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Mother Nature Mt. Kilimanjaro

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2 to 12 weeks
18 to 70

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Trip overview

Tanzania – one of the safari capitals of the world. Home to vast herds of migrating African animals and some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. You’ll hear the words ‘hakuna matata’ in normal conversation, without referring to the Lion King. Welcome to Tanzania! 

Break out of your day-to-day routine and embark on an adventure that will make the world a better place and help you grow as a person. 

On this all-inclusive volunteer trip, not only do you get to live and volunteer with a trusted community empowerment organisation in Tanzania. When you go with Global, you get:

  • Volunteer project placement – Guarantee your spot at our screened and vetted project partner in Tanzania. Start your volunteer journey without spending months searching for a reputable organisation on the other side of the world. 
  • Choice of comfortable accommodation – Shared dorm-style accommodation with shared bathrooms and a communal dining area is provided on-site. Or, treat yourself and upgrade to private accommodation off-site. 
  • Three meals a day. Enjoy 3 meals a day, everyday, provided by the staff.
  • + way more.

Can you picture it? You’re staying in the foothills of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. Waking up each morning with a view of the famous landmark on your doorstep is one of the many unexpected bonuses of your trip. 

You’re spending your days making a difference in the community – planting trees, repairing infrastructure, and helping with education. 

The bonds you’re making with the locals are second to none. And while the purpose of your trip is so you can make a positive difference, the lessons you’re learning along the way are life-changing. 

For most people, staying in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro is a bucket-list experience.

Although most people don’t get the chance to experience something like this. Being fully immersed in the local community while you make a difference is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

And when you book with Global, you book with the best. You get the full experience for a fraction of the hassle. Your volunteer placement and accommodation is sorted before you leave, so you know exactly what you’re getting into


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Volunteer project placement
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Pre-Departure Guide
Trip visa guidance
Personal Travel Concierge
Private airport transfer
Comfortable accommodation
Global Emergency Line
Ongoing local team support
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To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18-70 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

During your time at Forest Camp, you may be scheduled for different activities, immersing yourself in a variety of volunteer tasks with the community.

On any given day you may find yourself working on construction and farming, planting seedlings in the tree nursery, running education sessions at different schools and the occasional village clean up sessions.

No matter your weekly schedule, you will be involved in all these activities to add variety to your week while providing the much needed help to the community in an efficient way. 

Your day will begin with breakfast served around 8am, giving you plenty of time to relax and prepare for your project work starting from 9am. Lunch is usually served at 1pm, followed by more volunteer activities until 5:30pm.

When your work day finishes, you’ll have a little free time to yourself before dinner is served at 7pm, giving you the rest of the evening to either have to yourself or spend with your new friends. 

To top it all off, you’ll be able to enjoy recreational day trips and a range of fun activities in between your volunteer hours (may incur at an additional cost).

Visit multiple nearby waterfalls like the Maragu and Materuni Waterfalls, as well as exploring the surrounding National Parks and lakes.

Swim in volcanic hot springs, visit swimming pools, explore the local cuisine, enjoy open-air cinemas and karaoke culture in the nearby city hub of Moshi.

Of course, you couldn’t miss the opportunity to climb Mt Kilimanjaro itself, a must-see experience for anyone visiting Tanzania! 



To qualify for this trip, you must be able to undertake laborious duties.

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, souvenirs, daily subsistence & spending money.

Purpose & impact

In a country with so much natural beauty, it’s no surprise that nature is highly valuable to the local community as well as the health of the ecosystem in the greater Kilimanjaro region. 

Unfortunately, the effects of deforestation have made it to the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. This causes soil erosion, flooding, desertification, and changes the microclimates across the region. 

The result is a warmer, drier climate that’s not good for growing crops. So this deforestation is having a direct effect on the livelihoods of the local community. 

Which is why they need your help! 

On this trip you’ll spend your days planting indigenous and fruit trees and educating children on best agricultural practices. You’ll help with construction and repairs and, if you’re there during harvest season, you’ll get your hands dirty in the food gardens.

And, if you're looking to further enrich your knowledge, you can choose to attend lectures at the Mweka College of African Wildlife Management, for a small extra cost. 

Accommodation & meals

Once you touch down at Kilimanjaro Airport, your pre-arranged transfer will be waiting. You’ll be taken straight to your volunteer accommodation. 

Your stay will be in a charming volunteer dorm tent, complete with comfortable bunk beds. Each tent is thoughtfully furnished and features an attached toilet area with hot water showers. 

If you’d like a bit more privacy, you can upgrade to private accommodation off-site. 

With your accommodation in Tanzania sorted and your volunteer placement organised, what will you do about food? 

You’ll be given 3 regular meals every day prepared for you by the project staff. Meals will be shared in the communal dining area at the accommodation site. 

Trip itinerary

Before you leave

Your volunteer placement – including accommodation and 3 meals a day – is confirmed and organised before you leave home.


When you arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport, your pre-arranged transfer will be waiting for you. You’ll be taken straight to your volunteer accommodation. Take some time to settle in and get to know the other volunteers joining you on this amazing experience.

Day 2+

How your days look will change depending on the needs of the organisation. Although you can expect to get involved in tree planting, education, farming, and even construction.  During your time off you’ll have plenty of time to explore the area. Organise a game drive to spot some animals if you haven’t already, hang out with your new friends from all over the world, or do your best to summit Mount Kilimanjaro!  Once your placement is over, you can choose to stay on in Tanzania to explore what else it and the surrounding areas have to offer. Explore deeper into the Serengeti to see wild animals in their natural habitats. Or link up with other Global Travellers to explore Tanzania together.  Head to Kenya or Uganda to keep the adventure going or head to Zanzibar – a little-known island paradise off the coast of Tanzania.  Whatever you choose to do, we can help make it easy.  We’ll be in touch with you throughout your stay. If you ever need advice or support our team is available to answer your questions. And our 24/5 emergency support line will help with urgent matters.  Don’t go alone. Go with Global.

Why choose us

When you travel with the best we take care of pretty much everything so you don’t have to. You’ll arrive in Tanzania totally prepared with a plan of action and trusted people helping you along the way. 

Our volunteer trips are designed to help you make a real change in critical causes around the world. All while experiencing off-the-beaten-path locations with passionate locals. Our goal is to save you time, money, and stress while eliminating the risk of returning home early. Here’s how we do it: 

We’re on your side from the moment you get started. 

You’ll be assigned a dedicated Trip Coordinator. They’ll guide you through the next steps and answer all your questions. They’ll also help you with the pesky visa. No guesswork – only the right paperwork, approved the first time, in your hands before you leave. 

Your Personal Travel Concierge will help with flights, insurance, and any add-ons you’d like for your trip. These are real humans too – no robots here. 

We maintain relationships with a huge network of screened and vetted partner organisations all over the world. We know they’re trustworthy and that you’re in good hands because of all the successful trips Global Travellers keep having with our partners. 

Our team is well travelled so you can rely on our experience. We’re with you every step of the way. 

Join 82,000+ travellers – giving us 10,000+ 4 & 5 star reviews – by choosing Global to make your travel dreams come true.

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Why are you the best company to choose?

As the world’s leading gap-year and "work & travel" company, we pride ourselves on providing a premium service for Global Travellers. Choose from a variety of awesome experiences worldwide, and let us assist you with visas, pre-departure preparations, flights, insurance, and tours. Throughout your journey, our cool tech features will support you every step of the way. As a Global Traveller, gain access to gWorld, our personalised app designed to enhance your travel experience. Keep important documents and trip details handy, and take advantage of exclusive Marketplace deals, a vibrant social network, language learning resources, side trips, meet-ups, and more. It's like having all your favorite travel apps merged into one, but even better! But our support doesn't end there. With four international offices, over 100 dedicated staff members, a 24/5 emergency team, and the backing of over 90,000 Global Travellers who have turned their travel dreams into reality with us, rest assured you're in good hands. We also proudly boast the most and best reviews in the biz, and maintain a massive following on our social channels including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. Embark on your next adventure with confidence and ease. Join us and discover the world in a meaningful way!

Are flights & insurance included?

While we would love to include flights and insurance in our trip packages, it is not feasible to have a fixed price due to the diverse destinations, trip durations, and individual coverage needs of our travellers from around the globe. However, once you register for the trip, we will assign you a dedicated Travel Concierge. They will work closely with you to arrange the ideal flights and insurance tailored to your specific adventure. Rest assured, our team is here to ensure you have a smooth and hassle-free travel experience from start to finish!

Why do I have to pay to volunteer?

The trip fee covers all the essential trip inclusions that ensure you have a meaningful and safe volunteering experience. It includes comprehensive pre-departure support to assist you throughout your journey. Once you arrive at your destination, the fee covers transportation, accommodation, and in most cases meals and some amazing excursions you'll do alongside other international volunteers. This comprehensive support is essential to provide you with a positive and secure volunteering experience, which is of utmost importance to us. Your trip fee allows us to ensure your well-being while making a meaningful impact, and it contributes to the sustainability and effectiveness of the volunteer projects we support.

Will I receive guidance and support before starting the volunteering trip?

Absolutely! Before starting your volunteer placement, you will receive comprehensive pre-departure support, which includes project-specific information, cultural orientation, and advice on preparing for your journey. Additionally, most trips include on-site training and an orientation to ensure you are well-prepared and confident in your volunteer role.

How do I choose the right volunteer trip for me?

With so many incredible options, we understand that selecting the perfect volunteer trip can be tricky. That's why we recommend booking your favourite one, and your dedicated Trip Coordinator will guide you through the project details. They will consider your interests, skills, desired location, and the impact you want to make. If we find another trip that better suits your preferences, we can easily swap you over to ensure you have the ideal volunteer experience. Rest assured, we're here to help you find the right fit!

How long should I volunteer for?

We offer flexibility in our volunteer trips, allowing you to choose the duration that best suits your schedule and desired experience. While most volunteers join us for 3 or 4 weeks, our trips accommodate durations as short as two weeks or as long as 12 weeks, and even extended stays. The choice is yours!

What ages are most volunteers?

The ages of our volunteers can vary depending on the project, but we have a wide age range. Our volunteers typically range from 18 years old to 85 years old! Our Trip Coordinators ensure that all volunteers are vetted before embarking on their journey. While age may differ, what unites our volunteers is their shared passion for travel and their dedication to making a positive impact in the community or wildlife conservation efforts they are involved in. Regardless of age, anyone with a passion to contribute and explore is welcome to join our volunteer trips.

Is it safe to volunteer overseas?

Safety is our utmost priority, and it drives our thorough trip planning process and comprehensive inclusions. With a successful track record of safely sending tens of thousands of travellers overseas since 2008, we prioritise your well-being throughout the journey. Before you depart, we provide full support, ensuring a smooth and secure experience. Upon arrival, we take care of every detail, including secure airport transfers, comfortable accommodations, usually meals, and dedicated project supervision. Additionally, our 24/5 emergency line ensures immediate assistance whenever needed, providing peace of mind throughout your entire volunteer experience.

Why should I book now?

After the last unexpected disruption to travel caused by the..c word..people are now more eager than ever to venture out and explore the world, determined not to miss out on any experiences. Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12+ months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better? Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend or partner?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together! But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join. And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

Can I bring my pet along?

At Global Work & Travel, we share a deep love for animals and fully understand the special bond you have with your pet. We recognise the challenges of embarking on a trip without them. Due to travel restrictions, requirements, and limited pet-friendly accommodations among our host organisations, we regretfully cannot facilitate their inclusion in the journey. However, many of our customers choose to entrust their pets to a family member or friend, embark on their adventure, and return home to wagging tails and furry cuddles.

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

We know that life can get in the way of travel, so all our trips come with a great deal of flexibility. In most cases, if you cannot travel on your selected date, you can place your trip on hold to deal with whatever is holding you back, and continue in the future without incurring any penalty. You may also have the option of transferring to an entirely different trip and destination as well, or even transferring your trip to a friend or family member. In the event that you need to outright cancel your trip, if you give us 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put toward any other trip that we offer, including tours through third-party providers, as well as holidays through DealsAway.com, and is valid for 2 years from date of issue. As international travel can be complex, your options are based on the progress of your trip organisation and our support team can assist you in finding the best solution for your needs.

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