“ISL’s Tanzania General Med Team will be the most amazing, outstanding, and eye-opening experience of your life so far. You get the chance to work with qualified, recognized, and caring health professionals. You really get a chance to physically help patients and the people of Tanzania. Everyone involved dedicates 110%, and your fellow team members will become your close friends. This trip reaffirmed my desire to become a physician, and will really inspire any person who has a passion for medicine or helping others.”

–Brandon R., Virginia Tech University

About Tanzania

Tanzania, as one of the most diverse countries in Africa is full of natural riches and cultural wealth. Located on the eastern side of the continent, Tanzania is home to Africa’s highest mountain, deepest lake, largest game preserve, most famous national park, and most abundant movement of wildlife. In addition to its many geographical gems, Tanzania is home to a cultural mosaic of more than 120 distinct ethnic groups. There are more than 158 local languages spoken in the country however Swahili is the national language that is widely spoken while English is the official language of education; administration and business.

Tanzania teams typically consist of 4-12 volunteers and are accompanied by professional ISL staff and a local, licensed health professional.

Visitors to Tanzania are required to purchase a $100 Tourist Visa as well as a $200 CTA (Conducting a Temporary Assignment) Permit upon arrival. Volunteers traveling with other than US passports need to check with the Tanzanian Embassy for Visa/Permit instructions.

Logistics

ISL volunteers to Tanzania arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport.  After collecting their luggage and going through customs, they are met by an ISL staff member and are transported to the Stella Maris Hotel at Mailisita, Kibosho, a 30 minute ride from the airport. Along the way volunteers enjoy a wonderful view of Mount Kilimanjaro, which can also be seen from the hotel. Volunteers do not need to bring a mosquito net for their own use since the hotel provides them, but many volunteers buy these life-saving nets after they arrive and donate them to the people we serve.​

Distance and travel time to work sites varies but most are within an hour’s ride from the hotel.

Activities

Recreation Day for Tanzania volunteers is a safari to one of the Tanzanian National Parks. Teams with shorter stays enjoy a one ​day safari to the Tarangire National Park. Teams with longer stays enjoy a two day safari to the Ngoro Ngoro National Park. Home to nearly 25,000 animals, Ngoro Ngoro Crater is often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. Many volunteers extend their stay (not included in the program cost) to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Lodging

Tanzania teams stay at a non-profit hotel in Mailisita, near Mt. Kilimanjaro. The hotel is dedicated to funding the Stella Maris School for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children.

 

Meet the Staff

Innocent Charles Nkwande
Assistant Team Leader and Translator

Innocent Charles Nkwande, Inno as we call him, loves to interact with foreigners and practice his English. He is a Gospel singer/musician and is in charge of the choir at his church. Recently married, he has been working with ISL since 2012.

Teddy Chuwa Tanzania Country Coordinator
Teddy Chuwa
Country Coordinator

Teddy has a management degree and started as a Team Leader for Tanzania in 2012. She is full of life, loves to read books, play with her children, listen to music and help people.

Programs with upcoming Tanzania Teams

9 teams found

#TANZ121217GH - Global Health Team in Tanzania from Dec 12, 2017 to Dec 23, 2017 for $1995

Volunteers will be working in developing communities to provide Global Health services to those in need. They will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.

Just 3 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!

#TANZ1226GH - Global Health Team in Tanzania from Dec 26, 2017 to Jan 06, 2018 for $1995

Volunteers will be working in developing communities to provide Global Health services to those in need. They will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.

Just 3 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!

#ISLTANZ3428 - Global Health Team in Tanzania from Dec 29, 2017 to Jan 11, 2018 for $2595

Your team will be working in developing communities in Tanzania to provide health services to those in need. While in Tanzania, your team will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way!

Just 3 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!

#TANZ519GH21 - Global Health Team in Tanzania from May 19, 2018 to Jun 08, 2018 for $2795

Volunteers will be working in ISL partner communities to provide global health services to those in need. While in Tanzania they will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.

#TANZ69GH14 - Global Health Team in Tanzania from Jun 09, 2018 to Jun 22, 2018 for $2095

Volunteers will be working in ISL partner communities to provide global health services to those in need. While in Tanzania they will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.

#TANZ623GH21 - Global Health Team in Tanzania from Jun 23, 2018 to Jul 13, 2018 for $2795

Volunteers will be working in ISL partner communities to provide global health services to those in need. While in Tanzania they will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.

#TANZ713GH14 - Global Health Team in Tanzania from Jul 13, 2018 to Jul 26, 2018 for $2095

Volunteers will be working in ISL partner communities to provide global health services to those in need. While in Tanzania they will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.

Just 3 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!

#TANZ810GH12 - Global Health Team in Tanzania from Aug 10, 2018 to Aug 21, 2018 for $1995

Volunteers will be working in ISL partner communities to provide global health services to those in need. While in Tanzania they will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.

#TANZ95GH12 - Global Health Team in Tanzania from Sep 05, 2018 to Sep 16, 2018 for $1995

Volunteers will be working in ISL partner communities to provide global health services to those in need. While in Tanzania they will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.

Just 3 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!