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Tanzania

Tanzania

Tanzania is home to over 126 different tribes, each with its own unique language and culture. The population of Tanzania is estimated to be around 60 million people. The main religions practiced in Tanzania are Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and traditional beliefs. Approximately 80% of the population is religious. Tanzania is a union of two independent countries, Tanganyika and Zanzibar. Tanganyika is the main land and is often referred to as Tanzania. Zanzibar, however, is made up of two islands, Unguja and Pemba, and has a population of approximately 2 million people, the majority of whom are Muslims (99%).

When it comes to safety, Tanzania is the safest country in East Africa, having remained politically stable since its independence in 1961. Upon your arrival, you will receive an orientation and a town tour to help you become acquainted with the local people and environment. Additionally, Tanzania is a popular tourist destination, home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in the world, and the Serengeti National Park, which hosts the migration of around two million wildebeest and other wildlife. Tourists and other foreigners are a common sight in Tanzania.

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frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Travel Tips

You should Fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). When you arrive, someone from our staff or a driver will be waiting for you with a sign. They will take you to your hotel and you can spend the rest of the day as you please.

Packing list

Each volunteer work may have extra packing essentials but here below are the common essentials for everybody. Our team will send you a specific packing list upon your application process.

Travelling documents such as passport, visa, vaccination and any other documents

Sun hat, sunglass, insect repellent, rain gears depending on the season, working shoes, toiletries, personal medical supplements

If you’re planning to do an outdoors activities or climbing Kilimanjaro or go on safari, don’t hesitate to ask so that we can send you a specific parking list

Who Can Volunteer with Us?

We expect certain skills from our international volunteers, thus certain requirements must be met during the application process. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, although some children's projects such as day-cares and orphanages may make exceptions for those under 18 with special requests. Additionally, volunteers must have basic English skills in order to communicate with locals, as Tanzania is a member of the Commonwealth and English is one of the primary languages of communication among educated people.

Is Visa required to volunteer in Tanzania?

In order to volunteer in Tanzania, you will need to obtain a volunteer visa. This visa can be applied for upon arrival at the airport and is valid for 90 days. If you wish to stay in Tanzania for longer than 90 days, you will need to apply for a long-term resident permit “C” while in the country. Alternatively, you can leave the country and re-apply for the 90-day visa.

In addition to obtaining a Visa, volunteers must ensure that their passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of their arrival in Tanzania and that their passport has at least 2 blank pages. They should also check to see if a transit visa is required for any connecting flights, depending on their country of origin.

Is it safe to travel to Tanzania destinations?

When it comes to safety, Tanzania is the safest country in East Africa, having remained politically stable since its independence in 1961. Upon your arrival, you will receive an orientation and a town tour to help you become acquainted with the local people and environment. Additionally, Tanzania is a popular tourist destination, home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in the world, and the Serengeti National Park, which hosts the migration of around two million wildebeest and other wildlife. Tourists and other foreigners are a common sight in Tanzania.