Exciting and meaningful volunteer programme in Zanzibar

with African Adventures

newspaper TEFL Communitites Teaching Adventure
location Africa
start date 4th July 2020 10 nights
salary Volunteer project
accommodation includedAccommodation included
food and mealsNot specified
training providedTraining provided

The relationships we have with our partner projects sets us apart from other travel providers. Our partner projects have all been set up by members of the local community, and all volunteering work is led by them. We respond to their needs in the most effective way possible, by providing volunteers and financial aid to boost their development. By using this unique model of volunteering, we ensure that that work our volunteers do is needed, meaningful, and impactful.

gap year project highlights Highlights

Assist with vital building or teaching work at our partner projects.
Explore Zanzibar's pristine waters, paradise beaches, and stunning marine wildlife on your weekend adventure activity.
Meet like-minded people your age from all over the UK.
We organise everything for you - including your flights, accommodation, and meals - and provide friendly and personalised support throughout each stage of your journey.
Prepare for your trip with our exclusive online portal, My African Adventure (My AA).

typical day A Typical Day on this Course

Please note that the itinerary for the Youth Development Programme is subject to change, as flights and project work will be confirmed nearer the time.

DAY 1 - Arrival

You will be met at the airport in Dar es Salaam by African Adventures’ friendly in-country team, before heading to the ferry terminal to make your way to Zanzibar.

DAY 2 - Project Welcome Day

You will head to your partner project for your first day of volunteering. Be prepared to receive a warm welcome from the teachers and children!

You will have a lunch break during the day, and will have the opportunity to play with the children. At 3:30pm you will be picked up by our in-country staff and taken back to your accommodation.

Before and after dinner, you can relax at your accommodation, or enjoy an afternoon activity as arranged with your Trip Host.

DAYS 3-7 Project Days

Continue volunteering at your partner project.

DAY 8 - Final Project Day

After spending the morning wrapping up your volunteering work, there will be a farewell celebration at your partner school. Be prepared for some emotional goodbyes!

DAY 9 - Ocean Safari Day

You'll travel to Fumba to enjoy the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar’s west coast, before climbing aboard a traditional African dhow boat and heading for the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. You'll snorkel through turquoise waters in search of tropical fish, and take in the idyllic surroundings.

Next, you'll travel to Menai Bay in search of beautiful humpback and bottlenose dolphins, before enjoying a buffet lunch of seafood and 10 tropical fruits.

After a gentle stroll around Kwale Island, you'll sail slowly back to Fumba.

DAY 10 - Departure

Unfortunately, it is time to head home! You will travel to the ferry terminal with your Trip Host for your journey back to Dar es Salaam, from where you will fly home. In Zanzibar, we don’t say ‘goodbye’, we say ‘see you soon’!

ideal candidate Who are we looking for?

Our Youth Development Programme is open to anyone aged between 16-19. You must be a UK resident who is able to travel on the specified trip date. All volunteers over the age of 18 are subject to a DBS check before they depart on their trip.

our offer What we can offer you

The programme fee covers nearly everything you need to depart on your trip, including:
Return indirect flights from London Heathrow
Specialist volunteer travel insurance
Single-sex shared accommodation
Three meals per day (except adventure weekend & transit days)
In-country transfers and daily return transport to projects
Orientation upon arrival, 24-hour in-country support and dedicated African Trip Host
Pre-planned project work
Programme Leader (travelling with group)
Cultural activities
Weekend adventure activity
Project development contribution
Access to our online portal, My AA, for trip details, pre-departure support & fundraising ideas
African Adventures t-shirt

The only things you'll need to cover are:
UK medical expenses (any vaccinations or antimalarials) – always consult your GP
Visa fee (£30-60)
DBS check (£10, as required)


special offers Current Offers

Get £100 off your Youth Development Programme!
Book onto one of our Youth Development Programmes before 29th February 2020 and get £100 off your trip cost! Use the code 'BGY100'. Discount will be deducted from your final payment.

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