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wwoof/voulunteering in Africa? -cheap travel

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1. Posted by TalonToday (Budding Member, 31 posts) 26 Jul '12 14:48

I'm doing WWOOF in Argentina for 4 months but its not just gardening its a retreat ranch where i will be helping in the restaurant, doing housekeeping, helping with animals, helping with guests etc. and I already know the people who own the place.

I would love to have a cheap way to travel to Africa where I can have a place to stay with friendly people who already know the area.
since i am an 18 year old female, who has never been to Africa before and is traveling alone, i think that would be the best situation.

has anyone ever had a WWOOF Africa experience?
I'm thinking Tanzania or Ghana, but I'm not too concerned about placement.
basically, i am just scared I will end up in a bad situation and be stuck out on a farm for a month, without seeing anything else.

If not, can anyone else recommend a program to me?
I'm not down to spend $1500 for 2 weeks volunteering with a religious group...

I'm also looking into going to Morocco for a week or so, any recommendations on Hostels/ places to go?

[ Edit: Edited on 26-Jul-2012, at 14:54 by TalonToday ]

2. Posted by katstat (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 7 Aug '12 13:02

Might sound like an advertisement? But I've gone to Costa Rica and South Africa through a volunteer program and they were the greatest experiences. I'm not sure if you're against volunteering in general or paying absurd amounts for it but if it's the latter, the prices were really reasonable, around 700-900USD for 4 weeks. To me, it's the safest way to travel alone for an extended period of time, and there are people there to show you around and whatnot.

Feel free to message me if you're interested :)

[ Edit: Edited on 07-Aug-2012, at 13:04 by katstat ]

3. Posted by Patriqsm (Budding Member, 2 posts) 18 Sep '12 13:15

The Dilemma of giving useful commercial information without advertising: I know of a family in Arusha Tanzania, nice home and free rooms. Suitable for young adults traveling alone. Its a christian home with kids so the obvious limitations apply.

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