The ultimate African

Volunteer & travel across Ghana, Tanzania & Kenya

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  • Duration
    6-12 Weeks
  • Minimum age
  • 1st Saturday of Every Month
  • From
  • Duration
    6-12 Weeks
  • Minimum age
  • 1st Saturday of Every Month
  • From

Africa Experience

Are you looking for a life changing experience that will see you travelling across the whole of Africa in one fully inclusive and structured trip? Well look no further! This 6, 9 or 12 week adventure will take you to 3 of the continents most visited destinations; Ghana, Tanzania and Kenya.

Africa is home to some of the world’s most iconic animals and is famous for heading out on safari - something you’ll get to experience in Tanzania and Kenya! However, don’t be fooled into thinking Africa is just about animals. This vast and highly diverse continent boasts so much natural beauty, with striking landscapes and golden sunsets to 100s of years of culture with diverse and friendly communities.

You’ll be able to choose the trip duration, the volunteer projects you get to help on and the organised trips and tours on offer to see each country- ensuring you get the experience that is right for you. Whether you’re a first time traveller or have plenty of air miles to spend, you’re in for a trip you’ll never forget! 

Thank You TMR

Thank you to Mighty Roar Team. I had a great experience in Tanzania both at a professional and personal level. I had the much support and service which I really enjoyed and appreciated.

Again, having International placement practice in a developing country has expanded my knowledge and skil... Read More

Hector MakuyahSeptember 2022

Tanzania Medical Volunteering

I’ve just returned from a medical volunteering placement in Tanzania and had a great time. The booking process was simple and pre-departure queries were responded to promptly. Emmanuel and the in-country team were absolutely fantastic and worked to ensure that all the volunteers were well looke... Read More

Claire MorganSeptember 2022

Volunteered in Ghana

Volunteered in Ghana. Amazing experience with wonderful people. Really rewarding work. Would definitely recommend

Macy SullivanSeptember 2022

Trip To Ghana

Had an absolutely amazing experience in Ghana, had so much fun the people were so kind, other volunteers were great. Any problems were dealt with quickly can’t wait to go back next year.

Olivia SmithSeptember 2022

Overview & Structure

The Africa Experience starts on the first Saturday of every month throughout the year, but alternative dates can be considered on request. You are welcome to choose the trip duration that is suitable for you, with the option to travel for 6, 9 or 12 weeks.

Should you choose the 6 week option then you will spend 2 weeks volunteering and travelling in each country; Ghana, Tanzania and Kenya. In the same vein, if you choose the 9 week option then you will spend 3 weeks in each country and finally the 12 week option will see you spend 4 weeks in each country.

When travelling across Africa you will meet plenty of other travellers and volunteers, with the numbers and types of people you encounter changing from country to country. If you’re looking for a social experience where you’ll make lots of new friends, then this is the trip for you.

You can choose any of the volunteer programmes listed further below for each country and once you have applied we will be in touch to confirm exactly what you wish to do. Please note, some volunteer projects may be subject to availability.

Once you have signed up you will then also be able to request organised weekend trips within each country through your My Trip account. You can read all about what weekend trips are on offer and what dates they run further below within each country section.

You will be responsible for organising your flight schedules to each country and although this may seem complicated at first, rest assured we are on hand to provide all of the assistance required. 

Volunteering in Ghana

Your first stop will be Ghana. Known as ‘Africa’s Golden Child’, this tropical paradise is packed with surprises and offers something for everyone. Ghana has the most incredible energy, where you will be welcomed with the universal ‘Akwaaba’ and smiling faces from the local community.

Ghana has an abundance of natural beauty, with secluded pristine white beaches, rugged mountains, waterfalls and palm trees galore! Not only this, but you can learn all about the history of Cape Coast Castle, search for elephants in Mole National Park and hop on a boat to Nzulezo Stilt Village.

All of our projects in Ghana are based in the small fishing village of Busua, located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in the south. An up and coming surfing hotspot, you will find several chilled-out beach bars and restaurants along the picturesque palm tree lined beach – the perfect setting for relaxing each evening after volunteering!

The community based projects will offer an insight into the Ghanaian way of life and everyone will provide you with the warmest of welcomes so you feel at home from day one. You can read all about each programme that you can volunteer on by clicking on the below links.

Ghana Teaching Volunteers
Ghana Childcare Volunteers
Ghana Medical Experience (+£75)
Ghana Mental Health Experience (+£75)

As well as volunteering on rewarding programmes you will also have the option to travel and explore Ghana during your free time. You can read all about our organised weekend trips here.

Volunteering in Tanzania

Your second stop will be Tanzania. The magic of Tanzania is hard to beat! Imagine a country with the tallest of mountains and the deepest of lakes, where millions of animals roam and where you can awaken to the sunrise in the desert and then watch it set sitting on a soft sandy beach! Boasting three of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders, intriguing cultures and people and being widely renowned as the world’s best safari destination, Tanzania should be on everyone’s bucket list!

While volunteering in Tanzania, you will be based in the small tourist town of Moshi. Known as the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro, you will be able to easily explore everything this amazing country has to offer. During your free time you can head out on safari in search of the big five, relax on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar or trek the highest peak in Africa - not many countries boast such a diverse array of activities.

The community based projects will offer an insight into the Tanzanian way of life and you are sure to fall in love with the children and locals. You can read all about each programme that you can volunteer on by clicking on the below links.

Tanzania Childcare Volunteers
Tanzania Teaching Volunteers
Tanzania Medical Experience (+£75)

As well as volunteering on rewarding programmes you will also have the option to travel and explore Tanzania during your free time. As well as the evening trips to waterfalls, local villages and other nearby attractions you can organise with the local team, you can sign up for a structured weekend trip that you can read all about here.

Volunteering in Keyna

Your final stop will be Kenya. Kenya has and always will be on everyone’s travel list when travelling to Africa. The birthplace of the traditional African safari, you can head out on the back of a jeep to explore the vast savannas peppered with immense herds of wildlife and enjoy exhilarating animal encounters all year round. On top of this, the traditional people of Kenya bring soul and colour to the country and the vast landscapes including the snow-capped equatorial mountains, the bustling cities and the beautiful beaches provide a magical travel experience for everyone.

Our community programmes are based in the heart of capital, Nairobi. Everyone will welcome you with open arms and provide you with a true and unique insight into the Kenyan way of life.

There is something for everyone in Nairobi, whether you want to learn more about the history in the many museums, go shopping in the malls, experience the culture of the Massai markets or even feed giraffes in the city centre! One thing’s for certain, in this fast paced city there is never a dull moment. There is also plenty to see outside of the city. You can visit the national park, go hiking or head out on safari. Nairobi also has great transport links to the rest of the country. You can fly to the beautiful white sand beaches of the coast in around 1 hour or travel around 5 hours by train.

Kenya Medical Experience (+£75)
Kenya Childcare Volunteers
Kenya Teaching Volunteers

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My second time helping on the childcare project in Ghana

  • January 2024
I have now volunteered on the childcare programme in Ghana with The Mighty Roar twice and I am already planning my next trip back to Busua! Both of my times volunteering have far exceeded my expectations, with everyday offering a new experience allowing me to see what life is really like in Ghana, whilst also making incredible friends along the way. I truly love Ghana and will definitely be back again.

Izzy's story

Friends and memories for life in Tanzania

  • December 2023
I have just returned home after an incredible 5 weeks spent in Tanzania. I spent my time with both the childcare and medical programmes and whist I could write a book about my trip, I do have a few highlights. Living and volunteering amongst the local people allowed me to immerse myself in the culture of Tanzania and get to know the amazing people who live there. I met so many inspirational people and I will cherish my memories from Tanzania for life.

Emily's story

Teaching in a primary school in Tanzania

  • July 2023
I recently travelled to Tanzania to volunteer on the teaching course. I had such an amazing time, I had to write all about it and share just some of my pictures from my time there. From the start to the end, I had the most incredible time volunteering within the government primary school in Moshi. I was also lucky enough to help on the childcare project as well. Having spent a week as a teaching volunteer, I was amazed by the beauty of Tanzania and I cannot wait to return to volunteer again. Wish I was there for at least another week!

Anna's story

Volunteering over the summer in Ghana

  • May 2023
I spent summer 2023 volunteering in Ghana on the childcare and medical programmes and the experience was something words cannot truly describe. The people of Busua were some of the friendliest I have ever met and the programmes were so insightful and rewarding. The past month has taught me more than school ever did, I am going home knowing I definitely see things differently now.

Katie's story

Medical volunteering in Ghana

  • November 2022
I travelled and volunteered in Ghana towards the end of 2022 and absolutely loved my time there. Although I had no medical experience or qualifications, I was able to observe and assist in practical ways and the hospital staff were very welcoming and friendly.

Sohpie's story

An eventful 4 weeks in Tanzania

  • September 2022
I signed up with The Mighty Roar to volunteer in Tanzania for 4 weeks in September. I was lucky enough to do a mixture of the childcare and medical programmes, which really opened my eyes to the way of life in Tanzania.

Caitlin's story

My medical elective in Tanzania

  • June 2022
I volunteered in Tanzania on the medical programme as part of my elective placement at Edinburgh University. I will definitely be visiting Tanzania again, and can't wait to undertake my medical elective next year with the Mighty Roar.

Emma's story

The time of my life in Ghana

  • November 2021
First and foremost, I just wanted to acknowledge and give thanks where it's due. The Mighty Roar was a great company to book my volunteering trip through and I had no problems from start to finish.

Alex's story

Childcare volunteering in Ghana

  • September 2019
I spent three months volunteering on the childcare programme in Ghana. The experience was unlike anything I could have imagined!

Megan's story

Looking after children in Ghana

  • May 2019
I decided to volunteer in Ghana with my partner. Having the opportunity to help make an impact in a community as well as helping the children seemed like the perfect programme!

Christopher's story

Assisting in the local hospital in Ghana

  • February 2019
The first few days were great, meeting the local people, host families, work colleagues and other volunteers was great fun and I have made life long friends!

Allison's story

Volunteering at Dixcove Hospital in Ghana

  • March 2018
I volunteered in Ghana with my colleague in Dixcove Hospital and Busua Community Clinic. Everyone was so welcoming and grateful for our time there.

Anthony's story