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All About Water Sports

Make the most of the ocean playground surrounding Zanzibar with this water-sports-focussed package, ideal for those who want more than to simply lie on the beach.

Spend your days on and under the water, with activities including snorkelling, kayaking, diving, stand-up paddleboarding and kitesurfing, exploring different parts of the island. Wind conditions are best for  kitesurfing from the end of December until mid-March, in line with the Kaskazi trade winds, so this package is available during this kite-surf season.

Aimed at beginners in each water sport, this offers the ideal introduction for active travellers wanting to give these activities a try. If you are a qualified diver or expert kite surfer, we can swap the session for something more appropriate for your level.

3 Nights Zanzibar Island

Nights 1 - 2 Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Arrive in Zanzibar and transfer by road to Matemwe Lodge in the north of the island, around a 1-hour drive from the airport, passing sugar cane plantations and spice farms on the way.

In the afternoon, head to the dive school nearby for your intro pool session on diving where you’ll learn how the scuba equipment works and some of the basics before doing your trial dive tomorrow morning. You’ll be under the experienced supervision of the PADI-qualified instructors at all times, and this two half-day Discover Diving package is a great option for those short on time or unsure if diving is for them before  taking the plunge to do an Open Water course.

The next morning, return to the dive centre where you’ll be taken by boat out to the Mnemba Island reef, which you can see from Matemwe Lodge.  Enjoy a dive with the experienced instructors in the open water and get much closer to the corals and marine life than you can on a snorkelling trip.

Return to the lodge for a late lunch and in the afternoon, enjoy kayaking along the coast, paddling as far as your energy levels allow  and looking in the crystal clear water below for turtles and other marine life as you explore the shoreline.

Night 3 Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

Spend the morning on Paje beach on the southeast coast of Zanzibar,  trying your hand at kitesurfing in a 3-hour introductory lesson with an experienced instructor. The shallow water lagoon between the beach and the distant reef make this a perfect place to try out this exciting sport.

Return to the lodge for lunch, and this afternoon, turn your attention to the underwater world again, enjoying a boat trip to the reef to go snorkelling. Look out for dolphins as you travel out to the reef, they are often seen riding the bow waves!

On your final morning, transferred by private vehicle to the east coast to Chukwani, south of Stone Town, where you will enjoy a sunrise stand-up paddleboarding session — a magical way to start your final day.  Paddle on the still waters, with beautiful views of dhows sailing by, and exploring the mangroves from your SUP board.

Enjoy coffee and a light breakfast on board, returning to the mainland where you will be transferred back to the lodge to freshen up, or to the airport if you are on an onward flight.

What's Included

  • Private road transfers from Zanzibar Airport to Matemwe Lodge return

  • Three nights half board accommodation (lunches and drinks payable locally)

  • 2xhalf day sessions for the Discovery Dive package

  • A private 3 hour introductory kitesurfing lesson

  • Afternoon unguided kayaking

  • Afternoon boat snorkelling trip

  • Sunrise stand-up paddleboarding

  • Private road transfers to/from the kitesurfing and stand-up paddleboarding

  • Conservation charge

  • Medevac cover

Your Tour Details...

  • Lodge

    Matemwe Lodge

    Zanzibar & Coast, Tanzania

Your Tour Accommodation

  • Lodge

    Matemwe Lodge

    Zanzibar & Coast, Tanzania

  • Lodge

    Mnemba Island

    Indian Ocean Islands, Tanzania

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