Volunteer Dolphin Research and Marine Conservation Project
Who: African Impact
Where: Jambiani and Kizimkazi (southern coast), Zanzibar, Tanzania
Focus: Research dolphin tourism and monitor human-dolphin interaction.
When: All year round | Set start dates – closed over Christmas
Duration: 2-8 weeks
Suitability: Over 18s.
Cost: 2 weeks from USD 2077 – EUR 1524 – GBP 1167.
As a volunteer, you will:
- Contribute to the conservation of a fragile marine ecosystem.
- Monitor dolphins in their natural habitat and study the impact of tourism on their behaviour.
- Swim with dolphins and witness their behaviour away from tourists.
- Snorkel in beautiful reefs whilst collecting vital coral bleaching data.
- Get involved in community initiatives, from developing a school library to assisting in eco-friendly workshops with local dolphin tour boat drivers.
- Plan and run exciting activities for the Marine Conservation Club students.
- Help monitor local fishing activity whilst learning about life in a traditional fishing village.
- Inspire locals to look after their environment through community education.
- Interact with, and contribute to, the traditional communities of two small fishing villages.
- Learn Swahil and live on the beach.
- Possibly spot migrating humpback whales (July to November).
Accommodation: Shared en-suite volunteer house in the traditional fishing village of Jambiani. The house is right on the beach with a balcony, and daily housekeeping. There are several resorts, restaurants and cafés nearby.
Food: 3 meals a day cooked by in-house project chef.
Working week: Monday to Friday, with weekends off to explore
Support: 24-hour on-site volunteer support.
Transport: Airport pick up included from Zanzibar airport,
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