Arusha Highlights

  • 3-day hike to the summit of Mt. Meru
  • Big game safari in the Serengeti
  • Local bars and restaurants serving Tanzanian specialties
  • Tour Ngorongoro's volcanic crater
  • Zanzibar island for golden beaches and tropical waters


  • Our famous placement tailoring service
  • Supervised clinical experience
  • Extensive pre-departure preparation
  • Support from in-country teams, 24/7
  • Private, spacious, catered housing
  • Free local language lessons

arusha and beyond

On one hand Arusha is a bustling centre, and on the other, a lush green paradise filled with wildlife. Take the time to stroll through the markets at the centre 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 take you straight to our private, security-guarded accommodation. The house is 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 the window, staying in this house is a unique experience in itself. Your Program Manager and Assistant Program Manager will be on call 24/7 to ensure everything goes smoothly both in the house and on your placement in Tanzania. Our talented chef will cook your daily meals and the house is under the constant watch of professional security to make sure you’re as safe as possible.

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In addition to your main placement in Arusha, a week with the Maasai tribe offers a once in a lifetime experience. You’ll spend the week living in a traditional Maasai hut with a host family. While in the village you’ll learn age-old healing practices from a traditional healer, and work in the village dispensary assisting with everything from malaria treatment to paediatric vaccinations. In the afternoons you’ll be immersed in Maasai culture, watching traditional dances, visiting sacred sites, watching goat sacrifices and more. Being able to say that you lived with the Maasai tribe is a rarely afforded privilege, so take the chance while you can.

Placements in Tanzania - Arusha

Sarah van der Valk

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"The time I spent in Tanzania was genuinely the most amazing experience in my life."

Sarah van der Valk, Maastricht University 2016

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Case Studies Ellen Smith

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"The Ngorongoro Crater was the most stunning place I have ever been"!

Ellen Smith - Safari and Massai VHE, Liverpool John Moores University 2016

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Case Studies - Saskia van Ool

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"We rode piki-piki’s and watched a famous Maasai tradition - the goat sacrifice".

Saskia Van Ool - Maasai VHE , Maastricht University 2016

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Ahmad, Naaz

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Living with the Maasai tribe is an experience I appreciated immensely.

Naaz Ahmad, King's College London 2015

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Our visit to the Maasai village was an unforgettable experience!

Juliana Jeffri Jee and Nasrah Mohd Arif , University College Cork 2015

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