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Girls are a powerful force for change in Africa, but their potential is often constrained. This ground-breaking program aims to empower, coach and uplift adolescent girls aged between 11 and 18. Many of these girls may miss out on basic education and might be abused or forced into marriages and early pregnancy. By participating, you will be helping to provide opportunities and create support networks for girls within their communities, allowing them to make informed choices as they grow up. The project aims to not only help them realize their human rights, but is an important step towards reducing poverty and improving health and future economic prospects.

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  • Get an in-depth understanding of gender equality aims and experience how this relates to the Tanzanian culture and everyday life
  • Be part of a long term program to educate, coach, nurture and encourage girls to look at ways they can create a life that has more choice and more involvement in improving communities
  • Contribute to creating role models through women in the community
  • Educate and support boys to bring them into the conversation and to create more positive attitudes towards girls and women
  • You’ll get a really authentic African experience by living and working in an African village
  • Interact daily with members of the Maasai Tribe to understand more about the day to day life and culture
  • Learn the lingo.  We hold weekly Swahili lesson so you can converse more easily with our friendly neighbours and members of the community. See happy faces when people see that you know some of the local language!
  • Take in the local wildlife! Monkeys, lizards and tortoises can all be spotted around our house and near project – no need to visit a zoo, we have it all in our backyard - Africa!
  • Live and working alongside other international volunteers from around the world and enjoying a weekly event night
  • Moshi is the closest town to Mount Kilimanjaro and so waking up beside the mountain makes for a pretty spectacular view each and every morning!
  • Eat home-cooked, traditional Swahili and western food, freshly made every day by our lovely cook! We work hard to make sure you have a truly authentic cultural experience and so, we serve delicious, traditional Swahili cuisine
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 2 Weeks
Impacts Gender Equality
Destination Destination
Tanzania
Priced From Priced From
£ 777| € 1004| US$ 1297| AU$ 1423|
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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 777| € 1004| US$ 1297| AU$ 1423|

Detailed Project Pricing
2 Weeks USD 1297 GBP 777 EUR 1004 AUD 1423
3 Weeks USD 1646 GBP 986 EUR 1275 AUD 1806
4 Weeks USD 1995 GBP 1195 EUR 1545 AUD 2189
5 Weeks USD 2524 GBP 1512 EUR 1954 AUD 2769
6 Weeks USD 2853 GBP 1709 EUR 2209 AUD 3130
7 Weeks USD 3182 GBP 1906 EUR 2464 AUD 3491
8 Weeks USD 3511 GBP 2103 EUR 2719 AUD 3853

Please note that there is still availability for 2016. One of our Destination Managers will be happy to supply this year’s prices on enquiry.

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.

Volunteer impacts

Volunteer Impacts

EDUCATION: Give more girls access to education so they stay in school longer and have a better chance to make a living

HEALTH: Educate girls and boys about relevant health risks and prevention and provide support for those who are living with health issues

EARLY PREGNANCY: Educate girls and boys to help avoid unwanted pregnancy and support girls who are dealing with teenage pregnancy and motherhood

SAFETY: Change attitudes on the issue of violence against girls and support girls who have been affected by violence

MAKING A LIVING: Prepare girls to make a living as they get older by discussing their options, teaching skills and supporting their efforts

CONFIDENCE IN SELF: Building up girls’ self-esteem and confidence so they can take more responsibility for their future

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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

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 african  you

Organised Adventure Trips and Tours with African & 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 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 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? I can assure you after volunteering in its awesome shadow it will definitely be on your mind!

Back to Top

Feedback from our volunteers

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: The Great Wildebeest Migration Serengeti Tour

OPTIONAL TOUR: Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

OPTIONAL TOUR: Great Migration Safari in Mara Naboisho

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Girl Empowerment - Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Moshi, Tanzania

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

Girls are a powerful force for change in Africa, but their potential is often constrained. This ground-breaking program aims to empower, coach and uplift adolescent girls aged between 11 and 18. Many of these girls may miss out on basic education and might be abused or forced into marriages and early pregnancy. By participating, you will be helping to provide opportunities and create support networks for girls within their communities, allowing them to make informed choices as they grow up. The project aims to not only help them realize their human rights, but is an important step towards reducing poverty and improving health and future economic prospects.

Dance
  • Get an in-depth understanding of gender equality aims and experience how this relates to the Tanzanian culture and everyday life
  • Be part of a long term program to educate, coach, nurture and encourage girls to look at ways they can create a life that has more choice and more involvement in improving communities
  • Contribute to creating role models through women in the community
  • Educate and support boys to bring them into the conversation and to create more positive attitudes towards girls and women
  • You’ll get a really authentic African experience by living and working in an African village
  • Interact daily with members of the Maasai Tribe to understand more about the day to day life and culture
  • Learn the lingo.  We hold weekly Swahili lesson so you can converse more easily with our friendly neighbours and members of the community. See happy faces when people see that you know some of the local language!
  • Take in the local wildlife! Monkeys, lizards and tortoises can all be spotted around our house and near project – no need to visit a zoo, we have it all in our backyard - Africa!
  • Live and working alongside other international volunteers from around the world and enjoying a weekly event night
  • Moshi is the closest town to Mount Kilimanjaro and so waking up beside the mountain makes for a pretty spectacular view each and every morning!
  • Eat home-cooked, traditional Swahili and western food, freshly made every day by our lovely cook! We work hard to make sure you have a truly authentic cultural experience and so, we serve delicious, traditional Swahili cuisine
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 2 Weeks
Impacts Gender Equality
Destination Destination
Tanzania
Priced From Priced From
£ 777| € 1004| US$ 1297| AU$ 1423|
Back to Top

Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 777| € 1004| US$ 1297| AU$ 1423|

Detailed Project Pricing
2 Weeks USD 1297 GBP 777 EUR 1004 AUD 1423
3 Weeks USD 1646 GBP 986 EUR 1275 AUD 1806
4 Weeks USD 1995 GBP 1195 EUR 1545 AUD 2189
5 Weeks USD 2524 GBP 1512 EUR 1954 AUD 2769
6 Weeks USD 2853 GBP 1709 EUR 2209 AUD 3130
7 Weeks USD 3182 GBP 1906 EUR 2464 AUD 3491
8 Weeks USD 3511 GBP 2103 EUR 2719 AUD 3853

Please note that there is still availability for 2016. One of our Destination Managers will be happy to supply this year’s prices on enquiry.

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.

Volunteer impacts

Volunteer Impacts

EDUCATION: Give more girls access to education so they stay in school longer and have a better chance to make a living

HEALTH: Educate girls and boys about relevant health risks and prevention and provide support for those who are living with health issues

EARLY PREGNANCY: Educate girls and boys to help avoid unwanted pregnancy and support girls who are dealing with teenage pregnancy and motherhood

SAFETY: Change attitudes on the issue of violence against girls and support girls who have been affected by violence

MAKING A LIVING: Prepare girls to make a living as they get older by discussing their options, teaching skills and supporting their efforts

CONFIDENCE IN SELF: Building up girls’ self-esteem and confidence so they can take more responsibility for their future

Back to Top

Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

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 african  you

Organised Adventure Trips and Tours with African & 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 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 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? I can assure you after volunteering in its awesome shadow it will definitely be on your mind!

Back to Top

Feedback from our volunteers

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.

Back to Top

Brochures

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OPTIONAL TOUR: The Great Wildebeest Migration Serengeti Tour

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