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Learn to cook with a range of spices and see the women in sarongs collecting seaweed at low tide in this traditional village.

Jambiani is a sleepy fishing village flanked by a stunning beach with an intricate maze of seaweed plantations. It is one of the oldest parts of the main island in the Zanzibar archipelago. Wander through the village and along the beach to get a glimpse into one of the island’s most traditional parts. 

Sunbathe on the stunning Jambiani Beach to enjoy the year-round hot weather. April and May are particularly wet months. Note the huge difference in appearance between high and low tides. Local women dressed in sarongs collect seaweed at low tide. The exportation of seaweed is an important part of the local economy.

Take a trip on a traditional wooden sailboat, known as a dhow, out on the water. Ride the boat to the area’s coral reef and go snorkeling to see the range of colorful aquatic creatures. Spot coral, starfish and even octopuses. 

Stay at one of the guesthouses and lodges flanking the beach. Notice that many locals walk barefoot on the sharp rocks of the village’s main road. Away from the beach, you are expected to dress fairly formally out of respect for the local Muslim culture. Rent bicycles or scooters to navigate the quaint alleys of the village. 

Embark on a guided tour of the Tangawizi Spice Farm to learn about spices used in typical Zanzibar meals. Take a Tangawizi Cooking Class to find out about Jambiani cuisine. Local meals are often made up of such ingredients as fried fish, pilau rice and coconut milk. Purchase seafood from the stalls in the village.

The town is on the southeastern part of the main island of Zanzibar. Drive southeast for 33 miles (53 kilometers) to get here in around 1 hour from Zanzibar International Airport near Zanzibar City. Get around the small village on foot. See nearby highlights, such as the Jozani Forest, the Muyuni Forest and the town of Paje. 

Jambiani offers a picturesque insight into local customs and topography.

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Discerning travelers with a taste for luxury and style will feel perfectly at home at the Dhow Inn, at Paje Beach, and the Sea View Lodge Boutique Hotel, at Kibigija Beach. If those don't grab you, be sure to check out the Pakachi Beach Resort & Hotel, at Paje Road, and the Mbuyuni Beach Village - Bungalows, at East Coast of Zanzibar, two places where you'll be sure to find a bargain.


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Bliss Beach Lodge

Bliss Beach Lodge

Jambiani Beach, Jambiani
4.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This Jambiani lodge is on the beach, 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Kite Centre Zanzibar, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Paje Beach and Jambiani Beach. Kizimkazi Beach and Kizimkazi Dimbani Mosque are also within 16 mi (25 km).

Casa del Mar Hotel Zanzibar

Casa del Mar Hotel Zanzibar

22 Jambiani Village, Jambiani
5.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This Jambiani hotel is on the beach, 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Jambiani Beach, and within 16 mi (25 km) of Paje Beach and Kizimkazi Beach.

$55
Jambiani White Sands Beach Bungalows

Jambiani White Sands Beach Bungalows

Jambiani Beach, Mwendawima, Jambiani
4.0
of 5, from 11 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This Jambiani hotel is on the beach, 2 mi (3.2 km) from Jambiani Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Paje Beach and Kite Centre Zanzibar. Kizimkazi Beach and Kizimkazi Dimbani Mosque are also within 16 mi (25 km).

Mwezi Boutique Resort

Mwezi Boutique Resort

Jambiani Beach, Jambiani
4.5
of 5, from 6 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This Jambiani hotel is on the beach, 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Kite Centre Zanzibar, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Paje Beach and Jambiani Beach. Kizimkazi Beach and Jozani Forest Reserve are also within 16 mi (25 km).

Sharazād Villa

Sharazād Villa

Kibigija, Jambiani
5.0
of 5, from 2 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Jambiani, this villa is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Kite Centre Zanzibar and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Paje Beach. Jambiani Beach is 5.4 mi (8.7 km) away.

$161
Jambiani Villas

Jambiani Villas

Jambiani Kigibija, Jambiani
5.0
of 5, from 2 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This Jambiani villa is on the beach, 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Kite Centre Zanzibar, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Paje Beach and Jambiani Beach. Kizimkazi Beach and Kizimkazi Dimbani Mosque are also within 16 mi (25 km).

$50
Zanzest Beach Bungalows

Zanzest Beach Bungalows

Mfumbwi, Jambiani
4.4
of 5, from 30 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This Jambiani hotel is on the beach, 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Jambiani Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Paje Beach and Kite Centre Zanzibar. Kizimkazi Beach and Kizimkazi Dimbani Mosque are also within 16 mi (25 km).

$42
Nyamkwi White Sands

Nyamkwi White Sands

Jambiani Beach, Jambiani
2.5 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Jambiani bed & breakfast is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Kite Centre Zanzibar and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Paje Beach. Jambiani Beach is 6 mi (9.6 km) away.

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