Would you like to volunteer in environmental conservation and sustainable rural development in Zanzibar?
If you have 1 week to 3 months of spare time, there is a wonderful project for you, dedicated to environmental conservation in the wider Jozani Forest National Park area in southern Zanzibar. You can stay in a comfortable camp in the tropical rain forest, or with a local host family in the village, and – under the guidance of a biologist – join activities related to Marine Turtle Conservation in the mangroves, protection of the critically endangered Red Colobus Monkeys, conservation of reptiles, community work, environmental education, and other activities. Plus, you can immerse into a traditional coastal Zanzibari village community!
This volunteering activity is a well-managed program by local NGO “The World Unite for Environment and Social Responsibility”. It is suitable for individuals, couples, families with children, and small groups, of any age.
You can also combine volunteering at the Jozani Forest location with a volunteer assignment in the very north of Zanzibar, at the Nungwi Natural Aquarium marine turtle sanctuary, where besides turtle conservation work you would also join recycling/upcycling activities, and environmental education with local school children.
See some details about the activities you can get involved with: