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Not far from the beautiful coast of Tanzania you will find the magical island of Zanzibar, where time seems to have stand still and people still live traditional lives. Zanzibar has been the entrance of eastern Africa for centuries and it was here that most slaves were sold and Indian, Chinese and Arabic merchants would arrive to trade their fares and buy spices, ivory and slaves. The history of Zanzibar has created a unique mixture of Indian, African and Arabic influences which can be seem in its people, food, culture and building styles.
Stone Town is a labyrinth of alleys and walkways and takes you back to centuries gone. Stone Town and the surrounding villages offer volunteers the unique opportunity to enjoy the white beaches, clear blue water, coconut palm trees and the unique Zanzibar culture and food. The island is a popular backpacker’s destination and has a variety of small beach villages within 30 minutes travel to enjoy long weekends under the palmtrees.