Spend an unforgettable summer 2022

Experience new skills and do fun activities in a natural environment


Let’s plan your summer holiday. Come and join the Africamp crew! –  In two weeks you will learn from experts on awesome courses. We put together an inspiring, interactive and creative program. Africamp will be an experience you’ll remember your whole life.

Learn by having fun in the African sun

You learn by games. We have a vast range of outdoor and table top terrain games to teach communication skills, teamwork and strategic planning

Experience essential skills

The courses at Africamp are elective on communication, permaculture, entrepreneurship and survival

Be ready for the adventures on the island

You can decide: swimming in the Indian Ocean or the pool? And yes, we will also tour the island.


The camp schedule is developed in a modular framework, such that campers can choose to attend different courses throughout the camp. The schedule on a regular days consists of courses in the morning and activities in the afternoon such as terrain games, debates, sports, board games, and many more.

TimeCampers ProgramExplanation
6:00library opencampers who are awake early may go to library and read or play board games
7:451st wake upyoung leaders wake up campers
8:002nd wake upyoung leaders make sure all campers get out of their beds
8:00breakfast(all staff meeting after breakfast)
9:00 – 10:30course part 1campers may choose of at least 2 courses
10:30 – 11:00fruit break 
11:00 – 12:30course part 2campers continue the course
13:00 – 14:00journal and family timecampers go together with their young leader to write journal and speak in their group. This is also the time slot to call parents.
14:00 – 16:00social time/ free timein this slot no activity is scheduled to preserve room for unorganized spontaneous play and conversation
16:00 – 18:00evening activityoutdoor evening activity, e.g. terrain games, sports
18:00 – 19:00dinnerincluding announcements
19:00 – 21:00surprise timeindoor evening activity, e.g. board games, debates
21:00bedtimeall campers go to their room
21:30sleepswitch off lights in all rooms
21.06 – 27.06
27.06 – 04.07
04.07 – 11.07
16.07 – 23.07
23.07 – 30.07
30.07 – 06.08
06.08 – 13.08
13.08 – 20.08
20.08 – 27.08
27.08 – 03.09
03.09 – 10.09


Send Sena a message

To know more about Africamps and to apply. Sending a good old snail mail is also possible. Hakuna matata!


The applications are open now. Send a WhatsApp to our communication manager and she will love to answer your questions. There is also the possibility to email us: camps@vassalam.org

Yes! Payments received before 31 June 2022 will profit from 10% discount. Also for siblings we have 10% percent discount.

Bookings go fast, two of the six Africamps are already booked. The remaining Africamps are in the following periods. Be fast with applying, because full = full.

16.07 – 30.07
30.07 – 13.08
13.08 – 27.08
27.08 – 10.09

Africamp is organised by NGO Vassalam.

For Tanzanian residents: Campers arrange their trip to the Port of Zanzibar by themselves. For the transfer, Africamp will take all campers from the Port Of Zanzibar to the Africamp compound. Some campers register with their teachers and other campers register individually. Campers who are not traveling with school have to come with their parents to the Port of Zanzibar and our driver Nassor will come to take you from your parents.

For non-Tanzanian residents: You can arrange your flights by yourself. We can recommend you agents to get fair costs. Also, Zanzibar asks for visa when entering the island. You can get it after arrival at the airport for 50 USD. Our driver Nassor will be ready to pick you from the airport to Assalam.

There are no Corona restrictions in Tanzania.

We don’t have a doctor on the compound, but at 3 minutes distance we have a doctor in the village. Also, the closest hospital is located at 15 minutes distance from the compound.

We advise you to disconnect from the rest of the world and concentrate on your adventure. But if your family wants to contact you, we provide the campers an opportunity to call home during a specific slot each day.

We are fully comprehensively insured in the event of fire, floating or any accidental damage. In the past five years we had no experience with theft, but we still recommend you to take care of your personal belongings.

Zanzibar is known as a safe island. We host many guests and in order to ensure their safety at the compound, the compound is guarded by 4 guardians day and night and we have 3 trained guard dogs on the compound. For storing your personal belonging we have lockers.

Assalam is a registered NGO and organizes the Africamps. Assalam exists five years and has hosted more than 850 volunteers in this period. Assalam also hosts people in their guest house under the registered brand Eco Villa.

That depends on the applicants. For the accommodation the rooms of girls and boys are divided.

There are heavy rains during April and May, but the weather on the rest of the months are perfect for camps. Zanzibar is not so hot, between 25°C and 35°C. All rooms are provided of fans to cool the room temperature down.