WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?
You will be collected from the airport in Dar es Salaam on a Sunday by a friendly project staff member and transported to your accommodation. Once you have had time to rest the local staff will introduce you to your project and the local area. Your in country coordinator will be more than happy to help you settle in and acclimatise and you'll feel at home in no time in this friendly, vibrant country.
WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?
You will be staying in a volunteer eco house on the coast, to the north of Dar es Salaam. Based within a small local village the volunteer facilities are basic but comfortable and clean. You will be sharing a single sex room with other volunteers, where you will have access to bucket showers and dry toilets. Internet access will usually be available for a small fee.
Please be aware that the accomodation is around a twenty minute journey from some of your project locations by car. This is not included in your project fee and can cost about 20,000 shillings (US$14) for the return journey by tuk tuk.
WHAT WILL I BE EATING?
You will be provided with breakfast and dinner as most volunteers are away from the accommodation at lunchtime at their projects. There are plenty of places for you to buy food in the local villages and this is an excellent way to experience true local street cuisine.
Food in Tanzania is generally simple, consisting of vegetables, beans or meat with rice or ugali, a common staple food in eastern and southern Africa made from maize flour.