Volunteering Abroad in Tanzania
Tanzania is a prime example of what most people expect of Africa. The endless wilderness of the national parks with wild animals roaming their natural surroundings, the colorful Maasai people, and mountaintops from where you can spot the end of the world. Although these endless landscapes and wild animals are a reality, there is so much more to experience and discover when you volunteer in Tanzania. Another reality is that local communities need your support. Volunteer for education, women empowerment, or healthcare and make a meaningful difference while you volunteer and travel.
Besides being the safari destination, home to the Mount Kilimanjaro, and idyllic beaches, Tanzania also offers plenty of volunteer opportunities. Here a few interesting facts about Tanzania that may inspire you to pack your bags and volunteer abroad in Tanzania:
- Mount Kilimanjaro has almost every type of ecosystem: This includes cultivated land, rain forest, heath, moorland, alpine desert, and an arctic summit.
- The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is one of the oldest ecosystems on the planet and has barely changed in 1 million years.
- Zanzibar has its own leopard population, the Zanzibar Leopard, and is endemic to the island. It’s assumed to be extinct or very nearly so.
- Tanzania plays a vital role in helping us understand our own evolution. The earliest human skull in the world, dating back 2 million years, was discovered in Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania by the famous archaeologist, Dr. Leakey.