Jambiani BEACH

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About Jambiani

Jambiani is one of the best beaches on the South coast of Zanzibar, known for its calm atmosphere, long stretch of white sand and some tourist activities like Kitesurfing. The village is situated in the middle between Paje and Makunduchi beach. The beach is an ideal destination for tourists looking for beach vibes and unique things to do while in Zanzibar.

Jambiani Beach is also known for its stunning ocean views and breathtaking sunrise in the morning. Visitors can also participate in many activities like Caves, Dolphin Tours, Snorkeling at Michamvi, Kiteboarding, and fishing trips.

Accommodations in Jambiani range from budget-friendly guesthouses to luxury resorts. You can choose the one that suits your budget and preferences. There are also many restaurants and cafes serving fresh seafood and other local and international dishes, including vegetarian options.

This travel guide to Jambiani will cover all you need to know about this beautiful beach.

Jambiani Beach Images

Best Restaurants in Jambiani

Here is the list of best restaurants you can try in Jambiani

Jambiani Village Location

Best things to do in Jambiani

Here are the best things you can organize while staying in Paje beach!

Where to stay in Jambiani?

Here are the best Hotels and places to stay in Jambiani beach.

How to get to Jambiani Beach

To get to Jambiani Beach, you’ll first need to travel to Zanzibar Islands, which is located off the coast of Tanzania. The easiest way to reach Zanzibar is by flying into Zanzibar International Airport, Kisauni (ZNZ).

From the airport, you can just hire a taxi or take a shared shuttle if available to take you to Jambiani Beach. The journey takes approximately one hour, depending on the traffic. Another option is to arrange for a private transfer with your hotel or tour operators like us. Organizing your private transfer in advance is the best option if you will visit for a Holiday, price ranges $40 – $50.

If you’re traveling from mainland Tanzania, you can take a ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar, which takes approximately 2 hours. And then you can just find a taxi driver in the Zanzibar ferry terminal. 

Some tourists use Daladala because it is a cheap option, but be prepared for an uncomfortable ride, especially if you’re prone to motion sickness. It’s recommended to choose a more comfortable mode of transportation, such as a taxi or private transfer, to make your journey more enjoyable.

Getting around Jambiani Village

Best Jambiano Holiday Packages

These packages you can customize if you would like to stay in Jambiani beach.

Zanzibar 2 Days 1 Nights Package

Zanzibar 3 Days 2 Nights Package

Zanzibar 4 Days 3 Nights Package

Zanzibar 5 Days 4 Nights Package

Zanzibar 6 Days 5 Nights Package

Zanzibar 7 Days 6 Nights Package

FAQ About Jambiani Beach

What Is Jambiani Beach Known For?

Jambiani Beach is known for Caves like Kuza Cave,  Kite-boarding, clean and shallow crystal clear water with luxurious resorts, tourist activitie like swimming and snorkeling around the Blue Lagoon area.

When Is The Best Time To Visit Jambiani Beach?

The best time to visit Jambiani Beach and Zanzibar as a whole is during the dry season, which runs from June to late March. The weather is warm and sunny during this time, and the waters are calm and clear. 

Please check our guide on the best time to visit Zanzibar Islands.

Are There Accommodations Available in Jambiani Beach?

Yes, there are many accommodations. Remember that Jambiani is among the popular beaches of Zanzibar. Hotels ranging from budget-friendly, mid-range to luxury resorts.

What Are The Luxury Resorts In Jambiani?

There are several luxury resorts you can book in Jambiani, resorts like Blue Moon Resort, Reef & Beach Resort, Fun Beach Resort & The Loop Beach Resort.

What Are The Budget Hotels In Jambiani?

If you are on a budget, you can check out Casa Beach & Jambiani Villas . But there are many other unpopular guest Houses which offer cheap rooms.

Is Jambiani Beach Crowded?

No, Jambiani is beach is not crowded. Almost all beaches in Zanzibar are not crowded because there are best beaches every corner you land.

What Would You Expect To Eat In Jambiani?

In Jambiani Beach, like other beaches in Zanzibar, you can order fresh seafood, which is often grilled or cooked in a traditional Swahili style. There are also many best restaurants and cafes that serve a variety of local dishes, international, and vegetarian options.

What Should I Pack For A Trip To Jambiani Beach?

It depends on what you are looking to do during your vacation. In general, when you visit Zanzibar, you should pack light, comfortable clothing, swimwear, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera for taking photos. If you plan to go snorkeling or diving, you don’t need to bring your equipment, all are included in the tour packages.

Read our guide on what to pack for your Zanzibar vacation.

What Currency Should I Take While Visiting Jambiani?

The local currency in Tanzania is the Tanzanian shilling, but US dollars are widely accepted in Zanzibar especially in Paje beach. It’s a good idea to carry some cash for purchases at local markets and smaller establishments.

You may read our guide on the currency in Zanzibar.

Can I Use Credit Cards At Jambiani Beach?

Almost all official places in Jambiani Beach accept credit cards, but it’s always a good idea to carry some cash in case you need to pay for something that doesn’t accept cards. Such as local guides or local shops.

Can I Go Kiteboarding At Jambiani Beach?

Yes, this is the best location for Kite-boarding also you may visit Paje beach to meet like minded tourists.

Is There Internet Access At Jambiani Beach?

Yes, there are many cafes and restaurants at Beach Beach that offer free Wi-Fi, and many hotels and guesthouses also offer internet access. If you are a digital nomad, then we would also recommend you Jambiani beach.

Is It Safe To Swim At Jambiani Beach?

Yes, hundred percent, the waters at Jambiani Beach are safe for swimming. But the best time to go swimming is during high tide. Because the ocean became too far from the beach when it is low tide.

Can I Go On A Day Trip To Stone Town From Jambiani Beach?

Yes, you can easily arrange a day trip to Stone Town from Jambiani Beach, either by taxi or organized tour. You can also combine Stone Town with Jozani Forest, Spice Farm, or Prison Island.

Can I Go Scuba Diving At Jambiani Beach?

Yes, there are dive shops offering equipment rentals and guided dives. If you are looking to go diving while staying in Zanzibar you can just ask your Hotel. For the best diving experience we highly recommend you to go Nungwi, Kendwa beach and Pemba Village.

Is There a Local Market Near Jambiani Beach?

If you are looking for the local markets near Jambiani where you can buy fresh produce, seafood, local Zanzibar foods, souvenirs, and tropical fruits of Zanzibar, please visit Paje duarani. It takes just 5 minutes taxi driving.

Can I Go On A Safari From Jambiani Beach?

Yes, while staying in Jambiani, you can still organize Safaris to Tanzania mainland, Such as Mikumi National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

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