Zanzibar and the nearby Indian Ocean is a piece of heaven on earth. Assalam campus is located on 15.000 square meter area on this beautiful island where the green meets the ocean. Assalam calls its campus Ecovilla, shortage of Eco-village, where sustainable campus life obeying permaculture principles is a priority for Assalam family in order to preserve the precious nature, to avoid harming the environment and to be a role model for the community.
Campers live in a room with up to four other campers of the same gender. All rooms have a private bathroom, veranda or balconey with ocean view and a ceiling fan. All beds are equipped with mosquito nets
What kind of food is served during the camps?
We are believe in the principles of permaculture and therefore we are committed to provide healthy, balanced and tasty food that meet the dietary requirements and personal preferences of everyone residing on our campus.
To ensure that all campers get the choice to taste all kinds of tropical food yet still eat if they are not too fond of exotic seafood or fruit, in each meal one basic carbohydrate source (like plain pasta, plain rice, potato) will be offered alongside with an exotic one (like cooked banana, sweet potato, beans, cassava, and many more). The same goes for vegetarian and meat/fish options.
Campers receive three full main meals per day and fruits as intermediate meals throughout the day.
In case of any dietary restrictions, please remark them on the registration form and we will do our best to provide food accordingly.
Excursions and Tours
Here at Africamps, we believe children learn best when they get active experiences, where history can come alive rather than simply reading about. As Zanzibar is a vibrant and culturally rich island where influences from Arabic, African, Indian and European cultures comfortably intertwine- it’s the perfect place to explore and learn. Here are examples of past exertions that previous camps have been on.
Excursions 1: East Coast
Situated on the east coast of this fabulous island, Paje beach boasts of a serene and tranquil environment. With white sands, a vibrant marine life as well as turquoise water, this beach is quickly becoming a mecca for watersports. So it’s no surprise that Africamp often takes its campers to spend a day swimming ,snorkelling and enjoying eateries with new found friends.
Excursion 2: Stone Town Tour
One of our most liked trips as voted by campers is our Stone Town Tour,known for its preserved beauty as well as historic richness. As campers walk through the labyrinth of streets, our guide will take them on a historical and cultural journey through the old slave market, Darajani market place, the House of Wonders, the Old Fort and the Sultan’s Palace. Included in the tour is lunch in a restaurant or in a local house.
Excursion 3: Spice Garden
Get familiar with spices and exotic fruits!
The Spice Tour is one of the most popular excursions in Zanzibar, the Spice Island. Zanzibar was one of the world’s leading producers of spices such as clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. Tour takes you to an organic farm with a wide variety of plants around the year. This day is a truly sensory experience where campers don’t just see, but touch, smell and taste foods made using the spices.
At Africamp, we require all campers to have a travel insurance which covers any expenses caused by accidents, illnesses and medical emergencies that may occur whilst your child is away.
What happens if my child falls ill while at camp?
In the unfortunate case that your child falls, we will bring them to and take them back from the local hospital situated just 2 minutes away from the campus. For these small medical charges, they will be included in our camper fee; however, for more serious cases that require immediate medical attention, we will bring your child to the central public hospital of the area named Makunduchi Hospital, which deals with patients from many neighbouring towns.
If they are required to stay overnight, we will assign an Africamp staff member who will accompany the child the entire time. It’s important to note that the medical charges of more serious cases are the responsibility of the parents and not Africamp.
Do I need a vaccine to travel to Tanzania?
There are currently no vaccine requirements to enter tanzania.