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Michamvi Social Projects


Michamvi Sunset Bay Hotel oversees several social projects, in order to let the village and the local community participate in the benefits that tourism and Michamvi’s guests bring.


Community tourism

The shareholders of Michamvi Sunset Bay consider the people of Michamvi Village as partners at the hotel… They share their beautiful surrounds with the guests and it is therefore a core value of the business that they truly benefit from the operations.


  • The hotel actively tries to employ as many people as possible from the village. Currently almost 50% of the staff is from the Michamvi Village.

  • All fruit & vegetables, fish & seafood, eggs and several dry goods are purchased from suppliers or fishermen from Michamvi Village.

  • Michamvi strives to involve the villagers in as many as possible of the activities offered to our guests. Locals currently serve as guides on the dhow (boat) excursions and also escort guests on walking tours of the village, school and surrounds. These guides are remunerated and an additional amount is put towards future endeavours in the village.


Adult English language courses

Michamvi Sunset Bay pays for a teacher from Zanzibar to provide adult English lessons at different levels for adults from the village.


School renovation project

The local school is in dire need of extensions and renovations. Michamvi contributes towards the upgrading of the school and welcomes any donations made towards this project.


Local Art project

In order to help local artists to get their business started, free material has been provided to 20 Zanzibar artists. The paintings in the rooms come from a different artist and you are able to purchase these paintings. Please have a look at the catalogue at the bar that displays all the artworks and support the local talents by taking home a piece of Zanzibar. (Paintings will be taken off the frame to make the transport easier.) The prices are negotiable and all the proceeds will be channelled to the artists.



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