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Kitesurfing in Zanzibar

Experience the joy of kiteboarding and kitesurfing in Paje


Zanzibar's Paje is wild and very beautiful. You will find perfect sandy beaches, pure azure waters, and above all, these beaches are not crowded with people. Due to the steady sideshore winds, this island is a favorite place for windsurfing or kiteboarding. You can ride along the flat lagoon and among pristine nature paired with modern equipment and advanced instructors. The best conditions for kitesurfing and kiteboarding in Paje are in the summer (June-August) and in winter (January-February) while moderate breezes are around 14-18 knots.

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Which other locations are suitable for kiteboarding in Zanzibar apart from Paje?

Apart from Paje, other spots in Zanzibar provide suitable conditions for kiteboarding. Nungwi and Kendwa in the north are great for kiteboarding, while Kiwengwa and Dongwe on the east coast offer calm and shallow waters, excellent for beginners. Additionally, you can find kiteboarding spots in Michamvi and Matemwe, and it's best to ask the locals or kiteboarding schools for the best locations to board. Show more

What is the range of prices for renting kiteboarding equipment, and where can one get them in Zanzibar?

Rental costs for kiteboarding equipment in Zanzibar are between $20 and $55 per hour. The final price depends on the equipment's brand, quality, and duration of the rental. Kiteboarding schools located in different parts of the island such as Nungwi, Kiwengwa, and Paje offer rental services, and it's advisable to arrange over email to ensure the preferred equipment is available upon arrival. Show more

What types of accommodation are available on Paje Beach, and what facilities do they offer?

Paje beach in Zanzibar provides several types of accommodation for different budgets, ranging from affordable guesthouses to luxurious resorts. Accommodation options include hotel rooms, beachfront bungalows, villas, and suites. Resorts offer diverse facilities such as restaurants, bars, spas, swimming pools, and organized activities coupled with direct beach access. During peak seasons, accommodation options may be limited, and earlier booking is advisable. Show more

What safety measures do kiteboarders need to follow in Paje?

To ensure maximum safety while kiteboarding in Paje, it is essential to follow some safety procedures. Check the weather and wind conditions before going to the water, never exceed your skill levels, only kiteboard within your ability, and wear appropriate safety gear. Beginners should take lessons from qualified instructors and stay clear from other boarders. Keep a safe distance from the shore, avoid obstacles such as rocks, and shallow waters as much as possible. Show more

Apart from kiteboarding, what other water activities can visitors partake in Zanzibar?

Apart from kiteboarding, visitors can try out several water-based activities in Zanzibar suitable for individuals or groups of all ages. Some of the popular options include scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, fishing, and stand-up paddleboarding. Visitors can also enjoy beach football and volleyball, beach yoga and parties on various beaches. Resorts on the islands offer a range of other activities such as sunset cruises, dolphin excursions, and day trips to alternative parts of Zanzibar. Show more

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