Mini-Venture program in Tanzania is designed to give volunteers opportunities to work in a volunteer project, where they can utilize their skills and help deprived children and grow from this experience, and later go on a tour program to see the best of what the country has to offer. You will begin the first stage of the program by helping some of the most underprivileged and abandoned children in Tanzania. These kids need love, hugs, and education. Spending time and energy in this project will indeed prove to be a truly noble endeavor, and provide hope for a better world for these children. Once participants have contributed to the lives of these needy children, they will embark on a 3-day journey - exploring the delightful safari of Tanzania, covers two national parks providing an unparalleled game-viewing experience.
- Program: Volunteer Tanzania
- Project: Mini-Venture Tanzania
- Start dates: 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month
- Arrival and Departure: Kilimanjaro International Airport
- Room and Board: Host family or guest house with local food three (3) times a day
- Work Hours: 20-30 per week
- Activities: 3 days of exploration of Tanzania
Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (Arusha); and transfer Global Crossroad's hostel (for first night)
Next day, meet and greet Global Crossroad's local staff members; discussion and presentation of program's itinerary (especially details pertaining to traveling) general questions/answer session with Global Crossroad's in-country staff members (volunteers may inquire about their respective projects, room/food, travel arrangements, etc.), transfer to project location, introduction to project staff members/administrators, and begin working on said projects.
For 11 days, volunteers will work with local children. Tasks include teaching English and playing games with the children, as well as cleaning, washing, helping the children with homework, along with various extracurricular activities. Volunteers are greatly encouraged to continue to care for and teach these orphaned children, as well as serve as a shining a role model. During their free time, volunteers can explore the rich, prismatic landscapes of Moshi.
Day 12-14: Explore Tanzania
DAY One- Lake Manyara National Park
From Moshi, set out for Lake Manyara National Park in the early morning for a full day's safari. Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, described by famed author Ernest Hemingway as "the loveliest I had seen in Africa ." The short, hard-hitting game-viewing experience contained within this area provides a little taste of Tanzania 's large variety of wildlife. With lush groundwater likened to that of a jungle, this area supports an abundance of wildlife - blue monkey, buffalo, elephant, giraffe, impala, hippo and over 400 species of birds! In addition to the variety of wildlife, the landscape offers picturesque views such as forests, grassy floodplains stretching east, an alkaline lake, and the dramatic, volcanic peaks of Maasai Steppes.
breakfast Lunch, Dinner
DAY Two: N'gorongoro Conservation Area
From Lake Manyara National Park , set out for N'gorongoro Conservation Area for s full day's safari. Deemed the "eighth wonder of the world's greatest natural spectacle," the N'gorongoro Conservation Area boasts a combination of swirling landscapes, various wildlife, wonderful people and beyond ancient archaeology unsurpassed by any other location in Africa . The volcanoes, grassland, waterfalls and forested mountains are home to an abundance of animals - lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes as well as a prismatic catalog of hundreds of bird specimens. This area's magical setting and abundance of wildlife have fascinated visitors for years.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY three: Tarangire National Park - Moshi
Set out for Tarangire National Park for a full day's safari. Home to a vast number of elephants (in upwards of 1000), Tarangire National Park offers numerous opportunities to observe lions, cheetahs, and leopards in addition to its massive diversity of wildlife as well as the symbolic Baobab tree. Tarangire National is an ornithologist's paradise, offering a variety of feathered species, including some of the most aggressive birds of prey flapping their expansive wings over the famously-varied fauna and avifauna. At the conclusion of your safari, return to Moshi.
Global Crossroad hostel
Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
*The proposed itinerary is a sample and is subject to change to meet the changes in the local field conditions .
Program Fee Covers:
- Domestic, in-park transportation in a modified 4-wheel-drive vehicle including a releasable roof hatch for documenting the experience
- Foods/Meals as per itinerary
- Services of a professional safari guide
- All wildlife reserve entry fees and camping fees
- Comprehensive insurance
- Airport Pick-up/Drop-off
- Tips (for safari guide and/or camp staff)
- Other items of personal consumption (i.e. soft drink, bottled water, etc.)