Arusha Highlights

  • Hike for 3 days to the top of Mt. Meru
  • Big game safari in the Serengeti
  • Local bars and restaurants serving Tanzanian specialties
  • Tour the Ngorongoro volcanic crater
  • Zanzibar island for golden beaches and tropical waters

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arusha and beyond

On one hand Arusha is a bustling cultural center, and on the other a lush green paradise filled with wildlife. Take the time to stroll through the markets at the center of town to find delicious food and local crafts and then head to the bars and restaurants for an evening of traditional Tanzanian cuisine and live music. Further afield you can visit the beautiful and expansive Arusha National Park to make the 3-day climb to the top of Mt. Meru. From the summit you’ll enjoy a panorama of the city below and perfect views of Mt. Kilimanjaro in the distance. Adventurers can ride a 4x4 into the Serengeti for big game safari, or take the short flight to Zanzibar for its staggeringly beautiful beaches.

Home away from home

Once you’ve arrived at the airport our team will collect you and then take you straight to our private, security-guarded accommodation. The house is situated a 15-minute ‘dala dala’ (local minibus taxi) ride away from the heart of town. With weekly barbecues in the garden and views of the majestic Mt. Meru directly out of the window, staying in this house will be a unique experience in and of itself. Our experienced ground teams will be on call 24/7 to ensure everything goes smoothly for the duration of your internship in Tanzania. Our talented chef will cook your breakfast and dinner and the house is under the constant watch of professional security to ensure you’re as safe as possible. All of the above makes this the perfect base for our internships in Tanzania.

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ADD-ON: Village Healthcare Experience

To supplement your placement in the city, you now have the chance to live in a remote village with Tanzania’s most famous tribe – the Maasai. For the duration of the week you’ll live in a traditional Maasai hut with our friendly host family who will welcome you in as one of their own. While in the village you’ll learn age-old practices from a traditional healer, and work in the village dispensary assisting with everything from malaria treatment to pediatric vaccinations. This is the perfect complement for all Tanzania internships. In the afternoons you’ll spend time with your personal guide immersing yourself in Maasai culture. This will include watching traditional dances, visiting sacred sites, watching goat sacrifices and more. Living with the Maasai tribe is a rarely afforded privilege. Take the chance while you can.

Kerry's Review of her Midwifery Elective in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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...it was amazing to watch their strength and to see so much normality of women naturally birthing their babies

Kerry Exon, Keele University 2015

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Ashlee's Review of her Medical Elective in Arusha

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The hospital is rewarding, challenging, heart breaking and uplifting all at the same time

Ashlee Burgess, University of Western Australia 2015

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Kazi, Asbah

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Within a week I felt like I was part of the team, assisting doctors doing ward rounds, examining patients, coming up in management plans and helping to diagnose and discharge patients too

Asbah Kazi, University of Sydney 2015

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Megan's Review of her Midwifery Elective in Arusha

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Truly, if you want to see Tanzania and the indigenous people in their natural habitat go on this placement

Megan Hanna, University of Brighton 2014

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Kathryn's Review of her Nursing Elective in Arusha

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We saw numerous cases of pneumonia, upper respiratory tract infection, simple infection and HIV

Kathryn Billett, Southern Cross University 2014

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