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Mother Nature Environmental Conservation in Japan, Tanzania and Zanzibar


Would you like to volunteer in environmental conservation? Are you looking for new cultural experiences?

Mother Nature environmental conservation programs exist at 3 fantastic locations in the midst of the most beautiful natural settings: On Sado Island in Japan, in the rainforest on the slopes of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and on the tropical island of Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean.
As a volunteer, you can contribute to the conservation of these unique environments. At the same time you will be part of local communities such as rice farmers in Japan, coffee farmers at Kilimanjaro or small-scale farmers & fishermen in Zanzibar, allowing you to get to know the local culture intensively in a unique way. Every day, you can join various volunteering group activities under qualified guidance.
You will live in large, comfortable fully furnished tents with other international volunteers. In Japan there is also the option of staying in a historic Buddhist temple.

Sado Island (Japan)

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Sado is an island on the west coast of central Japan. Due to its gold and silver mines established during Edo Period (1603-1868), a rich culture has developed on Sado Island that can be witnessed today in Sado's traditional villages, customs and the terraced rice fields which are dating back to this time. The sparsely populated island is full of natural beauties such as two mountain ranges, rocky coastal landscapes and white sandy beaches. The reintroduction program of the Crested Ibis on Sado Island is internationally known.
Mother Nature Activities on Sado Island:
  • Protection of the Crested Ibis
  • Maintenance of biotopes
  • Agricultural activities such as growing rice with local farmers
  • Community work in historical temples
  • Conducting bamboo handicraft workshops with children
  • Participation in various environmental protection activities with local groups
Mother Nature Accommodation on Sado:
  • Kononji Temple
  • Large, furnished tents in the garden of Koninji Temple

Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)

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Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and also the highest free-standing mountain in the world. The lower altitudes up to 2800m (9200 ft) are covered by tropical rainforest and small coffee and fruit plantations. You will live on the site of a tree nursery in our Mother Nature Camp near the village of Mweka.
Mother Nature Activities at Kilimanjaro:
  • Tree nursery work and reforestation
  • Environmental education for children
  • Community work with farmers
  • Attending lectures and activities at Mweka Wildlife College
Mother Nature Accommodation at Kilimanjaro:
  • Mother Nature Forest Camp Mweka


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Zanzibar is a tropical island in the Indian Ocean off the Tanzanian coast, known for its white paradise beaches and the unique culture that emerged as the melting pot of the seafarers of the Indian Ocean. On Zanzibar we have two project locations: Our Mother Nature Camp in the Jozani rainforest in the south of the island and on Nungwi beach on the northern tip of the island.
Mother Nature Activities in Zanzibar:
  • Marine turtle conservation
  • Coral reef monitoring and coral farming
  • Permaculture farming
  • Protection of the Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey
  • Protection of reptiles
  • Environmental education for children
  • Ecotourism Development
  • Planting mangroves
  • Creative recycling / upcycling
  • Swimming lessons for children
  • Teaching english
  • Community work
Mother Nature Accommodation in Zanzibar:
  • Mother Nature Forest Camp Jozani Forest
  • Bungalow on the beach of the sea turtle sanctuary in Nungwi

Who can participate?

Everyone aged 16 and over can participate. There are no formal requirements. You should however be motivated, interested in environmental conservation and open to local culture and people. Also, you should not be afraid to get your hands dirty.
Mature volunteers are also welcome, as are families with children and groups.

When and for how long can I participate?

You can arrive as soon as in one week (if that's what you want :-)). We only need one week of lead time for your program participation. The programs on Kilimanjaro and in Zanzibar are active all year round. Our program on Sado Island is seasonal. The 2024 season will be from June 10 to October 14, 2024. 
The minimum duration for all programs is one week. The maximum duration is only determined by the maximum validity of the visa you can get (Zanzibar 90 days, Tanzania 180 days, Japan 90 days for most nationalities).

What costs apply?

You can find the rates on the respective pages of the three programs in the "Rates" slider:

How can I book?

Simply follow the links to the respective program page. On the respective page you click on the "BOOK/INQUIRE!" button, fill out the booking/inquiry form and submit it to us. We will then email you an invoice and a payment link (credit card or PayPal).
You can also combine Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro and get a cheaper combination rate compared to individual bookings. Ask our support team for details (Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! or Phone: +49-7825-432332 or whatsapp: +27-622-469664 or use the inquiry button below).

Further questions?

We are happy to help: Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! or Phone: +49-7825-432332 or whatsapp: +27-622-469664 or use the inquiry button below.

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