In the fall of 2022 I spent 3.5 months in Tanzania. Tanzania is a beautiful country with many extremes. One weekend you are in the middle of the Serengeti and experience a beautiful safari as a tourist. The other weekend you will work with the local population to develop projects. I did this at a women empowerment project in Arusha. We helped women from the area with their way to the labor market, gave English lessons, sex education and ensured that the project will continue to run smoothly in the future. In such an experience you also learn where your own strengths lie: How do you ensure that you work well together in an intercultural team? How do you handle a problem? How aware are you of your own biases?
In my opinion, volunteering is the best way to get to know a country. At the beginning you may think 'where on earth should I start?' but Roel and Noor are very helpful with that. When you go on holiday you only see one side of a country. Only when you start working there do you really come into contact with the population and the culture. You eat local food, go to the same market, wash your clothes in the same way, learn the language, etc. You get a unique insight into a culture that you would otherwise never get. The fact that it is a developing country makes you aware of your own privileges and broadens your view. All in all a hugely valuable time that I wouldn't have wanted to miss.

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I did my internship on a farm in Tanzania and learned how they work sustainably there. The project was super and the organization was perfect. The guidance was great; People were very nice and helped you everywhere. The accommodation was very relaxed and the employees were super nice. Good friends. I would recommend Let’s Go Africa since you receive good guidance and preparation in advance of your trip. You have to keep in mind that you have to arrange the most yourself.

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South Africa

I was able to do an internship for 3 months at an NGO in Cape Town, this was a really great experience. The internship company was very nice where I was welcomed with open arms by everyone in the company. The house I lived in was super nice with all amenities (dishwasher, garden, washing machine, chill corner). The internship company was also within walking distance of home and close to a supermarket. I also lived with a very nice group with whom we undertook an activity almost every day. Cape Town itself as a city is really fun with so many activity options and different types of nature. It is highly recommended to go to Cape Town via LGA!!!

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I think Zanzibar is fantastic. Everyone was super friendly and we felt very welcomed by the people. The beaches and nature were beautiful, but the people in this country really made everything just that little bit more beautiful. I thought the experience of teaching in Zanzibar was amazing, every day we went to the school with pleasure and we were looking forward to it. We enjoyed the children/the teachers and especially learned a lot. Rarely in my life have I experienced something so valuable. I can recommend this project through LGA to everyone. Roel and Noor really think along with you, they look together at what suits you best and that's how you arrive at the perfect trip. If you have a problem with something, they also try to help from a distance if necessary.

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frequently asked questions

Why should I choose for Let’s Go Africa (LGA)?

  • Derived out of passion of Noor & Roel, who both have Africa experience since 2006 with development work, studying, travelling and living in several countries.
  • LGA personally visited and screened all countries and partner organizations
  • Small scale; no extra office or personnel costs, focus on personal experience
  • Cheaper than almost all other organizations in same countries (outcomes from independent research on service and accommodation costs)
  • Professional vacancies and customized project descriptions derived from local needs striving towards sustainable impact

What is included in the LGA service package?

  • Individual project description according all criteria (personal, study and partner organization)
  • Let’s Go Africa information brochure
  • Preparation and safety meeting for your specific destination
  • Organisation of accommodation and transport advice
  • Visa, vaccinations, insurance, passport and flight booking assistance
  • Airport pick up & introduction program
  • Free Police Clearance Certificate application (PCC in Dutch; VOG)
  • Professional supervision and local guidance
  • Constant fast and direct communication with your contact person
  • Informal feedback session when back home
  • Let’s Go Africa certificate of participation

Can I also do my Minor in Africa instead of internship/volunteer work?

Yes, many different Minor and research projects are possible.

Do you offer travel service and how does that work?

Yes, for our destinations in Africa we offer fully organized tours and customized travel services based on personal experience. On the Travel 4 Charity and Home page under destinations, you can click on the countries where all unique travel options are described.

Do you have travel and volunteer combinations?

In our different program countries in Africa we have challenging combination packages. Please contact us.

What is Travel 4 Charity?

Travel 4 Charity is a unique concept where you always support a local partner organization financially. T4C can provide a fully organized travel experience or your trip completely customized. Optionally, you can experience the development work organization up close, see where your support ends up and even collaborate there.

How much of my trip goes to charity and to whom?

Minimum 10% of LGA service package costs. Check the country pages for each trip to see which partner organization we support.

Is there always money going to charity via T4C?

Absolutely! The support for T4C charities is a guarantee for every trip regardless of XMS participation and concerns at least 10% of LGA service package costs.

Can I combine different projects?

Please send us your preference because we have many opportunities!

I am graduated/retired or having a sabbatical, can I do a LGA project?

Absolutely! People with experience are very valuable at our projects.

Can we also go in pairs or with groups?

Definitely, it is even recommendable to share the experience.

Do I have to be Dutch to participate?

No, everybody wanting to go to Africa is welcome to contact us.

What is the minimum age to participate?

18 years old. However we sometimes make exceptions depending on the situation and guidance of an adult.

Does LGA assist with organizing flights/visa?

Yes, of course we assist with the cheapest options and easiest procedures.

What is the cancellation policy of LGA?

  • When you decide yourself to cancel, in no case you will receive a refund of the registration costs. Only when LGA does not offer you a suitable placement option, we will refund half of the registration cost back to your account.
  • Refund of 50% of the LGA service package costs and 100% of the accommodation costs cancelling at least 40 days before departure by LGA intern/volunteer/traveller, will only occur for the following reasons of cancellation:
  • Disease or injury by accident, of that nature that the physical and/or mental state of the person is medically indicated not being able to travel and participate.
  • Severe disease/injury by accident or diseased 1st or second degree family member of the participant. There must be a serious health concern where the life of the person is in serious danger.
  • Cancellation with any other than the above mentioned reasons or within 40 days of departure, gives in no way the right for a refund of service package and/or accommodation costs paid to LGA or there partners.
  • Is it possible I will not pass the screening of LGA or their local partner in Africa?
  • Yes, if LGA or our partner organization decides you are not suitable, then we can decide not to continue the procedure. In that case you will have no right of a refund of the registration costs.
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