HIPZ Cycle Zanzibar 2025

In June 2025 you have the chance to join us for the adventure of a lifetime. Together, we will cycle the circumference of Unguja Island, Zanzibar, visiting both Makunduchi and Kivunge Hospitals.

You'll meet the HIPZ team, see our work in action and enjoy the beauty of the famous spice island.

The bike ride will take place from 6 - 15th June 2025.

Where and When

We’ll depart from London, UK on Friday 6th of June and land back on Sunday 15th.

Over the course of the week we’ll cycle along scenic paths to around the circumference of Zanzibar’s biggest island Unguja. The distance each day will vary from 20km to 70km, and the flat coastal roads make for perfect bike riding terrain for anyone – from rookies to experienced bikers.

The trip will include visits to Stone Town, Zanzibar’s stunning capital, both Kivunge and Makunduchi Hospitals, and visits to spice farms, boat trips and more.

If you want to hear more about the event or have questions, contact

If you’re ready to sign up, you can do that here.


You'll need to download the information pack for all the info, but here are some of the things we think you'll want to know...

How much will it cost?

The trip will cost £2,995 per person, with an additional minimum fundraising target of £1,000. You’ll need to pay £395 when you sign up to hold your place, and then pay the other £2,600 two months before we travel. 

What’s included in the cost?

The cost covers your flights (all on Qatar Airways), accommodation (3* – 4*), food, bike hire, transfers to and from the airport, fantastic support from our event partner Action Challenge, medical support during the event and all the briefing and training support.

Are there any extra costs?

If you want a single room, that’s an extra £395 per person.

Can I do the bike ride as part of a bigger trip?

Yes. If you want to sort your own flights, the trip cost will be £2,390. If you’d like help organising a safari or another trip in Africa, we can introduce you to Action Challenge who will help you to coordinate your trip and can provide you with a safari package or Kilimanjaro climb if that’s what you’re looking for.

Why do I have to fundraise? 

We love having the chance to show people our work, and that work is made possible only by people fundraising. This is going to be an amazing trip and we aren’t hiding the fact it’s also a fundraising activity for us. Previous bike rides have made it possible for us to build completely new departments in hospitals, buy life-saving equipment and train doctors. We promise every penny you fundraise will be spent well, and we’re here to help you raise those pennies.

Can I bring my kids?

Probably. We are open to having kids join the trip, but it’ll depend on their ages and you’ll remain responsible for them at all times. You won’t be able to zoom on ahead leaving them in the care of the guides, but if they are competent cyclists and you’re happy to keep watch we would love to have them with us. Please contact us before booking them on.

I’m not sure I can do the whole bike ride – can I come?

Absolutely. We’ll have vehicles so that those who want to join the adventure but aren’t up for the whole bike ride can still take part. We’re passionate about making this accessible to as many people as possible, so if you’d like to come but aren’t sure about the bike ride, please get in touch to talk through your concerns or needs.

Will it be safe?

We are working with Action Challenge to deliver this event, and they are hugely experienced in delivering events across Africa including bike rides and Kilimanjaro climbs. They will make it as safe as it can possibly be, carrying out robust risk assessments and using local knowledge to ensure we have thought of everything. It is still a bike ride in Africa, and there will always be an element of risk, but we’ll have a brilliant team keeping you safe.

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