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The Best Coworking Spaces in Zanzibar for Digital Nomads

Zanzibar is quickly becoming one of the most popular beach spots for digital nomads in East Africa. With its sun-kissed beaches, friendly locals, bustling markets, and vibrant culture, Zanzibar is an ideal place to work remotely while exploring a new corner of the world. 

But the island is also notorious amongst many digital nomads for its slow internet and unreliable power. While I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the internet when I spent 2 months on Zanzibar, the island’s coworking spaces were the best place to get a reliable connection, comfortable seating, and everything you need to be productive.

So, we asked our Africa digital nomad community for their top coworking spaces in Zanzibar, from Stone Town to the various beaches. This quick list is the result. Use it as your guide, and you’ll (probably) never have to worry about bad internet.

Read more >>> Zanzibar Digital Nomad Guide

Stone Town

The Train’s House

The Train’s House is situated in a historic building on the 3rd floor, right in the heart of Darajani – one of the most vibrant places in Stone Town. 

The space is well-equipped with a backup generator, aircon, printing, reception, on-site restaurant, gym, and Airbnb apartments. There’s also a market just outside the door, and many fantastic local Zanzibari restaurants close by.

The dedicated support team will intervene the moment there’s a cut in power or Wi-Fi, so you don’t have to worry about going offline. 

The Train’s House is the most popular coworking space in Stone Town for visiting digital nomads, so you shouldn’t have an issue connecting with fellow travelers and planning activities together. There’s also a private meeting room in case you’re hosting workshops or bringing the whole team together for an off-site on Zanzibar. 

For more information: 

  • Open 8 am to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday 
  • Address: 3rd Floor, The Train’s House Building, Darajani 
  • Website: thetrainhousezanzibar.co.tz
  • Instagram: @thetrainhousezanzibar
  • Facebook: The Train’s House Zanzibar
  • Twitter: @thetrainhouse
  • Phone number: +255 776 655 655 or +255 756 760 624

Tarawanda House

Tarawanda House, located on the rooftop floor of the historical Hifadhi Building in Kiponda, is a combination of the Tarawanda Box coworking space and Tarawanda Creative Living coliving space. 

Step into Tarawanda Box, and you’ll be greeted by a modern interior with local accents, creating a warm and inviting “living room” atmosphere. The space is thoughtfully divided into two sections. The main work area features a range of seating options and large marble tables for collaborative projects. Additionally, there’s an outdoor terrace where you can take a break and soak in the beauty of Stone Town.

Tarawanda Box goes beyond being just a coworking space. They also host a variety of events, including networking events and lectures that are open to all. It’s a community that aims to foster impact and make a difference.

The coliving space offers 7 rooms for short and long-term rental from $34 per night. Each room has an individual design, vintage pieces, and character that embrace the rich history of Stone Town and Zanzibar. 

The traditional Zanzibari courtyard provides a peaceful and inspiring atmosphere. It’s a nomad residence for musicians, artists, photographers, scientists, and more to explore their creativity and discover meaningful dialogue. Whether you’re looking to attend a festival, work on an environmental project, or just relax, Tarawanda has something for you. 

For more information:

  • Open from 9 am to 5 pm from Monday to Sunday. 
  • Address: 525 Baghani St,  Vuga, Stone Town
  • Website: https://tarawanda.com/
  • Instagram: @tarawandahouse
  • Facebook: Tarawanda
  • Phone number: +255673590693
  • WhatsApp Number +447368622466

Lagom Coliving Space

Lagom Coliving Space is a luxurious and spacious co-working space on Shangani Street, a vibrant location with easy access to local amenities, dining options, and cultural experiences.

The coworking space (open to anyone) is the perfect blend of comfort and productivity. With its avant-garde design and modern amenities, it provides an ideal environment for work. The abundance of natural light, along with the comfortable furnishings, creates a pleasant atmosphere, while reliable Wi-Fi ensures you stay connected and focused on your tasks.

They also offer breakfast and a variety of hot and cold beverages, ensuring you stay refreshed and energized throughout the day.

If you’re looking for accommodations, Lagom offers four coliving rooms for rent at $80 per night. These rooms provide a luxurious and comfortable retreat after a long work day.

There’s also a well-equipped kitchen with all the necessary appliances, including a stovetop, microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher. There is plenty of storage space available, allowing you to cook your meals and enjoy the convenience of a home away from home. 

For more information:

  • The coworking space is open 9 am to 5 pm daily
  • Address/Location: Shangani St, Stone Town, next to ABSA Bank ATM
  • Website: https://tarawanda.com/
  • Instagram: @tarawandahouse
  • Facebook: Tarawanda
  • Phone number: +255673590693
  • WhatsApp Number +447368622466

Kokaya Space

​​Kokaya Space, located in the historical Hifadhi Building, is a one-of-a-kind workspace that embraces the traditions and heritage of Zanzibar. With its unique architecture and cultural significance, it’s a popular destination for both local and visiting digital nomads.

The space is equipped with all the essentials, including desks, chairs, and reliable Wi-Fi, ensuring you can stay connected and productive while working remotely from Zanzibar.

Additionally, there is a delightful courtyard cafe where you can enjoy coffee, tea, and snacks. Kokaya also hosts various events such as book launches, community conversations, and traditional Taarab music concerts, adding vibrancy and cultural richness to the experience.

Kokaya Space embraces a modest setting and minimalistic approach, creating a comfortable and productive atmosphere for its members. It’s an inspiring place where startups, freelancers, and remote workers can thrive.

For more information: 

  • Monday to Sunday between 9 am and 6 pmAddress/Location: Hifadhi Zanzibar, Mizingani Road, Stone Town 
  • Instagram: @kokayaspace
  • Facebook: Kokaya Zanzibar
  • Phone number: +255 620369785

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Migoz Pro Hub

Migoz Pro Hub, located in the expat area of Magomeni a short drive from Stone Town, is a modern coworking and office space focused on local corporate clients and small businesses. 

Whether you need a shared desk, a private office, meeting rooms, or lounge areas for events, Migoz Pro Hub has you covered. Alongside your productive work environment, you can also enjoy a comfortable lounge area and a barista coffee counter serving a range of beverages and snacks.

The dedicated and friendly staff at Migoz Pro Hub are always ready to assist you with any requirements you may have. Plus, on the ground floor of the building, you’ll find Town Supermarket, which offers the widest variety of international products in Zanzibar (although it’s very expensive). 

For more information: 

  • Open from 8 am to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday
  • Address: 2nd Floor, Migoz Plaza, Nyerere Road (Airport Road)
  • Website and socials: coming soon
  • Phone number: +255 786 670087

Paje

The Nest Coworking Place

Located within the stunning Nest Boutique Resort in Paje, The Nest Coworking Place offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to work while refreshing, relaxing, and recharging right on the beach. Open 24/7, it embodies sustainability and allows you to immerse yourself in nature’s beauty.

Designed with natural materials that harmonize with the environment, every space at The Nest merges seamlessly with its surroundings. The resort is not just a place to stay but a part of the local community, actively supporting and collaborating with local businesses to sustain the local economy.

Experience eco-friendly coworking at its finest, with several locations available throughout the hotel. Choose to work with your toes in the sand on the beach, enjoy cocktails by the pool, or find solace in the shade of their fully vegetarian restaurant. Indulge in their extensive international fusion cuisine while relishing one of the fastest internet connections on the island.

If you require privacy, The Nest offers a private meeting room and office space that can be booked in advance. 

When you’ve had enough work for the day, The Nest presents a range of exciting activities, including kite rentals and lessons, a yoga studio, horse riding, and a jungle gym. Additionally, they organize workshops and activities like cooking classes, interactive nature walks, and meditation sessions.

For more information: 

  • Address/Location: Paje
  • Website: https://thenest.art/
  • Instagram: @thenestzanzibar
  • Facebook: @TheNestResort
  • Phone number: +255 773 33 1135

Jambiani

Blurum Office Share

Located in Jambiani Plaza, the largest shopping mall on Zanzibar’s East Coast, Blurum Office Share provides a tranquil and cozy workspace for anyone staying in Jambiani. The space welcomes you from 8:30 am to midnight, offering extended working hours to accommodate remote workers in US timezones – or simply night owls.

Step into this comfortable and air-conditioned space equipped with individual working desks and find the perfect environment to focus and be productive. Whether you’re a freelancer, entrepreneur, or remote worker, Blurum Office Share offers a convenient and intimate setting to get your work done.

One of the highlights of Blurum is the Pompetti Restaurant located downstairs, which provides free delivery to this quiet workspace. This means you can enjoy delicious meals without leaving the premises, saving time and effort. 

Additionally, the shopping mall offers convenient amenities such as a supermarket and laundry services, ensuring your needs are met. If you’re looking for a break from work or want to explore the surroundings, just a 10-minute drive away from Blurum is Kuza Cave, a remarkable sightseeing spot on the East Coast. This ancient limestone cave features a crystal-clear healing mineral water pool, offering a unique experience and a chance to rejuvenate.

For more information:

  • Address: 2nd Floor, Jambiani Plaza, Jambiani Road, Jambiani
  • Website: www.blurumstudios.com
  • Instagram @blurumstudios
  • Phone number: +255 777 611 424

What’s Your Favourite Coworking Space in Zanzibar?

Zanzibar’s co-working spaces offer the best opportunity to work remotely on the island without worrying about power cuts and bad internet. 

You can relax knowing you’ll stay online when you need to, and get back to enjoying the island’s distinct culture, breathtaking landscapes, and easygoing vibe.

If we missed a coworking space in Zanzibar that you love, get in touch, and we’ll add it to the list!

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