Tour Company

    Wanderlust Adventures Inc.

    Wanderlust Adventures and its Tanzania operations office offer donors an opportunity to purchase requested supplies for your chosen project locally in Arusha at prices often much lower than at home. What's more, this could also save you excess baggage on international flights and customs duties at border points. Those interested to opt for this alternative, e-mail us at
    Pack for a Purpose does not condone visiting orphanages, as this can often lead to negative impacts on children. The accommodation or tour company working with the orphanage will deliver the supplies in a coordinated and respectful way so that the children can benefit from them. Your generosity is not diminished because you do not interact with the children.

    Project #1

    Arusha Children’s Trust

    For the past 15 years, Wanderlust Adventures have been working with Arusha Children’s Trust, a Tanzania based NGO that actively and directly supports children from ages 6 through 15 years old in the Arusha and Rift Valley regions through enhancing education, improving health awareness, increasing knowledge of environmental conservation and upholding the culture and traditions of the people within the region.

    Project #2

    Neema Village, Arusha

    Neema Village, is a rescue center for abandoned, orphaned and at risk babies in Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa. Since 2012 more than two hundred babies, have been rescued and found a new family at Neema. That is what Neema is all about, making new happy families.

    Project #3

    Kilimanjaro Porter Assistance Project (KPAP)

    Wanderlust Adventures Inc is an approved responsible travel partner for Kilimanjaro Porter Assistance Project (KPAP), which supports porters carrying enormous loads up the mountain while wearing inadequate clothing in the extremely cold temperatures. Wanderlust Adventures pays its porters generously. We encourage our clients on climbs or safaris to bring new or gently used gear to be donated/distributed to these porters. Their meager salaries do not allow them to purchase hiking gear because they are generally expensive locally.

    All the needs are current as of June 10, 2021
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
    • Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
    • The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

    Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.