Volunteers will be involved in the following outline activities:-
Collecting mangrove seeds from the forest
Replanting mangroves in the open/ destructed areas
Collecting non composting materials/garbage in the forest and sea show
Environmental education and awareness
Educational tours to various organizations working on environmental
conservation and sustainability.
Meals: Three meals will be provide each day at the accommodation including vegetarians. We will have kitchen volunteer responsible in meals preparations, however volunteers shall also be expected to help in meals preparation and dish washing.
Accommodation: At the communal house in the community. Rooms will be shared between 3-4 people, no bed but mattress on the floor (Comfortable enough). Water and electricity will be available. No washing machine available.
Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays is always free for volunteers to take advantage of the richness in natural, cultural and tourist attraction of Zanzibar to explore. Possibilities are:-
Exploring Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town, etc.
Enjoy wildlife and marine life. Jozani forest National Park, Blue safaris swimming, tour to small islands, variety of water sports, spice tour among many other options.
Mangrove trees that are expected to stretch along coastal lines are important as animal habitats and natural seawalls. However despite this reality Mangrove forest are among the most threatened habitats in various countries. These trees may be disappearing quickly than other inland forests than expected. Experts are informing us that, the outcome of disappearing of mangrove will result to Fisheries declines, Threats to migratory bird species, degradation of clean water supplies, Salinization of coastal soils, Erosion and land subsidence. Mangrove trees Protection for Natural Seawalls project is an initiative that aiming contribute to conservation of coastal environment to ensure sustainability of Islands.
This project is suitable for a person who is :
Interested and loves nature
Interested in physical/outdoor activities
Interested to work with children and Youth
Able to work under less supervision
open minded, flexible, ready to learn and adopt to other cultures
Departure date: The official end of the project will be on the 27th September, 2019, after farewell dinner. Official departure from the project accommodation facility is on the 28th September, 2019, before 09:00am. If you wish to stay longer you are advised reserve another accommodation early in advance.
Visas: Most citizens of different countries requires visa to enter Tanzania. Based on the previous experience we would like to advise you to apply for business visas. It is volunteers’ responsibility to make sure having right visas and travel documents. Business visas can be obtained at the Airport or any boarder entry when arriving Tanzania
Invitation letter: Once volunteer is accepted, he/she will be issued an official invitation letter (IL) to join the project. This is very important document to support your visas process.