Part of the experience of visiting a new country and volunteering, is to travel. We suggest you decide before hand with your country coordinator what excursions you might be interested in doing so that you can plan appropriately.
Most volunteer placements allow you to travel on the weekend, however if you want to make sure you don't miss a particular excursion that may take more time than 2 days, plan to stay longer in order to have this once in a lifetime experience.
Here are some getaway ideas!
Serengeti Witness the world's greatest wildlife migration—the 1,800-mile clockwise journey of about 1.5 million wildebeest. The primary front-row seats are first in the Serengeti and then in the Masai Mara National Reserve. The animals travel in search of fresh grass, usually between June and August.
Ngorongoro Crater A classic safari locale, the enormous volcanic caldera not only has the densest lion population on the continent but also is home to just about every other regional mammal, including the endangered black rhino.
Ruaha National Park An ancient part of the Great Rift Valley, Ruaha has loads of animals and very few people. The perfect safari equation. Among the highlights: elephants, antelopes, buffalo, and the cats (lions, leopards) that prey on them—along with hippos, crocs, giraffes, many-colored birds, and butterflies. Visit May through November.