Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Want to go away?

Just a very brief post to recommend an option for anyone thinking of doing some volunteering sometime. http://www.hostelhoff.com is a website where you can find out about volunteering in Moshi in northern Tanzania, in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The organisation is run by a friend of mine and offers a lovely hostel to stay in at a reasonable price, along with different volunteer projects you can work at for as long as it suits you. independent volunteering works out a hell of a lot cheaper than going with organisations such as i-to-i, which are really just businesses. I worked there in an orphanage last summer for a month and there isn't a single day when I don't think abou the kids there and how much I'd love to be back there having fun with them.

Tanzania is also a phenomenally beautiful country, with several brilliant safari options, such as the Serengeti National Park, sunkissed beaches at Zanzibar and Dar-es-Salaam, and of course, the surprisingly climbable Kilimanjaro. If you have alittle bit of time and money, and the inclination to do good things, look no further.

2 comment(s):

Darren said...

Are you planning on going back again?

Andrew said...

Yeah, definitely. This summer doesn't seem realistic due to various constraints. To be honest, I'd really like to go back much on a much longer-term basis, once that's viable.