Cultural Tourism with the Maasai
ELI volunteers bathing the elephants ELI volunteers bathing the elephants

Cultural Tourism with the Maasai


Tanzania: Arusha, Rural Areas


  • Anthropology
  • Sales
  • Tourism


  • Arts
  • Community Development
  • Computer Training
  • Culture
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Human Rights
  • Marketing
  • Small Business Development
  • Tourism
  • Tree Planting
  • Writing

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks

Year(s) Offered

throughout the year

Participation Guidelines

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples.

Cost in USD per week

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Program Includes:

Pre-departure Support: ELI's staff is very knowledgeable and happy to help volunteers and interns to prepare for their travels.

Airport Pickup: Volunteers are met at the Kilimanjaro airport and provided with transportation to the volunteer house

In-country Orientation: Each volunteer program starts with a two to three day orientation which covers important topics on the logistics of living and working in Tanzania, city tours, and help with transportation.

In-country Staff Support: ELI's Tanzania coordinator has years of experience working with visitors to Tanzania. He is very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency.

Accommodations: Volunteers will stay with a Maasai family in their traditional kraal or homestead. The accommodations are very basic. Host families do not have running water or electricity, and subsist off a simple diet. Participants must be prepared to adapt to the local conditions.

Accommodation Options

  • Home-stays

Experience Required



Participants in this program must be extremely adaptable and flexible self starters. A background in marketing is a big help.

Application Procedures

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Written Application