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Zanzibar Road Trip

Would you like to visit and explore your chosen country in depth? Are you looking for people, challenges and new experiences that will broaden your life and your perspective? Our summer road trips are an amazing combination of travel, sightseeing, adventure, experiences and volunteering abroad. Join our Zanzibar Road Trip, the amazing 2024 Summer Program that includes Travel, Adventure, Culture, and Volunteer Experiences with Abroad Escape.

A Trip of a Life Time!

Our Road Trips are a great way to broaden your horizons, meet interesting people from all over the world, and get to know a country from a different perspective. By actively participating in our road trips, you can not only experience the diversity of different places but also gain valuable experience and develop yourself personally.

New Experiences

Round trips offer a wide range of experiences that allow you to experience different aspects of a culture, be it history, nature, cuisine, or local traditions.

Cultural Insights

Visiting different cities and regions provides a comprehensive insight into the diversity of a country’s cultures and ways of life.

Making a Difference

This is your chance to come into direct contact with the locals during the trip, on the road, and when volunteering. This enables authentic interactions through which you can develop a deeper understanding of the way of life, beliefs and traditions of the local people.

Overall, round trips offer a comprehensive and enriching opportunity to immerse yourself in the diversity and beauty of a culture and a country.

Why Join With Abroad Escape

Abroad Escape is committed to providing you with the highest-quality and most meaningful travel experiences possible. With our 133 international programs in 21 countries, you’ll have the chance to make a real impact in the lives of local communities. With our immersive volunteer programs, you’ll have the chance to engage with local communities and make a real impact in the lives of those around you. But that’s not all – you’ll also be creating lifelong friendships with fellow international travelers who share your passion for travel and making a positive impact.

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Netherlands

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Australia

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UK

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Welcome to Zanzibar

Step into a world of exotic allure and timeless charm as you set foot on the enchanting archipelago of Zanzibar. Nestled off the coast of Tanzania, this tropical paradise beckons with its white-sand beaches kissed by turquoise waters and a cultural tapestry woven with Swahili, Arab, and Indian influences. Wander through the narrow, winding streets of Stone Town, where ancient doors adorned with intricate carvings hint at a rich history. Allow the aroma of spices to guide you through vibrant markets, and let the rhythmic beats of traditional music captivate your senses. Zanzibar’s coral reefs offer a kaleidoscope of marine life for snorkeling enthusiasts, while the idyllic beaches provide a haven for those seeking sun-soaked relaxation. With its fusion of history, culture, and natural beauty, Zanzibar unveils a mesmerizing chapter in the story of East Africa’s coastal wonders, promising an escape into a realm where time seems to slow, and every moment is steeped in the magic of the Spice Islands.

Your Arrival

Get ready for a warm welcome! Your adventure begins the moment you arrive, with our airport pick-up on Sunday. To ensure a smooth transition, we’ll provide you with all the necessary arrival and contact details when you book your program. The local team will be waiting for you, ready to transfer you to your accommodation where you’ll meet fellow participants from around the world.

Your Accommodation

Your accommodation is included from Sunday night until Saturday morning of your last week, so you can rest assured that you’ll have a comfortable place to call home throughout your journey. You’ll be staying in shared rooms with other participants, giving you the perfect opportunity to make lifelong friends from around the world. You’ll be accommodated in single-gender rooms, ensuring maximum comfort and privacy. But that’s not all – we’ve got your meals covered too (as per itinerary below)!

Itinerary
Zanzibar Road Trip

Experience the magic of Zanzibar Island on an exhilarating journey filled with cultural immersion and stunning landscapes.

Discover the rich history of Stone Town and visit Prison Island, then venture along the captivating east coast, exploring spice farms and the charming village of Makunduchi. Embark on a captivating dolphin tour, snorkel near THE ROCK, and unwind on NUNGWI’s pristine beaches. Join a sunset cruise, take a thrilling cycling trip, and make a difference through a community project. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure that will leave a lasting impression.

This is an eco-tourism travel program that allows you to visit the most beautiful places in Zanzibar in 14 days! Traveling through this island allows you to experience everything from its amazing culture, beautiful beaches, and unique nature to its sublime cuisine. This program is environmentally friendly, which is consistent with our organization’s values.

When you arrive at Zanzibar Airport/Ferry Port, you will be met by our tour guide. After you check into your hotel, you will be given a thorough orientation to your travel itinerary. The following day, you will begin your adventure early in the morning by exploring the unique and historic Stone Town, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience this wonderful heritage town tour that takes you through the town’s narrow streets and onto the panoramic rooftops with views of the Indian Ocean. Following the tour, your day will continue with a traditional wooden boat ride to Prison Island, also known as Changuu Island, or the home of the giant tortoises. After that, you will return to your hotel for the night.

On the next day of your journey, go on an adventure to learn about spices in the Rural areas of the island. Your day will conclude with a flavorful homemade spice lunch.

After a two-week adventure, you will join a community project where you will be able to contribute to a social project and give back to the community. You can get involved in education, childcare, and construction and renovation projects.

Aims & Objectives Zanzibar Road Trip

The objective of this program is to provide participants with an authentic experience of Kenya, by fully immersing them in the country’s culture, customs, and way of life. Additionally, the program offers opportunities for engagement in community projects and activities, aimed at enhancing understanding of the local community’s lifestyle.

Itinerary Zanzibar Road Trip

Week 1

Day 1: Sunday
Our coordinator will meet you at the airport and transport you to our Stone Town accommodation, where you will spend the first two nights.

Day 2: Monday
The day begins with a full orientation and overview of the road trip. Thereafter, you will be heading for a tour of the historic Stone Town followed by a tour of Prison Island.

Day 3: Tuesday
We depart to “Makunduchi ”, the South -Coast of Stone Town, via a Spice farm, where you will learn about herbs and spices. The evening will be finished with a bonfire, dinner, and a briefing.
Overnight stay at Makunduchi.

Day 4: Wednesday
It will be an early morning rise today for you as you will join an early morning dolphin tour. Then visit the very first Mosque ever built in Kizimkazi village, and thereafter visit Makunduchi Village for a cultural experience.
Overnight stay at Makunduchi.

Day 5: Thursday
You will travel to Jozani Forest and Mangrove Forest, then to Ngunga Cave and Paje Beach for a packed lunch before returning to Makunduchi.
Overnight stay at Makunduchi

Day 6: Friday
Today you will be helping renovating at a local school followed by evening activities
Overnight stay at Makunduchi

Day 7: Saturday
Today is a day for chilling and Snorkeling close to the reef by Upendo Beach, opposite The Rock restaurant.
Overnight stay at Makunduchi

Week 2

Day 8: Sunday
Today you will travel to Matemwe and visit and indulge in the culture at Matemwe Village, where you can relax all afternoon and take a walk on the beach.
Overnight stay at Matemwe.

Day 9: Monday
Today you will be at Mnemba Atoll, where you will be snorkeling and learning about marine life.
Overnight stay at Matemwe.

Day 10: Tuesday
We start the day by traveling to “Nungwi” and visiting the Natural Aquarium for Sea Turtles, where you will help the staff out with some of the daily activities of the sea turtles.
Overnight at Nungwi

Day 11: Wednesday
Visit the Natural Aquarium for Sea Turtles, where you will help the staff out with some of the sea turtles daily activities.
Overnight stay at Nungwi

Day 12: Thursday
Today you will visit the Natural Aquarium for Sea Turtles, where you will help the staff out with some of the daily activities of the sea turtles.
Overnight stay at Nungwi

Day 13: Friday
Today you will visit the Natural Aquarium for Sea Turtles, where you will help the staff out with some of the daily activities of the sea turtles.
Overnight at Nungwi

Day 14: Saturday
Today will be your last day of the Discover Zanzibar Road Trip. You will start the day today with a cycling tour through Nungwi, and in the evening you will head on a Sunset Cruise on a traditional Wooden boat with snacks, followed by a BBQ on the beach.

Week 3

Day 15: Sunday
Today we head back to our Stone Town accommodation, where you take a rest after much traveling.
In the evening, we will conduct a briefing for the coming week of the community engagement project.

Day 16 – 20: Monday to Friday
Community Engagement project
After an adventure of two weeks, you will join a community project where you can contribute to a social project and give back to the community. You can join teaching, childcare, and construction and renovation projects.

Day 21: Saturday
Head to the airport for your departure.

* The schedule and mode of transportation can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Starting Dates Summer 2024

1 July (arrival on Sunday 30 June)
5 August (arrival on Sunday 4 August)
2 September (arrival on Sunday 1 September)

Program Price

3 Weeks: 1795 Euro

 

What’s included
Itinerary as describer
Airport Pickup
Your program coordinator throughout your travel
24/7 in-country support
Pre-departure support
Meals are included as per itinerary
Accommodation in shared single gender rooms
Transportation as per itinerary
Entry fees to all places on the itinerary
Community project

What’s Excluded
visa, flight, travel insurance, vaccinations, criminal background check, return trip to the airport, 5% international banking fee, personal expenses, this program does not cover any liability and does not insure participants, participants must have their own insurance before joining the program

Requirements to join
Participants need to be minimum 18 years old
Participants are required to provide a criminal background check (if unable to obtain a criminal background check, you can provide two character reference letters instead)
Participants are required to have their own travel insurance
Participants need to be able to speak and understand at least basic English

Testimonial Sarah Snook

A testimonial from Sarah Snook the famous Hollywood actress who joined our program.