Dolphin & Marine Conservation in Zanzibar

Location: Tanzania: Zanzibar

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

153 Main Road Muizenberg Cape Town, Western Cape 7950 South Africa

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Phone: USA Toll Free: 1-800-606-7185 UK Toll Free: 0-800-098-8440 Cape Town Head Office: +27 (0)21 0650501


Kizimkazi is a fishing village on the south-west coast of Zanzibar. Volunteering here gives you the amazing opportunity to see many species of bird, fish, bottlenose and humpback dolphins all year round, as well as whale species between June and November.

Volunteer work with dolphins forms a vital part of this project in researching the effects of dolphin-tourism and monitoring the dolphin and human-dolphin interaction. As a conservation volunteer you will be involved in monitoring dolphin behaviour, feeding patterns, numbers and their reaction to humans, as well as tourist numbers and tourist-dolphin interactions. This helps to ensure that dolphin populations don’t decrease as a result of being stressed by tourists numbers. Fish, whales and other marine animals will also be researched and monitored.

In addition to regular afternoon boat rides for marine research activities, volunteers also help to teach local tour guides English and develop and maintain a local resource centre in Kizimkazi which helps educate tourists, schools, locals and future volunteers about marine conservation.


- Live on a tropical island and in a beautiful destination that has incredible snorkeling and diving opportunities nearby
- Watch the sunrise on the beach every morning – just breathtaking!
- Get involved in different areas of the project – educational, conservation and community development work
- Help improve marine conservation in Zanzibar
- Where else can you find such a diverse environment – coral reefs, long white sandy beaches, rain forests, indigenous Red Colobus monkeys, mangroves, tropical fruit farms, spice farms, bustling towns, bumpy roads, football matches, turquoise sea, bright blue skies, friendly people, relaxing atmosphere and “hakuna matata” attitude to life’s journey
- Enjoy tropical BBQs on the beach, traditional coastal Swahili dishes of coconut curry fish, octopus or squid , served with warm chapatti, coconut rice and lemon grass spiced tea
- Make friends for life

  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Include Description:

- The project fee includes funds that go directly back into the project you are involved with.
- Airport transfers.
- Comprehensive orientation program.
- All daily transfers to and from your projects during your stay.
- Full board and lodging, which includes 3 meals a day at the volunteer house (except on Sundays).
- Assistance at your projects by African Impact staff and volunteer coordinators.

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types
  • Animal Welfare
  • Conservation
  • Marine Conservation
  • Business
  • Wildlife
Age Range
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Group living

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
2 working days
Year Founded