Help at our cozy apartment-style guesthouse, Zanzibar



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  • Description


    We are a semi-self catering apartment style property in Paje, just a few steps from one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Our 8 rooms have small kitchenettes and can host between 2-4 people per apartment. The property also has a lounge, pool and cozy garden. At the beach front you find our associated Kite & Surf Center, which offers fun trips and all kinds of waterspouts activities for guests. Paje itself is a small fisher village and becoming popular with kitesurfing, surfing, diving, and young travellers of all kinds. Paje is located on the southeast coast of the island and has gorgeous lagoons with turquoise blue waters. The temperature in and around the water is 27-30° all year round.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Zanzibar has a rich culture and there is lots to explore. On your off days you can go on many of the day tours that are offered around the area. Scooter or Bicycle hire are great options to discover the surroundings. For especially motivated volunteers and good workers, we'll be able to offer perks from our associated water sports facilities. Some free perks that can be earned for some extra shifts are kitesurfing lessons, surf lessons, SUP rentals, dive classes etc.

  • Help


    We are looking for a motivated volunteer who is willing to spend 2-3 months with us and who is keen to help us with guest relations at our guesthouse. We can accommodate 1 volunteer.
    Main tasks at the guesthouse are: Looking after the property, check in and check out of guests, room checks (cleanliness), mingling with guests and making sure they are happy throughout their stay, help organising trips and watersports activities, help organising evening events for the guests

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    For your time you will stay on site the guesthouse property in our mixed Dorm Room: You will share the room with up to 5 others in high season, but before and after the peak you might even get to enjoy the spacious dorm room by yourself for many nights. The room is modern and has European standard, with en-suite bathroom and hot water showers. A small kitchenette is also part of the room, and you'll be able to prepare food on your own. A daily lunch will be provided.
    If you are staying a minimum of 2 months you will be staying in a private room with shared bath room facilities in our staff house (shared with the Kitecenter staff).
    There are plenty of restaurants close by and lots of street food options - you can get a meal in the village for 1-2$ only. Local fruit shops and small so called "Dukas" provide most of the necessities in order to live on a small budget.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Zanzibar is quite a cultural island in the indian ocean with a lot of history of slavery during the arabic reign. Zanzibar is located in East Africa which has some of the best National Parks to go on safari, so you can combine your workaway time with a great experience checking out the "Big 5". On the island itself there are many tours and excursions, like Jozani Forest, which has the rare colobus monkeys, Spice Tours, Boat Safaris, Dolphin watching and much more. The local people are extremely friendly and always happy to meet new foreigners known as "mzungus" in Swahili.
    To enter Tanzania as a volunteer you need a 3 month business visa which you get on arrival at the airport for 250$. We will cover this fee if you are willing to spend 3 months with us :)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week - max 25 hours/week

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