Tanzania expeditions

Tanzania at a glance

Population: 48 million

Terrain: Mountains, savannah, coast, forest and beaches

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Ideas for your students' expedition to Tanzania

Here is just a flavour of the amazing things your students can do on an expedition to Tanzania.

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Your students choose activities from any of the following phases:


Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

8 days

A real icon of East Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro stands at 5,895m and is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. This is a real altitude experience for any teams with a head for heights. 

8 days


Kilimanjaro Young Girls in Need (KYGN), Moshi, northern Tanzania

Organised by Timba Kileo, World Challenge's In-Country Agent for northern Tanzania, this project was introduced in 2013. Timba already had links with the project host, and after a few visits, we quickly realised the huge potential here. So far, teams have helped build the new school site for KYGN's pupils, aged between three and five years old, who were previously using a small outdated site, not fit for purpose.


Discover Mount Rungwe

6 days

Get away from the crowds and discover something all to yourself, when you climb Mount Rungwe in southern Tanzania.

6 days

Tanzania & Kenya

Tanzania can be linked with Kenya, visit the page for more information.

In-Country Agent

Southern Tanzania: Richard Phillips

Richard was born and raised in and around Iringa, southern Tanzania. He currently runs the family farm about 10km outside of Iringa, where he lives with his family. Richard, like Timba, is passionate about his country and loves to show it off at its best. Through his extensive knowledge and skill, southern Tanzania has become a prime World Challenge destination.

In-Country Agent

Northern Tanzania: Timba Kileo

Timba joined the World Challenge team in March 2013. He lives in Moshi, right next to Kilimanjaro, and as well as being the In-Country Agent for northern Tanzania, he is also the Operations Manager for Ahsante Tours, the company we use to climb Kili and Meru. He is a fantastic individual who loves his native country and especially Kilimanjaro, having climbed it 17 times!

Discover the real Lion King!

Tanzania is a Mecca for big-game watching, whether on the plains of the Serengeti, in the bowl of the Ngorongoro Crater or the less-trodden regions of Ruaha and Mikumi National Parks.


Languages spoken: Kiswahili and English, with some Arabic in the coastal, more Muslim regions.

Time zone: GMT +3

Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania, is not actually the capital. The true capital city is Dodoma, located in the centre of Tanzania.

In 2015, we sent

40 teams

to 17 different project sites, spread out from Iringa in the south to Moshi in the north, where they built new classroom blocks and toilets.

Head north and climb Kilimanjaro or head south and explore the untamed wilderness of the southern highlands.

Wangama Primary School

Head out into the rural communities of southern Tanzania and get involved at the grassroots level of education at Wangama Primary School.

Across Tanzania there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with the re-development and improvement of local primary schools. Tasks vary from project to project, ranging from redecorating classrooms to building new ones and getting involved in sports and academic lessons.

Swahili Coast

Whether you stay on the mainland coast or head across the ocean to the island of Zanzibar, the Swahili coast offers so much! At either location teams can visit the beach and cruise around in the turquoise ocean. Or if you want to see what's underneath the surface, go snorkelling. If this all looks too much like hard work, then why not just kick back and relax in a hammock overlooking the beach.
Tanzania is most famous for three things: Mount Kilimanjaro, the world's highest free standing mountain; safari; and the island paradise of Zanzibar. It is a fantastic country filled with varied landscapes, people and cultures. Both northern and southern Tanzania offer a great opportunity to discover Swahili Africa.
Hayley, our Tanzania Expedition Planning Manager

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Mountains, savannah, coast, forest and beaches