Jambiani is a group name for several smaller villages (Kikadini, Kibigija, Mchangani,…) stretching over several kilometers by the south eastern coast of the island of Unguja in the Zanzibar archipelago. Paje is to the north and Makunduchi to the south of this beautiful stretch of coastline where, even to Zanzibar standards, the sand is incredibly soft and the ocean an ethereal shade of turquoise.
It is one of the best places on the island to gain insight into local life as you can see the fishermen return with their catch in the early morning, leaving their dhow boats dotted across the shoreline, and the women tend seaweed farms.
Jambiani Village Tour
Enjoy a cultural and traditional visit of Jambiani village; explore the local aspect of living by meeting the villagers and sharing information about their surroundings. Splash on handcrafted products and local herbs, discover Swahili cooking, visit a school and a medical center, dig for ancient memories and architecture, and discover our community ways of living. Tour takes 2h.
We strongly discourage bringing along and handing out sweets and other on-essentials to the village kids on the beach.
Should you feel you would like to contribute to the local community, Kupaga Villas can bring you in touch with local schools who always need supplies and local families who need clothing.
Please contact us for more information
Seaweed Farming Tour
Zanzibar is the world's third largest producer and exporter of seaweed. Its farming currently employs over 17.000 people, mostly rural women. Explore seaweed farming further alongside the local farmers and discover how they transform it into cosmetics. Tour depends on tide schedule and takes 2h.