11 days
(Or add 3-day extension) – Estimated 20 Service Hours, 25 with extension
Meaningful. Sustainable. Unforgettable
Just a short distance northwest of the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro lies the Arusha region, where you will spend the majority of your service work while in Tanzania. There, you’ll work with locals to build and restore the region’s overcrowded and outdated schools, providing more children than ever with the chance to learn. You’ll also get the opportunity to travel to Lake Manyara Park for the chance to see the “Big 5” game animals.
YOUR SERVICE THEME PROJECTS
We work with the award-winning charity Free The Children to better understand the needs of each community and then focus projects on those issues. Themes include:
  • Education
  • Health
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Alternative Income and Livelihood
  • Agriculture and Food Security

Day 1: Fly overnight to Kilimanjaro

Day 2: Arrive in Kilimanjaro
Meet your Field Director at the airport and transfer to the Free The Children accommodations.

Day 3: Longido Region
Travel to the Free The Children community in the Longido Region where your service project will take place.
  • Participate in a community orientation and safety overview.

Days 4-7: Service Project — Free the Children Community
As communities evolve so do their needs. That's why we work closely with Free The Children to better understand the local challenges. Since projects are determined closer to your actual tour date, here's a glimpse at what a day might look like.
  • Each morning you'll practice Swahili.
  • Work side by side with locals to build or restore schools.
  • Participate in activities that acknowledge local culture like water walks and talks with locals.
  • Evenings are a chance to reflect, discuss events as a group, and draw connections between the day’s work and relevant global issues.

Day 8: Safari Day
  • Go on a safari for the chance to see the “Big 5” game animals, along with giraffes, zebras, warthogs, gazelles and hyenas.
  • Travel back to the Free The Children Community. 

Day 9: Service Project — Free the Children Community
Continue working on your service project.

Day 10: Transfer to Kilimanjaro
  • Enjoy a local meal before transferring to the airport.

Day 11: Arrive home

Add 3-day extension

Days 10-14: Longido Region
  • Extend your service project in the Free The Children Community.

Interested in learning more about this tour?
YOUR SERVICE THEME PROJECTS
We work with the award-winning charity Free The Children to better understand the needs of each community and then focus projects on those issues. Themes include:
  • Education
  • Health
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Alternative Income and Livelihood
  • Agriculture and Food Security

Day 1: Fly overnight to Kilimanjaro

Day 2: Arrive in Kilimanjaro
Meet your Field Director at the airport and transfer to the Free The Children accommodations.

Day 3: Longido Region
Travel to the Free The Children community in the Longido Region where your service project will take place.
  • Participate in a community orientation and safety overview.

Days 4-7: Service Project — Free the Children Community
As communities evolve so do their needs. That's why we work closely with Free The Children to better understand the local challenges. Since projects are determined closer to your actual tour date, here's a glimpse at what a day might look like.
  • Each morning you'll practice Swahili.
  • Work side by side with locals to build or restore schools.
  • Participate in activities that acknowledge local culture like water walks and talks with locals.
  • Evenings are a chance to reflect, discuss events as a group, and draw connections between the day’s work and relevant global issues.

Day 8: Safari Day
  • Go on a safari for the chance to see the “Big 5” game animals, along with giraffes, zebras, warthogs, gazelles and hyenas.
  • Travel back to the Free The Children Community. 

Day 9: Service Project — Free the Children Community
Continue working on your service project.

Day 10: Transfer to Kilimanjaro
  • Enjoy a local meal before transferring to the airport.

Day 11: Arrive home

Add 3-day extension

Days 10-14: Longido Region
  • Extend your service project in the Free The Children Community.

Interested in learning more about this tour?

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & Transportation

    Your flights—covered. Ground transportation—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    8 overnight stays or 11 with extension

  • Regional Meals

    Traditional breakfasts, lunches and dinners bring local flavors to life as part of your trip experience.

  • Field Director

    Your bilingual, culturally connected Field Director stays with you 24/7 to handle all on-trip logistics and facilitates post-project reflection activities.

  • 20 Service Hours

    Earn up to 20 service hours that count towards academic credit and the presidential award.

  • Volunteer and Leadership Activities

    Participate in volunteer, leadership, action planning and social issue activities.

  • Guided Sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from your licensed local guides while they lead you on sightseeing tours.

  • Entrances

    Gain access to local attractions, like nature hikes with your guide—we'll take care of lines and tickets.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director and more.
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