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Teach, care for, and interact with the children and community of Moshi, Tanzania to bring support to this small community as you gaze daily at the exquisite view of the great Mount Kilimanjaro. As a volunteer, your involvement will change their lives, but most of all, it will change yours!

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  • Tanzanian Schools are drastically under-resourced with insufficient classrooms, teachers and materials.  Secondary school lessons must be taught in English by law which may cause students to struggle to comprehend the language as well as the subject matter being taught
  • African Impact facilitates English lessons from beginner to advanced levels free of charge over a 10 week program in the community
  • Volunteer work in Tanzania covers HIV education in an area where teens are considered an at-risk group with a higher prevalence of HIV than the national average
  • Volunteering community work also includes working with the elderly in facilitating physical exercises and social activities as well as facilitating weekly activities with children with special needs
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 2 Weeks
Impacts Teaching & Education Child and Orphan Care
Destination Destination
Tanzania
Priced From Priced From
£ 647| € 841| US$ 1184| AU$ 1423|

 “It’s amazing seeing such a positive impact on such a wide demographic within one community – from children to women to the elderly, especially in a community that is so incredibly warm and welcoming.” Sarah Bolger, East Africa Development Manager

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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 647| € 841| US$ 1184| AU$ 1423|

Detailed Project Pricing
2 Weeks USD 1184 GBP 647 EUR 841 AUD 1423
3 Weeks USD 1503 GBP 821 EUR 1068 AUD 1806
4 Weeks USD 1821 GBP 995 EUR 1294 AUD 2189
5 Weeks USD 2304 GBP 1259 EUR 1637 AUD 2770
6 Weeks USD 2604 GBP 1423 EUR 1850 AUD 3131
7 Weeks USD 2905 GBP 1588 EUR 2064 AUD 3492
8 Weeks USD 3205 GBP 1751 EUR 2277 AUD 3853
2 Weeks - 2017 USD 1297 GBP 777 EUR 1004 AUD 1423
3 Weeks - 2017 USD 1646 GBP 986 EUR 1275 AUD 1806
4 Weeks - 2017 USD 1995 GBP 1195 EUR 1545 AUD 2189
5 Weeks - 2017 USD 2524 GBP 1512 EUR 1954 AUD 2769
6 weeks - 2017 USD 2853 GBP 1709 EUR 2209 AUD 3130
7 Weeks - 2017 USD 3182 GBP 1906 EUR 2464 AUD 3491
8 Weeks - 2017 USD 3511 GBP 2103 EUR 2719 AUD 3853

Project Start Dates

Start dates for 2016: This project starts every two weeks on a Monday. 4 January | 18 January | 1 February | 15 February |29 February | 14 March | 28 March | 11 April | 25 April | 9 May | 23 May | 6 June | 20 June | 4 July | 18 July | 1 August | 15 August | 29 August | 12 September | 26 September | 10 October | 24 October | 7 November | 21 November | 5 December

Start dates for 2017:  This programme starts every second Monday - 2, 16 & 30 January | 13 & 27 February | 13 & 27 March | 10 April & 24 April | 8 May & 22 May | 5 June & 19 June | 3, 17 & 31 July | 14 August & 28 August | 11 & 25 September | 9 & 23 October | 6 & 20 November | 4th December

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

On arrival you will go through an in-depth orientation program and be given time for observation to prepare you adequately for your role as a volunteer.

Teaching literacy

Teaching Literacy

English classes are provided to a wide range of age groups and competency levels. You will facilitate English programs at a nursery school for 2- 6 year olds and present interactive and create English lessons after school for secondary school students. You will also be involved in facilitating English lessons to the general community from beginner to more advanced levels and finally, teach English to the Maasai students at a local tourism training college.

Caring for the elderly

Caring for the Elderly

There are 15 residents in a nearby old age home, of which most do not have family to care for them. Your work here (once a week) will mostly include social interaction, playing board games and doing crafts with the elderly, which is both fun and rewarding and adds something special to their day. You may also be needed to assist in meal preparation, doing laundry and maintenance.

Nursery school involvement

Nursery School Involvement

Volunteering with children abroad is extremely rewarding. Your help will be required in facilitating weekly activities with children with special needs, focusing on coordination, development, social skills, motor skills and behavior through ball games, music, dance, colouring and drawing etc.

Business skills development

Business Skills Development

You will also play a role in working with students on basic business ideas and marketing elements such as advertising, logos and customer service at a nearby tourism training college.

Gardening and farming

Gardening and Farming

You will work alongside community members in a community food garden (which was created by previous volunteers) to maintain a source of sustainable food and income. Tasks include watering, weeding, planting and maintaining fences.

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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Volunteer group activities

Volunteer Group Activities

Volunteering overseas allows you to meet a wide variety of people from all over the world and form many new friendships. As a group, you will enjoy a weekly events night with board games, twister and quizzes or go out to activities in Moshi Town such as dancing lessons, exercise classes, trivia and movie nights.

Wildlife exploration

Wildlife Exploration

Tanzania is home to some of the world's most famous national parks, perfect for spotting the Big 5 of African wildlife. One of the highlights of an African safari is to experience the annual migration of an estimated two million wildebeest (joined by hundreds of thousands of zebra and Thomson's gazelles) across the Serengeti in the south of Tanzania and the Masai Mara in the north of Kenya.

You can view this spectacular seasonal event by going on a hot air balloon safari.

Hikes  camping trails

Hikes & Camping Trails

A popular reason for many international visitors to Tanzania is the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro, which stands at a whopping 5895 meters. For the very fit and brave at heart you can embark on a journey to the peak of Africa. There are also Kili Day Hikes for those who may be short of time and just want to get a taste of the climb.

You won't reach the peak but will climb to the first camp at 2720 meters. Hot spring camping trips are also a big adventure at Lake Chala where you can go camping beside some natural hot springs or at the lake shores.

Cultural tours

Cultural Tours

For a complete emersion into Tanzanian culture you can set out on a Marangu Cultural full-day Tour. Not only will you visit a Chagga Tribe museum, striking waterfalls and a coffee plantation but you will also enjoy a traditional Swahili meal and some locally brewed banana beer.

Island life

Island Life

Off the coast of Tanzania lies the exquisite Zanzibar Island, with picturesque turquoise seas and white sandy beaches. Here there are plenty of unique snorkeling spots, sunset cruise opportunities and a tropical climate and lifestyle you may never want to leave behind.

Organised adventure trips and tours with africayou

Organised Adventure Trips and Tours with Africa&You

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 DOWNLOADS 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 colors, smells and sounds in Moshi, you can’t help but notice the incredible variety of cultures and specifically that of the Masaai people, colorfully dressed in their traditional ‘Warrior’ clothing and brandishing some of the most impressive jewelry. 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 Mdawi, 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? We can assure you after volunteering in its awesome shadow it will definitely be on your mind!

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Feedback from our volunteers

Thomas Reid, USA

It is quite difficult to capture in words just how special my month volunteering with African Impact in Moshi was. An organization who went at their work not with sympathy and a coin purse, but impassioned understanding, respect, and a belief in education. A land which transcended my ideas about nature and beauty and which everyday was a sacred communion of life.

A people who made a dark and faraway place feel like home, and who called me brother, teacher, friend. In my short month, I helped young Maasai warriors learn basic Swahili phonics, learn to read and write their own names. I taught nursery children the parts of the human body in English. "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" suddenly had a wonderful sense of meaning!!

The point is, tangible change can often be hard to come by, but this organization equipped me with the tools to do just that. I would highly recommend teaching in Moshi with African Impact, if not for the life altering, preconception eradicating, breathtaking beyond words experience, then at least for the tasty breakfast bananas.

Chelsea Edwards, UK

Best experience of my life :) This project is extremely well organised by the African Impact staff who make you feel safe and supported throughout your whole volunteer experience. One of the nicest aspects of this project is that the work you do is very respected and appreciated so the community welcomes you with open arms allowing you to make lots of new friends with your students and other people you work with on the project.

Basically it's a beautifully inspiring project and I wish I could go back!

Natalia, Romania

African Impact helped me to realise my dream. My experience was unbelievable. Everything was so great: food, accommodation and people... people gave me a part of their hearts. If you want to be a great volunteer, choose African Impact team to discover the real vibe of African nation and to feel that you are a very important character in making people happy.

Ah yes, don't forget to open your heart to receive the heat from African sun and, especially, from African people.

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Brochures

Project Brochure

OPTIONAL TOUR: Great Migration Safari in Amboseli National Park

OPTIONAL TOUR: Great Migration Safari in Mara Naboisho

OPTIONAL TOUR: Adventure trip to Lake Chala

OPTIONAL TOUR: Cycle Tour at Ngorongoro Crater

OPTIONAL TOUR: Elephant Corridor Hiking Safari

OPTIONAL TOUR: Asilia Matemwe Escape

OPTIONAL TOUR: The Great Wildebeest Migration Serengeti Tour

OPTIONAL TOUR: Mikumi National Park

OPTIONAL TOUR: Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

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Education & Community Support - Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Moshi, Tanzania

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Teach, care for, and interact with the children and community of Moshi, Tanzania to bring support to this small community as you gaze daily at the exquisite view of the great Mount Kilimanjaro. As a volunteer, your involvement will change their lives, but most of all, it will change yours!

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  • Tanzanian Schools are drastically under-resourced with insufficient classrooms, teachers and materials.  Secondary school lessons must be taught in English by law which may cause students to struggle to comprehend the language as well as the subject matter being taught
  • African Impact facilitates English lessons from beginner to advanced levels free of charge over a 10 week program in the community
  • Volunteer work in Tanzania covers HIV education in an area where teens are considered an at-risk group with a higher prevalence of HIV than the national average
  • Volunteering community work also includes working with the elderly in facilitating physical exercises and social activities as well as facilitating weekly activities with children with special needs
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 2 Weeks
Impacts Teaching & Education Child and Orphan Care
Destination Destination
Tanzania
Priced From Priced From
£ 647| € 841| US$ 1184| AU$ 1423|

 “It’s amazing seeing such a positive impact on such a wide demographic within one community – from children to women to the elderly, especially in a community that is so incredibly warm and welcoming.” Sarah Bolger, East Africa Development Manager

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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 647| € 841| US$ 1184| AU$ 1423|

Detailed Project Pricing
2 Weeks USD 1184 GBP 647 EUR 841 AUD 1423
3 Weeks USD 1503 GBP 821 EUR 1068 AUD 1806
4 Weeks USD 1821 GBP 995 EUR 1294 AUD 2189
5 Weeks USD 2304 GBP 1259 EUR 1637 AUD 2770
6 Weeks USD 2604 GBP 1423 EUR 1850 AUD 3131
7 Weeks USD 2905 GBP 1588 EUR 2064 AUD 3492
8 Weeks USD 3205 GBP 1751 EUR 2277 AUD 3853
2 Weeks - 2017 USD 1297 GBP 777 EUR 1004 AUD 1423
3 Weeks - 2017 USD 1646 GBP 986 EUR 1275 AUD 1806
4 Weeks - 2017 USD 1995 GBP 1195 EUR 1545 AUD 2189
5 Weeks - 2017 USD 2524 GBP 1512 EUR 1954 AUD 2769
6 weeks - 2017 USD 2853 GBP 1709 EUR 2209 AUD 3130
7 Weeks - 2017 USD 3182 GBP 1906 EUR 2464 AUD 3491
8 Weeks - 2017 USD 3511 GBP 2103 EUR 2719 AUD 3853

Project Start Dates

Start dates for 2016: This project starts every two weeks on a Monday. 4 January | 18 January | 1 February | 15 February |29 February | 14 March | 28 March | 11 April | 25 April | 9 May | 23 May | 6 June | 20 June | 4 July | 18 July | 1 August | 15 August | 29 August | 12 September | 26 September | 10 October | 24 October | 7 November | 21 November | 5 December

Start dates for 2017:  This programme starts every second Monday - 2, 16 & 30 January | 13 & 27 February | 13 & 27 March | 10 April & 24 April | 8 May & 22 May | 5 June & 19 June | 3, 17 & 31 July | 14 August & 28 August | 11 & 25 September | 9 & 23 October | 6 & 20 November | 4th December

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

On arrival you will go through an in-depth orientation program and be given time for observation to prepare you adequately for your role as a volunteer.

Teaching literacy

Teaching Literacy

English classes are provided to a wide range of age groups and competency levels. You will facilitate English programs at a nursery school for 2- 6 year olds and present interactive and create English lessons after school for secondary school students. You will also be involved in facilitating English lessons to the general community from beginner to more advanced levels and finally, teach English to the Maasai students at a local tourism training college.

Caring for the elderly

Caring for the Elderly

There are 15 residents in a nearby old age home, of which most do not have family to care for them. Your work here (once a week) will mostly include social interaction, playing board games and doing crafts with the elderly, which is both fun and rewarding and adds something special to their day. You may also be needed to assist in meal preparation, doing laundry and maintenance.

Nursery school involvement

Nursery School Involvement

Volunteering with children abroad is extremely rewarding. Your help will be required in facilitating weekly activities with children with special needs, focusing on coordination, development, social skills, motor skills and behavior through ball games, music, dance, colouring and drawing etc.

Business skills development

Business Skills Development

You will also play a role in working with students on basic business ideas and marketing elements such as advertising, logos and customer service at a nearby tourism training college.

Gardening and farming

Gardening and Farming

You will work alongside community members in a community food garden (which was created by previous volunteers) to maintain a source of sustainable food and income. Tasks include watering, weeding, planting and maintaining fences.

Back to Top

Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Volunteer group activities

Volunteer Group Activities

Volunteering overseas allows you to meet a wide variety of people from all over the world and form many new friendships. As a group, you will enjoy a weekly events night with board games, twister and quizzes or go out to activities in Moshi Town such as dancing lessons, exercise classes, trivia and movie nights.

Wildlife exploration

Wildlife Exploration

Tanzania is home to some of the world's most famous national parks, perfect for spotting the Big 5 of African wildlife. One of the highlights of an African safari is to experience the annual migration of an estimated two million wildebeest (joined by hundreds of thousands of zebra and Thomson's gazelles) across the Serengeti in the south of Tanzania and the Masai Mara in the north of Kenya.

You can view this spectacular seasonal event by going on a hot air balloon safari.

Hikes  camping trails

Hikes & Camping Trails

A popular reason for many international visitors to Tanzania is the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro, which stands at a whopping 5895 meters. For the very fit and brave at heart you can embark on a journey to the peak of Africa. There are also Kili Day Hikes for those who may be short of time and just want to get a taste of the climb.

You won't reach the peak but will climb to the first camp at 2720 meters. Hot spring camping trips are also a big adventure at Lake Chala where you can go camping beside some natural hot springs or at the lake shores.

Cultural tours

Cultural Tours

For a complete emersion into Tanzanian culture you can set out on a Marangu Cultural full-day Tour. Not only will you visit a Chagga Tribe museum, striking waterfalls and a coffee plantation but you will also enjoy a traditional Swahili meal and some locally brewed banana beer.

Island life

Island Life

Off the coast of Tanzania lies the exquisite Zanzibar Island, with picturesque turquoise seas and white sandy beaches. Here there are plenty of unique snorkeling spots, sunset cruise opportunities and a tropical climate and lifestyle you may never want to leave behind.

Organised adventure trips and tours with africayou

Organised Adventure Trips and Tours with Africa&You

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 DOWNLOADS 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 colors, smells and sounds in Moshi, you can’t help but notice the incredible variety of cultures and specifically that of the Masaai people, colorfully dressed in their traditional ‘Warrior’ clothing and brandishing some of the most impressive jewelry. 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 Mdawi, 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? We can assure you after volunteering in its awesome shadow it will definitely be on your mind!

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Feedback from our volunteers

Thomas Reid, USA

It is quite difficult to capture in words just how special my month volunteering with African Impact in Moshi was. An organization who went at their work not with sympathy and a coin purse, but impassioned understanding, respect, and a belief in education. A land which transcended my ideas about nature and beauty and which everyday was a sacred communion of life.

A people who made a dark and faraway place feel like home, and who called me brother, teacher, friend. In my short month, I helped young Maasai warriors learn basic Swahili phonics, learn to read and write their own names. I taught nursery children the parts of the human body in English. "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" suddenly had a wonderful sense of meaning!!

The point is, tangible change can often be hard to come by, but this organization equipped me with the tools to do just that. I would highly recommend teaching in Moshi with African Impact, if not for the life altering, preconception eradicating, breathtaking beyond words experience, then at least for the tasty breakfast bananas.

Chelsea Edwards, UK

Best experience of my life :) This project is extremely well organised by the African Impact staff who make you feel safe and supported throughout your whole volunteer experience. One of the nicest aspects of this project is that the work you do is very respected and appreciated so the community welcomes you with open arms allowing you to make lots of new friends with your students and other people you work with on the project.

Basically it's a beautifully inspiring project and I wish I could go back!

Natalia, Romania

African Impact helped me to realise my dream. My experience was unbelievable. Everything was so great: food, accommodation and people... people gave me a part of their hearts. If you want to be a great volunteer, choose African Impact team to discover the real vibe of African nation and to feel that you are a very important character in making people happy.

Ah yes, don't forget to open your heart to receive the heat from African sun and, especially, from African people.

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Brochures

Project Brochure

OPTIONAL TOUR: Great Migration Safari in Amboseli National Park

OPTIONAL TOUR: Great Migration Safari in Mara Naboisho

OPTIONAL TOUR: Adventure trip to Lake Chala

OPTIONAL TOUR: Cycle Tour at Ngorongoro Crater

OPTIONAL TOUR: Elephant Corridor Hiking Safari

OPTIONAL TOUR: Asilia Matemwe Escape

OPTIONAL TOUR: The Great Wildebeest Migration Serengeti Tour

OPTIONAL TOUR: Mikumi National Park

OPTIONAL TOUR: Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

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