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


  • 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

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.

tanzania electives


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.

Placements in Tanzania - Dar es Salaam

Bowis, Rachael

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"I would definitely recommend a Work the World placement. I’d go back to Dar es Salaam tomorrow if I could."

Rachael Bowis, Manchester Metropolitan University 2017

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"I can honestly say it is the best decision I have ever made."

Julia Mooney, Glasgow Caledonian University 2016

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"Exposure to this has helped me to develop both clinically and emotionally".

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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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