Arusha, Tanzania

Jun 3-10, 2018
  • Trip Type:
  • Donkeys

TZ1World Vets will send a veterinary team to execute mobile field clinics to benefit the local working donkey population. General veterinary TZ2services will be provided and include hoof and dental work, vaccinations, de-worming and wound treatments. All veterinary services are provided free of charge.

What is included: Volunteer kit, World Vets ARu19scrub top, pre – trip planning and coordination (as per the project itinerary),accommodations for 7 nights, breakfast provided at accommodations, airport transfers per established times on official arrival/departure days, ground transportation related to veterinary work, veterinary permits and permissions, lunch and dinner on clinic work days, a group activity, full participation in project and all supplies.

What is not included:  Airfare, optional excursions and/or activities, incidentals, travel and/or health insurance, World Vets membership fee, and anything not specifically outlined as included. Volunteers are also responsible for obtaining any travel documentation required of them to enter/exit Tanzania (i.e a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure, visa*).

A few special notes:
  • *Please note that there is a visa requirement for Tanzania: Read more. It is recommended that volunteers obtain this visa BEFORE traveling to Tanzania, though it may also be obtained upon arrival.  World Vets will provide volunteers with the necessary letter(s) to accompany visa applications concerning their volunteer service that will be carried out in the country. Volunteers are responsible for ensuring that they have all the required documentation to enter/exit TanzaniaLearn more
  • Veterinarians filling the “Vet” position on the team roster will need to provide World Vets with a copy of their active/current veterinary license. This is required to obtain veterinary permissions for the team. Your license should be scanned/emailed to or faxed to 1 877 688 8387. You may also have to fill out paperwork and/or sign off on paperwork for your application.
  • The gloves provided on World Vets projects are made with latex. Volunteers who have a latex allergy will need to provide their own gloves for this project.
  • World Vets is not able to provide medical advice. Volunteers are encouraged to consult with their family physician, nearest travel clinic and/or center for disease control regarding recommended immunizations and/or health precautions prior to the trip. Although not a requirement to participate on a World Vets project, it is recommended that volunteers be vaccinated for rabies.
  • We understand that sometimes unexpected things can happen to stop a volunteer being able to participate in a project. For that reason, we highly recommend that you obtain some form of insurance for your trip.  Affordable travellers insurance can be found here, which can also cover trip cancellation in some circumstances and covered reasons. You must read the policy wording to ensure the policy is a fit for your needs. World Vets project fees are non-refundable and non-transferable (to another person or to another project).  We encourage volunteers to make sure the dates of our projects do not conflict with any prior engagements before signing up.
  • Please read and make sure you understand World Vets Terms & Conditions


Day 1 (June 3): Official Arrival Day

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Airport Code: JRO. Multiple airport transfers may be provided (i.e. one for afternoon arrivals and another for evening arrivals), however we request that volunteers plan to arrive no later than 9:30 pm. Upon arrival, the team will check into their accommodations and have the rest of the day/evening to relax and/or explore. If you plan to arrive before June 3rd, you will then need to get yourself to team housing on this date.

Once you have booked your flight, please send your flight information (i.e. arrival/departure time, airline carrier, flight numbers) to no later than May 3rd, 2018.

*Please note that you may need to start traveling on June 2nd or earlier in order to arrive on June 3rd (the official arrival day).

Day 2 (June 4): Group Activity | Leisure

Today the team will take part in a group activity – more information to follow.

Day 3 & 4 (June 5 & 6): Veterinary Work days

The team will leave by 8:00 AM to be taken to the field clinic work site. Expected veterinary services include de-worming, vaccinations, wound treatments and counciling local donkey owners about proper care. (Lunch provided at the clinic site | Dinner provided at accommodations)

Day 5 (June 7): Free | Leisure

Today is free for volunteers to explore the area, do some sightseeing and/or take part in a nearby excursion. World Vets does not have any activities planned for today, so volunteers will be responsible for making their own arrangements.

Day 6 & 7 (June 8 & 9): Veterinary Work days

The team will leave by 8:00 AM to be taken to the field clinic work site. Expected veterinary services include de-worming, vaccinations, wound treatments and counciling local donkey owners about proper care. (Lunch provided at the clinic site | Dinner provided at accommodations)

Day 8 (June 10 ): Official Departure Day

Today is the official end date of the project and signifies departure. There will be two airport transfers provided and will be based on the departure times of the majority.

For volunteers who wish to extend their stay, this is something that is not included in the project fee. Also, please know that if you stay past the official end date of the project, you will then be responsible for your return transportation to the airport.


The World Vets team will stay at a private villa located a few minutes from the center of Arusha. The property features multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, a kitchen, and a variety of lounge areas both indoors and outside. There is also WiFi. Accommodations will be shared.


General Packing List

*This packing list is geared towards our regular field service opportunities to tropical destinations


  • Shoes (Keen, Teva, tennis shoes, anything comfortable, preferably washable and w/ covered toes)
  • T-shirts/Short sleeved shirts
  • Shorts (shorts are ok for surgery)
  • Scrub Pants (optional)
  • World Vets scrub top
  • Swimsuit
  • Light Jacket or sweatshirt
  • Bandana/hat
  • Pajamas
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Headlamp (Highly recommended for vets and students, optional but recommended for others)
  • Camera (w/ extra batteries and memory card)
  • Daypack or tote
  • Travel Alarm
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  •  Shampoo
  • Prescription medications
  • Over the counter meds (Tylenol, Imodium, cold meds etc)
  • Comb/brush
  • Soap
  • Band-Aids
  • Glasses/contact lenses
  • Beach Towel
  • Ear Plugs
  • Flip Flops/Shower shoes
  • Small travel flashlight
  • Laptop (most destinations have WiFi although not very reliable)

Air Mattress (If applicable)

The 10 Rules of Packing