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The village of Paje, The east coast, Coasts, Jambiani, Zanzibar
The village of Paje

Zanzibar's east coast is characterised by long white beaches and fishing villages.

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The east coast Tanzania
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The east coast

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.

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The east coast

The East coast , Beaches on Zanzibar's east coast , Tanzania
Beaches on Zanzibar's east coast

The east coast is known for its very long beaches. However, the tides here are especially strong.

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The East coast , The village of Jambiani , Tanzania
The village of Jambiani

The women of the village of Jambiani dry marine algae used in cooking and in cosmetics.

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The East coast , Women sitting on the 'baraza' in Jambiani , Tanzania
Women sitting on the 'baraza' in Jambiani

The baraza - a sort of patio or pavement - is where women meet up for a rest and some conversation.

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The East coast , Zanzibar's eastern beaches , Tanzania
Zanzibar's eastern beaches

Handicrafts are especially popular on the island. The women preserve traditional know-how using natural products.

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The East coast , The fish market in Paje , Tanzania
The fish market in Paje

The fish market is a place of negotiation. Fishermen come here to sell their catch.

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