You have chosen the SIGNATURE TRIP which includes upgraded lodging and dinners. Your lunches are with the team in clinic and your transportation to meet your team in the morning and return to your hotel in the evening will be provided for you. Your hotel in Arusha will be a 5 STAR hotel with all the comforts that has too offer - impeccable service, beautiful surroundings, and all of the amenities. Returning here will make the perfect end to your perfect days in clinic! While you are in the rural countryside, you will stay with your team. This is a beautiful way to travel while using your skills and compassion to care for many patients each day.
This ‘Home of the Big Five’ and ‘Africa’s Highest Mountain’ make Tanzania one of the worlds most sought after places to visit. Fulfill your bucket list dream by providing medical care to some of the 120 ethnic groups surviving in this culture-rich indigenous country. You will have a first hand opportunity to help those without health care in an amazing East African country. The giggles and laughter of the children will fill you with delight upon your arrival as you care for patients without access to medical attention. Venture into their hearts and experience the rich Tanzanian culture while caring for the people in varying settings. This opportunity will allow volunteers to see every facet of life that Tanzania has to offer, from orphanages to villages to game parks. Tanzania, a land of spectacular beauty, is one of the largest countries of Africa. Here, Zanzibar Isles, The Serengeti, the Great Rift Valley, and Mount Kilimanjaro are just a few reasons why Tanzania claims 25 percent of their land to wildlife protected areas. Tanzania is home to the largest game reserve in Africa, the Selous Game Reserve.
Clinics will take place in the small villages surrounding Arusha, at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro. You can expect a crowd of patients each day, all needing care they can not obtain elsewhere. Lower respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, malaria, STDs, and sepsis are all part of the top 10 causes of death in Tanzania. Patients with chronic illnesses such as HIV, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes will receive education from you and your team to help prevent or stop the worsening of these destructive illnesses. The area is home to many Maasai people. Arusha, with 1.5 million people in the city itself, has extremely high unemployment and many overcrowded slums. Arusha consists mostly of slum dwellings, wooden or earthen shacks with neither running water nor electricity. The area around Esso Road is among the fastest-growing slums in east Africa. Your care for these people will make a true difference in their lives.
You have chosen the SIGNATURE TRIP which includes upgraded lodging. Your hotel will be a 5 STAR RESORT with all the comforts that has too offer - impeccable service, beautiful surroundings, and all of the amenities. Your hotel, located in Arusha, is situated on 15 beautiful acres on the southern slope of Mount Meru. Returning here will make the perfect end to your perfect days in clinic! Note: accommodation is based on double occupancy. You will be in one of the most beautiful areas in all of Tanzania, surrounded by protected game parks, volcanic craters, and the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. Each day you will travel out to small villages to provide health care. Each evening will be filled with wonderful local food and a beautiful place to call "home"!
Included in your trip will be a traditional Tanzanian Safari. After an arduous clinic schedule, the team will see some of the world’s most amazing animals “up-close” on your exclusive one-day safari. On your safari you will witness the harmony of numerous species of wildlife rarely found in any large quantity anywhere but Tanzania. Get the chance to see the "big 5" - lions, rhinos, elephants, buffalo, and leopards - and don't forget your camera! The Arusha area is one of the best places in Africa to see these amazing animals!
You’re journeying halfway across the globe, have you considered extending your stay to visit some of Tanzania’s top spots? Join International Medical Relief on an exclusive trip extension provided by our partner, Worldwide Navigators!
Visit Ngorongoro Crater, home to over 120 species of animals
Safari through two National Parks to spot Africa’s “Big Five”
Cultural tour of the vibrant Mto Wa Mbu Market
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Medical mission trips with IMR provide short-term volunteer opportunities abroad for medical professionals and dental professionals, students, and non-medical volunteers with any level of experience. Our medical and dental clinics provide free healthcare and health education in more than 70 countries in areas where care is limited or difficult to obtain.