Did you know people from all over the world volunteer in Malawi every year? Volunteering in Africa has become very popular over the past 20 years. Volunteering in Dar es Salaam is a definite current favourite among volunteers. These destinations have prospered over the years due to a number of concerning factors. It is obvious that people will only want to travel to countries which are politically stable and have something to offer them. With cities such as Nairobi and Arusha you get exactly this. Not only this but the cities themselves play host to a wealth of activities and attractions which play right into the hands of the volunteers. For example Arusha has in close proximity; Mt Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, Ngorogoro Crater amongst many other attractions.
Volunteers obviously want to make the most of their adventure to Africa by seeing the beauty of the landscape and the different cultures within it. This all needs to be taken into account when they choose a location to volunteer in. The main reason for the volunteer travelling to Africa in the first place is to work in their desired field, whether this is teaching children or working with HIV/AIDS orphans.
As more and more regions are becoming accessible to many people, volunteering is becoming more diversely populated. People are now opting to travel to more remote areas to experience a different kind of adventure. These people are not looking for the glitz and glamour of the other attractions of the country but solely intent on dedicating all their time to the project of their choice. The opens up the volunteer spectrum widely.
Regardless of where you choose to volunteer it is an experience that sticks with you for the rest of your life. Not only is it a once in a lifetime opportunity but offers you a good stance in the future with job prospects and career breaks.