Jambiani Village Tour

About the tour

Jambiani is a traditional, fishing village located alongside a stunning stretch of coastline.
The village itself, with its collection of thatch and coral-rag houses, is stretched out over more than 7 kilometers.

The sea is an ethereal shade of turquoise and is usually dotted with local wooden Ngalawas (outrigger canoes), while on the beach women tend seaweed farms. 

Jambiani is in general
more quiet than Paje and Nungwi, and the village benefits from fairly good services – there is a post office, a bakery, a nursery,
a primary and secondary school, as well as a tourism training institute, which creates a noticeable sense of community spirit. 

In fact, Jambiani is probably one of the best places on the island to gain an insight into the Zanzibari village life. 

What is included

Guided village walk with Abbas

Seaweed farm

Only possible during low tide

Visit of Jambiani school

Excluded on Saturdays and Sundays

Witch doctor

Depending on the interest and opening hours

Visit of Jambiani hospital

Useful information

Tour Duration

2 to 3 hours

Things to bring


Water shoes

Walking shoes


Dress Code

  • Wear loose fitting, non-transparent clothes
  • Shirts should cover the upper arms and shorts should reach to the knees
  • Do not wear bathing costumes, tank tops or other revealing clothing