Homestay Arusha, Tanzania

4 reviews4

Upendo Face Orphanage

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
4 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with the locals
4 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Teaching Languages
Teaching a language to the host, guests, or local communities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Child Care
Caring for, playing with, and spending time with children.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

Additional fee required

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of Worldpackers’ annual plans.


US$ 10

Per day

Fee pays for

  • Materials for volunteer activities


We kindly ask all volunteers to contribute a small amount of US$10 per day maintain food and accommodations. This will help to support the host family, to provide you with three meals during the day of your stay and save other expenses like electricity, gas, and water. You can come at any time and stay as long as you want. Karibu Tanzania! HAKUNAMATATA

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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Basic Internet Access
Basic speed internet for you to work remotely
Dedicated Workspace
Specific space for you to work remotely
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
2 weeks

The Experience

Upendo means: LOVE. The orphanage supports children aged between 1 months up to 14 years old who have lost both parents, and others have been tragically abandoned by parents and can not afford to food, shelter and cloth. The orphanage makes sure the kid's obtain food, clothed, and good health most importantly give them love and Hope.

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  • Beginner English or Beginner English
  • Under 80 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers
  • Be from outside Tanzania

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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4 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 4 Meeting locals
  • 4 Immersing in the local culture
  • 4 Developing social awareness
  • 3 Practicing English
  • 3 Creating true social impact
  • 3 Learning about sustainability

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 1 1. No poverty



"the home means Love". I lived with Kenny, his grandmother who I lovingly called "Bibi" and with the girl who take care of the grandma, Heavenlight, "Dada", people of extreme sensitivity and empathy, always ready to help you, without ever judging, always ready to give you their love without asking for anything in return. Kenny is not just a simple host, Kenny is an extraordinary, ambitious, and generous guy who made my experience incredible, acting as a guide, immersing me in the local culture, giving me advice and teaching me many things. The children of the home are the best!

about 2 months ago

United States


Kenny and family were great! Super welcoming and very easy to talk to. Anything I needed, he helped me with. the home was great, the kids are super super sweet and excited that you're there. The workers at the home were also very welcoming and helpful. The only downside I would say is the housing as far as bed and bath, but it is also just part of experiencing life there, it is just very different.

5 months ago



I greatly enjoyed my time living with Kenny and working in the orphanage. Living with Kenny's grandma was an amazing cultural experience and I learned a lot about how the locals live. Kenny was great about showing me cool places and experiences in and around Arusha . The children at the day care/orphanage were wonderful. They love the volunteers that come and spend time with them. Unfortunately, the guys running the orphanage were almost never around so I was often left alone and expected to teach the lessons on my own. All around it was still a wonderful experience!

7 months ago



Kenny and all his family are the most beautiful people I've ever met🌟 Tanzania is an amazing country with really welcoming and kind people ! Arusha was superb ! I've visited farm and church and a looot of local places (like the big local market). I loved all the time I passed with the children and the mamas at the orphenage. People are just incredible✨ We were doing classes, lunch, cleaning areas, playing with them and also doing laundry. What the family shared with me was unforgettable. All the culture history, the food tips and a lot more. I will never forget you🧡

about 2 years ago

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