Tanzania Impact Expedition: Community and Safari

Experience the magic of safari, visit the stunning Marangu waterfalls and learn about true Tanzanian culture, living alongside communities in our authentic African banda camps.

  • Location Tanzania, Africa
  • Duration 8 days
  • Expedition Type Service Expeditions

Tanzania is a truly beautiful country to explore, teeming with incredible wildlife and sprawling savannahs. On this immersive expedition, you’ll be working closely with local people to improve the facilities at the local school and make a positive impact to the surrounding environment. The warm and welcoming people you meet will become like family and you’ll leave with memories that will last a lifetime.


A fully supported expedition, from start to finish

Your expedition cost is comprehensive and covers the incredible activities you’ll be taking part in, as well as the extensive support you’ll receive in the lead up to, and during, your expedition.

Don’t forget you’ll also need your vaccinations, visas, kit and some spending money. You can find guidance on all of these on your personal Traveller Gateway once you sign up.

  • Expedition Leader
  • All meals
  • Unlimited drinking water
  • All accommodation mentioned in the itinerary
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for all sights mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers mentioned are in private vehicles
  • Project costs and management
  • 24 hour support throughout expedition

*Flights and Travel Insurance are excluded from this trip. However should you wish to include them, then we can quote accordingly.

This sample itinerary will give you an insight into what you’ll be getting up to. Please note, the exact projects, activities and camps may change closer to the time of your expedition.

Day Activities More details
Day 1 Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport Upon landing at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be met by a member of our awesome local team and transferred to your new home, Camp Mbokomu. Camp Mbokomu is one of our most established camps in Tanzania and is located in a small community, a short drive from Moshi. Here you’ll be warmly welcomed by the Camp Manager and crew and given time to settle in before you have a safety briefing and camp orientation. In the evening you’ll be treated to a traditional home-cooked dinner and time to relax around the campfire learning some Swahili phrases.
Day 2 Project orientation and school visit After a good night’s sleep and hearty breakfast, our project leaders will take you around the local community. While exploring the village you will get to know the local families before having a full briefing on what your work here will involve. During the briefing, you will learn more about the current situation and challenges faced by the community. You’ll also visit the local school to meet with the teachers and students and practice your Swahili phrases as you get ready to start your project work here this week.
Day 3 and 4 School Project Work In the Mbokomu region, local schools constantly struggle with a lack of adequate funding, which puts children’s lives at unnecessary risk from dilapidated classrooms that are close to collapse, as well as poor sanitary conditions. You will spend today working alongside our locally employed craftsmen to help build or renovate school buildings to create inspirational and stimulating learning resources for the students.
Day 5 Marangu Waterfall Trip The word “Marangu” means a place with too many water streams and it is one of the most popular places to visit in Tanzania. Situated in the Kilimanjaro National Park the waterfalls are at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro and are surrounded by tropical rain forest. After just a short walk through the lush landscape (keep your eyes peeled for different types of monkeys, tropical birds and other animals) you’ll find yourself at the base of some seriously impressive waterfalls. The source of the water comes directly from the glacier on top of Kilimanjaro.
Day 6 Project Work This morning you will head back to the project site and continue working on the school renovation project . Your afternoon will then be spent with the community in the village, gaining a deeper insight into the traditional way of life with a chance to learn to cook some local dishes, Tanzania style! In the evening you will enjoy a farewell ceremony, around the campfire, from the locals before saying your goodbyes and heading back to camp.
Day 7 Big game safari in Arusha National Park This morning you will be up early as you head to Arusha National Park for your safari. Arusha National Park is one of Tanzania’s most beautiful protected areas and is dominated by Mt Meru. The park has a rich variety of wildlife including giraffe, zebra, warthog, elephant and many others.
Day 8 Depart This morning you will say your final goodbye to the team in Tanzania and head to the airport ready for your flight home.

Experience the local way of life in our authentic camps

Our camps are the heart of our expeditions. Built and staffed by locals in the traditional style, and located within the heart of communities, they are the perfect place to relax after a day of project work. You’ll get to stay in a number of camps during your expedition, which could include those featured below.


Camp Mbokomu

Camp Mbokomu is an attractive rural camp located in the foothills of the mighty Kilimanjaro within a typical Chaga community. On a clear day you’ll be rewarded with some spectacular views of the mountain the minute you step outside your tent. This camp also benefits from being situated only 10 minutes drive away from Moshi town where there’s a wide range of facilities available.

  • Location: 45 km (around 1 hours drive) from Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Accommodation style: Tents
  • Bed type: Comfy mattresses & bedding.
  • Toilets: Modern toilets
  • Showers: Modern showers & sinks
  • Power: Mains electricity backed up by generator (between 18:00 – 22:00). British 3 pin power sockets
  • Social area: Camp fire, town nearby
  • Signature dish: Machalari & Kiburu

It was an amazing experience that I will never forget and has truly changed the way that I’ve seen the world. I’ve made some great friends and it makes me want to go out and experience more of the world.

Nathan, Camp Tanzania 2019

Our local camp legends

Our camps are staffed by members of the community who will make you feel like a local in no time. These legends will make your expedition spectacular and will show you the very best of their home country.


Tanzania is such a great country with a mixed culture of Swahili and Bantu people you will experience a community like no other. You will get to experience first-hand the amazing work we do within the community and you’ll get to enjoy a safari in one of East Africa’s most famous National Parks!

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