Established in Bwawani village near Morogoro, Tanzania,
NGERIV was founded by locals, in a joint effort to
bring development and opportunities to the area.
Alongside with the help of institutions and volunteers, both
national and international, we believe that solutions are only
efficient when thought and implemented by the beneficiaries themselves.
Our main development goals are distributed in three inter-related areas:
For those just wanting to visit, we provide lodge at our Eco Camp and an unique
cultural tourism experience. Mind you, we are not a tourism agency, with promises
of tribal dances, or fully catered safaris. But through our extensive social network
in the area, we facilitate authentic encounters between our guests and those living
more traditional ways of life in Africa.The truth is that, however curious they are,
visitors should always regard this opportunity as a privilege.
Learn more below, either if you want to volunteer or visit us!
Come visit us! An unique opportunity for authentic
cultural tourism in Tanzania.
You will experience the slow-paced African village life,
catch sight of wild animals at the Wami Mbiki Wildlife
Management and Mikumi National Park; visit and create
friendships with the Masaai community living in the area.
In many ways, NGERIV started with the construction of our
Eco Camp. Through much effort and land donation by local
institutions our first dream came true!
Placed alongside the Ngerengere river bank, with monkeys swinging on the treetops, we
offer an open fire pit to gather round at night; a basic kitchen; a common area where we
also conduct workshops and meetings; plenty of beds and a camping site; solar power and
All materials were obtained locally. Wood, the main construction material, was provided
by the river's floating dead wood.
We accommodate volunteers at the camp and you are welcome to visit and spend few
nights with us to enjoy the surrounding nature and experience African life.
Book directly with us through email , or visit us on Airbnb.
Our growth depends on the volunteerism of
willing individuals as an essential source of
helping hands, new ideas and resources.
Our needs fall into two categories:
Due to the close relationship with the various institutions and people in the area, we can
offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities such as: Teaching; Orphanage;Eco Tourism;
Wildlife and Forestry Management; River Conservation, to name a few.
We need change makers to set up projects suitable to our needs. Access to knowledge
and funds are limited, and this can be tackled through the partnership with resourceful
individuals with good ideas and strong know-how skills. Project proposals must be related
with one of the following: education, nature conservation, or creation of sources of
For more information on volunteer arrangements, go to the 'Get Involved' page.