The Southern section of Zanzibar includes the beaches of Kizimkazi, Paje, Bwejuu, Jambiani and Michamvi. This area, famous for its dolphin viewing, cultural monuments and picturesque wilderness offers an easy access to water sports activities, especially the kitesurf, and a peaceful surrounding and stunning view of the turquoise ocean. The coast is lined with powder-white beaches which look out towards a long barrier reef, about 1 kilometre offshore. Inland there’s a coastal strip of coconut palms within which there are small fishing villages and a variety of places to stay.
The beaches here slope very little. This means that when the tide is out, the water retreats a long way and swimming from the beach is difficult – although paddling to the top of the exposed reef with our local guide is fascinating!