Volunteer Stories!! Julia in Tanzania

“The first there weeks in Moshi were great, to say the least. It was the perfect introduction to life in Africa. Everyone we met, including both the villagers and the staff, was welcoming and helpful. The work was hard but rewarding. At first I was hesitant because it seemed like our individual projects weren’t going to be relevant to the village council, but after giving the final presentation—in Swahili—and hearing feedback I realized how much they appreciated our work.

Three weeks was just the right amount of time in Uchira. Leaving was sad, but that is proof of how much fun we had. The three day safari felt like a little reward for all the work we did in Uchira; I had a blast and it got me really excited to live in the bush.

So far, the bush has exceeded my expectations. The Masai are very welcoming, the camp is comfortable, and the scenery is breathtaking. I can’t wait to live there for the next five weeks!”



Julia Longo (USA)

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