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Tanzania Tours: IVHQ Recommended Add-ons

IVHQ Tanzania Tours: Recommended add-on’s for your Tanzania volunteer program with IVHQ.

Take the path less traveled with our wildly exhilarating Tanzania tours and adventures - available exclusively to IVHQ volunteers as add-ons.

From taking a safari through Africa’s stunning National Parks to visiting one of the last surviving tribes on the planet, Tanzania offers some of the most awe-inspiring experiences in the world - and there’s something to suit every travel style!

The IVHQ Tanzania program is based in the northern Tanzanian city of Arusha, lying in close proximity to an assortment of Africa’s most well-known national parks and spectacular landscapes.

We’ve listed below the most-loved tours that past IVHQ volunteers have experienced while on our Tanzania program. These tours can easily be added on to the start or end of your trip, and many volunteers choose to take them during their #IVHQweekends.

The recommended tours on this page are available exclusively to IVHQ volunteers as add-ons. Your Program Manager can book and organize these for you.

How to secure your place on IVHQ’s Tanzania tour add-on's.

How to secure your place on IVHQ’s Tanzania tour add-ons:

  1. When you apply for IVHQ’s Tanzania program, make a note of which tours and add-ons you’re interested in on your application form so we can check availability and prices for you.
  2. If you’ve already applied, we recommend paying your registration fee as soon as possible and letting your Program Manager know which tours and add-ons you are interested in so they can get back to you with availability and prices.
  3. Once you’ve paid your registration fee, your Program Manager will be able to book your place on the Tanzania tour(s) you have chosen.

If you have any questions about our Tanzania add-ons, please feel free to get in touch with our team of Volunteer Travel Specialists.

Arusha Tours and Local Trips

IVHQ Tanzania Tour Add-on’s: Arusha tours and local trips while on your Tanzania volunteer program.
IVHQ Tanzania Tour Add-on’s: Arusha tours and local trips while on your Tanzania volunteer program.

For those who want to truly immerse themselves in the local culture, these tours and adventures can easily be completed with fellow volunteers during your weekends without taking you too far from the IVHQ base in Arusha.

Trips and tours from Arusha include: taking a midnight hike to the top of the volcanic “Mountain of God”, exploring the longest waterfalls in East Africa, canoeing on a bright turquoise crater lake, getting up close with flamingoes and visiting the ancient Maasai tribes.

Local Arusha tours for IVHQ volunteers are as follows:

Maasai Village Tours Half or full day experience - prices start at US$80 for a half day
Lake Chala Trip 2 days, 1 night - prices start at US$187 per day
Ol Doinyo Lengai “Mountain of God” Trip 2 days, 1 night - prices start at US$725 for full trip
Moshi Trip 1 or 2 day options - prices start at US$65 for one day
Bushmen/Eyasi Trip 2 days, 1 night - prices start at US$250 per day

Tanzania Safari Tours

IVHQ Tanzania Tour Add-on’s: Safari tours while on your Tanzania volunteer program.
IVHQ Tanzania Tour Add-on’s: Safari tours while on your Tanzania volunteer program.

Tanzania boasts some of the most incredible wildlife in the world, including the Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo) and much, much more. You simply can’t go to Tanzania and not go on a game drive!

IVHQ offers a huge variety of excellent safari options for volunteers to choose from in Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks. No matter what your budget or time schedule, we’ve got a safari tour for you.

The Tanzania safari tour options for IVHQ volunteers are as follows:

Tembo Safari 1 day - prices start at US$250 for one day
Swala Safari 2 days, 1 night - prices start at US$250 per day
Simba Safari 2 days, 1 night - prices start at US$335 per day
Duma Safari 3 days, 2 nights - prices start at US$290 per day
Kiboko Safari 4 days, 3 nights - prices start at US$250 per day
Kudu Safari 5 days, 4 nights - prices start at US$250 per day
Zebra Safari 6 days, 5 nights - prices start at US$260 per day

All safari packages include:

  • Transfer to and from the volunteer accommodation in Arusha
  • All park entrance and camping fees
  • Camping equipment and sleeping bag (if on overnight safari)
  • Game drives in 4 x 4 specialized open roof safari vehicles
  • All meals
  • Water and Hot drinks (coffee and tea) during safari
  • All game viewing activities specified
  • Equipment for any specified activities.
  • 18% VAT on Tours fees and Services
  • Guides and cooks allowances

Mount Kilimanjaro Hikes

IVHQ Tanzania Tour Add-on’s: Mount Kilimanjaro Hikes while on your Tanzania volunteer program.
IVHQ Tanzania Tour Add-on’s: Mount Kilimanjaro Hikes while on your Tanzania volunteer program.

Want to tick something truly epic off your bucket list? What could be more epic than climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world and also known as the “Mountain of Greatness”?

While you may have your own reason for wanting to climb Kilimanjaro, one thing is common among all those who visit – the desire to stand on the highest peak of Africa. Located 200 miles (325 km) from the equator, the mountain defies logic with its crown of ice. Climbing Kilimanjaro does not require specialist technical skills or equipment, just a good level of fitness and determination.

IVHQ volunteers have the option of three different routes, depending on how long you want to spend on the trek:

Marangu Route 5 days - prices start at US$1940 for the full trek
Machame Route 6 days - prices start at US$2200 for the full trek
Lemosho Route 7 days - prices start at US$2460 for the full trek

All Kilimanjaro hikes include:

  • Return private transport from the accommodation in Arusha.
  • Park entry fees
  • Camping fees
  • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on Tour fees and Services
  • Guides and cooks allowances
  • Mountain tents
  • Double layered sleeping mats and sleeping bags
  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
  • 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain
  • Treated and filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • Hot water for washing
  • Portable oxygen tanks and oxygen meter
  • Emergency first-aid kit

To explore the volunteering opportunities available in Tanzania, visit the IVHQ Tanzania program page and apply online for your chosen project.

If you would like to make a booking or learn more about any of the above add-ons, simply contact us or make a note in your IVHQ application and your Program Manager will be happy to assist you.

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
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