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.

Scoggin, Samantha

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I would absolutely recommend this trip to anyone considering it.

Samantha Scoggin, University of Michigan 2015

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Nastaly, Madeline

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You learn very quickly how to assess patients much more efficiently.

Madeline Nastaly, University of Sydney 2015

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Pownall, Craig

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Mama Sarah’s cooking is the tastiest food in the world!

Craig Pownall, Chester University 2015

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Murrary, Jessica

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Working in these hospitals made me simultaneously angry & passionate. Angry at the lack of resources & passionate about wanting to make a difference

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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WITCH-DOCTORS IN TANZANIA: WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY DO

by hannah peck

All Electives, Tanzania Arusha, Tanzania Dar es Salaam, Destination Features, Village Healthcare Experience

Professional herbalists, village healers, and soothsayers alike tend to be collectively identified under the controversial title of ‘Witch-Doctor’ in Africa, and are a major part of African healthcare. In this post we take a closer look at the differences between them, and why they are a popular alternative to Western medicine.

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