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Gain hands-on practical experience in sustainable tourism development by helping Tanzanian communities develop their marketing and business skills. This is an exceptional, eye-opening internship opportunity to use your skills and experience to improve the livelihoods of rural Tanzanian people, all the while working alongside highly qualified professionals.

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Internship Highlights

  • Spend 1-6 months living in rural Tanzania gaining hands on practical experience at grassroots level
  • Work directly on a variety of projects designed to increase the skillset of the local population
  • Use your business and marketing skills to increase the employability of local people who can then find work in the tourism industry
  • Learn a great deal about economic issues within the developing world, and particularly about the factors that contribute to this, including poverty, poor working conditions and a lack of education.
  • Learn about how business is conducted in a developing country and put your practical knowledge to good use
  • Live and work in stunning rural area, with friendly locals and plenty of wildlife safari opportunities
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 4 Weeks
Impacts Education & Youth Development Tourism & Event Management
Destination Destination
Tanzania
Priced From Priced From
£ 1195| € 1545| US$ 1995| AU$ 2189|
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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 1195| € 1545| US$ 1995| AU$ 2189|

Detailed Project Pricing
4 Weeks USD 1995 GBP 1195 EUR 1545 AUD 2189
8 Weeks USD 3511 GBP 2103 EUR 2719 AUD 3853
12 Weeks USD 4828 GBP 2892 EUR 3739 AUD 5297
*Please enquire for 2018 pricing

Longer placements are available - please enquire for pricing.

Project Start Dates

This project starts every two weeks on a Monday. Please note, the project is closed between 18 December - 8 January.

Project start dates for 2017:  

2, 16 & 30 January | 13 & 27 February | 13 & 27 March | 10 & 24 April | 8 & 22 May | 5 & 19 June | 3, 17 & 31 July | 14 & 28 August | 11 & 25 September | 9 & 23 October | 6 & 20 November | 4 December

Project start dates for 2018:  

8, 15 & 29 January | 12 & 26 February | 12 & 26 March | 2 & 23 April | 7 & 21 May | 4 & 18 June | 2, 16 & 30 July | 13 & 27 August | 10 & 24 September | 8 & 22 October | 5 & 19 November | 3 December

 

Commitment to Excellence

There are many volunteer projects and organizations in the world, but a huge gap unfortunately exists between the best and the worst! African impact prides itself on being the very best as proven by the multiple industry awards won every year. A perfect example? Being voted the world’s Top Volunteer Abroad Organization by volunteers on GoAbroad!

African Impact is not only a premium product when it comes to volunteer experience, but is proud to make a massive difference in communities and conservation initiatives across Africa.

Our Commitment To Excellence is a statement of intent – we are, and will continue to be, the very best and most impactful volunteer organization in Africa! Find out more HERE.

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • 24 hour support on every project and at the volunteer accommodation by onsite staff
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water

Our Prices Exclude:

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Alcohol. Please note this is not allowed during day time activities
  • Laundry

How your Volunteer Fee is Used:

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.

African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.

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Work & Impacts

As an intern, you will spend 1-6 months living in rural Tanzania gaining hands on practical experience at grassroots level. You will spend time on a variety of projects designed to increase the skillset of the local population, making them more employable and positioning them to benefit from the local tourism industry. This challenging setting will teach you a great deal about economic issues within the developing world, and particularly about the factors that contribute to this, including poverty, poor working conditions and a lack of education.

 

Teaching english

Teaching English

A good level of spoken English is one of the key requirements for employment in the booming tourism industry. For that reason, interns will help teach English to different community members.

Our aim is to provide high quality English classes so that our students finish the course with a good understanding of the English language that will leave them in good stead for getting a job.

 

Maasai empowerment

Maasai Empowerment

The Maasai tribe are famous for their traditional jumping and dancing; a must-see for any tourist. For that reason, we support students in developing a Maasai dance group who perform at local hotels and guesthouses for additional income. This is a great way of using your marketing, business and tourism skills to improve their performance, relationships with hotels and ultimately, their income! 

Incomegeneration activities

Income-Generation Activities

You will be working closely with a group of young individuals from the local community and will train them on how to develop and market a walking tour business for tourists. This has been a huge success so far, and is a great opportunity to get to know the area, it’s attractions, and get creative by adding in new and appealing twists to the tours!

Interns also get the opportunity to work with a local’s women group, with the goal of empowering the group through income generating activities and education. You will share your unique skills with them in order to help them in a number of areas, including business, health awareness, social and gender issues. 

 

Mentorship and additional duties

Mentorship and Additional Duties

While most of the time will be spent actively involved in the community, you will also be involved in administrative, marketing and social media activities at our base camp in order to promote and better develop the projects’ sustainability. 

To support you in this, each week you will also meet with your mentor to discuss the week’s activities, your highs and lows, and what you have overcome. This will give you the chance to discuss your strengths and weaknesses so we can help you learn what to focus on moving forward.

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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Social activities

Social Activities

There are always fun things going on at the volunteer house. You could be involved in games evenings, obstacle courses, quizzes or movie nights. You’ll also have free time to explore Moshi town or attend some other activities on offer such as dance lessons, aerobic classes, trivia nights and visit the many delicious restaurants.

Safari adventures

Safari Adventures

Tanzania is the perfect place to get in touch with nature, with its magnificent sunrises and sunsets, beautiful landscapes and wildlife. From lions to leopards, cheetahs to hippos, wildebeest to waterbucks, warthogs to rhinos, flamingos to monkeys,and ostriches to elephants, there is definitely no shortage of animals to see. You can experience your safari on horseback, by air-balloon or hiking as well as the general jeep safari for those who prefer the comfortable and seemingly safer option.

Kilimanjaro climbs

Kilimanjaro Climbs

Kilimanjaro National Park has become one of Tanzania’s most visited parks, and at the heart of the park is the highest peak in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro. As it’s one of the highest volcanoes in the world, weather patterns can be erratic and hard to predict, but overall, the best time to climb the mountain is from late June to October and from late December to February. Taking a trip to the top may take some good preparation and acclimatization time, but there’s also an option for a day hike to the first base camp, which you can do at the weekend. You can also combine your hike with some fundraising!

Zanzibar island

Zanzibar Island

For some sun, sea and sand take a trip to the tropical paradise island of Zanzibar, just off the coast of Tanzania. Zanzibar offers endless opportunities for marvelous snorkeling experiences, forest excursions and sipping cocktails while relaxing to some reggae beats. It is only an hour’s flight from Kilimanjaro.

Organised trips in africa

Organised Trips in Africa

Our travel partner Africa & You has put together some fantastic travel and safari packages for our volunteers that will see you exploring this beautiful continent and having some incredible adventures! Choose from safaris off the beaten track, mountain bike tours, hiking tours or cultural tours. Take a look at some of these packages on the BROCHURES tab above.

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About Moshi Tanzania

About moshi tanzania

About the Destination

Mt Kilimanjaro is one of the most iconic attractions in the whole of Africa, the Continent’s highest peak and nestling at its base is the busy tourist town of Moshi; a bustling network of food markets and restaurants, where one can’t escape the ‘catchy’ Swahili music of the locals… and don’t forget the goats who will regularly stop the traffic!

As well as being in awe of the different colours, smells and sounds in Moshi, you can’t help but notice the incredible variety of cultures and specifically that of the Masai people, colourfully dressed in their traditional ‘Warrior’ clothing and brandishing some of the most impressive jewellery. The Masai are gentle people who live very traditional lives and you will get the life-changing opportunity to spend time with these tribes, dancing, drumming, tasting their food and begin to understand the vibrant culture of these unique people.

Living just a short drive away from Moshi, you will spend your time volunteering in the rural village of Msaranga, in an exclusive fully furnished volunteer house with plenty of outdoor space to enjoy nights spent under the stars (and trust me, you’ve never seen so many!) and opportunities for you to interact with and bond with the local villagers.

As well as hosting some of the friendliest and welcoming people in Africa, you can’t come to Tanzania and not experience its other locals… the wildlife. With monkeys in the trees and lizards sunning themselves on the rocks in your garden, living here is a perfect balance between integrating with the Tanzanians and enjoying the spectacular nature the unforgettable country offers. Why not catch the Great Wildebeest Migration at the world-famous Serengeti Park? Or see herd after herd of wild elephants from a hot air balloon drifting along the plains?

If it’s even greater adventures you’re after, how about trekking up Kilimanjaro? I can assure you after interning in its awesome shadow it will definitely be on your mind!

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Feedback from our volunteers

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Brochures

Project Brochure

Q1 2017 Updates and Achievements

Q2 2017 Updates and Achievements

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Community Tourism and Enterprise Development Internship in Tanzania

Moshi, Tanzania

how would you like us to contact you?
via phone
Full Name*
Email*
Phone Number*
*Required
start a live chat instead

Gain hands-on practical experience in sustainable tourism development by helping Tanzanian communities develop their marketing and business skills. This is an exceptional, eye-opening internship opportunity to use your skills and experience to improve the livelihoods of rural Tanzanian people, all the while working alongside highly qualified professionals.

14117927 1087492844677624 7191662346423481943 n

Internship Highlights

  • Spend 1-6 months living in rural Tanzania gaining hands on practical experience at grassroots level
  • Work directly on a variety of projects designed to increase the skillset of the local population
  • Use your business and marketing skills to increase the employability of local people who can then find work in the tourism industry
  • Learn a great deal about economic issues within the developing world, and particularly about the factors that contribute to this, including poverty, poor working conditions and a lack of education.
  • Learn about how business is conducted in a developing country and put your practical knowledge to good use
  • Live and work in stunning rural area, with friendly locals and plenty of wildlife safari opportunities
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 4 Weeks
Impacts Education & Youth Development Tourism & Event Management
Destination Destination
Tanzania
Priced From Priced From
£ 1195| € 1545| US$ 1995| AU$ 2189|
Back to Top

Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 1195| € 1545| US$ 1995| AU$ 2189|

Detailed Project Pricing
4 Weeks USD 1995 GBP 1195 EUR 1545 AUD 2189
8 Weeks USD 3511 GBP 2103 EUR 2719 AUD 3853
12 Weeks USD 4828 GBP 2892 EUR 3739 AUD 5297
*Please enquire for 2018 pricing

Longer placements are available - please enquire for pricing.

Project Start Dates

This project starts every two weeks on a Monday. Please note, the project is closed between 18 December - 8 January.

Project start dates for 2017:  

2, 16 & 30 January | 13 & 27 February | 13 & 27 March | 10 & 24 April | 8 & 22 May | 5 & 19 June | 3, 17 & 31 July | 14 & 28 August | 11 & 25 September | 9 & 23 October | 6 & 20 November | 4 December

Project start dates for 2018:  

8, 15 & 29 January | 12 & 26 February | 12 & 26 March | 2 & 23 April | 7 & 21 May | 4 & 18 June | 2, 16 & 30 July | 13 & 27 August | 10 & 24 September | 8 & 22 October | 5 & 19 November | 3 December

 

Commitment to Excellence

There are many volunteer projects and organizations in the world, but a huge gap unfortunately exists between the best and the worst! African impact prides itself on being the very best as proven by the multiple industry awards won every year. A perfect example? Being voted the world’s Top Volunteer Abroad Organization by volunteers on GoAbroad!

African Impact is not only a premium product when it comes to volunteer experience, but is proud to make a massive difference in communities and conservation initiatives across Africa.

Our Commitment To Excellence is a statement of intent – we are, and will continue to be, the very best and most impactful volunteer organization in Africa! Find out more HERE.

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • 24 hour support on every project and at the volunteer accommodation by onsite staff
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water

Our Prices Exclude:

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Alcohol. Please note this is not allowed during day time activities
  • Laundry

How your Volunteer Fee is Used:

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.

African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.

Back to Top

Work & Impacts

As an intern, you will spend 1-6 months living in rural Tanzania gaining hands on practical experience at grassroots level. You will spend time on a variety of projects designed to increase the skillset of the local population, making them more employable and positioning them to benefit from the local tourism industry. This challenging setting will teach you a great deal about economic issues within the developing world, and particularly about the factors that contribute to this, including poverty, poor working conditions and a lack of education.

 

Teaching english

Teaching English

A good level of spoken English is one of the key requirements for employment in the booming tourism industry. For that reason, interns will help teach English to different community members.

Our aim is to provide high quality English classes so that our students finish the course with a good understanding of the English language that will leave them in good stead for getting a job.

 

Maasai empowerment

Maasai Empowerment

The Maasai tribe are famous for their traditional jumping and dancing; a must-see for any tourist. For that reason, we support students in developing a Maasai dance group who perform at local hotels and guesthouses for additional income. This is a great way of using your marketing, business and tourism skills to improve their performance, relationships with hotels and ultimately, their income! 

Incomegeneration activities

Income-Generation Activities

You will be working closely with a group of young individuals from the local community and will train them on how to develop and market a walking tour business for tourists. This has been a huge success so far, and is a great opportunity to get to know the area, it’s attractions, and get creative by adding in new and appealing twists to the tours!

Interns also get the opportunity to work with a local’s women group, with the goal of empowering the group through income generating activities and education. You will share your unique skills with them in order to help them in a number of areas, including business, health awareness, social and gender issues. 

 

Mentorship and additional duties

Mentorship and Additional Duties

While most of the time will be spent actively involved in the community, you will also be involved in administrative, marketing and social media activities at our base camp in order to promote and better develop the projects’ sustainability. 

To support you in this, each week you will also meet with your mentor to discuss the week’s activities, your highs and lows, and what you have overcome. This will give you the chance to discuss your strengths and weaknesses so we can help you learn what to focus on moving forward.

Back to Top

Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Social activities

Social Activities

There are always fun things going on at the volunteer house. You could be involved in games evenings, obstacle courses, quizzes or movie nights. You’ll also have free time to explore Moshi town or attend some other activities on offer such as dance lessons, aerobic classes, trivia nights and visit the many delicious restaurants.

Safari adventures

Safari Adventures

Tanzania is the perfect place to get in touch with nature, with its magnificent sunrises and sunsets, beautiful landscapes and wildlife. From lions to leopards, cheetahs to hippos, wildebeest to waterbucks, warthogs to rhinos, flamingos to monkeys,and ostriches to elephants, there is definitely no shortage of animals to see. You can experience your safari on horseback, by air-balloon or hiking as well as the general jeep safari for those who prefer the comfortable and seemingly safer option.

Kilimanjaro climbs

Kilimanjaro Climbs

Kilimanjaro National Park has become one of Tanzania’s most visited parks, and at the heart of the park is the highest peak in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro. As it’s one of the highest volcanoes in the world, weather patterns can be erratic and hard to predict, but overall, the best time to climb the mountain is from late June to October and from late December to February. Taking a trip to the top may take some good preparation and acclimatization time, but there’s also an option for a day hike to the first base camp, which you can do at the weekend. You can also combine your hike with some fundraising!

Zanzibar island

Zanzibar Island

For some sun, sea and sand take a trip to the tropical paradise island of Zanzibar, just off the coast of Tanzania. Zanzibar offers endless opportunities for marvelous snorkeling experiences, forest excursions and sipping cocktails while relaxing to some reggae beats. It is only an hour’s flight from Kilimanjaro.

Organised trips in africa

Organised Trips in Africa

Our travel partner Africa & You has put together some fantastic travel and safari packages for our volunteers that will see you exploring this beautiful continent and having some incredible adventures! Choose from safaris off the beaten track, mountain bike tours, hiking tours or cultural tours. Take a look at some of these packages on the BROCHURES tab above.

Back to Top

About Moshi Tanzania

About moshi tanzania

About the Destination

Mt Kilimanjaro is one of the most iconic attractions in the whole of Africa, the Continent’s highest peak and nestling at its base is the busy tourist town of Moshi; a bustling network of food markets and restaurants, where one can’t escape the ‘catchy’ Swahili music of the locals… and don’t forget the goats who will regularly stop the traffic!

As well as being in awe of the different colours, smells and sounds in Moshi, you can’t help but notice the incredible variety of cultures and specifically that of the Masai people, colourfully dressed in their traditional ‘Warrior’ clothing and brandishing some of the most impressive jewellery. The Masai are gentle people who live very traditional lives and you will get the life-changing opportunity to spend time with these tribes, dancing, drumming, tasting their food and begin to understand the vibrant culture of these unique people.

Living just a short drive away from Moshi, you will spend your time volunteering in the rural village of Msaranga, in an exclusive fully furnished volunteer house with plenty of outdoor space to enjoy nights spent under the stars (and trust me, you’ve never seen so many!) and opportunities for you to interact with and bond with the local villagers.

As well as hosting some of the friendliest and welcoming people in Africa, you can’t come to Tanzania and not experience its other locals… the wildlife. With monkeys in the trees and lizards sunning themselves on the rocks in your garden, living here is a perfect balance between integrating with the Tanzanians and enjoying the spectacular nature the unforgettable country offers. Why not catch the Great Wildebeest Migration at the world-famous Serengeti Park? Or see herd after herd of wild elephants from a hot air balloon drifting along the plains?

If it’s even greater adventures you’re after, how about trekking up Kilimanjaro? I can assure you after interning in its awesome shadow it will definitely be on your mind!

Back to Top

Feedback from our volunteers

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Brochures

Project Brochure

Q1 2017 Updates and Achievements

Q2 2017 Updates and Achievements

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