Karibu More Africa!

More Africa is a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Paje, on Zanzibar. The organization focuses on children and young adults with physical and/or mental disabilities. In order to run our NGO in a self-sustainable way, More Africa offers 10 beautiful bungalows with private bathroom, all located on the same premises.


Special school

More Africa focuses on children and young adults with physical and/or mental disabilities.

16+ training

More Africa offers a training programme for people with disabilities from the age of 16. The training program prepares our employees to work within the hospitality sector. Our trainees will put their training into action within our guesthouse. In this way we create employment opportunities for people with disabilities. We believe that everyone has the ability to be a meaningful member of the community.


Located in Zanzibar, a ten-minutes’ walk from the exotic beach of Paje, we offer 10 unique rooms. Each room is decorated with a local touch and has its own theme. More Africa sees it as their mission to provide a comfortable stay and to create authentic experiences for their guests. Did you know More Africa is an NGO? This means that, as our guest, you will donate directly to the special school for children with disabilities that More Africa hosts for children from Zanzibar.

Bar & Restaurant

In our restaurant Food&More our chef will bring various options to meet your taste. We offer menu a ’la carte. Our chef loves to spoil our guests with the best food. Start your day with one of our fresh juices and finish your day with the chef’s special paired with an exotic cocktail. For every guest at More Africa’s guesthouse, breakfast is included. Food&More is runned by our 18+ trainees with disabilities.


In our little boutique at the reception we sell all kinds of different souvenirs and products. Zanzibar has amazing artisans who make beautiful and unique products. More Handmade is a part of More Africa and works together with those amazing people and together we create, design and purchase our items and products. All artisans receive a fair price for their work and effort. Also our children make their own products such as postcards and keychains.


Zanzibar offers a wide variety of tours and excursions. We have selected a few for you. We work with local, reliable people and we hope to give you a great day! Ask us for our special packages & safari offers!

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Since the beginning of 2015, More Africa has worked very hard to provide a safe place for children with disabilities. The school has grown into a place where children with special needs receive special education, physiotherapy and medical care. It is the first and only place on Zanzibar where children get this opportunity.
Over the years, more and more parents know where to find us. However, at the moment the school is too small and we can’t accept more children.
That is why we started a fundraiser in January 2020 to expand the school.
This fundraiser has been successful and we have entered into a cooperation with “Wilde Ganzen Nederland” (Wild Geese Netherlands). They help us both financially and through capacity building.

As of June 1, 2022, our new school in Jambiani has opened. We are very proud of this and can’t wait to show you our school. Please make an appointment if you want to come by?
To really finish it off, we would now like to become self-sufficient. Therefore we have started a new fundraiser, again in cooperation with “Wilde ganzen Netherlands”. We want to build a social guesthouse at our new location in Jambiani where people with disabilities can get a (work) experience to develop themselves.

For  more information please read this page

Special school


The advanced group, consists of children who have moved on from the primary. All these children have a mental disability, sometimes in combination with a physical disability. In this class the children learn almost all subjects that are taught in a “normal” school; reading, writing, math, geography, science, English, sports & music.


The daycare consists of children with (severe) developmental delays and multiple disabilities. These children learn experientially, there is no pressure.


The primary group consists of children who are not allowed in Zanzibar to go to a government school due to their disabilities. This group has, on the one hand, children who progress from the nursery to the primary. These children are very teachable and may in the future move on to the “advanced” group. On the other hand, this group contains children who, because of their developmental delays, have reached their limit in terms of learning. For these children, the primary is the best they can do. Repetition is the key for these children.


The nursery group consists toddlers and children with major development delays. We prepare them for the primary school by teaching them basic scholar and social skills.

Physical Therapy

About one-third of all children in the school have physical disabilities in addition to mental disabilities. For these children, we offer physical therapy. In our new school we have a special room equipped for physiotherapy. We also have a relaxation room, where all the senses are stimulated.

16+ group

The 16+ group consists of our youth who are outgrowing school. Unfortunately, there is little safety net for these children when they are out of school. That is why we have established “More Africa Academy”, to offer our young people, even when they are no longer attending school, a safe place where they can continue to develop themselves. They are trained in the various aspects of the guesthouse, such as security, garden, bar, kitchen and housekeeping. Eventually they work towards a (paid) job.

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What our volunteers say

Hallo Ellen. Ik wil je bedanken voor de geweldige begeleiding en leerzame stage die ons (naam) bij jou heeft mogen ervaren. Het was fijn om te horen dat je zo zorgzaam bent naar je stagaires toe. Niet alleen tijdens de werkzaamheden maar ook in de vrije weekenden als ze tochtjes ging maken wou je altijd weten waar naar toe en hoe. Dat was een hele geruststelling voor ons. (naam) heeft al veel verteld en laten zien van de kindjes maar nog lang niet alles.

Fantastisch om te zien wat jullie allemaal doen voor de kinderen.

Nogmaals hartelijk bedankt voor de geweldig tijd die ons (naam) en ook (naam) hebben mogen ervaren bij More Africa op Zanzibar.

Ouders van een vrijwilliger

Volunteer in 2019
Ik heb 4 maanden met veel plezier stage gelopen bij More Africa. Ik heb gekozen voor een buitenlandse stage omdat ik graag een beetje meer van de wereld wou zien en mezelf uit mijn comfort zone wou halen.
Ellen zorgt voor goede begeleiding en waardeert je inzet. Door de sfeer op het project voel je je er snel thuis. Ook het werken met de kinderen was fantastisch, het was zo leuk om ze les te geven, met ze te spelen en ze te zien lachen.
Ook is Zanzibar een prachtig eiland, met een mooie cultuur, mooie stranden en aardige mensen. In het weekend is er genoeg te beleven, breng bijvoorbeeld een bezoek aan Prison Island of ga snorkelen!
Door mijn ervaring op Zanzibar heb ik veel over mezelf geleerd en ontwikkeld. Ook ben ik erg anders gaan kijken op onze eigen cultuur, hoe alles in Nederland zo gehaast is en iedereen altijd alles moet hebben. Op Zanzibar zijn mensen tevreden met de middelen die ze hebben. Hakuna Matata betekend niet voor niks geen zorgen!
Ik had deze geweldige ervaring voor geen goud willen missen!


Volunteer in 2018
In 2018 ben ik 5 maanden werkzaam geweest op het project More Africa, hier heb ik de tijd van mijn leven gehad!
Het is het ideale project voor studenten fysiotherapie die bijvoorbeeld op zoek zijn naar een geschikte Minor. Initiatief nemen wordt gewaardeerd en er word ook daadwerkelijk iets gedaan met de ideeën die je geeft. Erg leuk om zo samen met de andere vrijwilligers het project naar een hoger niveau te tillen en vooruitgang te zien.
De sfeer op het project zorgt ervoor dat je snel gewend bent. Door de lach van de kinderen ben ik elke dag met plezier aan de slag gegaan. En het mooie land, met witte standen, blauwe zee en heel vaak zon zorgen voor een hele leuke tijd.
Dankbaar voor de dingen die ik heb geleerd, de vrienden die ik heb gemaakt en de onvergetelijke ervaring!


Volunteer in 2018

Ja waar zal ik beginnen… het project heeft oprecht mijn hart gestolen. Ik vind de manier waarop alles is opgezet en hoe er met de kinderen wordt omgegaan erg bijzonder daar zouden veel begeleiders in Nederland veel van kunnen leren. De kinderen zijn elke dag erg blij om weer naar school te kunnen en je ziet ze echt vooruit gaan. Het contact tussen de projectbegeleiders en de ouders is ook erg bijzonder om te zien, de ouders van de kinderen zijn erg betrokken en blij met de hulp die zij ontvangen. Dit project is leuk om als stage te gaan doen, maar ook zeker als vrijwilligerswerk.


Volunteer in 2019 & 2020
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What our guest say

Amazing friendly host and staff. They were welcoming us with the big smile every time we met. Ellen organised taxi for us both ways. Unfortunately one day I stepped on sea orchid but Ellen expertly took out all the spikes. The whole place looks like a tropical garden with small living houses, hammocks, swimming pool and cozy restaurant. The apartments are modest but clean and tidy. We had one with cold water but in the heat of Zanzibar it is not the problem. Food was very good. The place is not located by the beach. It takes around 25 minutes to walk there or 4 minutes in the taxi. Super cool thing is the fact that money from the booking goes into the school Ellen is running. Ellen thanks for your hospitality. Good luck with all your plans. You rock!


Poland, December 2019

It’s just a perfect choice to have a taste of Zanzibar. Helen and her staff were extremly friendly and she organized all what we wanted. The place is like a small paradise with a tropical garden, pool, chilling area. The room was commodious and in perfect tidiness. The food was also rich and delicious. The cherry on the top of the cream was that we have donated Helen’s school just because of staying and enjoying our time there. Many thanks for all our memories 😊Helen made our trip unforgettable


Hongaria, December 2019

Amazing place with great story! Host Ellen and all staff are so nice and helpful! We loved Deka a lot! The place is bit further away from the beach but they help you organize taxi to the beach and back. Nice and clean rooms, calm resting area, small restaurant and pool. You can visit school for kids with special needs that you are helping by staying at More Africa Guest hous! We love our stay here and would highly recomend this place!


Croatia, January 2020

I spent such a very nice time with my friend. we are so happy discovering this place. Ellen is a very good person, she’s doing such a very good job, not only with her guesthouse, but also the way she cares about children who have mental sicknesses. The place is very clean, and so quiet. U forget U’re in Paje, which is a very crowded city. The food is delicious. The staff take care so much of the customers. Don’t hesitate to make a stop in More Africa Guesthouse, U won’t regret it for sure. Thanks so much Ellen for everything U made for us!!!!!


France, December 2019
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We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click on the logo to see what supplies are needed for our project. Thank you!!


More Africa is an NGO that provides special education for children with disabilities. In order to run the school sustainably, we run a guesthouse. Tourists all over the world have already visited us. What did they think of their stay? You can see their experiences on the right.

Give us a call

+255 778822685 or +255 629987809 (also for whatsapp)

Where to find us?

P.O. Box 3321, Paje, Zanzibar Urban-West, Tanzania

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