East Coast


Zanzibar’s mecca for outdoor adventures


Like the rest of the island, Zanzibar’s east coast is adored for its endless white-sand beaches that are lined with palm trees—but this part of the island is perfect for visitors seeking a true island-style, slow-paced getaway. The resorts and accommodation options on the east coast leave plenty of space between each other and guests are assured relaxation and peace

. At low tide, the shoreline recedes drastically, exposing the coral reef located about a kilometre offshore. Swimming, however, is difficult at this time because of tidal changes. When high tide rolls in and covers the numerous footprints left by passers-by, visitors will be tempted to submerge themselves in the Indian Ocean’s cleansing waters. Kitesurfing conditions are known to be near perfect on this side of the island with a number of kitesurfing companies along the coast.

An inland strip of palm trees towers over coastal resorts and fishing villages between the towns of Paje, Bwejuu, and Jambiani—all easily reached from Stone Town. Visit the villages and sample local cuisine, or visit the Rock Restaurant, reachable at high tide only by dhow. The lush mangroves, swamps, and woodlands of Jozani Forest are under half an hour away—exhibiting the endangered red colobus monkey in its natural habitat.

 

Highlights

  • Less crowded than other parts of the island with resorts built spaciously apart
  • A kitesurfer’s paradise—equipment and lessons can be hired and bought in the villages along the coastline
  • A short hour’s drive from Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Under 30 minutes away from Jozani Forest and other exciting activities
  • Sample local cuisine and the Rock Restaurant—only accessible by dhow at high tide

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