On the east coast you'll find beaches that are several miles long, characterised by fishing villages, rocking canoes and sometimes very low tides. Here you will find small, pretty villages built of white coral rock such as Pwani Mchangani, Uroa, Bwejuu and Jambiani.
The east coast is known for its very long beaches. However, the tides here are especially strong.© Magdalena Paluchowska / 123RF
The women of the village of Jambiani dry marine algae used in cooking and in cosmetics.© Luisa Puccini / 123RF
The baraza - a sort of patio or pavement - is where women meet up for a rest and some conversation.© Nada Boskovic / 123RF
Handicrafts are especially popular on the island. The women preserve traditional know-how using natural products.© Luisa Puccini / 123RF
The fish market is a place of negotiation. Fishermen come here to sell their catch.© Atosan / 123RF