Information For Parents
To travel to our beautiful campus, all campers must follow the enforced entry rules set by the Tanzanian authorities. All campers including Tanzanians, returning residents and international travellers are required to truthfully Traveler’s Health Surveillance Form for Tanzania mainland, 24 hours before they arrive.
2. Covid-19 Restrictions
When travelling internationally to Zanzibar, campers must follow the procedures below.
Fully Vaccinated Passengers:
Fully vaccinated passengers will be exempted from the RT, PCR and Antigen rapid test requirements. Travellers will need to present a valid vaccination certificate with QR code for certification upon arrival.
The only accepted vaccines mohz.go.tz. are those approved by the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, as listed at.
Unvaccinated passengers travelling to Zanzibar must have a negative RT, PCR, COVID-19 test no later than 72 hours prior to departure from the original department point.
Passengers from Congo (Dem.Rep.), Egypt, France, India, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, USA, Uganda and the United Kingdom undergo a COVID-19 rapid antigen test on arrival at their own expense.
Tuition fees and Payment
What is the fee for a 5 days camp?
Our goal at Africamp is to provide an immersive international summer experience where campers aged 9-15 can get exposed to as many cultures as possible. Many of our dedicated staff are volunteers such that we can offer our camps at an affordable price.
|Local campers||International campers|
|5 days Africamp||TSH 250.000||USD 250 USD|
What is included in the price?
Besides the unforgettable experience and the new friendships, the price includes:
- 3 full meals a day, drinks & intermediate meals
- All transportation within Zanzibar
- Sport activities, education and workshops, tours in Zanzibar
- Transfer flight to the compound and back
What is not included in the Price?
- Flight tickets
- Travel and health insurances
Health and Safety
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.
In terms of insurance, 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. 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.
Here are some DOs and DONTs you might find helpful whilst sending your child to Africamp:
- DO discuss real, actionable goals for the summer with your kids. It helps them focus on each day while they are gone.
- DON’T be too critical of them if they fall a little short on those goals. Part of summer is meant to explore new things and have some fun.
- DO allow your kids to experience the general ups and downs of their experience. There can be some homesickness, especially if this is their first time away from home. This is a growing experience that you should allow to happen.
- DON’T tell them that you will come pick them up if they are unhappy. Knowing this is an option can prevent students from overcoming very important challenges that they will certainly encounter while they are away.
- DO give them spending money. There are definitely situations when they will need it.
- DON’T give them a limitless budget.
- DO wonder how your kids are doing. It is a natural thing for a parent to do.
- DON’T worry. If you have made it all the way through the process and actually sent your kids away for the summer, you have made that decision because you trust the program that you have chosen.
- DO follow your child’s program on our watsapp group/website.
- DON’T read too deeply into the pictures that you see. Summer programs try to catch the highlights throughout the summer. When you see a picture of your child and they aren’t smiling, don’t assume the worst. Keep in mind that a photo is a snapshot of one moment in a very long camp day.
- DO empower your child to self-advocate. If they need something, be it a pillow or toothpaste, encourage them to ask their residential counselor, instructor or director on their own.
- DON’T call the director for your kids. There is probably little you can do from wherever you are. DO enjoy yourself while your kids are away. Take a break, do something you love but don’t usually have the time to do.