An Island whose heartbeat never ceases!
Zanzibar, also known as Africa’s Tropical Paradise, is a beautiful Tanzanian archipelago, located in the Indian ocean. The mixed Arabic and African culture, diverse history, stunning beaches, and warm people have made this small island one of the best destinations in the world!
We called it the Real Zanzibar, because you won’t only be exploring the island, you will also be living, working, and understanding the culture and people through our program.
Get ready to volunteer in a school project that is very special and close to our heart. You will be assisting in completing the final stages of two classrooms in the memory of “Hassan” and “Mohanna”, two beloved friends that used to have a large impact on our lives and who we know would have loved these projects.
This trip is different. It’s all about accepting change in different forms, from changes to communities, to the way we travel, aligning our priorities and most importantly changes within.
Fajer Mufeez, Nadya Eqab
A journey of giving back and learning at the same time, Zanzibar will leave you in awe of it beautiful landscapes, and warm hearted people who lives in underprivileged communities.
Long volunteering hours to be expected , humanitarian ethics should be respected at all times.
This trip that will ground you and take you back to your roots in many ways, Zanzibar is ideal for travelers that like to mingle within a country’s community , flexible and have the intention to support the communities ineed.
See you there!
- All ground transportation as per the itinerary
- Four stars Accommodation with Breakfast
- Volunteering Program with Lunch Meals
- Sponsorship of School Fees for children
- Local Cultural Activities
- Water Activities
- Guides from the Journey Adventures
- International Flights
- Expenses of Personal Nature
- Lunch excluding Volunteering Days
- Dinner Meals
Spice Farms visit
Hello Stown Town!
Touch down Zanzibar!
As soon as you arrive, our guides will welcome you in the airport, you will then head to the hotel in the famous Stone Town alleys, to freshen up and get some rest.
Our day will start with a sunset dhow cruise, followed by a welcome dinner, and an introduction to the educational project you will be working on.
Day 2 – 5
Let’s start the project
Get ready to work hand in hand with our team to complete the final stage of our classroom construction in a very prominent school just 30 minutes away from Stone Town.
Our days will be filled with building, plastering, painting, designing walls and arranging for afternoon activities for the kids in school.
After every volunteering day, we will go for a discovery tour around Zanzibar, from spice farms visits with the locals, to kayaking between mangroves forests and much more!
Time to Say Goodbye!
Today marks our last day in the school! We will plan an ending ceremony for all the children to celebrate the opening of the classrooms.
We will then head to one of the beautiful coasts on the Island, where we will enjoy swimming, surfing and watch the sunset while we reflect on the past few days..
Home Sweet Home!
The day is yours to spend at Stone Town for some last-minute shopping before heading out to the airport, we hope that you have created a lot of memories!
Until we meet again in future trips, we will miss you!
Zanzibar is a beautiful island located off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa. It is known for its stunning beaches, rich history, and vibrant culture. It’s called the ‘Tropical Paradise’ of Africa.
Zanzibar is a tropical island with a hot and humid climate throughout the year. In February, the temperature ranges from 23°C to 33°C so it’s great for outdoor activities and light material clothing.
Visa requirements for most GCC countries are upon arrival. You can apply for it in advance to avoid any long queues.
You can find more information on the following website: https://visa.immigration.go.tz/
On this trip we’ll be doing a bit of everything, spending most of the day volunteering, and then we’ll be off to explore the country and do tons of activities like kayaking, cultural tours, spice farms visit and more!
You’d be surprised on how many people register without knowing anyone on the trip! It’s a perfect way to build new networks that can turn into lifetime friendships!
The default is double occupancy, so you will be sharing a room with someone else. If you prefer not to, we can’t promise the availability of single occupancy as it depends on the destination, but make sure to notify the team of your preference!
Yes, we do try to accommodate any dietary restrictions that you might have. Just make sure you let the guide know in advance!
Zanzibar is one of those countries that can be very close to your heart in just three days. As beautiful as the island can be, the people that you will meet while you are there will leave an amazing impression.
Why this trip? If you are passionate about giving back to different communities and learning more about cultures, this trip will be just the one you are looking for.
Nope! This trip doesn’t require a high fitness level but it’s always a plus as you will be spending most of your day with construction work for classrooms and engaging with the students.
A packing list will be sent once you confirm your registration and will include the type of attire you need for the activities. But in general. light weight and breathable clothes, natural fabrics such as linen, silk, bamboo, and cotton that will keep you cool and are easy to wash and dry. You will be getting some paint and construction material on them!
Another thing to keep in mind is that most of the people dress very modestly and are a bit conservative.
You will need cash for your meals that are not covered by the program. These include dinner meals and some lunch meals during days that you won’t be volunteering. Other expenses can include souvenir shopping.
ATMS are available in town if you need any extra cash.
Our project for this year will be focused on renovating classrooms in a specific school in Zanzibar. So, you will be spending half of your day on school grounds coordinating with the constructions company on renovating one of the classrooms.
Yes, you do. Yellow Fever, Typhoid and some home countries would recommend that you take Hepatitis A and B. The best way is to go to your local hospitals or clinics, advise them that you will be travelling to Zanzibar, and they will have the list of the recommended vaccines.
For us, volunteering is a lifestyle with basic ethics and accountability that we need to be aware about. Here are just a few tips that you can have in mind once you start volunteering:
- Show respect for the local culture and customs. Let’s observe first!
- Have the right intentions and mindset. Why are you volunteering?
- Dress appropriately. Do I need to be modest? Should I avoid any jewelry?
- What sort of impact will we be leaving? Is it long term? How beneficial is it? What can I do more?
- How would I want to be represented if I was a member of this community? Ask permission before taking photos and be mindful of your behavior.
- How will my behavior change once I am back home? As much as we thing we will give the community, we always learn so much more.
One of our guides will either be waiting for you or have the transportation arranged from the airport to the hotel for check in.
Make sure you share your ticket with the team as soon as its booked!
We love to be unique in our accommodation, so you’re in for a surprise!
On this trip we’ll be staying at a 4 stars’ hotel that’s in close proximity to the school we’ll be volunteering at and some local attraction. And it will include breakfast as well!
We will be transporting around Zanzibar on a bus, so don’t forget to prepare your music list!
We will be staying in a 4-star hotel accommodation with double occupancy rooms. If you have a friend joining you on the trip, you will be automatically paired together. Otherwise, you will be paired with another traveler from the trip either before the trip during the Zoom meeting or upon arrival when you meet the travelers in person.