Posts tagged with "Backpacker"



14. August 2019
Are you a foodie? Or just generally interested in different food cultures? Well, keep reading an learn about the 7 must eats in Tanzania. 1. Chapati The traditional pancake / flatbread of the country. Chapati is made out of wheat, water and salt, and cooked in oil. It is often to find in the morning, but is delicious as bread for soup. 2. Banana beer Yes, you read it correctly. In Tanzania there are many different sorts of bananas and some are used to make banana beer. However banana beer does...
17. July 2019
The great natural diversity and wildlife in Tanzania is definitely enough to take your breath away. Since the 1920s, Lake Manyara area was used for sports hunting. 1960 it was given the National Park status. 1974 the NP was enlarge by approx. 550ha at it's southern end The majority of the land area of the park is a narrow strip running between the Gregory Rift valley wall to the west and Lake Manyara, an alkaline lake, to the east. The national park only includes the northwest quadrant of the...
10. July 2019
Setting off on an early friday morning, a group of guests excitedly climbed into the safari car. Our destination for today: The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The great natural diversity and the wildlife in the National Park is absolutely breathtaking and is definitely one of the places you need to start with at your bucket list. The NP was established in 1952 and is home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth: The great migration of wildebeest and zebra. The resident population of...
03. July 2019
The Ngorongoro Crater is one of Tanzania’s most famous and most spectacular natural wonders. It is located within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Northern Tanzania’s Crater Highlands, which borders the Serengeti National Park. The crater was formed 2-3 million years ago and is one of the world’s biggest inactive and intact craters in the world. It is also one of the wildlife spots in the country, which makes it even more fascinating. Apart from elephants, buffalo's, lions, leopards...
27. June 2019
Setting off on an early thursday morning, a group of guests excitedly climbed into the safari car. The great natural diversity and the wildlife in Tanzania is absolutley breathtaking. One place in particular you need to add to your bucket list is definitely the Tarangire National Park. Known as perhaps one of the largest homes for elephants in Tanzania, Tarangire is one of the most underrated safari parks you can visit. The NP is full of elephants and beautiful herds gather with the cutest...
15. May 2019
A project created to empower women and give them the opportunity to provide for themselves and their families, African Wear Design has had a positive impact on so many lives. Founded in 2015, the project offers widows, single mothers and young women sewing machines and a place to grow their skills and create and design their own clothes, jewellery and more. A few volunteers from Viva Tanzania, Jen, Ryan and Nicole, were lucky enough to visit Afrikan Wear Design. To the project itself it is easy...
08. May 2019
Plant some trees, save the world. Simple, right? Actually, it is! With our planet facing a worldwide crisis due to pollution, loss of vegetation and deforestation, it is essential for communities everywhere to team up and stop the rot. Our lives literally depend on it. So were rounded up all of our volunteers, hopped in the truck and headed on down to our good friends at Tengeru Environmental Conservation Program to see what we could do. Winner of the 2015 Africa Award for Cultural and Heritage...
01. May 2019
Feeling particularly fancy in our own private dala dala, we left the Nyumbani Hostel on Friday morning for the monthly community day. On the last Friday of every month, all volunteers come together to help one of the projects we work with. Pippi House is a shelter for homeless girls, women and their children that aims to provide them with an education and a better way of living. Recently, they have created their own garden where they aim to grow vegetables both to sell for a little income and...
25. April 2019
Our volunteers learn the secrets of the ancients!
19. April 2019
Visiting our partners at Mbwa Wa Africa Animal Shelter. Be prepared for cuteness!

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