The community of Jambiani is very reliant on its natural resources available to them, especially the ocean (fish, crabs, seaweed etc) and local crops that are be grown in the area. Volunteers will help in keeping the beach and village areas beautiful as well as helping to improve it by planting trees and working on other initiatives.
Accommodation & facilities
Volunteers stay in a fully furnished guest lodge. The inviting accommodations are located off of the coast and one can see the beautiful white-sand beaches from the front door of the house. Each bedroom accommodates two or three volunteers and has a bathroom en suite. A professional cook will be provided to prepare meals in the kitchen. The house also has mosquito nets, fans, housekeeping, and laundry service on a regular basis. Be advised, just as in most places in Zanzibar, this house does not have hot water for showering.
You will be provided with three wholesome meals a day. Breakfast usually consists of bread, fruit, eggs, tea and coffee. Lunches may also be packed or may be provided localy at your placement.
Visitors of the region have many fun activities to keep them busy when they have time off. Sports on the beach, snorkeling, diving, and cycling are popular among those who enjoy physically active outlets. Another popular destination is the markets of Zanzibar Town (also called Stone Town). Further still, there are a range of safari’s and parks in the area for participants to explore.
Zanzibar offers a variety of tours and safari options, which are perfect for a weekend getaway or a post/pre-project safari. Trips are available to various parts of the archipelago (Spice tours, Historical tours, Jozani Forest etc) and even into Mikumi National Park, Ruaha National Park, the famous Serengeti National Park, the unique Ngorongoro Crater and climbing the mighty Kilimanjaro. Available options are typically all-inclusive: transport, transfers, full-board accommodation, services of driver/guide, park entry fees are usually included.
Min age 17
Good level of English
Flexibility and open mindedness
High level of independence and emotional strength
Motivation to work with children
Full travel &medical insurance
Immunizations (please consult your doctor)