Over the years it seems that many travelers visit Tanzania for Mount Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro Crater, or for safaris throughout the many national parks. , Dating back to the eighth century, foreign influences introduced trading of slaves and other commodities throughout Tanzania, and some of these influences continue to affect Tanzania today. Previously known as Tanganyika, Tanzania gained its independence from Great Britain in 1961. In 1964, Tanganyika and the island of Zanzibar merged to form Tanzania.

Tanzanian people have immense pride in their country’s history and its many religions, languages, and cultures regardless of their relatively new independence and past struggles with colonialism. Deep respect for elders, compassion for the ill, and prolonged greetings are only a few characteristics of the culture of Tanzania. These characteristics — along with a strong work ethic, peace-keeping attitude, a genuine joy of life, and a desire to learn — are strongly reflected in the projects that our team members focus on.