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Family safaris

Tanzania » Arusha : Culture, Community Service and Safari for Group Program, for family school, college, university, and corporate groups.


The group will work in remote village with a local school in the Nduruma Ward of Tanzania in the region of Arusha. Work includes teaching or assisting with construction projects at a local school.

The Arusha Region of Tanzania is dominated both geographically and spiritually by Mount Kilimanjaro, Meru, Oldonyo lengai and you will join one of the largest, wildest animal populations in the world. Wildebeest, monkey, antelope, lion. cheetah, crocodile, gazelle, and flamingo they are all out there. All in Tarnagire, Manyara, Ngorongoro, and in Serengeti.

The Mountain, waterfalls, coffee plantations and banana fields create an incredible setting for the Olokii project adventures program. Over the two or three weeks, you will go on an authentic African safari, hike around Mount Kilimanjaro and visit Maasai village. And most importantly, spend time volunteering at a local orphanage and help to make a difference in the lives of Tanzanian children in Arusha region.

Tanzania Groups program Travel dates Details

2013 – 2014
1st Session; June 5th – June 26th                 (21days trip)
2nd Session; July 9th – July 30th                   (21 days trip)
3rd Session; August 12th – September 12th (30days trip)

Days: 14, 21 and 30
Ages: 16 – yrs, 20- 28, 30 – 65
Tuition: $2,300USD per person.
Airfare not included.
Maximum Group 1, 2, and 3 size; 15- 26pax
Community Service Hours: 25- 30hrs per week.

Arrive/Depart: Depart Home to Amsterdam then Amsterdam to KIA – Tanzania then Depart KIA to Amsterdam then from Amsterdam to your home.

Besides community service, you will learn about Tanzania life style and its culture in depth specifically, you will experience the traditions of the Maasai people who live around Maasai hill, including visits to their villages or bomas and homes who to learn about each other’s lives. Although English is widely spoken, you will also learn to speak some basic Swahili, You will learn from guest speakers about social issues facing the community such as the devastating HIV/AIDS epidemic.

The Coffee plantation and the beautiful of Arusha fields create an incredible setting for The Olokii project program. Over the two weeks, you will go on an authentic African safari, hike around Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro and visit a Maasai village where you will overnight there in trekking the hills and have a traditional dance in the NIGHT. And most importantly, spend time volunteering at a local orphanage with youngest lovely babies at the centre and help to make a difference in the lives of Tanzanian children.


During the two, three or four weeks, students or the volunteer will live together at the The Olokii project program Home located in a village about 15 – 30 mnts work away from the town of Arusha. Three students will share volunteer house with pubic bathrooms. There is no internet access or public phones in the village, but students will be taken to an internet café twice a week. Food will be hearty Tanzanian food that consists mainly of vegetables, beans and ugali but our Cook will be able to provide special food for those who are vegetarian or allergic to a certain kind of food.

Program Cost:

Tanzania Groups program Travel Details;

2013– 2014
1st Session; June 5th – June 26th                 (21days trip)
2nd Session; July 9th – July 30th                   (21 days trip)
3rd Session; August 12th – September 12th (30days trip)

Days: 14, 21 and 30
Ages: 16 – yrs, 20- 28, 30 – 65
Tuition: $2,300USD per person.
Airfare not included.
Maximum Group 1, 2, and 3 size; 15- 26pax
Community Service Hours: 25- 30hrs per week.

Tuitions for Community Service, Languages service Learning, Cultural Exploration, and The Olokii project program programs reflect the total cost of each program, the cost per volunteer is dependent up on the duration of the project and any additional needs that are requested by the group. The estimated cost per volunteer for three and four week’s program is $2,300USD.

What is included in the tuition?

  • Extensive pre- departure training from The Olokii project staff Team in Tanzania
  • Full orientation upon arrival by The Olokii project program in country coordinator
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Lodging and thrice Meals each day
  • Full Coordination on the ground by The Olokii project program in country coordinator
  • Adventure activities i .e. all mentioned safaris, maasai village visit, cultural activities
  • Swahili Language lessons in Tanzania.

Your 6 days with 5 Nights safaris trip will include:

All parks entrance fees, all camping fees, and all thrice meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. 4 x 4 WD safaris vehicles with pop up roof, Service of our professional driver Guides, Cook, Camping gears, i. e. tents, sleeping bags, and mattresses, rescue and evacuation services, 3 litters of bottled minerals water per person per day.

NB ; If you have a group of students, professionals, family members, friends or colleagues interested in volunteering in Tanzania, please contact us at Request Info, + 255 655 707 352  to learn how you can take part in an extraordinary Travel experience. The Olokii project program team will work closely with you both before your departure and during your stay to provide a truly once – in – a lifetime experience for your group.

Community service

Every community challenge is different sometimes your team will arrive at the start of a project and will build from the ground up. In this case you may be clearing rubble digging foundations chipping rocks lifting and laying blocks or mixing cement.

On other challengers you may arrive to find the building partially complete. In that case your team might concentrate on finishing work, roofing installing windows, doors, or roofing. Once the exterior of the classroom nears completion efforts focus on finishing interior. Every building project is different.

Everything you do on a construction site, whether it is hauling water sifting sand removing or placing dirt mixing cement by hand or passing buckets of mortar to another team member is helping a remote community improve its educational or health services. It is an inspiring process to be involved in.

Accept that you don’t always have to be productive to have a good experience. Regardless of the work you perform community challenge teams inject enthusiasm and encourage the families and community by sharing the burden of the constructions process.

You do make a difference and are greatly appreciated. You will need to be patient and flexible. There will times of waiting for someone to show up, to make a decision or to just to get started. You can always work extra hard when the time comes. Make the most of the waiting around time to share with the community. You may never have the opportunity again.

Often the work to be done is very lab our – intensive.

Clearing and leveling a site, hauling dirt, digging foundation, Transfer of delivery of materials such as Sand, gravel, cement blocks and bags of Cement. Manual pressing cement blocks, Manual mixing cement, finishing floors, forming latrine, filling masonry joints with cement, assistant with a physical inventory of Construction materials.

You will never be asked to do anything outside of your physical capacity and team work will be encouraged at all times. No volunteer should be made to feel they have to do something they not happy or comfortable doing.

There are many tasks on a building site so ask the supervisor for jobs you feel comfortable with. Be open and honest if you are not feeling useful enough or you feel you cannot do what you have been asked to. If you do have any reservations about any job you are assigned, please to not hesitate to raise these with the construction supervisor.

The days will be scheduled around the local working hours and appropriate temperatures throughout the day. Lunch, water and snacks will be provided on site and shared with all members of the building team.

What Should I Expect?

Volunteering abroad can be the most rewarding experience of your life and the most challenging at the same time. You will be immersed in a new culture, you will meet incredible, and you will learn a lot about yourself.

Humility and patience are essential. One of the first things you will learn, whether it’s standing in a queue at the post office, or waiting for the dial – up connection at the local internet café is African Time. The locals will joke about it and, really, their approach is the wise one. Everything takes a long time and the outcome is often not what you might expect to have or to get.

You will make cultural blunders. It’s embarrassing but inevitable. A healthy sense of humor will go a long way. My face still turns red when I remember the lovely little “purse”. I bought in a San (Bushman) village. I took it to church services in Malawi for three years before one of my African colleagues pointed out to me that it was a witch doctor’s bag and “no respectable Namibian or Malawian woman would ever take such a thing to church.”

You will become the educational source. Your Abroad students, whether children or adults, will be eager to learn about your home country (bring postcards to show them), and will be just as eager to tell you about theirs. One of the most successful English lessons was having students write the oral proverbs and stories told in their villages, and then asking them to create their own original stories. If you would like to know more about the culture or traditions of your host country, there’s no easier way than to assign it as an essay topic in which different students will write more to you about their homes and cultural aspects.

These are some advantage on Volunteering with us in Tanzania.

  • Skill acquisition – job skills, communication skills, etc.
  • Personal and professional development and training.
  • Confidence
  • Experience –  especially to be able to add to your to be able to add to your CV
  • A written/ verbal reference
  • Having fun
  • Meeting new people
  • Experiencing new challenges
  • Satisfaction from doing something to make a difference
  • The ability to explore different sorts of career of job opportunities in a voluntary capacity.

Abroad Family Volunteering with us
Family volunteering allows parents, children and other family members to spend time together while contributing to the community and causes they care about. It can be a fun activity that can improve communication within the family resulting in strong family relationships.

A growing trend overseas is for families to volunteer together. Family volunteering can involve siblings, parents, spouse and children. Families can volunteer to help a cause close to their heart.

What Families Can Gain from Volunteering with us?

  • Parents act as role models and can demonstrate helping others in need.
  • An increased sense of worth and accomplishment from making a difference.
  • A stronger sense of community and decrease in social isolation
  • Respect for different people and conditions
  • Relative or family members could benefit from the activity
  • Learn new skills or using existing skills
  • Adventure Expeditions


 Lake Manyara /Ngorongore /Oldvai /Serengeti.

DAY 1 : After breakfast, we drive through the foothills of Lake Manyara side of the great rift escarpment to arrive for lunch at The park, and drive to the Camp for dinner and an overnight stay.

DAY 2 : After breakfast we carry a picnic lunch and descend to Serengeti land to spend the day taking in the spectacular wildlife and have a picnic lunch and later return to the Camp for Dinner and an overnight stay.

DAY 3 : We leave the Serengeti planes and head to the Ngorongoro Crater through Oduvai Gorge.
Lunch will be either at the Hotel or we can carry a picnic. The afternoon is spent on a game drive followed by dinner and an overnight stay at the Camp.

DAY 4 : We breakfast then carry a picnic lunch as the whole day is spent on the amazing crater of plenty of wild animals on a full day game drive exploring the wonders of the Ngorongoro Crater. This is followed by Dinner and an overnight stay at the Camp.

DAY 5 : We leave the Ngorongoro Crater and trek to Maasai village for lunch. There is the option of either; a half day walking safaris dinner an overnight stay at a native Maasai village.

DAY 6 : After breakfast drive back to Maasai bomas and finally we drive to Arusha for lunch and spend the day shopping for exciting curios and artifacts while touring the town.

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