- 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
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.
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.
In paediatrics we saw children with fractures, burns, cerebral palsy, and malnutrition. We were able to give children and mothers advice and show them treatment
Harriet Campbell, Cardiff University 2015Read more
Safari would be one of the highlights, one of the best weekends in my life! It was breathtaking. It rendered me speechless and brought me to tears on several occasions.
Georgina Dixson, University of New South Wales 2015Read more
...it was amazing to watch their strength and to see so much normality of women naturally birthing their babies
Kerry Exon, Keele University 2015Read more
The hospital is rewarding, challenging, heart breaking and uplifting all at the same time
Ashlee Burgess, University of Western Australia 2015Read more
I felt like I was part of the team- assisting doctors on ward rounds, examining patients, helping to diagnose and discharge patients too
Asbah Kazi, University of Sydney 2015Read more
Electives in Tanzania - Arusha
Dentistry in Arusha
Individuals living in developing countries frequently regard oral health as less important than other seemingly more pressing matters. The consequences of this will become clear from the moment you start working in Tanzania. Advanced conditions such as extreme decay are typical, and as a result of the high costs of more complex treatments, extractions are often the only solution for most patients. You’ll also witness, and in some cases handle, dental caries, periodontitis, orthodontics, all minor and some major surgeries. The busy departments we work with can see up to 380 patients per month, meaning you’ll have ample opportunity to get the experience you need. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
MEDICINE IN ARUSHA
We’re partnered with some of the best medical departments that Arusha’s hospitals have to offer. They are busy working environments and will allow you to specialize in an impressive number of areas. Whether you’re interested in internal medicine, or surgical cases and beyond, there’s something for everyone. The cases you’ll see will vary greatly too and will include malaria, HIV, hypertension, pneumonia, and asthma among others. There will also be opportunities for you to scrub in for theatre to get experience observing procedures such as laparotomies, appendectomies, myomectomies, bone fracture surgeries, caesarean sections, gynecological surgeries and more. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Midwifery in ARUSHA
As a midwife the experience you’ll get in Arusha will be exceptional. Our partner hospital is fortunate enough to have an OBG Department with a dedicated maternity building in which you’ll have the chance to work. This includes working in an antenatal ward, a labor ward, a postnatal ward, a neonatal unit, a gynecology ward, and in theatre. Delivering an average of 30 babies per-day the department will present plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in live births too. You’ll also be exposed to the challenges faced by local professionals with regards to resources, which will further enhance the breadth and quality of your clinical experience here. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Nursing in ARUSHA
One of the benefits of forging partnerships with hospitals and clinics across Arusha is that we’re able to offer nurses an incredibly diverse placement. You’ll have the opportunity to work across a range of departments to treat an even more varied range of ailments. These will include malaria, pneumonia, malnutrition, diarrhea, burns, fractures, meningitis, and tuberculosis among others. Working alongside local nurses and other specialists means you’ll have direct access to some of the country’s best clinical minds. This will enable you to learn highly specific techniques and acquire even more specific knowledge that you can take back home with you. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Physiotherapy in ARUSHA
In Arusha’s regional and district hospitals you’ll be working in fast-paced environments, including working with both inpatients and outpatients. You’ll quickly notice on this placement that burns are particularly prevalent among patients. Individuals suffer these burns often as a result of faulty gas cookers exploding, meaning you’ll be working to rehabilitate some very severe cases. Road traffic accidents are also common here allowing you to focus on another area of injury rehabilitation. To guide you and advise you with new information and techniques you’ll have access to some of Tanzania’s top physiotherapy specialists who have highly specific local knowledge. This will afford you a wealth of new skills to take home with you. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more
RadioLOGY in ARUSHA
As a radiologist in Arusha you’ll quickly come to realize that the reality of healthcare in the country is quite a harsh one. As a result of the cost of healthcare and the distance patients have to travel to hospitals, they’ll often leave seeking care until the last possible moment. This often results in patients’ pathologies being far too advanced for meaningful treatment. As a radiologist, you’ll be one of the first people to clearly see the extent of these pathologies. We’ve spent years building relationships with the Radiology Department in our partner hospitals, and as a result you’ll be offered a deep insight into local practices. You’ll even learn how to develop x-ray film using one hospital’s darkroom. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
From our blog
There’s no getting around it, travelling on your own is a daunting prospect. This is especially true if you’re headed into an unfamiliar environment with unfamiliar people practicing an unfamiliar culture. And, if you’re travelling to undertake an elective placement, you’ll be working in unfamiliar surroundings too. You’ll be relieved to know that all of the above are precisely the reasons you should travel solo. Here’s why.Read more
Every year tens of millions of patients worldwide needlessly suffer debilitating pain without treatment. For many the pain is of such intensity that they would rather die than continue suffering. Despite minimal costs for treatment, and the World Health Organisation prioritising palliative care as a global concern, developing countries are still denied access to vital pain medication.Read more