Paje – a paradise for kite surfers and low budget travellers
A long sandy beach and shallow waters and wind at almost any time of year make Paje a perfect spot for kite surfing. Plus, it offers a wide selection of hotels in different price ranges, especially at the lower end of the spectrum.
But there’s no need to be a kite surfer to fully enjoy the east coast of Zanzibar. There are plenty of things to do in and around Paje and it’s a great base for exploring the island. Kizimkazi village, known for its local pod of dolphins, is just a short drive away. Jambiani village is within walking distance, and Jozani Forest is along the drive to Paje, with historic caves all around.
Paje also has some great beach bars and nightlife, with live music several nights a week. A great spot if you are looking to meet new people and enjoy some cocktails.
Jambiani – an excellent choice for cultural experiences
Jambiani village has many good hotels, but it’s best known for its cultural experiences. It’s also one of the main areas for seaweed farming and you can always find women at the beach during low tide, collecting seaweed. There is even a soap factory nearby that uses seaweed as the main ingredient.Check out our Jambiani Village Tour
Tours on the East Coast of Zanzibar
Any tour can be done from the Zanzibar east coast, but here is a selection of tours that are nearby or otherwise recommendable.