Explore the Myth and Magic of the Real Africa on an Authentic Safari

Teen Travel to Tanzania on GLA's Heart and Soul of Africa Program

Your time in Tanzania will be so much more than volunteering. You'll also:

  • See zebras, elephants, lions and rhinos on an authentic weekend safari
  • Hike to an incredible waterfall near Mt. Kilimanjaro 
  • Learn African dance, percussion, bead making, and even how tothrow a spear
  • Spend a weekend among Maasai warriors and learn about their culture
  • Visit an organic coffee plantation and learn how local farmers harvest coffee beans
  • Volunteer at a village primary school and make a difference in the lives of children

Volunteer Projects in Africa

Of course, the volunteer work you'll do while in Tanzania is also a key component of the program. On this trip, you'll work with Africa's youngest generation by supporting the English language development of children at a local primary school. Lead lessons, work 1:1, and play educational games that will support learning at this village school. You'll also have the chance to help restore the infrastructure at the school. This is an opportunity to dive into a rural community and experience what life is like in Tanzania!

Where Else Does GLA Send High School Volunteers?

Ghana, Thailand, China, India, Fiji, Bali, Peru, Costa Rica, Guatemala, The Galapagos, and the Dominican Republic.

Program Themes for Teens

Helping Children, Animals & Wildlife Protection, Language Learning, Poverty Alleviation, Education, Environment & Ecology, Arts, and Public Health.


$1,799 to $4,599 for 1 to 3 weeks, spring & summer*

*Tuition includes all in-country expenses including educational materials, lodging, 3 meals per day, all in-country transportation, airport pick-up, professional full-time staff and experts from the US/Europe, travel medical insurance, cultural activities, lectures, weekend excursions, and pre-departure materials and support.

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Ross Testimonial

Morgan G.

"I still can't believe how amazing my experience in Tanzania was! I was able no only to make a difference at a community school, but I also got to really experience life in Tanzania. From spending a weekend with the Maasai tribe to hiking through mountainside villages on Mt. Kilimanjaro, I had the best trip of my entire life."

Age 16
Hometown: East Lansing, MI
GLA Tanzania Alum


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