- Hike to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro
- Big game safari in the Serengeti
- Local bars and restaurants serving Tanzanian specialities
- Tour Ngorongoro's volcanic crater
- Visit the eerily beautiful Lake Natron
arusha and beyond
On one hand Arusha is a bustling commercial town, and on the other, a lush green paradise filled with wildlife. Take the time to stroll through the Maasai markets at the centre of town to find delicious food and local crafts, and then head to the bars and restaurants for an evening of traditional Tanzanian cuisine and live music. Further afield you can visit the beautiful and expansive Arusha National Park to make the 3-day climb to the top of Mt. Meru. From the summit you’ll enjoy a panorama of the city below and perfect views off Mt. Kilimanjaro in the distance. Adventurers can ride a 4x4 into the Serengeti for big game safari, or take the short flight to Zanzibar for its staggeringly beautiful beaches.
Home away from home
Once you’ve arrived at the airport our team will collect you and take you straight to our beautiful accommodation. The house is situated a 15-minute ‘dala dala’ (local minibus taxi) ride away from the heart of town. With weekly barbecues in the garden and views of the majestic Mt. Meru directly out of the window, staying in this house will be a unique experience in and of itself. Our experienced ground teams will be on call 24/7 to ensure everything goes smoothly for the duration of your elective in Arusha. Our talented chef will cook your daily meals, and the house is under the constant watch of professional security ensure you’re as safe as possible, making it the perfect base for our electives in Tanzania.
Maasai Village Healthcare Add-on
To supplement your placement in the city, you’ll also have the chance to live in a remote village with Tanzania’s most famous tribe – the Maasai. For the duration of the week you’ll live in a traditional enkang with our friendly host family who will welcome you in as one of their own. While in the village you’ll learn age-old healing practices from a traditional healer, and work in the village dispensary, assisting with everything from malaria treatment to paediatric vaccinations. This is the perfect complement for all Tanzania electives. In the afternoons you’ll spend time with your personal guide immersing yourself in Maasai culture. This includes watching traditional dances, visiting sacred sites, watching goat sacrifices and more. Living with the Maasai tribe is a rarely afforded privilege; take the chance while you can.
Electives in Tanzania - Arusha
Dentistry in ARUSHA
Individuals living in developing countries sometimes regard oral health as secondary to other matters, and the consequences of this will become clear from the moment you start working in Tanzania. While there’s a growing effort to promote preventative and restorative dentistry, high costs of complex treatments, mean that extractions are often the only solution for many patients — a procedure you’re likely to witness. You could also observe dental caries, periodontitis, orthodontics, and minor and major surgeries. Hit the green ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Medicine in ARUSHA
We’re partnered with the major referral hospital in Arusha’s which serves a huge catchment area. The range of busy departments will allow you to choose to specialise in an impressive number of areas. Whether you’re interested in internal medicine, or surgical cases and beyond, there’s something for everyone. The cases you’ll see will vary greatly too, and include malaria, HIV, hypertension, pneumonia, and asthma among others. There will also be opportunities for you to scrub in for theatre to get experience observing procedures such as laparotomies, appendectomies, myomectomies, bone fractures, caesarean sections, gynaecological surgeries and more. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Midwifery in ARUSHA
As a midwife the experience you’ll gain in Arusha will be exceptional. Our partner hospital is a major referral centre for the area and as such has an OBG Department with a dedicated maternity building in which you’ll have the chance to work. This includes opportunities in an antenatal ward, a labour ward, a postnatal ward, a neonatal unit, a gynaecology ward, and in theatre. Delivering an average of 30 babies per-day the department will present plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in live births too. You’ll also be exposed to the challenges faced by local professionals with regards to resources, which will further enhance the breadth and quality of your clinical experience here. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Nursing in ARUSHA
One of the benefits of forging partnerships with a range of hospitals and clinics across Arusha is that we’re able to offer nurses an incredibly diverse placement. You’ll have the opportunity to work across a range of departments to treat an even more varied range of conditions including malaria, pneumonia, malnutrition, diarrhoea, burns, fractures, meningitis, tuberculosis and more. Working alongside local nurses and other specialists means you’ll have direct access to some of the country’s best clinical minds. This will enable you to learn highly specific techniques and acquire even more specific knowledge that you can take back home with you. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Physiotherapy in ARUSHA
In Arusha’s regional hospital you’ll be working in a novel environment, including working with both inpatients and outpatients. You’ll quickly notice on this placement that burns are particularly prevalent among patients as a result of faulty gas cookers exploding which sadly happens on a regular basis. Road traffic accidents are also common here, allowing you to focus on another broad area of injury rehabilitation. To guide you and advise you with new information and techniques you’ll have access to a close-knit team of professionals who have highly specialised local knowledge. This will afford you a wealth of new skills to take home with you. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Radiography in ARUSHA
As a radiographer in Arusha you’ll quickly come to realise that the reality of healthcare in semi-rural Africa can be quite a harsh one. As a result of the cost of healthcare and the distance patients often have to travel to hospitals, they’ll often leave seeking care until the last possible moment. This often results in patients’ pathologies being far too advanced for meaningful treatment. As a radiographer, you’ll be one of the first people to clearly see the extent of these pathologies. We’ve spent years building relationships with the Radiography department in our partner hospital. Don’t expect state of the art facilities, but ultimately that’s not the reason to travel to Arusha. This is a back to basics experience where honing your diagnostic skills will be key. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
"The time I spent in Tanzania was genuinely the most amazing experience in my life."
Sarah van der Valk, Maastricht University 2016Read more
"The Ngorongoro Crater was the most stunning place I have ever been"!
Ellen Smith - Safari and Massai VHE, Liverpool John Moores University 2016Read more
"We rode piki-piki’s and watched a famous Maasai tradition - the goat sacrifice".
Saskia Van Ool - Maasai VHE , Maastricht University 2016Read more
Living with the Maasai tribe is an experience I appreciated immensely.
Naaz Ahmad, King's College London 2015Read more
"The WTW house immediately felt like home".
Madison Molotky, University of San Francisco 2015Read more
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