My adventure in Tofo, Mozambique was an experience I will never forget. For my biology training, I volunteered for 10 weeks in the marine research center and the associated diving school.
I have learned a lot during this trip. I have dived dozens of times and been on ocean safaris where we have been able to see the most beautiful animals and coral reefs. The underwater world of Mozambique is truly breathtaking.
During my time in Mozambique I got to know not only the natural beauty of the country, but also its social and economic realities. It has made me very aware of the privileges we have in the Netherlands and has changed my perspective on the world.
One of the most valuable aspects of this trip was the fact that I made friends for life. The people I met, both fellow travelers and locals, made my trip even more special. The hospitality and kindness of the local people moved me deeply, and I felt safe and welcome at all times in this beautiful country.
Roel from Let's Go Africa deserves a special mention. His professional guidance and care made the trip seamless and hassle-free. Thanks to his expertise, everything was always clear and organized.
All in all, I can confidently say that this trip to Tofo, Mozambique with Let's Go Africa was a life-changing experience. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone looking for adventure, personal growth and an in-depth introduction to a beautiful country and its hospitable people. It was a journey full of discoveries, friendship and unforgettable moments.

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Doing an internship in Tanzania is a very enriching, eye-opening and life-changing experience. During my internship, I had the chance to not only learn a lot about law and human rights at the project, but to engage in really immersive cultural experiences, to actively participate in the community and to interact with local people, making meaningful connections and putting into practice intercultural communication. This allowed me to gain a broader perspective, to understand who they are and the way they live, and to learn about their practices, traditions, values, languages, foods, beliefs and ways of viewing the world. But, without a doubt, the greatest learning was on the personal aspects. I truly believe that putting ourselves in uncomfortable or unfamiliar situations leads to grow, and that is exactly what happened. It may sound scary and challenging, but that is when Let´s Go Africa comes into play.
One of the main reasons why I chose Let´s Go Africa is because of the sense of `closeness´, reliability and assurance that I felt. In the past, I have experienced many difficulties planning internships or exchange programs due to the lack of orientation, help and involvement by the coach, which sometimes has put me in unpleasant situations. Thus, I was looking for an organization able to provide close contact with the supervisor, help, counselling, training… Moreover, I prefer working with small-scale and personal organizations rather than with the most commercial ones because I feel they have a stronger connection with the project and the community. I also believe that some of this more commercial organizations are becoming a kind of touristic attraction, focusing more on making a monetary profit than on taking into account the needs of the intern and providing actual help.
In conclusion, I was seeking safety and certainty, and that is exactly with Let´s Go Africa provided me with.

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I did an internship in Zanzibar and gave information about HIV/AIDS. It is a great project and I am grateful that I was able to contribute to it. I had of course imagined something and it turned out better than expected. It was very educational to live in a different culture for more than 8 weeks. I have learned to adapt to the culture. I had never been to Africa before. So it was completely new to me. The accommodation and host were top notch. Close to the center of stone town. Very nice to have your own room. And a luxury that the food was provided. LGA prepared and guided us very well. We had a number of meetings before we went on a trip and it was always easy to get in touch during the trip. I would definitely recommend LGA to others and I think it would be very nice to arrange another trip, volunteer work or internship through LGA.

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For my nursing education, I was allowed to do a 10-week internship in a hospital in Tanzania. Here I was well received and I felt very welcome. The people in Tanzania are very sweet and so is the hospital. They tried very hard to teach me a lot. It has therefore been a learning period. I was given a lot of freedom in how I wanted to organize my internship. This way I was able to see several departments and also get to do a lot. At the weekend there was time to see more of the beautiful country. For example, I have been on Safari and on several hikes. I was able to spend my last week on beautiful Zanzibar. All in all it was an unforgettable trip. I have made friends for life and memories to never forget. I am very grateful for this wonderful experience and would recommend it to everyone!

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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?

  • Registration costs and down payments costs are non-refundable at all times.
  • Reimbursement of 50% of the remaining LGA mediation package costs and the full accommodation/tour costs minus €145 cancellation fee by cancellation minimum 60 days before departure by the specific LGA intern/volunteer/traveller, when one of the following cancellation reasons apply:
  • 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 60 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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