Dar es Salaam Highlights
- Diving off Zanzibar’s tropical coastline
- Big game safari on the savannah
- Hike through beautiful Mikumi National Park
- Shop for handmade crafts in the bazaars and markets
- Laid-back bars and restaurants with live music
Dar es Salaam and beyond
Dar es Salaam, once a quiet fishing village, is now a teeming metropolis with African, Arabic, German and Indian influences. However, astounding natural beauty still surrounds the city. Ocean on one side and savannah on the other, Dar es Salaam promises real adventure. During your stay you’ll be able to sample Tanzanian speciality dishes in the many restaurants, peruse the bustling bazaars for local crafts, and hit the beach for cocktails under the sun. Further inland experience big game safari on some of Africa’s most beautiful savannah, or take the boat across to the paradise island of Zanzibar for snorkelling and diving that’s out of this world.
home away from home
When you step off the plane you’ll be met by our friendly ground team, then taken to our private accommodation. The property is at the centre of a beautiful garden and a short walk away from a stunning beach on the Indian Ocean. You’ll have access to our private swimming pool too. Our dedicated in country teams will be there to support you throughout your stay, and make sure your experience with us is the best it can be for the duration of your elective in Tanzania. Our experienced in-house chef will prepare delicious breakfasts and dinners for you, and if you’ve got any special dietary requirements, she’ll take them into account. Finally, so you’ve got complete peace of mind, the house is guarded around the clock by highly trained security, making it the perfect base for our electives in Tanzania.
African Village Healthcare Add-on
In addition to your main placement in Dar es Salaam, a week in an African village offers a once in a lifetime experience. Here, you'll have the chance to gain an understanding of what life is like in a remote African village. Living with a host family on the western side of the Uluguru Mountains, you’ll work in a busy primary healthcare clinic. You may find yourself helping in labour and maternity wards, male and female wards or in the outpatients department. There is also a basic dental ward and HIV counselling in which you can also be involved. This is the perfect complement for your time in the city. In your free time you’ll take part in many local activities. This includes cycling to the sugar cane plantations, visiting nearby waterfalls, volunteering in the local primary school, learning traditional drumming and dancing, and more.
Electives in Tanzania - Dar es Salaam
Dentistry in Dar Es Salaam
We are partnered with one of Dar es Salaam’s finest tertiary referral hospitals. Here, we work closely with the busy Dental Department. You could focus in on areas like oral surgery, oral pathology and oral medicine, in addition to preventative and community dentistry, prosthodontics, periodontology and cariology. You’ll also have the chance to observe cases that are typical in Tanzania - for example many people suffer from dental fluorosis as a result of water contamination and poor diet. Hit the green ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Medicine in Dar Es Salaam
Our long-standing relationships with the national and regional hospitals in Dar es Salaam provide medical students unequalled prospects general medical practice as well as niche areas, like neurosurgery, oncology, anaesthesiology among others. Many departments also offer the chance to observe and treat more advanced referrals. Whatever you choose to focus in on you will gain vital experience remedying things such as communicable diseases and advanced pathologies that you may have only come across in textbooks. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Midwifery in Dar Es Salaam
We have excellent relationships with national and regional hospitals in Dar es Salaam, one of which is the largest tertiary referral hospital in the country. The maternity wards here are busy, and offer students the chance to work on conventional deliveries and in OBG. However the placement is not limited to these areas. There is also every opportunity to get deeply involved in areas like neonatal intensive care. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Nursing in Dar Es Salaam
The clinical facilities in Dar es Salaam are among the best in Tanzania. This means that nurses will be able to draw from a well of knowledge that can’t be accessed anywhere else. Focusing in on areas as specific as paediatric HIV isn’t a problem here, or if you wish to get a broader, interdepartmental understanding of nursing in Tanzania, the option to do so is there. With a broad range of clinical specialties available, the choice is entirely yours. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Radiography in Dar Es Salaam
Radiography students most quickly notice the lack of resource in Dar es Salaam, with particular reference to equipment when faced with analysing cancers. For the most part radiotherapy isn’t even offered in hospitals, meaning patients have to travel far and wide to seek care in specialist centres such as our partner institutions. This placement is one of great diversity. You’ll see an extraordinary range of cancers, fractures, trauma, road traffic accidents, tuberculosis and HIV related cases, and more. You’ll also witness a stark contrast in the procedural aspects of your field. For example patients are often treated without immobilisation. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Physiotherapy in Dar es Salaam
In Dar es Salaam the biggest causes of serious and critical injury in the developing world are road traffic accidents. The standards of road safety and traffic etiquette are somewhat distinct from what you’ll be used to in the UK, and as a result many more traffic accidents tend to occur. But of course the range of injuries you see will be diverse. In our main partner hospital, a dedicated Orthopaedic Institute, you’ll work with patients who have been admitted as a result of mining accidents, spinal injuries, serious strokes and more. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Occupational Therapy in Dar Es Salaam
Trained professionals hailing from a number of disciplines staff the Rehabilitative Medicine Department of our main partner hospital. The department receives both inpatients and outpatients, and on average sees around 20 patients per day. The occupational therapy team are also stationed in ICU and with them you’ll also have the opportunity to conduct home visits. Typical cases that the Rehabilitative Medicine Department receive include strokes, cerebral palsy, back pain, neuropathies, nerve injuries, contractures, arthritis, post eclampsia to name but a few. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
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