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Dolphin & Marine Conservation in Zanzibar

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Amazing trip

I would do it all over again :) I have learned so many things here in Zanzibar and I could see much more than only the touristic attractions. I could discover the life of the local people and see things I would never have seen as a tourist. It was such a pleasure to be part of this project and the managers are doing their best to help the people here in Zanzibar. I'm so thankful for the experience I got here!

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    9

Not for the faint hearted, but completely worth it

Sometimes watching the dolphin tourism practices within Zanzibar was completely sickening, however knowing that we were involved in a project that was helping sustain these animals was completely rewarding. The house was really homey and we felt like a huge family with the weeknight volunteer activities. The staff were fantastic and so helpful about the program, volunteering and also weekend activities. They are so devoted and put their heart into their jobs it is inspiring.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    5

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    7

My time as a teacher in Zanzibar

The African Impact Teaching and Community Project was a very nice experience. I was on project for six weeks and could really see how people live in Zanzibar and enjoyed it. With this project, you never get bored, there is always something new to explore or do. Teaching adult classes in the afternoons was my favourite part of the day. The students were all really friendly and keen to learn English. There would always be some students waiting for you before or after class to ask you some questions about the English language. It's fun to teach people who want to learn.
The volunteer's house is located at the beach with a beautiful view over the Indian Ocean.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    9

Dolphin project review

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Jambiani volunteering with African Impact. The accommodation is excellent as well as the food! The programme itself is very enjoyable and I feel like i have helped with some valuable research and made an impact on the community of Jambiani and Kizimkazi. The in house aspect is great, everyone is very friendly and very sociable. We get involved in the local community massively by enjoying a local meal every week where the food is amazing! It is one of the best meals of the week. Also with Swahili lessons twice a week I feel like I have managed to learn a lot of the language as we are using it day to day.
My whole trip was extremely fun and i would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in dolphins or scientific research, as well as anyone wanting to travel somewhere new.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    7

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    6

amazing experience

review for the 2 projects: teaching (2 weeks and marine 2 weeks). I enjoyed more the dolphin project but i learnt from both a lot! Be open minded is the key. In the teaching project: i loved the adult lessons, the students were so happy to learn English. In the marine project, it is just amazing to do the monitoring of dolphins everyday!! The team is so friendly and i liked the fact that local people and staff from african impact work together to achieve this project. i really hope for them that in the future the dolphin tourism will be well regulated thanks to this project!

Institution Affiliates:

World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confederation