Welcome to Africa
You’ll fly in, over the glistening frozen peaks of Kilimanjaro, known as the shy mountain (pray for a clear day as it’s often shrouded in cloud) before stepping out into a wave of equatorial heat. Arusha sprawled at the foot of Mt Meru is a true cosmopolitan city decorated by the elegant Maasai warriors.
This busy bustling town of Arusha is the gateway to the safari circuit and boasts a busy trade in tourism. It’s an oasis of civilisation in the harsh African surroundings. There is plenty to do here, great places to eat, drink and buy souvenirs from the hundreds of touts selling safaris and all kinds of African goodies.
Your base will be in the quiet suburb of Olorien, around 6km from central Arusha. Next to the home of our project director Mathias, it consists of three bungalows each with 2 large dormitory style bedrooms with 4 volunteers per room with bunk beds and en-suite toilets.
3 meals a day.
Expect lots of rice, beans and pasta.