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There is a single Project vehicle that makes monthly trips to Kigoma and Uvinza. Uvinza is a large village with a regular, albeit limited, market, small guesthouses, and no running water or regular power. Kigoma, on Lake Tanganyika, has an airport, some larger hotels with running water and electricity, 2 ATMs, and multiple internet cafes and pharmacies. Staple foods and fresh produce can be purchased in either Uvinza or Kigoma, but Kigoma has a larger variety of both. Typically, the camp manager spends two nights here at the end of each month, and volunteers can accompany him/her for this period. Volunteers are expected to follow a similar work schedule to all others, whereby for every three days worked, one ‘rest’ day is earned. These ‘rest’ days may be used at camp, or be saved and used together for holiday or travel.
All visiting researchers are required to pay for necessary Tanzanian governmental research agencies TAWIRI and COSTECH research permits, which should be approved by these agencies prior to arriving in the country. We can assist with this process but applications are recommended to be initiated at least four months prior to the desired start date. Thus researchers need to initiate correspondence with us with sufficient time for facilitation of this process.