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Voluntourism - 7 Days in Zanzibar

Voluntourism in Sansibar
 
 
This 7 day program combines a short-term volunteer assignment with excursions that will allow you to experience the diversity of Zanzibar in a short time. You can choose whether you want to live in Zanzibar Town with a host family, in a shared flat with other students, or in a hotel. Your work is at the kindergarten of St. Monica in Stone Town.
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Voluntourism Itinerary


Stone TownDay 1
Arrival by flight to Zanzibar airport and transfer to your accommodation.
 
Day 2
You will be picked up from your accommodation in the morning and taken to your volunteer placement. At around 3.00 p.m., you will then be picked up and given an approximately 2-hour tour of Stone Town, the historic part of Zanzibar Town.
 
Spice TourDay 3
After you have completed the second morning at your volunteer placement, you have a "Spice Tour", a tour of a spice plantation in the afternoon. Besides exotic spices, tropical fruits are grown here that you can see, smell and taste.
 
voluntourism in sansibarDay 4
Full-day trip "Safari Blue“. From Fumba in the South of Zanzibar, on a dhow, the traditional sailing ship of the Indian Ocean, you will explore the natural wonders of Menai Bay. There will be a fruit snack on a sandbank, you can snorkel at a coral reef and swim in a lagoon. On an island there will be a beach barbecue with fish, lobster, chicken, vegetables and a tropical fruit tasting. You can also learn how to navigate a “Ngalawa”, the outrigger canoe of the local fishermen. In Menai Bay it is often possible to see dolphins. In the late afternoon, we will sail back to Fumba. Alcoholic beverages are inclusive.
 
Day 5
In the morning, you work at your volunteer placement. The afternoon is free, which you can use to explore Stone Town, either alone or with other volunteers. There are many small shops from which you can buy souvenirs.
 
Cultural Art Centre WorkshopDay 6
In the morning, volunteering. In the afternoon, you take part in a Workshop at the Zanzibar Cultural Arts Centre, offered by local artisans. Depending on availability, you can make craft with paper, make candles, produce soap, do painting, make necklaces made of paper beads or do screen printing on a t-shirt.
 
Jozani ForestDay 7
Full day tour! The day starts with a visit of the Jozani Forest National Park, which is famous for its endemic Red Colobus Monkeys. Besides some colonies of monkeys, you can see the impressive plants and trees of this tropical rainforest and you can have a stroll through the mangrove area. After this, we will drive to the Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, East Africa’s largest covered space for butterflies, which is a project of sustainable tourism. As the butterflies only live for a few weeks, the centre is in constant need of new butterflies. These are bred by the villagers of the nearby village under the guidance of a biologist named Pete and sold to the butterfly centre.

ZALA ParkAfterwards, we visit the handcraft project “MOTO”, where we will first have lunch. Then, we will see how a women’s cooperative produces wickerwork and braided objects. They also weave Kikoi fabrics that they tint, making use of solar technology. You can even try out everything yourself! Another highlight is a visit to the Zala Park in Muungoni. It is a small zoo, mainly with reptiles, which was created by biology teacher Mohammed, to educate children about the importance of animal welfare and environmental protection. We had a few interns and volunteers working with Mohammed, who have improved and expanded the scope with the teacher. You return to your accommodation in the late afternoon.
 
Day 8
Return journey, transfer to airport for departure.
 

Picture Gallery of St. Monica Kindergarten

 
 
 

Price:

 

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Including Shared Accommodation:
 
For 1 Person: 790 € (Single Room)
For 2 Persons: 630 € (per Person in double occupancy)
For 3 or more Persons: 590 €  (per Person in double or triple occupancy)
 
Single Room Supplement: + 50 € per person
 
Host Family with full boarding of middle standards instead of Shared Accommodation room: Base price + 120 € per person

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Including:
 
Host Family with full boarding of high standards instead of Shared Accommodation room: Base Price + 180 € per person
Hotel Market Lodge (with breakfast): Base Price + 350 € (Single Room) or + 210 € per person in Double Room
 
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Details about the accommodation options here.

Price includes:
 
* Accommodation as booked (with or without food). For full-day excursions, lunch is included.
* Activities and excursions as described
* Local contact
* Donation for your placements of 50 USD
* Transfers in Zanzibar for arrival and departure
* Access to our online log-in area with extensive preparatory documents tailored to your travel destination
 
Prices DO NOT include:
 
* International flights to Tanzania
* Food, activities, services, etc., which are not mentioned in the program
* Personal purchases, Souvenirs, etc.
* Travel Health Insurance
* Gratuities, other donations, etc.
* Visa costs (50 USD)
 
Start is possible anytime during the year.
 
However, please note that the itinerary might change if your start date would cause the volunteering assignment to fall on weekends or holidays. During holidays or examination periods in St. Monica, we may have to place you in other projects.
 
If you book just for yourself and you wish to do the excursions with more participants, we can usually find further participants.
 
 
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