Camp Tanzania Kidia 1 Month

Nestled in the foothills of the mighty Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest peak – lies Camp Kidia. During your one month programme you’ll make a positive impact on this rural community. The people here will welcome you with open arms into their lush, green, rural enclave.  You’ll work hard building homes for vulnerable families for a hugely rewarding experience. Enjoy spending time with the children as you work on improving their school infrastructure. Experience true cultural immersion as you assist the local community with their every day tasks. Spend time exploring the town of Moshi, shops and culture at every turn, all under the watchful eye of Kilimanjaro.

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Camp Tanzania Kidia 1 Month

$2,590 per traveller


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The impact you will make

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Traditional House Building & Homestead Support (Kidia)

In this rural area most people are living below the poverty line and something as basic as having a roof over your head is often a luxury that many can’t afford. You’ll get the chance to work alongside the villagers, helping them to improve their daily lives whilst gaining an amazing insight into rural Tanzanian life.

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activities include

  1. Helping to build & renovated traditional houses for needy families
  2. Planting, cultivating & harvesting banana trees
  3. Collecting and preparing local foods
  4. Feeding and watering livestock

 

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What people say

Hildebrandt, dionne
It was the best experience of my life, I was really nervous to meet the other volunteers, but they were amazing people and the camp leader was brilliant couldn't have been any better, I enjoyed... Dionne – Tanzania
dickinson, thomas
Camps International offers a great opportunity to make a real change to a community a million miles away from home. They also allow you to truly experience a country's culture, picking up new skills along... Thomas – Tanzania

Camp Kidia

Kidia is a small and vibrant Chaga community set in the foothills of Kilimanjaro. The camp itself is set amongst banana and coffee farms and offers you the perfect opportunity to experience authentic rural Tanzanian life away from the tourist traps. With spectacular views in all directions and a waterfall nearby, this is the perfect place to relax and socialise with the locals after a day’s work.

Location: 55 km (1 hours drive) from Kilimanjaro Airport

Accommodation: Traditional bandas with comfy mattresses & bedding. Modern toilets & sinks, bucket showers

Power: Mains electricity backed up by generator (between 18:00 – 22:00). British 3 pin power sockets

Phone Signal: Intermittent

Meals: Three healthy, well balanced and tasty meals a day e.g. toast, cereal,  and omelette for breakfast; rice, beef stew/curry with veg for lunch/dinner & fruit

Signature dish: Pilau & Chapati

Social: Camp fire, local football pitch, homestead visits

 

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Camps crew

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Local camps crew

Gladys

One of the welcoming faces you will see at the airport when you arrive and possibly half way up a mountain, when you think you can’t go any further. Gladys is one of few female guides in Africa, a real character and all round super woman.

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Example itinerary

Day 01

Karibu Tanzania!

You arrive into Kilimanjaro Airport where you will be met by a member of our local team and transferred to Camp Kidia (1-2 hours). Where you’ll be met by our legendary camps staff.

Day 02

Project orientation

Today we take you to visit the locations where you will be working on projects. You will also visit a local school and learn Swahili phrases with the children.

Day 03-05

Community projects

You and your group will be given an overview of the work that needs to be done and the projects that you will be getting involved in. We start work in the afternoon and over the next few days you will be helping with a home building/renovation project for vulnerable families and elderly members of the community.

Day 06

Chill out day Moshi town

Today is a chance to relax. We will take you to Moshi so you can shop, explore and chill.

Day 07-12

Community projects

Back to projects. We will continue with the community housing enterprise.

Day 13

Chill out day

A well deserved day of exploring Tanzania.

Day 14

Cultural day

Today you will work alongside local families and immerse yourself within their day to day lives. You will learn how to cook traditional food and spend some quality time with local women in the village.

Day 15-19

School projects

This week, we will be visiting a local school and projects will focus on improving facilities and infrastructure. This could involve anything from low-level building and construction to making more desks which the children are desperately in need of.

Day 20

Chill out day

A well deserved break and chance to explore.

Day 21

Waterfall trek

Today we will trek to a stunning waterfall, which is close to the camp. Perfect opportunity to spend the afternoon in beautiful surroundings.

Day 22-24

School projects

Get stuck back into project work at the school.

Day 25

Chill out day

And relax… Enjoy your last rest day.

Day 26-27

Community project work

Finish your house project, before saying farewell to the community. We will also head back to the school so you can say your goodbyes to the teachers and school children who you have been working with.

Day 28

Departure day

We say our goodbyes and transfer you back to Kilimanjaro Airport.

Please note:

This itinerary is for example purposes only and is subject to change.

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What's included

Food
Drinking water
Accommodation
Waterfall trek
Pre-travel support from dedicated UK team
In-country support from dedicated local team
In-country airport & activity transfers
All project costs & materials
Orientation & language lessons
24-hour emergency support
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Don’t forget… flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations. Please note, you must be over 18 years old at time of departure.