Camp Tanzania Kidia 2 Weeks
Nestled in the foothills of the mighty Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest peak – lies Camp Kidia. During your two week programme you’ll make a positive impact on this charming local 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 and village elders, a hugely rewarding project. 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. Two weeks in Tanzania will leave you wanting more, saying goodbye to your new local friends won’t be easy, but you will leave knowing you’ve made a positive impact on them.
The impact you will make
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.
- Helping to build & renovated traditional houses for needy families
- Planting, cultivating & harvesting banana trees
- Collecting and preparing local foods
- Feeding and watering livestock
What people say
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chill out day Moshi town
Today is a chance to relax! We will take you to Moshi, shop, explore and chill.
Back to projects! We will continue with the community housing enterprise.
Chill out day
A well deserved day of exploring Tanzania.
We will say our goodbyes and get you back to Kilimanjaro Airport.
This itinerary is for example purposes only and is subject to change.
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