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Free time activities

Since your projects mostly take place during the week, you will have plenty of time on the weekends to explore Zanzibar in all its beauty and diversity. Of course, you also have the option of taking days off and "holidays" for larger tours.
There are a large number of tour guides in Zanzibar - however, not all are reputable and trustworthy. To be on the safe side, we offer you to book any tours through us. Of course you are also free to do tours and activities with other providers.
Here you will find some tips and ideas for possible leisure activities and tours far away from everyday work. If you are interested, you can contact us at any time before your stay, but also during it. 

Zaidi Activities

Swahili Essen

Swahili language course

Especially in your projects you will always come into contact with people who speak little English. It's nice to know a few words in their language that you can use to surprise the locals. Learning Swahili is really fun and not as difficult as you might imagine. Our teacher... teaches you the basics step by step.

When: Every Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Where: Zaidi Volunteer House

Cost: 35000 TSH / 14€ per hour

Swahili cooking class

If you would like to get to know traditional Swahili cuisine, our cooking class is the right place for you. Our Dada will show you how to cook traditional chapati, maharage, pilau, biryani and much more. Afterwards we will eat together 


When: Every Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

Where: Zaidi Volunteer House

Costs: 25000 TSH / 10 € per lesson

Afrodance Lesson

As soon as you are here in Zanzibar, you will notice how much and how much people dance everywhere. Join us and feel the Afro beat!

When: Every Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Where: Zaidi Volunteer House

Costs: 25000 TSH / 10 € per lesson

Around Paje to discover yourself


Caves - Maalum Cave, Cuza Cave, Swahili Cave

In Paje and our neighboring town of Jambiani there are a number of natural caves. It is worth looking at and bathing in the clear water. You can walk to Maalum Cave, the others can be easily reached by bus (Dala Dala) or motorbike taxi (Boda Boda). Or you talk to us and we will organize a taxi for you.


Paje is the kitesurfing spot par excellence. When the wind is good you can see a variety of kites on the beach. Feel free to contact us to find a suitable course for you.

Sunset in Michamvi

The most beautiful sunset in the area can be admired in the nearby town of Michamvi. Especially the Beach Resort Kae Funk has the coolest vibes. You can get there with the Dala Dala, Boda Boda or taxi.

Tours in Zanzibar

Stone Town

Mnemba Island Tour

The area around Mnemba Island probably comes as close to our concept of paradise as hardly any other place. Crystal clear water, white sand, colorful fish and if you are lucky, even dolphins. A boat tour to Mnemba Island is a must!

Stone Town Tour

A city tour of Stone Town is an experience: bright colours, many markets, historical buildings, interesting museums and a unique vibe.

Spice Tour

A spice tour on the "Spice Island Zanzibar" should also be on your to-do list. For example, you can see how cloves and cinnamon grow, which flowers Zanzibaris use as lip color and how they weave bags from palm leaves.

Tours in Tanzania


Safari (2- or 4-days)

If you're ever in the area and have some money to spare, you should definitely take the chance and go on a safari. The Africa experience par excellence! Choose between a 2 day safari (Tarangire National Park and Ngorogoro Crater) or a 4 day safari (2 days Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorogoro).

Visit of a Maasai-Village

The Maasai are probably the best-known ethnic group from Tanzania. They are a nomadic pastoralist people who live primarily in the Arusha area and in the national parks. Even if today many members of this ancient people already live in modern cities, there are still villages that are original and traditional. It's worth a visit.

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Another Tanzania highlight for the sporty or at least a bit ambitious among you. At 5895m it is the highest mountain in Africa and the area around it is beautiful. Go for it!

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