Tanzania: Heart & Soul of Kilimanjaro


Explore The Myth And Magic Of Tanzania, A Country Of Abundant Wildlife, Diverse Ethnic Groups And Peaceful History.
  • Support and create education projects & build resources for a local school
  • Volunteer on projects at a local primary school
  • See zebras, lions, rhinos and more on an incredible African safari
  • Spend an afternoon with a Tanzanian host family
  • Spend a day among the Maasai nomadic warrior tribe (21- Day Flagship Program only)
  • Learn African dance, percussion and batik cloth dyeing

On This Program you will...

At dawn, the rising sun floods Tanzania’s cool grasslands with gold, school children walk along the roadsides and vendors set out their wares. Nature surrounds Tanzania, where the largest of animals mingle with the most minute, and landscapes are colorful and diverse. But more than anything else, it is the Tanzanian people who will make your visit memorable. Whether you’re teaching a class full of laughing, energetic children, embarking on a wild safari guided by locals or chatting with community members, you’ll constantly be greeted with the characteristic warmth and dignity of Tanzanians, and the raw beauty of East Africa.

Program Type:

Youth & Education

Your Adventure is Just Around the Corner!

Community Service

While Tanzania has achieved nearly universal access to primary education, challenges continue to bar many Tanzanian children from receiving education. No public funding past primary school, dilapidated physical infrastructure, and social perceptions that demote education’s importance are all critical issues. You’ll have the opportunity to address these by refurbishing school facilities and teaching English in a classroom setting. The genuine connection and impact made on these local students will last a lifetime.

Immersive Learning

Hear from guest speakers about Tanzania’s history and recent progress, as well as heavy social issues that linger in spite of the country’s rapid growth. Communities continue to address challenges in the form of health issues, gender inequality, limited education opportunities and more. Still, the dignity and beauty of Tanzanian culture prevail, making the people resilient and focused on advancement. Participate in a batik dyeing workshop, market visits and traditional music and dance classes. If you’re joining us for our 21-Day Flagship Program, visit the homes of the Maasai tribes and experience their semi-nomadic lifestyle.


You’ll spend a day hiking at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak in Africa and one of the world’s great mountaineering objectives. See the area where trekkers prepare to take on the peak, and embark on your own hike to two stunning waterfalls. A trip to Tanzania wouldn’t be complete without experiencing one of the world’s most spectacular safaris: Drive through Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park, which naturalists the world over consistently call “the greatest wildlife show on Earth.” Look for zebras, lions, leopards, elephants, wildebeest, rhinos and other wildlife in their natural habitat.


GLA operates two Home Bases in Tanzania, both of which are located an hour from the Kilimanjaro airport in small villages. Accommodations are basic, but clean and safe. All students sleep in gender-segregated rooms with roommates, and have access to shared bathrooms with cold-water showers.

Dates & Tuition


Heart & Soul of Kilimanjaro

21-Day Program
2024 Dates
JUL 08 – JUL 28, 2024
Duration: 21 days
Tuition: $6,599
Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
Community Service Hours: 45
Language Hours: N/A
14-Day Program
2024 Dates
JUN 21 – JUL 04, 2024
Duration: 14 days
Tuition: $4,899
Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
Community Service Hours: 30
Language Hours: N/A

Tuition Includes All In-Country Expenses Including:

  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • In-country transportation
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • Professional full-time staff and experts
  • 24/7 parent support hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and evacuation insurance
  • Cultural activities, lectures and excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
  • Educational materials