Paje is a small fishing village along the seashore of Zanzibar famous for its long stretch of sandy beaches and the ever present winds. The huge tide makes Paje a top destination for water sports lovers such as scuba divers and kite surfers. Paje beach is a good place for sun-seekers to sunbathe, walk through the white sand and overlook the lush greenery. Known as the paradise for kite surfers, visitors can learn Kitesurfing in Kiteboarding schools in Paje.
There are small shops in the village to buy basic things, souvenirs and local paintings. Football is a popular game played by everyone along Paje Beach in the evenings. You will find both the young and old at the beach ready to play.
Sandy beaches, coconut palms, deep blue sea – Paje ticks all the boxes for a tropical paradise. This seaside village in Zanzibar, Tanzania, is the perfect place to chill out. It has a small population, most of them fishermen. The village does attract visitors who come for kite-surfing and there are several kite-surfing schools in the town. You can also rent scooters, bikes or motorcycles to travel in the area.
Take a flight to Stone Town's Airport then get a taxi to Paje if the hotel booked doesn't offer airport pickup. Alternatively, if you are backpacking to Zanzibar, you can board the Ferry from Dar es Salaam then take a dala dala to Paje.
Other fun things to do include fishing trips, snorkeling and scuba diving, or going on a dolphin safari. The waters around Tanzania are home to an amazing variety of marine life, and it’s possible to wade out the nearby coral reef when the tide is low. Life in Paje centres around the beach, and there are many local bars and restaurants all along the shore. The village is known for its safe and peaceful atmosphere, and a midnight stroll along the beach is must.
Other attractions things to do around Paje include: visiting Jozani Forest and a tour to the historic Stone Town.