Dar es Salaam Highlights

  • Big game safari in the savannah
  • Diving off Zanzibar’s tropical coastline
  • Hike through the beautiful Mikumi National Park
  • Shop for handmade crafts in the bazaars and markets
  • Lively bars and restaurants with live music

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Dar es Salaam and beyond

Dar es Salaam, once a quiet fishing village, is now a teeming metropolis with African, Arabic, German and Indian influences. However, astounding natural beauty still surrounds the city. Ocean on one side and savannah on the other, Dar es Salaam promises real adventure. During your stay you’ll be able to sample Tanzanian specialty dishes in the many restaurants, peruse the bustling bazaars for local crafts, and hit the beach for cocktails under the sun. Further inland experience big game safari on some of Africa’s most beautiful savannah, or take the boat across to Zanzibar for paradise beaches and diving that’s out of this world.

home away from home

When you step off the plane you’ll be met by our friendly ground team, then ferried to our private accommodation. The property is at the center of a beautiful garden and a short walk away from a stunning beach on the Indian Ocean. You’ll have access to our private swimming pool too. Our dedicated in country teams will be there to support you throughout your stay, and make sure your experience with us is the best it can be for the duration of your internship in Tanzania. Our experienced in-house chef will prepare delicious breakfasts and dinners for you, and if you’ve got any special dietary requirements, she’ll take them into account. Finally, so you’ve got complete peace of mind, the house is guarded around the clock by highly trained security, making it the perfect base for our internships in Tanzania.

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ADD-ON: Village Healthcare Experience

This unique experience offers you the chance to gain an understanding of what life is like in a remote African village. Living with a host family on the western side of the Uluguru Mountains, you’ll work in a busy local healthcare clinic. You may find yourself helping in labor and maternity wards, male and female wards or in the outpatients department. There is also a basic dental ward and HIV counseling in which you can also be involved. This is the perfect complement for all Tanzania internships. In your free time you’ll take part in many local activities. This includes cycling to the sugar cane plantations, visiting nearby waterfalls, volunteering in the local primary school, learning traditional drumming and dancing, and more.

Murrary, Jessica

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Have you ever seen an enlarged liver and been able to palpate it? I did 20 times a day!

Jessica Murray, University of New South Wales 2015

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Lee's Review of his Nursing Elective in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Work the World provided a truly exciting, fun, challenging and magical experience which I will treasure for a life time

Lee Chester, University of Central Lancashire 2015

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Jan Becker

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I was able to hone my skills in many areas including breech deliveries, perineal repairs, neonatal resuscitation, caesareans, and as a scrub nurse during a hysterectomy.

Jan Becker, University of the Sunshine Coast 2014

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Heather's Review of her Nursing Elective in Tanzania

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I am grateful to have been blessed with this internship and I will cherish it forever

Heather Raley, Murray State University 2014

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Marjie's Review of her Internship with Work the World

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It will make you richer as a person, but also as a professional

Marije Vos, Zuyd Hogeschool 2014

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Electives in Tanzania - Dar es Salaam

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