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Welcome to Zaidi Zanzibar

Volunteer work in Zanzibar

Why volunteering in Zanzibar?

Zanzibar, a jewel in the Indian Ocean, is known for its picturesque beaches and rich cultural history.

But apart from the tourist attractions there is another world - the world of the locals, where help is needed and where you can make a difference as a volunteer.

Three reasons why you should become a volunteer in Zanzibar: ​


1) Contribute to meaningful projects

As a volunteer in Zanzibar, you can take part in a wide range of projects, ranging from education and health promotion to environmental protection and animal protection. Your volunteer work directly contributes to improving the living conditions of the local community. ​


2) Expand your perspectives & knowledge

Volunteering in Zanzibar allows you to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language and develop a deep understanding of global issues. This experience encourages empathy, openness and a better understanding of the challenges faced by people in other parts of the world. You will train your intercultural skills and perhaps even build an international network, which will also be an advantage in your professional career.


3) Experience unique adventures and create memories

In addition to social engagement, you will also experience lots of adventures. Discover the fascinating wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, immerse yourself in the island's rich history and culture and get to know the people. Volunteering in Zanzibar definitely creates unforgettable memories that will change your life. ​


Join the team and become a volunteer in Zanzibar! In the following pages you will find out how Zaidi Zanzibar could support you.

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Facts about Zanzibar

Die Insel

Zanzibar - the island

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous sub-state of the country of Tanzania, which is located on the east coast of Africa. The state is actually made up of several sub-islands - the largest being Unguja (which is where we are), Pemba and Latham. With a size comparable to Saarland, the island is rather small.



Zanzibar's climate is tropical - meaning warm and humid. Temperatures hover around 30 degrees all year round. The hottest period is from December to February. April and May is the rainy season. It is drier and cooler around 26 degrees from June to September.



Around 1.9 million people live in Zanzibar. About 1/4 of them are in the capital, which is called Zanzibar City or Stone Town. The national language is Swahili. A large part of the population in Zanzibar is of Muslim faith.

Flora & Fauna

Flora & Fauna

Also known as the Spice Island, Zanzibar offers a variety of spice farms. You will also find exotic forests and mangroves. In addition to fish and other sea creatures, you will occasionally meet free-roaming monkeys or bats. Dangerous animals are rather rare.  



The island's economy is primarily based on agriculture and tourism. Even if the standard of living is slightly higher than on the mainland, more than half of the population lives below the poverty line. In Zanzibar you pay with Tanzania Shilling - one euro is about 2500 TSH.



In addition to numerous, now also international restaurants, you can  eat well on the street in Zanzibar. In addition to the national dishes "Pilau" and "Biryani" you will find chips mayai (similar to Spanish tortillas) and urojo (traditional soup). You can get full for the equivalent of 2-5 euros. 

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