Mbuyuni Beach Village

2 out of 5 stars2 Stars

398 Jambiani Village, East Coast of Zanzibar, Jambiani, Tanzania
Mbuyuni Beach Village
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87%

Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
30%
32
Very Good
47%
50
Average
10%
11
Poor
2%
3
Terrible
8%
9

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 22% more than similarly rated 2 star hotels

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  • Families91
  • Couples87
  • Solo91
  • Business100

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THE BEACH SIDE RESTAURANTTHE BEACH SIDE RESTAURANT

JAMBO!JAMBO!

JAMBO!JAMBO!

Drying seaweed next doorDrying seaweed next door

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mbuyuni beach village

by reneeq8

I plan a trip to Zanzibar in December. Can you perhaps give me any information on Mbuyuni Beach Village.

Being from Africa, we are used to rural and basic ways, but would like to know more about the place and its settings.

Renee

Travel Tips for Jambiani

GREETINGS - A GUIDE

by DAO

Basic Swahili

As you walk down the road, your conversations will go like this:

You will hear (shouted at you) – “Jambo!” (Hello)
You reply – “Jambo!”
”Habari?” (what is the news or how are you?)
”Nzuri” (I am fine)
You usually hear “Karibu” (you are welcome here) sometimes the name of the village is said as well. I often heard “Karibu Jmbiani.”
Always reply “Asante Sana!” (Thank You very much)

Sometimes after you have spoken to someone a little longer or purchased something from them you will be called “Rafiki” which means friend. This is heart felt and you rarely hear it unless you have become friends – in the village.

If the word “Rafiki” is shouted at you as a greeting – they are trying to sell you something, usually in Stone Town.

A Few Basics Words/Phrases:
Yes = Ndiyo
No = Hapana
Okay = Sawa
Maybe = Labda
How are you? = Habari Yako?
Good = Nzuri
Thank you = Asante
Hello = Jambo
I am fine = Sijambo
Please = Tafadhali (the dh is pronounced like a th)
Goodbye = Kwaheri
What is your name? = Jina lako ni nani?
My name is ...= Jina langu ni ...
I don't speak Swahili = Sisemi Kiswahili

Bia = Beer
Bia baridi = Cold beer
Daktari = Doctor
Duka = Shop
Hakuna matata No problem
Karibu welcome

Rafiki Friend

A young person to an older one: "Shikamoo!" (originally it meant "I touch your feet" as a sign of respect) and the greeted answers, "Marahabaa!" (I acknowledge your respect!).

*** Please note that as this is a Muslim Country – never greet a woman in conversation outside. You may respond if they greet you first. ***

A FEW THINGS

by DAO

Shoes that dry quickly and can get completely wet if you want to walk the sea bed during low tide or going for a walk in the rainy season. YOU MUST WEAR SHOES to walk out to the seaweed beds and coral reef edge. Simple flip flops get stuck in the mud. A waterproof poncho is essensial during the heavy rainy season. Bandages Batteries Mosquito repellent (you can buy coils locally). Snack food for between meals except fresh fruit. Only 2 shops sell potato chips! Quite a few places sell fresh fruit cheaply.

THE ONLY WOODEN DOOR IN THE VILLAGE

by DAO

In the middle of the village is a house that has the only traditional Arab wooden door in the area. It is located on the western side of the road. The door looks to be an antique that has been renovated. It was probably moved here from Stone Town, as this is a new house.

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