Jambiani is situated on the south-east shores of Zanzibar, roughly an hour’s drive from the airport and the island’s main town of Stone Town. It is an oddly elongated township, around five kilometres from north to south, that really consists of nine separate villages along the coast, which have grown to conglomerate into one town, named Jambiani, and with a total population of about 6,000 people. The villages still carry their original names and retain a good deal of their distinct, individual feel. Our village is Mwendawima, located towards the southern end of Jambiani
Life everywhere in Zanzibar is characterised by a calm and sans souci attitude, and nowhere is that the case more than in the small villages. The locals are friendly and accommodating, recalling a sense of local community and zen living that is hard to find in our vibrant and ever-busy metropoles, and living their lives remarkably unspoilt by heavy tourism. When you stay with us, you will feel time slow down and your stress levels immediately start to drop.
Jambiani has two schools, a health clinic, restaurants, local shops (one of which doubles as a post office), and not least a plethora of football fields. The Zanzibari are crazy about football, and they always welcome another participant in their games, so feel free to join in.
Note, however, that there are no banks or ATMs outside Stone Town — everything in Jambiani is cash only!