Kilimanjaro

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Population
     184,292
 
Language
     Swahili &
     English
 
Currency
    Tanzanian
    shilling
Local Food
Nyama-Choma
Nyama
Choma
(Grilled Meat)
 
Weather
     84 - 72 Fº

 

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About This Location

Located on the Eastern coast of Africa, Tanzania is known for being home to iconic landmarks such as Mount Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti National Park. Tanzania's economy relies primarily on agriculture, and 76% of the population lives in rural areas. Because of its reliance on farming and lack of infrastructure, Tanzania is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters such as drought, floods, earthquakes, and epidemics.

Why You Should Come

Over one third of all households in Tanzania live in poverty, on $1.00 a day or less, and children and rural populations are disproportionately affected. According to UNICEF in Tanzania, Malnutrition -- most prevalent in young children from poorest or rural households -- is the single biggest contributor to child mortality, with malaria, anemia, pneumonia, diarrhea and HIV and AIDS also being key causes. Though Tanzania has made great strides in recent years, poverty is still widespread, and the growing AIDS epidemic represents a serious threat. The country's educational system lacks the capacity to keep up with its growing population.

Please Keep In Mind:

Safety is our number one priority, so we would like to make all potential volunteers aware that the Tanzanian government is actively targeting and persecuting the LGBTQ+ community.

MEDLIFE as an organization welcomes volunteers of all identities and regrets that the current socio-political climate of Tanzania may present a risk to our volunteers. While it is ultimately up to each volunteer and their family to decide if they would like to assume the risks of travel or not, we hope that some additional resources below will help volunteers make an informed decision on their travel.

Government Resources:

Articles & Additional Resources:

MEDLIFE maintains consistent contact with our in-country field offices to monitor the safety of each site, so please feel free to reach out to us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or to your Chapter Manager if you have any questions or concerns.

How You Can Help

Moshi is a small town located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, with a population of about 200,000.

At the moment there are only Mobile Clinics available for this destination. The clinic will provide basic health services, and also serve as an opportunity to learn more about community needs and make plans for long-term development projects. 

Some Extra Activities

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Full day Tarangire National Park!
Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania. The park is famous for its huge number of elephants, baobab trees, and tree climbing lions. Home to more than 550 species, the park is a haven for bird enthusiasts who can expect to see dozens of species even in the dry season.
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Safari Overnight (2d 1n)
The perfect short safari add-on to your Kilimanjaro service learning trip, including Lake Manyara National Park and the world wonder Ngorongoro Crater.

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