Why you should choose some activities in Tanzania?

Tanzania is a beautiful and diverse country with Moshi being a gateway to many activities. Most famously Tanzania is known for the amazing Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Mt Kilimanjaro or relaxing on the beautiful island beaches of Zanzibar. 

With the Tanzanian government protecting over 37% of its land through National Parks and Reserves (more than any other country on the continent) you are sure to have an amazing experience visiting wildlife, climbing Kilimanjaro or relaxing on the beaches.

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What activities can you do during your volunteering in Tanzania?


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Day trips and other attractions in Tanzania

There are many weekend trips that can be easily organized once here. These include overnight stays at tribal villages, especially the Maasai villages or Hadzabe Bushmen.  An overnight stay at the beautiful Lake Challa or travel 2 hours by bus to Arusha town for some added nightlife and shopping.


If you're looking for day trips, why not include a day hike on Mt Kilimanjaro, visit the hot springs, journey up to the waterfalls or take a coffee tour.  At Hostel Hoff, we can assist with organizing any of these activities plus many more.



Safaris are the most obvious and most popular excursions with 1-15 day trips available. Here you can experience the famous migration show in the Serengeti, search for the tree climbing lions in Manyara, view huge elephant herds in Tarangire or be lucky enough to spot a rhino in the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the 8th Natural Wonder of the World.

Small group camping safaris of 4-6 days are the most common option for volunteers as they are the most cost-effective and provide an incredible experience of sleeping in the middle of the Serengeti and other parks, a memory that will never be forgotten.

Mountain Climbing

Mt. Kilimanjaro is right at our doorstep and one of the most famous and accesible mountains to hike in the world.  Its diverse ecosystem is only surpassed by the amazing views from the summit.

Kilimanjaro is most commonly hiked over 6-8 days with various routes to choose from. Both seasoned trekkers and reasonably fit first timers can enjoy this incredible experience.

Other options include Mt. Meru a 3-4 day hike up Tanzania's second tallest mountain, Oldoinyo Lengai at Lake Natron which includes a 10-12 hour hike up an active volcano, hiking the Pare Mountains for a weekend get away or various other local day trip options.


One of the most famous and iconic beach islands in all of Africa can be reached from Moshi via a one hour flight or bus and short ferry ride.

It's beautiful beaches provide fun relaxing days of sunbathing, snorkeling, diving as well as a variety of beach activities.

Stone Town, a fascinating township filled with important history and cultural diversity is lined with narrow cobbled streets full of shops and local artisans.  You can be sure to find some wonderful fresh sea food as well.

How to Book trips, Safaris and Kilimanjaro Climbs

For those coming for longer periods of time, you can wait organise trips and excursions with other volunteers on arrival. Joining small groups together will make your Kilimanjaro climbs, trips or safaris more cost effective.

If you are coming for a shorter stay, and have specific dates or activities in mind, it's best to contact Hostel Hoff or African Scenic Safaris to help organize your Tanzanian activities.  We will do our best to arrange groups for you to join which can be confirmed in advance.

Hostel Hoff and African Scenic Safaris are owned by the same owner, and although you are not obligated to book activities through African Scenic, substantial discounts are available while also joining with fellow volunteers during their volunteering in Tanzania. You can click on the logo below to see the latest Trip Advisor reviews.




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"Everything was well prepared and I got exactly what I expected and paid for.  The safari was together with other people staying at the hostel, and I'll never forget sleeping in a tent in the middle of nowhere hearing lions roar and elephants walking through our campsite in the middle of the night.  It was truly amazing"