TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR NEW GROUP DISCOUNT:
- 3 to 5 people traveling together everybody gets 7% discount of the program fee
- more than 5 people traveling together everybody gets 15% discount of the total program fee
PROGRAM FEE INCLUDES:
- Personal pre-arrival support and advice
- Paper work and contract making
- Airport transportation (Two ways)
- 3 meals a day
- 3 days Swahili language training and orientation about Moshi town and Swahili culture
- Possibility to continue Swahili language training during the whole trip
- Daily transportation to the placements (with local buses)
- 24/7 personal support and guidance from TVL workers
- a local phone connection for your use for the whole trip
- Info package which includes PowerPoint slideshow, posters, brochures and other material
- Free Amani hostel T-shirt (!)
- Free Amani hostel patch (!)
- Free Internet in the Amani hostel house for the whole trip (!)
In addition to program fee you need to pay Residence Permit, tourist visa, airline tickets, vaccinations and insurance.
Visa and Residence Permit
- You need to buy tourist visa USD 50 (from USA and Ireland USD 100) as you arrive to Tanzania and Visitor’s Pass USD 25
- If your internship/ volunteering/ teacher exchange period is more than 3 months you need to buy Residence Permit Class C USD 550.
CANCELLATION: If you cancel your trip after the contract is made and your invoice is sent you are still obligated to pay 70% of your program fee
- 74% of voluntary work and internship program fee goes to accommodation, food, water, electricity, and transportation to the placements, arrangements with the placements, airport transportation, security and orientation.
- 26% of the program fees goes to administration e.g. staff salaries, office expenses
All programs are year-round and can start at any time of the year – but please be very specific with your requests to us in order for us to assist you. Please keep in mind that we will need you to pay only your personal accommodation and the costs of your meals and you will get your whole program supervision from us.
Where the money goes?
We charge a fee to volunteers for all our project placements in order to cover the overseas costs of volunteering and the costs of running our organization HQ in Tanzania. Tanzania Joy’s main source of funding is volunteer fees, Fees from Safari and Mountain Climbing guide services and private individuals and some NGO’s donations. Without charging a fee we would not be able to exist. Fee levels are set to match costs (on a non-profit basis) and any surplus monies are distributed to the overseas organizations and charities we work with.
Why Pay to Volunteer?
Amani hostel’s budget is comprised solely of volunteer fees and donations. For some people, it may seem strange that you have to pay money when you are already donating your time. Since we are a small organization, volunteer fees account for the majority of our working budget. Our budget has to cover the operation of the Adult Education Centre, purchase of our students’ supplies, running the Women’s Co-operative, running the Children’s Program, providing accommodation and food to volunteers, recruiting volunteers, and more.
It is important for you to know that 100% of your volunteer fee (and every donation we receive) goes to running the school and co-operative and to enable the students to start small businesses.
Amani hostel’s is unique in this regard. We do not have overhead or administrative costs since we are 100% volunteer-run. Your money works harder at Amani hostel’s than it would at the vast majority of other charities. For further break down, please, refer to our Where does your money go? Page under About Us page
HOW TO PREPARE
WHAT TO DO BEFORE TRAVELLING
- Book your flights
- Get malaria prophylaxis
- Get all the following vaccinations: A and B hepatitis, Covid 19, Yellow Fever, Cholera, Typhoid Fever and Tetanus. Make sure also that your MMR vaccination is still valid.
- Go through medical check-up to avoid any unpleasant surprises. You will get good medical health care in Tanzania during your trip if needed.
- Inform us about all your medications, chronic illnesses, sicknesses, allergies or other limitation or precautions
- Get appropriate travel insurance
- Make sure your passport is valid 6 months after your trip
- Go through our websites for more information and contact us if you have any questions
- Inform us about any special diets
THINGS TO TAKE WITH YOU
- All your personal medication and medical prescription
- Insect repellent (also available in volunteer house or can be bought from Moshi)
- Stomach medicines for both diarrhea and constipation
- Hat to protect you from sun and also clothes with long sleeves and long trousers to protect against mosquitoes
- Comfortable shoes and during the rainy season, shoes that can be worn in mud
- Take a mobile phone with you. If possible you can take some old one which you don’t use any more at home. Amani hostel gives you a local phone connection for free to use during your trip.
- Flashlight or headlight
- AC power plugs and sockets used in Tanzania are British type G, BS 1363 and the voltage is 220-240 volts. If your electric devices don’t fit to this kind of plugs you will need to take an additional helper extension.
THINGS YOU DON’T NEED TO BRING
- All the most common medicines e.g painkillers, plasters etc.
- Products such as shampoos, lotions, toothpaste, laundry powder
- Bedsheets, mosquito nets and towels
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT STUDENT SAFARI 2022-2023 PLEASE CLICK HERE