Zanzibar Discovery

Volunteering – Travel – Cultural Immersion

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Worthwhile Volunteer Projects.
Unique Cultural Experiences.
Exciting Adventure Travel.

The Zanzibar Discovery is a 2-week tour that gives you unique travel, cultural & volunteering experiences, where you will immerse yourself in community projects, and join fantastic trips, whilst receiving top-quality support during your trip to Zanzibar.

Zanzibar Discovery
14 Nights/ 15 Days

Your experience in Zanzibar is going to be amazing and worthwhile!

Immerse yourself in the local culture, meet the friendly local people, explore and give back to the local community through volunteering.

This responsible travel trip is designed and crafted to give you an understanding of the local history, its people, and its flora and fauna.

You will learn some helpful phrases in the local language, find out about the local customs, and traditions, visit wonderful sights and do worthwhile activities, a perfect way to discover the real Zanzibar!

Start Dates
18 December 2022, 1 January 2023, 15 January 2023, 5 February 2023, 19 February 2023, 5 March 2023, 19 March 2023, 2 April 2023, 16 April 2023, 7 May 2023, 21 May 2023, 4 June 2023, 18 June 2023, 2 July 2023, 16 July 2023, 6 August 2023, 20 August 2023, 3 September 2023, 17 September 2023, 1 October 2023, 15 October 2023, 5 November 2023, 19 November 2023, 3 December 2023, 17 December 2023

Unique Cultural Experiences

Immerse Community Projects

Join Fantastic Worthwhile Trips

Receive Top Quality Support

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Location

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region within the United Republic of Tanzania.

The local people in Zanzibar are of different ethnic backgrounds. Swahili is the language used by the local people. English is also spoken by many locals.

Zanzibar has amazing sandy white beaches, and they also have a very unique culture.

You will be staying in Stone Town. This is the old part of Zanzibar City, the main city of Zanzibar. Stone Town is located on the western coast of Unguja, which is the main island of Zanzibar.

Arrival

You will be met upon arrival on Sunday. You will be picked up by the local team and transferred to your accommodation to meet the other international volunteers.

We will provide you with full arrival and contact details when you book your program.

Accommodation & Meals

The accommodation is in shared rooms with other participants. Throughout the trip, you will be accommodated in single-gender shared rooms. 

Your meals are included as per itinerary below.

Tour Highlights

  • Get to know the REAL Zanzibar
  • Immerse yourself into the local culture
  • Volunteer in a local project & schools
  • Join exciting trips
  • Amazing adventures
  • Gain new experiences
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Zanzibar Discovery Itinerary

Day 1 (Sunday): Arrival and Airport Pick Up

On Sunday you will be picked up from the airport.

Time to get settled in the accommodation and rest from your journey.

In the evening there is a Welcome Dinner!

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Monday): Orientation and Local Tour

Morning
Today we start with the introduction to the discovery program.

There are the Do’s and Don’ts that you need to know for Zanzibar, there are Culture Lessons, and Swahili Language Lessons so you can talk to the locals!

Then we visit the local supermarkets, ATMs, and other necessities, and explore the surroundings so you know your way around.

Afternoon
In the afternoon, there is a guided tour through historical Stone Town. Time to discover what this town is all about!

Then we visit a local market so you can see the local way of life.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 (Tuesday): Volunteering

Morning
Today we start to give back to the local community, it is time for volunteering!
You will volunteer in the Teaching Project at a local kindergarten school.

This is an amazing experience that will stay with you for a very long time. Help with the education of local children, and also inspire them so they can have a better future!

Afternoon
In the afternoon you will volunteer for the Renovation and beautification of local schools.

Help you will get your hands dirty, and help with improving the learning environments, so the local children can study in a decent environment.

In the evening, there are some Swahili Language Lessons.

About the Volunteering

Volunteer Teaching
Work as a volunteer teacher in Zanzibar and help to improve the English of the students. Improve the village children’s educational foundation and widen their cultural interactions. Your help is very much needed in the local schools. You will help students to improve their English, and also broaden their outlook on life.

We have built strong relationships with local schools in Zanzibar. These schools need a lot of help in terms of teaching support in a variety of areas including English. As a teacher, you will be assisting local teachers with teaching English, songs, and educational games.

It would be great to bring pictures of your country, that you can use as an educational class that the students will love!

Renovation and beautification of local schools
Get your hands dirty! Join this construction & renovating project for local village schools and help the students get better learning conditions.

This project supports schools in and around Stone Town in Zanzibar by renovating the infrastructure of the schools, in order to create better learning conditions for the students. The project also helps the schools by providing learning facilities. The project may include renovating libraries, and playgrounds, fixing school furniture, and anything that might need a helping hand at the time!

By participating in this social project, you will make a difference in the local community by supporting the students at these schools. Your work may involve tasks where you will be able to help to create a positive learning environment in the school. The project involves physical and manual labor, as you will be laying bricks, doing carpentry, painting, laying tiles, and gardening. You may also be involved in renovating buildings, painting, repairing the furniture, and fixing equipment.

The other side of this project involves a more artistic and relaxed environment. You may also get a chance to use your creative ideas to beautify the school surroundings.

You will work alongside a local coordinator and a foreman who provides guidance. This activity is fun supporting the initiative and creativity during the process.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 (Wednesday): Volunteering

Morning
Volunteer in the Teaching Project at the local kindergarten school

Afternoon
Volunteer in the Renovation and beautification of local schools

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Thursday): Volunteering

Morning
Volunteer in the Teaching Project at the local kindergarten school

Afternoon
Volunteer in the Renovation and beautification of local schools

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Friday): Full Day of Activities!

Morning
Today is the Village Cycling Tour!
Time to explore Zanzibar whilst cycling, a great way to see the beautiful sights.
Later on you will also learn about the traditions and practices of local healers or “Witch Doctors”.

Afternoon
In the afternoon there is a Khanga Demonstration, followed by local traditions of coconut ropes making, and coconut roof making. New experiences for you!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Saturday): New Experiences & Cooking Lesson

Morning
Today we go and join the Prison Island & Giant Tortoises experience.
Afternoon
In the afternoon there is the Museums experience, followed by Swahili Cooking Lessons at a local family
Enjoy your self-prepared Swahili Dinner!

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Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 8 (Sunday): Free Day

Day off, time to relax after a full week of activities!

Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 9: (Monday): Volunteering

Morning
Volunteer in the Teaching Project at the local kindergarten school

Afternoon
Volunteer in the Renovation and beautification of local schools

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: (Tuesday): Volunteering

Morning
Volunteer in the Teaching Project at the local kindergarten school

Afternoon
Volunteer in the Renovation and beautification of local schools

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: (Wednesday): Volunteering

Morning
Volunteer in the Teaching Project at the local kindergarten school

Afternoon
Volunteer in the Renovation and beautification of local schools

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: (Thursday): Volunteering & Dance Lessons!

Morning
Volunteer in the Teaching Project at the local kindergarten school

Afternoon
Volunteer in the Renovation and beautification of local schools
In the evening, there is an Afro dance lesson, time for your dancing moves!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: (Friday): Local Experience & Play Sports with the Locals!

Morning
We go for a local Fruits and Spices experience, and get to know the local fruits & spices.

Afternoon
In the afternoon, you will play sports with the local sports team, a great local experience with the locals.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: (Saturday): Day at the Beach & Shopping

Morning
Time for the beach!
Spend your morning at Zanzibar’s finest beaches.

Afternoon
Very much needed, souvenirs shopping for your family and friends.
We finish with a feedback session and a Farewell Dinner!

Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 15: (Sunday): Departure

Sunday is the departure time. There is an Airport Drop off Included.

Thanks for joining and hope you had an amazing experience!

Meals: Breakfast

 

* This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances

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Price

1495 Euro

Our base prices are in Euro, but you can pay in Euro, US$ and Pounds. The prices will be at the currency exchange rate from the Euro at the time of payment. Click here to check the prices in your currency

What’s included:
The itinerary as stated above
Accommodation (shared room)
Meals as per the itinerary
Transport as per itinerary
24/7 in-country support
Pre-departure support
Airport pick-up

Not included:
A 5% international banking fee is added.
Visa, flights, travel insurance, vaccinations, criminal background check, Covid tests (if required), transport to your volunteer project and back to the accommodation every day.

Requirements to join:

  • Participants need to be minimum 18 years old
  • Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent
  • Participants aged 16-17 are required to have parental consent
  • Participants are required to provide a criminal background check
  • Participants are required to have volunteer travel insurance
  • Participants might need to have a Covid test done before departure (we will inform you of this)

Book your place in 3 steps :

1. Apply: Fill out the Application Form (click below) and we will let you know if you are accepted within 24 hours.
2. Deposit: Once accepted you pay your deposit (200 Euro or 215 US$) to reserve you place in the program.
3. Remaining Fees: You pay the remaining fees of your program, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.