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Zanzibar - East Africa meets Arabia on the shores of the Indian Ocean

Global Action offers a truly bespoke service and no two itineraries are the same. Sometimes, itineraries may be subject to change due to circumstances outside our control. We will always endeavour to give you an outstanding trip tailored to your learning aims.

  • Build Up

    And we're off!

    A meeting with your Global Action Trip Leader at school to check your kit, run through health and safety briefings, and enjoy an introduction into Zanzibar’s spice island way of life.

  • Days 1-2

    Stone Town

    Overnight flight and a meander through the ancient streets of Stone Town on a cultural guided tour. Get kitted out with traditional ‘kangas’ and participate in a Kiswahili language lesson. Experience first-hand the amazing architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and reflect on the island's Slave Market history.

  • Day 3

    Alternative Livelihoods

    An interactive Workshop at an alternative livelihoods organisation which supports local people to train in artisan handicraft production using recycled materials.

  • Days 4-7


    Four days snorkelling to carry out observational surveys and compare the health of different reefs. You might even get to see dolphins, and there’s time for a beach barbeque too!

  • Days 8-9


    Critically endangered Red Colobus Monkeys observations in Jozani National Park, one of the world’s 25 most important biodiversity hotspots, and an educational visit to a beautiful spice plantation.

  • Days 9-10

    Butterfly Farm and Changuu Island

    Alternative livelihoods education at an award-winning Butterfly Farm which supports farmers’ incomes while promoting conservation. A boat trip to Changuu Island, home to the vulnerable Aldabra giant tortoise.

  • Days 11-12

    Alternative Livelihoods and Resource Management

    One day working on the beach alongside female seaweed farmers, and the other learning how Zanzibaris are turning towards to natural resource management, with a focus on sustainability and recycling.

  • Day 13

    Central Zanzibar

    You spend the day with a grassroots charity providing skills training and sustainable development solutions in poor communities of Central Zanzibar.

  • Day 14


    A Final Review to reflect on trip learning, and a chance to top up your souvenir shopping before you travel home!

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