Family volunteering in Tanzania

Price
£450 excluding flights
Duration
14 Days
Type
Tailor made
More info
£450 per adult and discounted price for children.
Flexibility in trip duration.
We provide assistance with fundraising.
Price includes all in country costs & pre-trip orientation.
Excludes flights, visas, vaccinations and any tourist trips.
Make enquiry

Description of Family volunteering in Tanzania

Price information

£450 excluding flights
£450 per adult and discounted price for children.
Flexibility in trip duration.
We provide assistance with fundraising.
Price includes all in country costs & pre-trip orientation.
Excludes flights, visas, vaccinations and any tourist trips.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

Tanzania volunteering
Volunteering in Tanzania is fun, hard work and absolutely unforgettable. Placements in local villages will appeal to people who are adventurous, motiv...
Family volunteering
We are not sure that ‘vacation’ is the right word, really, when it comes to family volunteering abroad, given that its etymology is ‘a day of exemption...

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

We have a strict policy of the frugal use of water in Tanzania by our volunteers. We have a rainwater harvesting system in our lodge which provides all of our drinking water and 30% of our toilet water usage. Our volunteers selectively flush the toilets to minimise the use of water. We use the waste water from sinks and showers to irrigate our garden. All of our volunteers use reusable water containers when they operate in the bush.

Our dairy goat scheme operates a zero grazing scheme which prevents the goats from wandering freely in the bush eating trees. We encourage recycling of animal manure and the planting of trees. Our farming initiatives with local farmers encourage coppicing of trees rather than clear felling and burning. We are actively attempting to improve the quality of the soil of our partner farms by encouraging farmers to introducing materials which are biodegradable such as sawdust and wood shavings. We encourage farmers to rotate their crops to introduce nitrogen into the soil. We are working with local environment agencies to encourage the protection of the wildlife and ecosystem of the remaining areas of uncleared bush.

People

All our projects are joint projects with local people and are agreed with the local government and village communities. The recipients of the projects we are involved in are selected by a local committee who manage the farmers co-operative that we helped set up. We work in partnership with the co op meeting regularly with the farmers and their management committee. We discuss possible projects and agree our short and long term strategies. The farmers are encouraged to be self reliant and to take initiatives in new business projects.

Our projects employ many local people such as cooks, cleaners, drivers, translators, managers, tradesmen and labourers. We have a training programme to train local people in the skills required to build water tanks, toilets, goat sheds, schools and low cost housing. We have built a joinery workshop to make doors and windows. We are training local people to help manage our projects.

We make a significant contribution to the local economy by using local builder’s merchants, food markets and safari companies to supply our volunteers and projects. Our projects enable hundreds of individuals and families to be financially self-sufficient via their involvement in our sustainable income generating projects.

Popular similar vacations

Tanzania volunteering projects

Tanzania volunteering projects

From £600 14 days excluding flights

Have fun by helping people help themselves

Tanzania volunteering and safari

Tanzania volunteering and safari

From £830 - £1600 14 days excluding flights

Make a difference and experience the Serengeti plains

Community volunteering in Tanzania

Community volunteering in Tanzania

From £600 14 days excluding flights

Have fun helping people help themselves