GENERAL INFORMATION. Moshi town is located at the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world and the highest mountain in Africa. Moshi is home to the Chagga, Pare and Maasai tribes and is comprised of approximately 150,000 people. The nearest airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), about 40 minutes driving away. The nearest large city is Arusha, approximately 1.5 hours by bus. Moshi has a downtown area (about 25 minutes’ walk from where the volunteers live) with many shops, restaurants, banks, and bars. There are many great places to eat out in and around Moshi, with different cuisines and prices to suit everybody’s budget and pallets. As well as having a supermarket within walking distance of the volunteer house. Moshi has many western style supermarkets where you can buy everything you need. On the rare occasion you can’t buy it in Moshi, you will be able to buy it in Arusha. How to get here: There are several ways that volunteers come to Moshi: • Kilimanjaro International Airport - Several international airlines fly into the Kilimanjaro airport including Swiss, KLM, and Air France. A member of (Beyond Care Africa) will meet you at the Airport. • Dar es Salaam – Dar is the capital city of Tanzania and almost every international airline offers flights here. After landing, you arrange to take a local bus to Moshi. There are many bus companies that make the trip and buses leave very frequently from the main bus station Ubungo. The most comfortable tourist buses are Dar Express and Scandinavia Express. A bus ticket is easily purchased on site once you arrive and the trip to Moshi takes approximately 8 hours. When arriving this way, a member of (Beyond Care Africa) will meet you at the Moshi bus station. • Nairobi - Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya and almost every international airline offers flights here. After landing, you arrange to take a local bus to Moshi. There are many bus companies that make the trip and buses leave fairly frequently from the main bus station. The most comfortable tourist bus is Modern Express Bus and River Side/Impala shuttle bus. A bus ticket is easily purchased on site once you arrive and the trip to Moshi takes approximately 7-8 hours. When arriving this way, a member of (Beyond Care Africa) will meet you at the Moshi bus station. Flight prices vary based on airline, destination, and time of year so it is worth doing some research in advance. Fast Jet is a Tanzanian budget airline that flies from Dar Es Salaam to Kilimanjaro far cheaper than any other airline. Precision Air is another Tanzanian airline which fly’s from all over Tanzania and surrounding countries to Kilimanjaro. Airport Transfer When you arrive at the airport we can arrange for a pickup. This allows you to have a hassle free arrival and we will bring you the short journey from KIA airport to Moshi. Airport $100 USD round-trip and $50 USD one way WORKING VISA To volunteer in Tanzania you will need to have a tourist visa and a volunteer work pass. The tourist visa is $50 USD (except USA, $100 USD) and can be arranged either in your home country with the Tanzanian High Commission or when you arrive in Tanzania. When you arrive in Tanzania we will sort out your working Visa for you. We will assist you in obtaining a class C resident visa which lasts three months. This will cost $200 USD fee includes; The fee for the visa, all photocopies and admin fee. Work Visa fees $200 USD for 2-12 Weeks Work Visa fees $ 600 USD for 12 Month Requirements:
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This mandatory for everyone who wants to volunteer in Tanzania and is from abroad. And for those who want to extend their stay, extra fee will be charged. NOTE: Please book by e-mailing us for more details. REMEMBER: we only accept USD $ notes of series 2003 and above VACCINATIONS It's important to get vaccination advice that is tailored to your medical needs. Please visit your doctor at least four weeks before you leave home. You can get general advice on travel vaccinations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States and the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. If you are planning to go to Zanzibar, a yellow fever certificate is required. Moshi is a safe town when compared to other parts of Tanzania Malaria is not common here. However volunteers should still take malaria medication when coming to Moshi. Consult your doctor to find out about the different types of Malaria medication, and which will be best for you.
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