Zanzibar Island Kiteboarding Holiday
This has become an annual kite trip for Moon Tours we can’t get enough!
Voted # 1 kite beach in the world, Zanzibar is one of the most beautiful & diverse kite locations on the planet, with perfect kiting on your doorstep and consistent trade winds, staying at the best resort on the beach with an incredible array of culture in a bustling trade port with hundreds of years of history, we will explore Stone Town & Paje Beach and surrounding areas.
The colours, sights and sounds of Zanzibar will stay with you forever.
About Zanzibar Island
ABOUT THE KITING IN ZANZIBAR
A TYPICAL WEEK IN ZANZIBAR
DAY 01 – Paje Beach, Zanzibar / Welcome dinner
On arrival into Zanzibar you will be met by your driver, before taking an air conditioned transfer to Paje beach approximately 1 hour away.
Upon arrival to Paje you will meet your host Steph and fellow kiters. Relax, unwind, unpack, put your board together then enjoy some sunshine and cocktails by the pool, take a walk around town or go for your first kite on Zanzibar.
Meet your crew at the Mahali beach bar for sunset, enjoy beach BBQ dinner busting with calamari, prawns, fish, cray fish, chips, salads, pilau rice.
DAY 02 – Paje Beach.
A quick location intro and briefing. Morning kite session, break for your choice of lunch.
For independent kiters; we can organise a downwinder with vehicle transfers, flat water on the inside of the reef or waves outside. Additional extra.
Or simply enjoy the beautiful kiting right on your doorstep in the picturesque flat water lagoons at low tide or fun waves on the reef.
DAY 03 – Paje Beach. Kite & Rock Restaurant
Morning kite, optional lunch or cocktails at the famous rock restaurant. Lunch not included. We would have to say ‘this is a must do’.
View it here: Rock Restaurant, Zanzibar
You may choose to join the group or continue kiting. You may also like to book for a romantic dinner if you are travelling with your partner.
DAY 04 – Paje Beach. Kite / OPTIONAL Island Tours. Spice Farm tour.
Spend the days on and off the water, kiting as much or as little as you like. Daily options including cultural experiences, spice tours, forest hikes will be given.
Immerse yourself in day to day life with a spice farm tour between kite sessions, strolling the miles of white sand beach or lazing around the pool.
DAY 05 – Paje Beach. Kite / OPTIONAL STONE TOWN TOUR
You will find lots of things to do between kite sessions. Beach yoga, massage on the beach, pedicure, lots of different places to eat at, a mix of local and western food – curries, pizza, sushi, sandwiches, salads, fresh seafood its sure to tantalise your taste buds.
OPTIONAL STONE TOWN TOUR
After breakfast transfer to Stone Town for a full day cultural and history experience. Stroll 700 year old streets, explore the breathtaking night market for dinner, enjoy watching local jumpers twisting and turning off the walls into the ocean while fisherman return with their catch.
Take a guided Stone Town tour and get lost in the myriad of narrow streets, visit local markets, Sultans Palace, Slave Trade museum and the cathedral learning about David Livingstone and the Arabian history of Zanzibar.
DAY 06 – Paje Beach. Kite & Jozani Forest tour
Jozani Forest Tour is the only reserved National Park of Zanzibar .Tour Joazni Forest the only safe home of the rare endemic red monkeys you can only see in Zanzibars Jozani forest making it must visit while in Zanzibar.
DAY 07 – Paje Beach. Kite & beach BBQ for dinner
Spend the day kiting, trinket shopping, take a mini down winder 10-15kms. Enjoy a beach bbq dinner with your toes in the sand. The local fisherman put on a great spread. Enjoy the abundant fresh lobster, calamari, prawns, fish, Zanzibar music in the background. Gather around the bonfire on the beach with a cold drink in your hand. Wishing you could stay here for ever.
Twin/double share A/C room
The newest resort located in Paje on the east coast of Zanzibar, Tanzania. Paje is voted as the most beautiful beach on the island with gorgeous views of the Indian Ocean’s tidal changes and cooling winds! It is an ideal getaway for both kite surfers and tourists looking for quality while enjoying a laid-back environment in a tropical paradise.
All the rooms are air-conditioned and feature an en-suite bathroom, a balcony or terrace, a seating area and a safe. The rooms are decorated with a blend of African and Arabian décor. In the bathroom you will find a shower, a toilet and a hairdryer. Every room offers a view over the pool area and even better: the Indian ocean. Lastly, every bed is covered with a mosquito net to keep you safe at night.
Eat & Drink
WALKING TOUR AROUND STONE TOWN
Can be booked directly at the hotel or with Moon Tours prior to arrival.
WALKING TOUR STONE TOWN
A must-do when visiting Zanzibar Island. Half-day guided walking tour around Stone Town, making it easy to immerse yourself in the charm and beauty of the city. Visit the Old Fort – a landmark fortification built in the late 17th century by the Omanis to defend the island from the Portuguese. Learn about the history of the Zanzibari royal family in the Sultan’s Palace or admire the House of Wonders. Visit Freddie Mercury’s childhood house.
Walkthrough the local fish market and shop for herbs and spices.
Best time to do this tour is on arrival/departure day when you are already in Stone Town.
If you are taking a day trip from Paje mid-week, you will need to allow a full day or 3/4 day.
Afternoon Walking Tour
Will allow you to walk around in the coolest time of the day and stay in town for the Forodhani night market.
Seafood lovers rejoice! This nightly, seaside market is a great display of a fisherman’s hard day’s work. With the boats at bay, it’s the barbeques and food vendors anchored along Forodhani Gardens that draw in the nighttime crowds for cheap and cheerful eats.
Sample the best of Swahili and Zanzibari cuisine as local chefs in uniform heat up their outdoor kitchens from sundown until late. Expect to see skewers galore with stacks of freshly caught seafood, chicken and plantain, all neatly presented for an easy sell — and an even more delicious local meal. Save room for some Zanzibar pizza, which isn’t really “pizza” at all, but rather sweet or savoury fillings piled onto a thin crepe and then topped with a second crepe and sealed shut.
What makes this twilight culinary adventure even more magical is the market’s stunning location opposite some of Stone Town’s most famous buildings. Take a break in between bites to marvel at the Arab Fort, Palace Museum and the House of Wonders.
Morning Walking Tour
Leave Paje early and beat the traffic and the heat. Aim to leave Mahali Resort at 6:30am.
After your tour finishes enjoy a nice lunch and come back to Paje for an afternoon kite & dinner.
Can be booked directly at the hotel.
Pick up is arranged from Mahali Resort, take a short 15 min drive to where will be guided on a walking tour through Jozani Forest. This is a hot-spot of biodiversity and stunning scenery the Jozani Forest forest holds the rare Red Colobus Monkeys that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world.
Casual walking shoes. May be muddy in some parts of the track.
Allow 3 hours round trip.
Not included but recommended optional activity. In its unique position in/on the waters of the Indian Ocean, The Rock is a charming, exclusive restaurant that in a very short time has become one of the icons of this exotic island. One of Zanzibar’s most popular and sought-after attractions, The Rock opened in July 2010.
Originally a very basic structure having been used as a local fisherman’s post, The Rock is now leased by a local business from the residents of the village of Michamvi.
Located in front of Michamvi Pingwe beach on the south-east coast of the island, it has sometimes been referred to as the floating restaurant. (Or even a tiny floating hotel! But no, it is only a restaurant!)
Restructured, and decorated in a simple, unfussy local island style, the restaurant specialises in seafood and local tastes.
An open-air terrace, offering that romantic evening under the African stars by night, skies by day, with panoramic sea-scapes is available for pre- and post-meal drinks.
The restaurant is reached off the beach on foot at low tide or by boat at high tide. Guests can if they wish wade out. The boat service is offered with our compliments.
Bookings required The Rock Restaurant
LEARN TO KITEBOARD
If you never tried kitesurfing before you are at the right place to follow our beginner kitesurfing lessons. Kite Centre Zanzibar is located next door to Mahali Resort.
Located in the best spot on Zanzibar, opposite to the big shallow lagoon, perfect for beginners. Let our qualified and professional instructors take you out with the best equipment from Duotone to make your learning curve safe and fast.
Book directly or when you arrive: https://www.kitecentrezanzibar.com/kitesurfing-lessons/
More activities that can be booked from your hotel
- Swim with the Dolphins, this is a morning boat trip
- Rent a scooter or push bike and explore locally
- Spice Farm Tour 1/2 day
- Seaweed farm tour 1 hour
- Visit turtle Conservation project 1/2 day
- Shop local bazaars anytime
- Try lots of different local dishes
- Cooking Class
- Dhow Boat Cruise
- Dive 1/2 day
- Day Spa Treatments anytime
PICTURE PERFECT ZANZIBAR
GETTING TO ZANZIBAR
Zanzibar hosts a small, but International airport making getting there easy from anywhere in the world.
Most will fly though Johannesburg connecting with South African Airways or Mango Air to Zanzibar. You can also fly via Nairobi or Dubai and onto Zanzibar.
SAFARI FROM ZANZIBAR
Zanzibar is great starting destination for any Tanzanian Safari, you can store your kiteboarding equipment in Zanzibar and take light charter flight off the island straight into the Serengetti NP, Tarangire NP or Kilamanjaro Airport.
Tanzania’s currency is the shilling. Notes are issued in denominations of 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 and 10000 shillings. Coins are issued in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 shillings, although the first two are seldom used. The local currency you may need during your stay in Tanzania should be obtained at authorised facilities such as banks and foreign exchange bureaus. US Dollars and British Pounds can also be exchanged at the airport on arrival. It is very difficult to exchange the shilling outside of Tanzania so we recommend that you change only as much as you will need. Major credit cards are accepted at most outlets in Tanzania. At some of our Sanctuary Retreats camps in Tanzania, we accept Visa, MasterCard or Amex, as well as cash.
If you enjoyed your stay with us the guidelines below can be used as a reference. Tipping is a very personal matter and it is not included for staff at our lodges and camps.
GMT + 3 hours.
Tanzania’s official language is Swahili.
PASSPORT & VISA INFORMATION
Travellers should check for visa requirements pertaining to their citizenship, as entry requirements vary between countries. All travellers, however, must be in possession of a passport with at least six months of validity left beyond the intended departure date from Tanzania.
For more information on Tanzania travel please visit http://tanzaniatourism.go.tz/en
TSA Bans Powerless Devices From Flights
According to recent rules issued by the US Transport Security Administration (TSA), passengers travelling from Europe, the Middle East and Africa to the US must be able to turn on their electronic devices to prove they are genuine, “Powerless devices” – cellphones and computers that cannot be turned on will not be permitted on board the aircraft.
This was followed by an announcement by the UK Department for Transport regarding stepping up some aviation security measures. “In line with the US advice, passengers on some routes into and out of the UK may now also be required to show that electronic devices in their hand luggage are powered up or face not being allowed to bring the device onto the aircraft.” According to Reuters, TSA officials singled out smartphones, including the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy, for extra security checks on U.S.-bound flights from Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
OPEN TRAVEL DATES
August 10 – 17, 2020
- 7 Nights $1750 Twin Share
- 7 Nights $2250 Private Room
August 7 – 17, 2020
- 10 Nights $2250 Twin Share
- 10 Nights $3000 Private Room
- Additional Nights $250 Twin Share | $320 Private Room
- We welcome all children
- Children aged 15 and younger are required to share with their parents.
- Child rates apply – please enquire for more details.
ADD ON SAFARI IDEAS
- Climb Mount Kilamajaro
- Luxury Tanzania Safari
- Luxury Botswana Safari
- Gorilla Trek, Uganda
- Adventure seekers, join Steph & Trent with a small group for self drive safari in Bostwana & Zambia.
ADD ON TOUR
You are in the heart of African Safari country, with Kenya & Uganda Gorilla Forest to the North, Mozambique, Zambia & Vctoria Falls, Botswana and Zimbabwe to the South as well as Malawi bordering the country and the magical spice island of Zanzibar just off the coast you have plenty of choices when it comes to expanding your African experience.
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