Rebuild a community school

“The smiles on their faces were worth every second of effort”

Venture on the most rewarding experience helping out, and living in, the local community in the small town of Moshi located in Tanzania. Our local U. Team will meet you at the airport and take you to your hostel in the city. There is no pressure on you today – there is plenty of time to catch up on sleep or update on any social media you missed in your 8 hour flight (god forbid). The local U.Team will be around to answer any questions and even share a beer with you.

Over the next 12 days, you will work with our local U.Team to repair and rebuild one of the local community schools. It is hard work but so massively rewarding seeing the smiles on the faces of the children and teachers. You can expect varied work from fixing chairs and tables, painting classrooms, hanging blackboards and, for those willing, installing toilets. The headmaster, teacher and other locals will always be around for help – it is a real community effort. While we are absolutely against any company or project where children are provided for entertainment we are not against those serendipitous moments where a game of football or basketball, a shared song or dance, or just those moments of endless smiles occur and create life-lasting memories.


Live like a local – exploring Moshi

Your evenings are jam-packed with a welcome dinner on the second day, Swahili lessons, a bar crawl with other travellers, a cooking class, free time to explore the town of Moshi and a farewell dinner just for good measure. It is easy to forget you are working during the day when the evenings are so fun!

And because you have been such an incredible contributor to this community project which is so dear to our heart we have also included a special one-day trip to the Materuni Waterfall and Coffee tour. Take a day off from work and explore the incredible scenery we talk so much about in Tanzania.

Talk to the U. Team about extending your stay and climbing the world’s largest free-standing mountain – Mt. Kilimanjaro or go on a real safari to see the big 5 plus so many more incredible animals, before resting on the white sand beaches of Zanzibar.

At a glance

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Live like a local
  • Experience the small-time life in Moshi during daytime and nighttime
  • Included day trip to Materuni waterfall and the opportunity to make your own Tanzanian coffee
  • Experience a local pub crawl
  • Learn to speak some Swahili
  • Enjoy a personal cooking class and learn some unique African dishes
Incredibly rewarding community experience
  • Work on an incredible community project rebuilding a local school in Moshi, Tanzania
  • Help with enhancing the children’s school life
  • Give back to the children by arranging a memorable sporting event, like a football tournament
  • Learn about the culture when working closely with the beautiful motivated locals

Always included: 

  • Covered by the Travel Guarantee Fund in Denmark
  • 100% climate-neutral travel
  • Professional travel experts and local guides
  • We do all the planning for you
  • Personalized meetings before departure
  • 24/7 emergency telephone
  • Your own personal travel profile with program, add-ons, flight tickets etc.
  • Packing list and advice
  • Certification of participation
  • Advice and assistance with booking flights
  • Possibility of purchasing cancellation and travel insurance
  • All entrances and fees for experiences
  • All tour accommodation


Included on this trip: 

  • 11 nights in dorm rooms
  • 10x breakfast, 10x lunch
  • Project donation
  • Day trip to Materuni waterfall
  • Welcome dinner
  • Farewell dinner
  • Airport pickup
  • Transport with private bajaji to and from school on project days
  • Swahili lesson
  • Cooking class

225 per person
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Your expected footprint on this trip: 0.52 tons of CO2

(not including flights). Find out more about our commitment to net-zero travel and how you can lower your footprint.

Accommodation: 407kgs Approx. 11 nights at 37kgs per night Transport: 59kgs Approx. 245km at 20kgs per 100km Food & drinks: 8kgs Approx. 700g per day

Your local investment on this trip: $1,530

The average expected amount our U.Traveller’s spend that goes directly into the local economy.

Find out more about our love for supporting local businesses

Why Choose a U. Trip

  • The only tour company carbon calculating and offsetting every part of your U.Trip, as part of your cost! From the flights, to all carbon costs associated with your accommodation, activities, meals and transport.  This means you are choosing to travel responsibly with a company dedicated to putting People + Planet first!  U. have simplified the decision making so you can focus on just choosing the best trip for your adventures!
  • More inclusions, head to head, than other trips meaning you get more value for your spend, you see more and you experience more!
  • Invest in yourself and your future with a U.Trip that seamlessly combines the fun, excitement and adventure of gap year and backpacker travel with Impact Experiences that add value to your ‘self’ and your CV.
  • U. creates the opportunity for you to challenge your own understanding of the world with first hand experiences of local communities and the challenges facing them.
  • A team with over 100 years collective travel experience

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We can help you!

Would you like one of our U.Team to give you a call?

Let us know when and we will make it happen.

We can help you!

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