Village

Jambiani, Zanzibar

Serene beach village on Zanzibar's southeast coast, known for its pristine white sands and vibrant local culture.

Tanzania
Location
5,000
Population
10 m
Altitude

About Jambiani, Zanzibar

Jambiani, a picturesque beach village located on the southeast coast of Zanzibar, Tanzania, offers travelers a tranquil escape into paradise. Stretching along several kilometers of pristine white sandy beaches, Jambiani is bordered by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and backed by lush palm trees. This serene village is not just about breat...

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Seasons

June - October
Best time to go
Perfect for enjoying the sun, sea, and cultural activities in pleasant weather.
November - February
Shoulder Season
Short rains with warm weather, offering a balance between good beach conditions and cultural experiences.
December - February
June - October
High Season
Ideal for beach holidays with sunny days and moderate temperatures.
March - May
Low Season
The rainy season can bring heavy showers but also lush landscapes and fewer tourists.

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Jambiani is considered safe for travelers, with common-sense precautions advised. Vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever, along with malaria prophylaxis, are recommended for visitors to Zanzibar.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Situated on Zanzibar's southeast coast, Jambiani is easily reached by road from Zanzibar City or Stone Town, with local transport and private transfers available.
Getting Around
Walking along the beach is a delightful way to explore Jambiani. For longer distances, bicycles and scooters are available for rent, and taxis can be used for trips to other parts of the island.
Visas
Visitors to Tanzania, including Zanzibar, typically require a visa, which can be obtained on arrival or online through the eVisa system, ensuring easy access to the island's attractions.
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