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N O I T I D E P X E A I N A TANZ

Destination Guide


Your Expedition Locations Accommodation in Kilimanjaro The address of our volunteer house is: Impact Community, Umoja Street, Mdawi, Moshi, Tanzania. Throughout your first week in Tanzania, you’ll be staying in African Impact’s volunteer accommodation just outside of the town of Moshi. Situated on the foothills of Kilimanjaro, approximately 6km east of Moshi Town. A handful of local shops that sell basic items are located just a short walk away. Our volunteer house is very safe comfortable with shared, en-suite bedrooms and hot showers You’ll be sharing an en-suite (hot water) dorm room with a maximum of 3 other (same gender) volunteers and we provide daily housekeeping for your comfort. Pillows, bedding and mosquito nets are provided as are shelves to store your things.

We can cater for most dietary needs, but please do let us know beforehand what your requirements are. We also provide a volunteer fridge for your own shopping if you fancy extra snacks or drinks. Just in case, we offer a safe at the location for you to keep anything of value secure while you are here. We offer a laundry service at a minimal fee per week of USD5 per pillow case load.

Accommodation in Zanzibar You’ll kick-off the second week of this adventure in a vibrant backpacker hostel, located in the heart of Stone Town. This unique hostel sits within a renovated heritage building and is a fantastic base to explore the city, as well as meet other travelers from around the world. After two nights here, you’ll be collected from Stone Town and driven to Jambiani, where you’ll get to relax in your very own beach-side bungalow for the remainder of your stay. This accommodation offers the perfect beach retreat, with private terraces for you sit and enjoy the incredible scenery. Please note: You will be expected to cater for yourself this week!

WI-FI For the first week of your expedition in Moshi, there is no Wi-Fi available at the volunteer house. However, there are nearby cafes and hotels within walking distance which have good Wi-Fi available for a small fee. In Zanzibar both your accommodations will have Wi-Fi available for you. If you would like to get a local sim card to stay connected for the entirety of your trip, our staff in Moshi will be able to help you with this.


Immediate surrounding areas Moshi is a clean and vibrant town located in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania and home to three main cultural groups: the Chagga, the Maasai and the Pare. Here you will find a warm and welcoming community living life at a leisurely pace in a sunny climate. While Moshi itself isn’t especially large, however, you will find plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars around town. Kilimanjaro is the perfect location for adventurers wanting to explore a fascinating part of Africa. Located just a few hours’ drive from some of the best game reserves on the continent (Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire NP), it’s perfectly positioned to take off for a weekend on safari. Closer to home, waterfalls, hot springs, lakes and coffee are dotted across the landscape. And who could forget the view on a clear day of the snow-capped peak towering high above you. Jambiani in Zanzibar is also one of the hotspots for water sports and activities. You can try your hand at kite surfing, scuba diving and snorkelling on the coral reefs that are teeming with marine life, sea fishing or just a leisurely boat trip on one of the local dhow boats which dot the horizon each evening. If you’d like to experience Zanzibar’s wildlife there’s a fantastic eco-lodge in a mangrove forest that you can spend the night, only accessible by kayak. You’ll sleep in a raised cabin over the river listening to the sounds of the forest at night. There’s so much to do and we can arrange it all for you when you are here!

The Country - Mainland and Zanzibar The largest country in East Africa, Tanzania is a paradise for outdoor lovers. Home to the tallest mountain in Africa (Mt.Kilimanjaro), the largest crater in the world (Ngorongoro Crater), the highest concentration of animals per km² and with more 30% of its area covered with National Parks, you don’t need to look far to find nature at its most impressive. Add to this backdrop the beaming faces and colourfully dressed Tanzanian people, and it’s an unbeatable combination. Zanzibar is a fascinating place filled with pristine beaches, luxurious resorts, exotic wildlife and the cultural melting pot of Stone Town. It is a very diverse place with warm and welcoming people and a very different culture to mainland Tanzania. It truly is African Impacts most beautiful destination! As well as the numerous beaches, resorts and islands that you can enjoy on boat trips from Jambiani, Stone Town offers a unique insight into the history and culture of Zanzibar. With a mix of European, African, Asian and Arabic culture, it’s an eye-opening place to spend the afternoon exploring the narrow alleyways, old architecture or just sipping on a cold drink on a roof-top terrace bar as the sun slowly goes down.


Steps for planning your trip Make note of the start dates! Start dates are every second Monday of the year. PLEASE NOTE ON BANK HOLIDAYS WHICH FALLS ON A WEEKDAY IN TANZANIA, NO ACTIVITIES WILL RUN ON THOSE DAYS 2020: 6, 13 & 27 January | 10 & 24 February | 9 & 23 March | 6 & 20 April | 4 & 18 May | 1, 15 & 29 June | 6, ,13, 20 & 27 July | 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 August | 7 & 21 September | 5 & 19 October | 2 & 16 November

ARRIVAL IN MOSHI We will meet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport between 7AM and 10PM on the Monday that your placement begins. Please keep this in mind when booking your arrival flights. Make sure that you have provided us with your correct flight details to ensure that we can collect you from the airport at the right time. When you arrive, look out for the African Impact sign and your name with a friendly face to welcome you. Please do not leave the airport if you cannot find an African Impact representative. Please call the Project Manager/Team whose numbers are noted below. We will be there and will certainly never leave without you.

DEPARTURE FROM ZANZIBAR You will need to book your departure flight on the Monday that your Expedition ends from Zanzibar International Airport.

Early arrival? If arriving in Kilimanjaro earlier than Monday, you will need to arrange transport from the airport and your own accommodation until Monday morning. Please advise us of where you will be staying as early as possible – we will collect you and drop you off at the volunteer house around lunchtime. Alternatively, if you' would like to stay an extra night at the Volunteer House, you are welcomed to for an additional US$30 per person including 3 meals.

Delayed or troubles with your arrival flight? Please carry with you while travelling In the event that your flight is changed or delayed at the last moment, please contact one of the below contacts as soon as possible to make alternative arrangements. Programme Manager of Moshi: Melinda Wulf + 255 752 413 113 (WhatsApp) melinda@africanimpact.com


FLIGHTS With the assistance of our flight partner, Flight Centre, you can now contact us for assistance in bookings of your flights and even accommodation should you opt to arrive a few days earlier and/or depart a few days later.

Don’t let this be stressful. Obtaining visas is your responsibility and the extended information provided on our Visa Guidance is to serve as a guideline only. We advise that you confirm this information with the embassy / consulate of the country that you will be visiting in your home country before departure. Please request the Visa Guidance if you are unable to to allocate it on your Online Portal and feel free to email your Placement Manager as well for assistance.

TRAVEL INSURANCE Prior to your trip you will need to arrange medical insurance which will give you full coverage for any medical requirements which may arise during your trip, including cover for full air evacuation in the unlikely event that this is necessary. Your medical cover also needs to include repatriation. Please ensure that you arrange adequate cover and send your insurance details to your Volunteer/ Internship Placement Manager before departing for the project. Please be sure to check your policy carefully to ensure that it does cover activities which you are hoping / likely to participate in, as cover does vary from one country of residence to another and from one volunteer project-type to another. Our preferred travel insurance partners are World Nomads (https://www.worldnomads.com/Turnstile/AffiliateLink?partnerCode=afrimp&source=link&utm_source=afri mp&utm_content=link&path=https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-insurance/) but you are welcome to use whichever provider you find suitable. PLEASE NOTE: For the Zanzibar part of your Expedition, Your

cover MUST include Motorised Boating, Swimming with Dolphins and snorkelling.

Money (where available) How much spending money you need differs from person to person and depends on how much you shop, drink and eat besides the meals provided for you. It is important that when deciding how much money you bring you consider what optional activities that is NOT included in your Expedition, you anticipate doing. As a rule of thumb, you should pay for small purchases in Tanzanian Shillings and large purchases in US Dollars. We have a great partnership with a local, well respected travel company, and if you book a safari through us or them while in Moshi, you can pay with a card (VISA & MasterCard). There are many ATM’s (VISA & MasterCard accepted) available in Moshi town that accept international cards as well as money changers. Breakfast will be included at your accommodation for you each morning in Zanzibar. For your marine day, lunch will also be included. For other meals, you can expect to budget between 5-10 USD per meal. You can use all major credit and debit cards in many of the resorts, bars and restaurants in Zanzibar. Most shops however, even in Stone Town, DO NOT accept payments via debit or credit cards. Also, please be aware that there are no ATM’s in Jambiani (where you will be based for most of the week. The ATM’s at the airport and in Stone Town would be best to withdraw from upon arrival or during your time at Lost and Found Backpackers.


What Else?

POLICE CLEARANCE/ BACKGROUND CHECK CERTIFICATE (In respect to Working with Children and Vulnerable Communities). You must please get a police clearance/ criminal record check certificate PLEASE NOTE: WITHOUT A POLICE CLEARANCE, (in respect to Working with Children and Vulnerable Communities). YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO JOIN THE PROJECT. It is MANDATORY for every Volunteer to complete Police Checks prior to joining any one of our projects. As a Volunteer, regardless of project selection, you will come into contact with minors and/or vulnerable adults during your stay. We therefore feel that it is our responsibility to obtain a check on every Volunteer with us in order to ensure the safety of the people and communities we work with. Depending on your nationality and the regulations in your home country, there may be a small charge, payable to your local authority. Please note that your Police/ Criminal Record Check cannot be more than 6 months old when you start your volunteer program, so if you are booking more than 6 months in advance of your Project start date, please wait to obtain this check closer to the time. Some countries may not allow for an Advanced Check/ Vulnerable Sector check. If this is the case, we will require a Basic check accompanied by two professional character references. If you are from the United States of America, we can assist you with the process for a minimal fee payable to African Impact. In addition, African Impact insists that Volunteers and Interns avoid any contact with drugs and/or any inappropriate activities relating to alcohol.

Vaccinations Please consult your private doctor with regards to immunizations/vaccinations. Below are details of what is likely to be recommended.

Tetanus: A recent tetanus injection is highly recommended Polio: Recommended Hepatitis A&B: Recommended Tuberculosis: Recommended Malaria: While Zanzibar is NOT a malaria risk zone, we cannot completely rule it out especially as you will be travelling through mainland Tanzania. We advise you bring an ample supply of antimalarial tablets for your entire time in Tanzania. Ask your doctor to prescribe the best one available. PLEASE NOTE: We do not recommend Larium (sometimes known to cause hallucinations) or Doxycyline (many people have had bad reactions to the sun when they use this prophylactic).

Yellow Fever: A Yellow Fever vaccination and the certificate is an ENTRY REQUIREMENT for ALL travellers arriving (including Airport transit) from countries where there is a risk of Yellow Fever transmission or any disembarkation to endemic areas after 24hours. More information here: https://www.taa.go.tz/index.php/traveller-guides/health-requirements. You WILL NOT be allowed to enter the country without it. Proof of this vaccination may be checked upon arrival in Zanzibarl. The vaccine takes 10days to take effect - ensure you vaccine is done at least 10 days prior to arrival. You will need an adequate supply of sunscreen cream for the hot African sun - SPF 30 and above. Also, please bring a hat and a water bottle with you, as you will be in the sun for a good portion of the day. Even if the sky is overcast, the sun is strong enough to cause burning.


Here is a packing list for you to tick off as you go! PLEASE NOTE:

Tanzania is a tolerant yet conservative country so please dress modestly. For week 1, Mini-skirts, short shorts, sleeveless tops, see-through clothes, vests, short waistlines and low necklines should not be worn, especially when in the village/town area and whilst doing project work. Leggings or tights are not considered appropriate unless covered by a skirt or dress that reaches the knee. You will be bending and moving in the classroom - your clothing should be appropriate to your environment. Dressing appropriately helps you gain respect of your students and the community. Week 2 has you on holiday so your choice of clothes can be less conservative Please make sure you bring comfortable clothes that dry quickly as well as clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. You will likely find that you will be wearing the same clothes day in, day out, so try not to over pack.

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Your Expectations and our Requirements on Project You will need to remain flexible, understandable and good – humored. “African time” can be difficult and frustrating for those who are used to a very structured life, so it is something to keep in mind! Once you arrive in Africa, your care is the responsibility of African Impact and our trained Project Managers. We always aim to provide you with all of your daily needs to keep you out of harm’s way and to support you in your Volunteer and Intern work. In exchange, we ask you to attend work punctually and to behave consistently in ways that reflect well upon African Impact and our Project Managers. We ask that you dress according to local norms while in the public eye and to treat people on the work site with kindness and respect. In addition, African Impact insists that Volunteers and Interns avoid any contact with Drugs and any culturally inappropriate activities relating to Alcohol. The African Impact projects rely on networks of people, and those networks are held together by good relationships. If a case should arise in which our staff feels that Volunteers or Interns have repeatedly behaved in ways that contradict the basic spirit of this agreement, we reserve the right to remove you from the Program.

Upholding the good name of African Impact and its partner organizations We ask that you do not bring yourself or African Impact into disrepute nor involve any other Employee, Volunteer or Intern in any behaviour that might amount to disrepute. If your behaviour is found to be detrimental to the program that you are involved with, you may be asked to leave immediately without compensation

Child Protection Our Child Protection Policy and Guidelines are there to help Volunteers, Interns and Staff be clear on our role in safeguarding children (anyone under the age of 18). It’s important to be aware of what good practice is and who to talk to if you have any concerns. You will get more information when you start your Volunteering or Internship placement. Any evidence of poor practice towards children will be acted on immediately and the relevant steps taken based on our policy and code of conduct

Drugs If you use or even come into contact with drugs, drug users, drug pushers or anyone remotely connected with drugs, illegal or otherwise, other than for medical reasons, your placement will be terminated immediately. If you are taking drugs for Medical reasons and have not informed us of your medical condition the same rules and conditions apply

Discrimination on Any Grounds If you see, hear or encounter any discrimination of any kind, do not challenge that person or intervene. If you feel that you need to express your views, please tell your Project Manager and they will take the necessary actions. African Impact is strongly against any form of Discrimination and any information given to us is taken very seriously.

Relationships Whilst on your placement we do NOT encourage any sexual relations. In addition, the program neither allows nor encourages Volunteers and Interns to develop intimate personal relationships with general staff and partners. This would not promote a good working environment and could result in the dismissal of the staff member and your termination from the program


HIV and AIDS The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that infects cells of the immune system, destroying or impairing their function. As the infection progresses, the immune system becomes weaker and the person becomes more susceptible to infections. The most advanced stage of HIV infection is Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). It can take 10 – 15 years for an HIV –infected person to develop AIDS. Antiretroviral Drugs can slow down the process even further (WHO). We highly recommend that you do some research before arriving at your project as HIV is widespread across Africa with an estimated 24.7 million people living with the virus on the continent (UNAIDS) . A good source of information is “28 stories of AIDS Africa” by Stephanie Nolan. The book is available on Amazon

Termination of Placement In the event that your placement is terminated due to your failure to abide by the code of conduct laid out below, you will be required to pay for any costs incurred for your return home from the placement.

Safety – what to do in an emergency We take your safety very seriously and on arrival, we will give you a comprehensive talk on the do’s and don’ts around the Mainland and Island. We pride ourselves on our record and give all our volunteers 24 hours support. We also live on the premises of the Volunteer house with you so we have the best knowledge of the local area and how to have the best experience. Please respect this advice. Some safety guidelines you should be aware of:

· Avoid travelling alone, especially at night. ALWAYS use a taxi · Find out where the unsafe areas are and avoid them. · When travelling, keep all important documents and valuables in a safe place like a hidden pocket or money belt. · Carry only as much cash and personal items as you think you will need for that day. · Don’t wear expensive jewellery or watches. · Be wary of people who seem too friendly too fast. · Keep cameras out of sight and always keep bags and purses in your sight. · Before swimming, ask how safe the area is. We would advise not sharing your personal contact details with anyone under any circumstances. In addition, you will be working outdoors, in an unfamiliar community and environment. Listen to your Project Manager and respect the local rules and customs at all times! Know the emergency numbers of the Project Team. Make sure we have a copy of your emergency contact person at home


Volunteer Code of Conduct 1st Offence

2nd Offence

3rd Offence

General Bad Conduct

Verbal Warning

Written Warning

Termination

Poor Punctuality

Verbal Warning

Written Warning

Termination

Laziness

Verbal Warning

Written Warning

Termination

Minor Breach of Safety Rule

Verbal Warning

Written Warning

Termination

Minor Damage or misuse of company property

Verbal Warning

Written Warning

Termination

Failure to follow instructions from African Impact Staff members

Verbal Warning

Written Warning

Termination

Conservation Projects: Failure to follow Game Drive Rules

Verbal Warning

Written Warning

Termination

Failure to attend an Activity without just reason

Written Warning

Termination

Staying out all night without prior notification to staff

Written Warning

Termination

Failure to use taxis as form of transport after dark Being rude, unfriendly or disrespecting local customs (language, clothing, etc)

Written Warning

Termination

Written Warning

Termination

Discrimination in any form

Written Warning

Termination

Minor Offences

Breach of our Child Protection Policy

Written Warning

Termination

Not upholding the Reputable Name of African Impact on and off site

Written Warning

Termination

Failure to keep the PAAZAB code of ethics

Written Warning

Termination

Disrespecting or potentially harming any animals (domestic or wild)

Written Warning

Termination

Wildlife Projects only - ethical standards in the good treatment & management of animals in captivity

Written Warning

Termination

Serious Offences

1st Offence

Theft

Termination

Drinking on Duty (or between activities) where you could endanger yourself or someone else as a result

Termination

Drinking under the age of 18

Termination

Malicious damage to Company Property

Termination

Breach of accommodation establishment rules

Termination

Relationships between African Impact Staff and Volunteer/Interns

Termination

Assault

Termination

Negligent performance of duties with serious consequences to property or life

Termination

Serious breach of the safety rules (especially at night)

Termination

Under the influence of drugs and/or in possession of illegal drugs

Termination

Major breach of our Child Protection Policy

Termination

Family Volunteering - African Impact considers all minors/children

1st Offence

2nd Offence

3rd Offence

Your child is your sole responsibility at all times, on project or during free time, including weekends

Verbal Warning

Written Warning

Termination

Your child is no one else's responsibility including African Impact staff. Parents are responsible for disruptive/bad/rude/ culturally insensitive behaviour of their children, and all other aspects of the code of conduct

Verbal Warning

Written Warning

Termination

to be anyone under the age of 18

If any family member breaches the code of conduct, the whole family's placement will be terminated

Termination


EXPLORING THE AREA While your Expedition DOES ALREADY INCLUDE a Walking Tour of Moshi, a Walking Tour of Stone Town, a Spice Tour in Stone Town , a Full-day Marine Adventure in Kizimkazi & a Jambiani Village Tour with reef snorkelling trip, please see below other weekend excursions you could consider over the weekends.

MOSHI PART OF EXPEDITION Kilimanjaro Day Hike – From US$160 Don't have the time or energy to conquer the summit? Take a day hike to Mandara Camp and Maudai Crater. This moderate introduction to Kilimanjaro offers a taste of what climbing this magnificent mountain is like while enjoying the perks of a hot shower and a comfy bed once back home later that day. You won’t reach the peak but you’ll still be able to say you’ve climbed Kilimanjaro!

Kikuletwa Hot Springs - From US$20 About 1 ½ hours from Moshi, is an oasis in the desert. Surrounded by idyllic trees, this turquoise warm-water pond makes for a picturesque day of swimming and relaxing. The crystal clear water is also home to a school of ‘doctor fish’ that offer a free cleaning service – as you float, you’ll feel them gently nibbling on your feet!

Head off on safari through some of the best game reserves in Africa: Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Scan the horizon for the ‘Big 5’ and witness the contrast of Maasai communities and nature living together side-byside.

ZANZIBAR PART OF EXPEDITION One of the most popular tours. Full day tour including dhow & ngalaw boat sailing, snorkelling gear, swimming in a lagoon, fresh fruit, seafood buffet lunch, and return transport

Get qualified with a PADI Open Water course and dive some of Zanzibar’s colourful coral reefs that are teeming with marine life. Buccaneer Diving offer 15% discounts for volunteers!!! Already qualified? book a single dive from around US$70

One of the last remaining sanctuaries in the world to see redcolobus monkeys and Zanzibar’s first national park. Get up-closeand-personal with Zanzibar’s exotic wildlife!


Fundraising and Donations Interested in raising funds for your Expedition or collecting donations for your African Impact Volunteering Destination of choice? Download The African Impact Foundation pamphlet from your online portal to learn more! If interested in bringing some project donations, you can request a detailed Wish List from your Placement Manager of all current needs for your project.

WHO IS AFRICAN IMPACT? WHY VOLUNTEER WITH US? At African Impact, we create the most Transformative and Impactful Volunteer experiences on the planet for communities, wildlife and volunteers. Volunteering in Africa is what we do, it’s in our DNA and what we are awarded for year after year. We’ve built, grown and developed our very own projects, hand-in-hand with local African communities. We work with the most incredible people to make this happen and surround ourselves with inspiring human beings from every corner of the world. Every year is a chance to grow, learn and better our offering – both for host communities and for volunteers themselves. We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of excellence and know that volunteering can achieve even more. What do we believe in?

ü Providing an extraordinary experience to our volunteers ü Making tangible, measurable impacts for our communities and wildlife initiatives ü Transforming the lives and perspectives of everyone who is part of our journey So, welcome to what good volunteering looks like. Join us and go #BeyondVolunteering to a place that connects cultures, mindset and ideas. A place that leaves you awed and inspired, able to do more, discover more and to make a real impact.

Destination Guide: Tanzania Expeditions  

Destination Guide: Tanzania Expeditions  

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