.
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Jasmine
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Zanzibar Experience

The love I have for Zanzibar is so surreal. I am still trying to process the past 2 weeks. Coming into this with no expectations had brought my experience to the next level. Thank you @givevolunteers for this opportunity to travel with a purpose. Every second was memorable and meaningful because of the love and respect built around. It was truly an unforgettable experience because YOU. With that being said have fun, live in the moment, and take in everything. Time goes by real slow when disconnected from the rest of world.

Pros
  • exposure to history
  • Immersing myself into the culture
  • acceptance
Cons
  • time spent there was too short
14 people found this review helpful.
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Megan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Life-changing experience that inspired me to travel more

I had never traveled internationally before I went on this GIVE trip. I felt so safe, supported, and had so much fun! The lead guides were always there to help you and answer questions, while also being the most fun and cool people. I grew close with fellow volunteers as we experience this incredible time together. Finally, being immersed in the local village was indescribable. The locals are so warm and welcoming; I was genuinely sad to leave the village, my friends, and my guides. Go on this trip!

I also did the Kilimanjaro add-on, which was amazing. The Kili guides were also so supportive and fun. How often can you say you summitted Kilimanjaro??

Pros
  • Immersed in the culture (food, language, culture, etc.)
  • Making real change in the village (teaching english/computer skills, fixing/constructing schoolhouse)
  • Grow close to locals, guides, and other volunteers quickly (be open-minded to all people!)
Cons
  • be prepared to be around people all day every day
  • sometimes the food was repetitive (rice, chicken, veggies) but understand why they may do that
15 people found this review helpful.
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Iliana
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

GIVE Tanzania Trip 2022, Absolutely Amazing!

This trip met and exceeded all the expectations that I had going into it! The connections that were made will last a lifetime and everyone I met are the most genuine people I’ve ever stayed with. The work and teaching that I did changed my life for the better and everyday was amazing. You really are able to form connections with all your students and see how fast they learn. Their motivation motivated me in my life coming back home. This was the happiest I have ever been in my life was when I was on this trip!

Pros
  • Meeting great people
  • Learning about culture
  • Beautiful area
18 people found this review helpful.
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Chelsey
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

GIVE Tanzania Summer 2022 - BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!

This trip was absolutely incredible!!!!!! This was my third time traveling with GIVE and each trip just gets better and better. You are truly immersed in the culture and get to form long-lasting relationships with community members and other volunteers. It was an adventure of a lifetime that everyone should take. If you are considering it at all, just take the chance and go!

During volunteering, we got to teach English to local members of the community of Kairo. We also worked in construction and helped build the new school hall building. After volunteering, we were immersed in the community even more with extra activities like learning how to weave from the local women and getting to support the local economy. There were many adventure aspects to this trip as well like snorkeling with dolphins and exploring Stone Town. Many nights we had group discussions to talk about our impact in Kairo and Zanzibar and how we can take the knowledge we learned and the love we have felt back home with us. It truly is incredible how much you are able to do in just a couple of weeks and the amazing discussions you can have with volunteers, community members, and local guides.

Pros
  • Immersion in a new culture
  • Very organized itinerary with a lot to do
  • The people of Kairo are incredible!
15 people found this review helpful.

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