Dar es Salaam Highlights

  • Big game safari on the savannah
  • Diving off Zanzibar’s tropical coastline
  • Hike through 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, Arab, 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 to start your placement in Tanzania you’ll be met by our friendly ground team, then ferried to our private accommodation. The property is at the centre of a beautiful garden and a short walk away from a beach on the Indian Ocean. We have a private swimming pool too. Your Program Manager and their assistant are there to support you throughout your stay and make sure your experience with us is the best it can be. Our in-house chef will lovingly prepare breakfast and dinner, 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.

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African Village Healthcare Add-on

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 labour and maternity wards, male and female wards or in the outpatients department. There is also a basic dental ward and HIV counselling. In your free time you’ll take part in many local activities including cycling to the sugar cane plantations, visiting nearby waterfalls, volunteering in the local primary school, and learning traditional drumming and dancing.

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Placements in Tanzania - Dar es Salaam

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From our blog

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

by Work the World

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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