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Mother Nature Mt. Kilimanjaro

2 to 12 weeks
18 to 70

39 others looking at this too. Next opening is Aug 2023, with limited spots.

Trip overview

Have you been itching to get out there and make a difference in the world? To show the world what you're made of and experience something new while making a positive impact? Roll up your sleeves and dive into reforestation projects, environment conservation, and community development in the heart of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. 

Think of this experience as a cultural exchange - in return for your time and skills, you will gain an understanding of an entire new culture and leave knowing you have made a difference. Help plant indigenous trees and fruit species, educate local elementary and secondary schools in best agriculture practices, then get your hands dirty harvesting crops, repairing and renovating buildings, bridges and roads.

The natural resources including the forests, trees and land are an important source of income for local families and the greater Kilimanjaro region. Deforestation is causing soil erosion, floodings, desertification and contributes to warmer and dryer microclimates negatively affecting the growing of crops, and is therefore a threat to the livelihood of the local population. You will offer your assistance to the local villages, helping to equip them with the skills and knowledge to use the forests sustainably and protect their income and liveability. 

You will be staying in comfortable accommodation by the hillsides at Kilimanjaro Forest Camp with a front row seat to the incredible slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. On your off days or in between project work, enjoy tropical rainforests and beautiful views on the great rift valley plains. Make lifelong connections and meaningful friendships, all while making a positive impact in a well-deserving community. Immerse yourself in the culture of the local Chagga tribe and Mweka Village, providing you the ultimate Tanzania experience. You will also have the opportunity to visit and join lectures and activities at the renowned Mweka Wildlife College.

With all the logistics such as accommodation and meals taken care of, you can jump right into your unforgettable volunteer experience and do your bit to protect the unique flora, fauna and community of Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania! 


Volunteer project placement

We’ll score you a guaranteed volunteering placement so you can start on your journey to make a difference to our planet.

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.

Pre-Departure Guide

Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination, at your fingertips.

Trip visa guidance

Get your visa approved as cheap and easy as possible with advice and assistance from your Trip Coordinator.

Personal Travel Concierge

You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any other add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get personalized booking help that ticks all your boxes.

Private airport transfer

Return transfers to take you to and from the airport to your accommodation.

Comfortable accommodation

A comfortable 6-share fully furnished & structured tent, each with its own shower and toilet in an attached stone building is included. You will also receive a new local sim card (with 5gb of data) to use during your stay.


You will receive three meals daily, all of which consist of delicious Tanzanian food.

24/7 Global Emergency Line

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Ongoing local team support

Throughout your time here you will have the support of a local expert. They will help to open up the wonders of Tanzania, supporting your every need while you work and travel around the country.

gWorld access

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Global Academy

Gain access to an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn before & whilst you travel.


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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. 

You will be collected from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) via a private car and taken directly to your accommodation. Your volunteer activities start the day after you arrive, so you have the post-flight afternoon to settle in and get comfortable in your new surroundings. Accommodation consists of a 6-share fully furnished tent, each with its own shower and toilet in an attached stone building. You will also receive a new local sim card (with 5gb) to use during your stay. All daily meals are provided including breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

You will be working 5 days a week (with weekends off!!) for approximately 5-6 hours each day. 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.

Trip itinerary

Day 1

Touch down at Kilimanjaro International Airport, where you will be met by your pre-arranged transfer team to take you straight to your volunteer accommodation. Relax, settle in and take some time to meet the other volunteers joining you on this incredible experience!


While your daily itinerary may change, you can expect your activities and work programs to follow the below outline or similar.    8 am - Breakfast  9 - 12 pm - Community project work 1 pm - Break for lunch 2 - 5:30 pm - Community project work 7 pm - Dinner and evening at your own leisure

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As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So while you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel through over the next 12-18 months. We highly recommend our travellers look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional or get in touch with our team for travel advice.

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In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 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 towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 2 years!

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