Jumba la Mtwana

Jumba la Mtwana – which translates to mansion of the slave. Despite the name there is no evidence that has been found so far to suggest that this 13th century Swahili settlement was a slave trade centre. Every year the Rabai people of Jumba hold a cultural festival to celebrate their culture. A small museum commemorating the life of Ludwig Krapf and the Rabai culture can also be found here. Jumba is located on a beautiful stretch of sandy beach, among giant baobab trees and rich foliage a perfect spot for a swim after a morning exploration.