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The sea turtles are facing extinction. The Sea Turtle conservation project is working against that and is helping sea turtles to grow up in a safe environment. Every year the sea turtles are released into the ocean. The project itself needs help because it is not profitable. Participants will work in groups alongside the 28 staff working at the project and can help with their work and with the money which is paid through their stay to help the project.
The work is starting as team work every morning after breakfast. The tasks can differ but every day the water of the basins have to be exchanged and the sea weed has to be collected and the sea turtles have to be cleaned. Additional maintenance works, measurements and further cleaning tasks are done on different days. Every participant will be introduced to the work and a list of tasks during the welcoming meeting after arrival. Per year, more than 150 Sea Turtles are raised by the project. There are also around 30 bigger turtles in the lagoon
There are a lot of different activities the participants will do such as:
All participants will learn and undertake all different tasks.
Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.
Turquoise blue, crystal clear sea, white sandy beaches, fascinating sights and lots of outdoor adventures - you can experience all this with your work in Zanzibar! Besides your project work you can explore the "Island of Spices", which has played an important role in the past. Because Zanzibar went down in history as an important hub of Arab and Asian trade relations. Besides gold, ivory, spices and wood, slaves were traded here until the 19th century.
The capital of the archipelago, Zanzibar Town, lies with its picturesque harbour directly on the water. Here the mixture of African, Arabian, Indian and European influences, characteristic for Zanzibar, becomes particularly clear. You will notice this especially in the old part of town Stone Town, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2000. Colourful merchants' houses with balconies and mango trees line the small streets and a surprise awaits you around every corner: You'll discover shops where the scent of carnations streams out and where you can buy artfully embroidered bags, African fashion and handmade jewellery.
In the morning, you will begin your Sea Turtle project from 0:800-14:00 where you will work with a local coordinator and engage in a wide range of conservation efforts depending on your skill level.
Free time to travel within Zanzibar / Tanzania and experience the beautiful landscape of this region in Africa.
Continue with your Sea Turtle project from 0:800-14:00 where you will work with a local coordinator and engage in a wide range of conservation efforts depending on your skill level.
Local meals that are typical of Zanzibari culture will be provided at this accommodation. Once per week all participants create together the weekly food plan.
There is a big cottage for Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the accommodation site. On the compound are other huts for the work and toilets. The participants' houses are directly on the compound. There is an office and reception and other rooms on the project compound.