Zanzibar Environmnetal Conservation

Find yourself having a genuine interest in making a change in the benefits of environmental conservation and wanting to make a difference.

Participate and devote your time to restoring the old town of Stone Town to bring back its original beauty and build a whole new world for future generations through environmental efforts. Other Eco-efforts include community centers and beach clean-ups, tree and seed planting, school gardening, and an environmental conservation awareness campaign for children and the community.


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Program Description

Climate change, global warming, and greenhouse effects are just a few of the major environmental issues and concerns that countries worldwide are dealing with. In fact, our only home is the environment around us, and everything in it keeps us alive. It helps us survive by providing us with food, water, air to breathe, shelter, and other necessities.

Tanzania has abundant natural resources and has prioritized protecting its rich biodiversity by protecting more than 32% of its land area, but it is not immune to massive deforestation and environmental degradation. Unfortunately, these deforested areas no longer support wildlife, resulting in biodiversity loss, and are vulnerable to soil erosion, pollution, and a variety of other factors.

Stonetown, on the other hand, is known for its rich history, culture, architecture, and street foods, with strong influences from Arab, Indian, Persian, and European influences. As a result, this is a must-see attraction for all tourists who are truly interested in the history and culture of the Zanzibar locals. Given these scenarios and the growing percentage of the tourism industry, we cannot deny its negative impacts, particularly on the environment. As a result, with this program, you will do your part for future citizens of the world while experiencing Tanzania in a unique way—by going back to nature!  As a result, caring for the environment should be ingrained in us – and that is where your journey begins by seizing this opportunity.

This program works with a local school to encourage students to care about the environment.  It is an excellent opportunity to educate them on the subject and advise them on how to interact appropriately with their surroundings. You will contribute your time to this campaign and sow the seeds of responsible global citizens. Additionally, by cleaning up the town’s roads, coastal areas, and community centers, this program contributes to the betterment of the community. As a result, future generations will inherit a completely new world.

Finally, all are welcome to join this program, especially those working or studying in the forestry field, as this will be a great opportunity to work alongside real community members and exchange knowledge with them.

Your Roles – General Information

Your daily tasks will be a mix of activities that will vary depending on the weather and season. Meanwhile, your main roles will be, but are not limited to:

  • Participate in a clean-up campaign for roads, schools, and community centers.
  • Planting seeds and trees in school nurseries.
  • Take up gardening.
  • Water plants.
  • Prepared Lessons and Instructional Materials for the Conservation educational campaign;
  • Teach children at school and in the community about Environmental conservation, particularly marine and coastal conservation.
  • Contribute technologies and know-how to Environmental Conservation.
  • Help the community with its Environmental Programs.

On the other hand, this is a great reminder for you that you are exploring this beautiful Town of Stonetown away from the comfort of your own home, so your assistance in restoring the town’s original beauty and creating a whole new world through environmental conservation is greatly appreciated.

However, in order to make your journey meaningful, safe, and enjoyable, you must adhere to and follow all of the stated rules and regulations. Keep in mind that there are several factors to consider when enrolling in the program, and failure to comply may result in your termination from the program. Again, this is for your safety while staying with us and is implemented and advised.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Aims & Objectives

  • Increase community awareness of local environmental concerns.
  • Educate children at a young age with regard to the importance of environmental conservation.
  • Support local community efforts to protect the natural landscape.
  • Assist in community development and empowerment efforts.


Monday to Wednesday

  • Breakfast
  • Community Centers, Schools, Roads, and the Coastal Clean Up Drive.        
  • Lunch
  • Working in the tree nursery, tree planting activities, gardening, and watering plants at the town’s local schools.
  • Dinner


  • Breakfast
  • Community Centers, Schools, Roads, and a coastal cleanup drive        
  • Lunch
  • Preparing Lessons about the environmental conservation awareness campaign.
  • Dinner


  • Breakfast
  • Environmental  Conservation Awareness Campaign at Schools.
  • Lunch
  • Environmental  Conservation Awareness Campaign at Schools.
  • Dinner

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                65

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

  • Older participants are required to have a medical clearance, while participants under 18 might need signed parental consent.
  • At least 18 years old. If you have the permission of a legal guardian or are accompanied by your parents or someone older than you, you may be exempt.
  • Have completed the following vaccines: typhoid, tetanus, Rabies, Malaria, Hepatitis A, and Diphtheria.
  • Tanzania is a country of mixed beliefs, including Christianity and Islam, as well as a number of other conservative traditions and faiths. Therefore, modesty is the ideal, thus, wearing clothes that cover the knee and shoulders for women and shorts, trousers, and t-shirts for men is highly advised.

Additional Equipment

  • No specific equipment is required for this program, but you are highly advised to bring sturdy shoes, comfortable working clothes, and rehydration or bottled water at all times.
  • Bring your Medicines with you, especially if you have to take specific medicines on a regular basis.
  • You also need to dress modestly with respect to the local culture, thus, your packing lists should include lots of layers ranging from T-shirts, long skirts and shorts, long sleeve tops, warm sweaters, trousers, and waterproof jackets.
  • An environmentally friendly sunscreen or lotion is also advised to protect you from the heat of the sun during outdoor activities.