We design and manage eco-systems that work best for both the people and the environment.

Find out what we already have accomplished

Growing together – get some impressions of our projects in different working statuses.

We aim to design and manage landscapes and ecosystems in a way which works best for both the inhabitants and the environment.

Urban Development

Fumba Town the future of urban living

Climate change adaptation & ecosystem services for new residential development in Zanzibar. The global urbanization trend shows human societies increasingly moving to urban areas. Therefore, increasing the resilience of urban areas, as the ability of towns and cities to withstand future shocks, should be paramount in the future.

Nyamanzi, Zanzibar
2014 — Ongoing

Hospitality Development

Kizikula Boutique Hotel implementing a brimming greenery for a childhood dream project.

Kizikula is a thoughtful design family-owned and run boutique hotel on the quiet southern coast of Zanzibar. It is designed to feel like a communal home with ample spaces to meet your neighbors and just enough privacy to be inspired by the surrounding sensual nature.

Kizimkazi, Zanzibar
2016 — 2021

Hospitality Development

Aqua Beach Lodge a role model project for the responsible travelers of the future.

Aqua Beach Resort & Spa is a 5 Star luxury resort with 20 Deluxe Rooms and 4 Beachfront Villas. The Aqua team produces their own drinking water, they are plastic-free, they grow spices and herbs in their own kitchen garden and buy food from the farmers and fishermen nearby.

Pwani Mchangani, Zanzibar
2016 — 2020

Hospitality Development

The Soul developing a tropical jungle feel at Zanzibars East Coast.

The Soul is a fully serviced, residential-leisure facility situated in the midst of Zanzibar’s beautiful and exotic East Coast. Surrounded by lush greenery and soft ocean breezes, its goal is to provide ultimate relaxation for the modern globe-trotter, island hopper or seekers of paradise.

Paje, Zanzibar
2015 — Ongoing

Hospitality Development

From Dumping ground to Earth basket designing the earth basket farm to table concept for one of Zanzibar's leading luxury resorts.

Stability and resilience of this project depend on the notion that everything is connected to everything else, every function is supported by many elements and every element should serve many functions.

Kizimkazi, Zanzibar
2021 — Ongoing

Community Development

Meya Magomeni Permaculture Community Garden turning a struggling neighborhood into a flourishing community.

If cities change, so does the world.

Magomeni, Zanzibar
2021 — Ongoing


The House that collects Water building a sustainable home in Fumba Town.

This is the story of constructing an off grid sustainable home in rural Zanzibar. Building without cement, the house is made of lime, local stone and wood. It includes a biodigester to handle wastes from the kitchen and the garden as well as sewage. This will provide cooking gas for the kitchen. The house will be solar-powered.

Nyamanzi, Zanzibar
2021 — Ongoing


Composting Implementation at Melia Hotel enriches soil, helping retain moisture & suppress plant diseases and pests

The Team of PDC has been invited to train the staff at Melia Hotel in composting techniques. All organic waste will be turned into one of the most valuable resources: fertile soil & natural fertilizer (compost), which is used to nourish the hotel's landscape and help to grow healthy food in their farm to table greenhouse.

Kiwengwa, Zanzibar
2021 — 2021


Spice Island Resort Paje reshaping and maintaining the laid-back hotel grounds.

Our in-house PDC team maintains the pool, beach area, waste management area as well as keeping some farm animals.

Paje, Zanzibar
2014 — Ongoing

Hospitality Development

Jambiani Villas creating & maintaining a lush tropical landscape.

The Jambiani Villas are located on the pristine southeast coast of Zanzibar, the long white sandy beach in the fishing village of Jambiani. It is a village rooted in the local tradition with a picturesque lush environment.

Jambiani, Zanzibar
2019 — Ongoing


The Nest in Paje a hang out for digital nomads and fitness enthusiasts.

Designing the landscaping masterplan & shaping structures in place.

Paje, Zanzibar
2020 — 2021

Future projects

Ville Verte - Lac Rose Abilene Vert a sustainable oasis on the shores of the Senegalese Coast

The Permaculture Design Company adheres to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of 2015 and uses the principles and ethics of Permaculture in approaching the landscape design for the new satellite city of Ville Verte in Dakar, Senegal by Casa Orascom.

Dakar, Senegal
2020 — Ongoing

Corporate Social Responsibility

Fursa Kijani Youth Empowerment a milestone project generating formal employment & income opportunities for Zanzibari youth in permaculture.

The project was launched in 2016 to generate opportunities in particular through green jobs by building capacity and practical knowledge as well as connecting project beneficiaries to real work experiences.

2015 — 2018

Corporate Social Responsibility

Practical Permaculture Institute Zanzibar (PPIZ) traditional building techniques combined with a ready to learn environment.

PPIZ is teaching Permaculture skills to local farmers and primary school teachers to empower them to sustainable livelihoods and a life in tune with nature, and carrying their knowledge into communities. Creating abundance, regenerating the land and water. PDC supported the establishment of PPIZ to empower local farmers and youth to be able to deal with climate change.

2016 — 2017

Get in contact

Contact & Location

Permaculture Design Company info@permaculturedesign.africa
+255 757 334 156

We are located in Fumba, Nyamanzi!

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P.O. Box 3564

Zanzibar Urban West