Jambiani Beach

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Jambiani Beach
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Maskotas
Madrid, Spain286 contributions
Couples
A beach with no real negatives: powdery sand, clear blue water, calm seas, a constant light breeze, and only an occasional salesperson (who will be friendly and fun to chat with). If you need shade, head to the Lost Soles and go horizontal while draining a cold beer or two.
Written 9 August 2022
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Hildah M
Berlin, Germany2 contributions
Jambiani is a beautiful beach that boasts of white sand, serene environment, and clear blue waters. I enjoyed the low tides and my guide Erick, guided me to walk nearly a kilometer in the ocean, enjoying the beautiful sand and sea environment. However, I would warn against the many beach boys that flood the place selling souvenirs and seeking to guide tourists. Please book your guide in advance to avoid this debacle. I recommend Erick (+255756983368) for his exceptional services.
Written 20 July 2022
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Sarahlou565
London, UK25 contributions
Ok, good points… the beach is unspoilt, with gorgeous fine white sand and the sea is a beautiful colour.

Not so good… you can’t really enjoy a stroll here without getting befriended by the ‘beach boys’ - local guys who are offering souvenirs, trips, taxi services, in fact anything you want really!
They aren’t menacing and you can’t blame them for wanting to make a living, but it can limit your enjoyment of the beach.

Also if you want to see and swim in the sea you need to know when the tides are as the sea goes out a long way at low tide.
We didn’t swim but it looks as though it would be pretty shallow even at high tide.
Written 25 June 2022
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Azra baris
Istanbul, Turkey4 contributions
Couples
For me Jambiani was the best place to stay.very calm and not crowded.learn the swahili local culture in jambiani as its a village Beach .you can walk down the hotels freely with no hassles from the locals.stunning sunrise.the locals here are very friendly. No many taxes like other places in zanzibar but you can get intouch with babli and his group +255756983368 they were here always ontime when we needed their services.
Written 1 May 2022
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Ralu_lloret
Lloret de Mar, Spain36 contributions
This is by far the best beach in Zanzibar as far as i am concerned. I wouldn´t change Jambiani for any other place in Zanzibar
Written 3 April 2022
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penimat
Plovdiv, Bulgaria68 contributions
Not crowded, very quiet, very beautiful with the white sands. During the low tide, the ocean goes away for about a kilometer or even more and you can go out for a walk.
Written 6 February 2022
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Milena P
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The beach is so impressive: vast and serene. You get it all - high tide, low tide, beach bottom showing all kinds of seaweeds and various species, waves, quiet waters, surf - everything!
Written 28 January 2022
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Kozelnik
Prague, Czech Republic14 contributions
The beach is wonderful, and the whole family enjoyed our stay in Jambiani.

During the low tide, the ocean literally disappears, and you can walk for a long time in the former laguna.

You can meet locals selling bracelets or tourist trips, as everywhere in Zanzibar. However, there were less of them in Jambiani
Written 21 January 2022
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tobecontinent
Warsaw, Poland172 contributions
Beautiful beach, with white, powdery sand. It is quite narrow though, on some sections the beach is fully disappearing with the tide. Perfect for watching sunrises. Disappointed with no sea life. When snorkelling I haven't seen a single fish.
Written 20 November 2021
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Tyron
10 contributions
amazing location perfect for a relaxing stay and great hotels dotted along the beach for any traveler
Written 16 October 2021
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