Maisha Cottage is the guesthouse for KATz Volunteers. It has been specifically set up with Volunteer travellers in mind. The guesthouse can accommodate 14-16 volunteers at any one time and is situated a short 5 minute walk from the (Clock Tower) City centre. Volunteers are able to walk a few minutes down the street to the gym, supermarkets, cafes or a poolside hotel and the house is an easy daladala (local transport) ride to majority of our placement sites. Maisha Cottage is large and safe and provides indoor bathroom facilities with hot running water for a ‘real’ shower at the end of a long day volunteering, there is even a (bath) tub in one of the bathrooms. Maisha Cottage boasts a communal living area, TV and DVD player as well as WIFI. There is a share fridge and shelving for self-purchased food and drinks. Volunteers are provided with breakfast and dinner, a fabulous mix of local and western meals, which are prepared fresh daily by our wonderful house Mama’s, Doto and Mwajabu.
The bedrooms are set up for volunteer comfort and offer a variety of bedding options from dorm rooms (share with up to 8 same-sex volunteers), semi private rooms with beds for 4 persons and a couples private cottage with own entry and en suite (Availability dependant).
Volunteers also have the option to live with a local Tanzanian family at, or close to their placement site. Volunteers will be provided local meals for breakfast and dinner as well as water for showering (not drinking) and laundry. Each home stay placement has been personally selected and are continuously inspected by a member of the KATz team to ensure suitability and safety. Home stays offer complete cultural submersion to give volunteers an understanding of how local families live and are a really wonderful way to get to know the Tanzanian people.
NOTE: Please check placement description for available options. Where possible KATz will provide you with your accommodation preference, but we ask that you bear in mind places are subject to availability at the time. You will be fully informed of what accommodation is available once we are in receipt of your application form with intended dates of travel.