Season: 23st of December - 3rd of February
Suits: All levels
Age: From 18+ (teenagers and children can accompany adults)
Lapoint Kiters Pack Zanzibar is for kiters who are independent and have their own gear. This kite paradise on the beautiful waters of the Indian Ocean offers steady winds, turquoise flat-water, sandy bottom, and a reef break with perfect waves 1.5 kilometres offshore.
Start the day with a visit to the gym or straight to the exotic breakfast with a variety of fruits, pancakes, omelets and fresh juice. The wind is calmer in the morning, and if the wind’s not strong enough for kiting, we’ll do other activities, such as snorkelling, reef walks, volleyball, strolling in the local village, or simply relax between the palm trees, giving our bodies time to prepare for the kiting ahead. Our kite center is not more than 10 minutes away when you walk along the beach. There will always be fun and social evening activities, such as bonfire, Masaai show, movie nights, drinks at our bar and maybe heading out to the nightlife of Paje.
Our kite spot in Paje is protected by a coral reef 1.5 kilometres out, giving a perfect large flat-water lagoon to practice freestyle as well as waves beyond the reef. The wind is always side onshore so you can always easily get to the outer reef and kitesurf these waves without a guide, which is amazing. However, a good idea is to go together atleast 2-3 persons. The wind blows side onshore at around 12-25 knots, most days between 15-18 knots. This stable and constant wind blows for hours, making you feel confident to practice more tricks than you dreamed you could. The most common used kite sizes are 9-14 meter kites, depending on your weight. At the spot you will find a large beach where it is safe to launch and land your kite, toilets, restaurant/bar, a kite shop with repair facilities, and shaded areas with a great atmosphere and music where you can chill between the sessions.
Optional activities and daytrips
VISA is not included in the price, as it is easiest to handle upon arrival in the airport (takes 5 minutes and costs $ 50) The way it works is filling a form upon arrival and paying the $50 cash or with credit card and then you get the 90 day tourist visa stamp.
You can book your flight all the way to Zanzibar, and you might have to depart one day earlier to arrive on Sunday. Good airlines are Qatar, Emirates, JetAirFly, Condor (Lufthansa), Turkish Airways, KLM, Kenyan Airways and Swiss Airlines. The cheapest option is flying to Dar Es Salaam, a big city on the mainland, and flying or taking a ferry from there to Zanzibar.
The flight from DAR to ZNZ (Zanzibar International Airport) is around 70$ one-way, you can check airlines like: Coastal Air, Zan Air, and Precision Air.
The ferry is around 35$ one-way, and you will need to take a taxi from the airport to the ferry docks. Cost will be about $20 according to how well you can negotiate the fare. They are all fast ferries. Will take about 1 1/2 to 2 hours to get from Dar to Stone Town (the nearest big city from Paje, 45 minutes away).
Arrival- and departure day are Sundays. We organize transfers to and from the airport and from the ferry dock in Stone Town (if you fly to the mainland and take a ferry from there). Transfer is included in the price if you arrive and depart on Sundays. It might be a good idea to depart your home country on Saturday (with for example Turkish Arlines, Kenya Airways or KLM) to arrive Zanzibar early Sunday morning. Let us know your arrival time and flight number.
The facilities at the camp are open to you, and everything is included in the price! A Balboa style gym, bikes, a private beach, volleyball field, games and videos, shaded areas, hammocks, Wifi. Breakfast and dinner is included in the camp price, and we will eat together in our restaurant, which is known to be one of the best eating places in the area.
There are five cozy and spacious double rooms in the hotel. All of them have AC, fans, mosquito nets and bathrooms.
Sharing room is a great way to get to know new fun people. We have two 4-bedroom dorm and one 6-bedroom dorm with AC and fans, mosquito nets and bathrooms. We also offer modern Zanzibarian inspired bungalows at the school area next door, consisting of 4 beds with bathrooms, electricity, mosquito nets and fans (no air condition).
Breakfast and dinner are included in the camp week. The meals served at the camp is prepared by our very experienced and competent kitchen, who cooks a combination of traditional Swahili cuisine and European recipes, developed throughout many years of collaborative work with Danish interns from health and nutrition studies. Breakfast usually consist of a variety of fruits, pancakes, omelettes and fresh juice. Dinner will be either Swahili or European dishes, served with different salads, spices from Zanzibar and sauces.
When you want to take a break from kite surfing, but feel too restless to be relaxing at our private beach, Zanzibar offers many adventurous, cultural, active and scenic activities. At the kite camp, two of our favourite activities is included in the price, but there are many other exciting experiences that Zanzibar has to offer.
Sheets, towels and usage of the camp facilities are included. Remember towels for beach, sunblock, sunhat, sunglasses (also for kiting) and a hoodie for the evenings. The water is warm, around 26 Celsius, but you should bring a long sleeved rash to protect your skin from the sun. The currency is Tshilling and 2200 Tsh is around 1 US $. The ATM’s are only in Stonetown, 1 hours from the camp, so be prepared!
Zanzibar Adventure School. Paje, Zanzibar, Tanzania. P.O BOX 915
Depending on your level, we will teach you the following:
Learn how to get up on the board.
How to continue kiting without ending up at the bottom of the beach each time.
Do you know how to do a self-rescue? Are your launching and landing skills good enough?
How to behave in the water, how to handle the crowd and how to pass other kiters in the water.
The coach will see these things you need to improve on and tell you what to do different in order to take your kiting to the next level.
Your first jumps and rotations.
If you are ready for it…!