All volunteers in Tanzania will need to apply for a local Business Visa once they arrive in the country. This currently ranges from US$250-$300 based on your nationality and where you are located. The expense is not included in the Mbassa Adventures prices and must be paid by you at the Airport when you are checking in.
If you are traveling for longer than 90 days, you should contact Mbassa Adventures for more information.
You will have your induction on the next working day after you have arrived. A member of staff will come and pick you up from your host family and show you around the town. You will start the day by going through the Tanzanian Handbook with you, including all the necessary safety and security measures.
You will then be taken around the town of Arusha and shown important sites and landmarks including internet cafes, the post office, where to change money, and how to get to each place from your host family or Hostel.
Depending on the time and your program, you may be introduced to your placement on the same day as your induction. If not, we will pick you up and take you the next day. We will show you how to use public transport so that you become familiar with the route and landmarks. If you are volunteering on a Standard Project, all necessary work-related transportation costs will be covered by Mbassa Adventures.