8 Days Tropical Island Surf Camp in Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Tanzania Surf Camp in a Little Paradise

Join this great surf holiday in the beautiful paradise-like Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean. The package is designed to satisfy all ocean lovers who want to improve their skills in watersports or to just simply have some fun time in the Ocean. The waves are still a hidden secret that is waiting to be discovered. This surf camp does not only give you a chance to surf uncrowded waves in a beautiful setting but also to enjoy the unique charms of Zanzibar.


  • 5 surf trips
  • Transfer to & from the airport
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, English
The maximum participants in the group is 20

Airport transfer included: Abeid Amani Karume International Airport

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During your Surf Camp you will stay at Ebb & Flow Apartments in Paje. The apartment-like rooms are located just 100 meters from the beach and Center. The property has a pool, pool beds, garden & chill out lounge. There are eight rooms in total. All apartments have two stores with downstairs kitchenette (simply equipped) and an upstairs bedroom and bathroom with balcony. All rooms have fans, mosquito nets, hot water showers, kitchenette and lounge. Daily Housekeeping is provided. All rooms have Garden or Pool View.

Aquaholics Zanzibar Surf Camp in Tanzania Program

During this surf camp, Aquaholics Zanzibar will take you out to surfing and show you a great time on the island. Every surf camp package includes a four days surf course for beginners and four guided trips to the waves for more experienced surfers, as well as a great on the spot service.

Every trip includes transfers, boat trip, all gear, guide / lessons, snacks and water. All surf trips are scheduled by Aquaholics Zanzibar depending on available groups and conditions. The trips are scheduled over low tide and time changes every day. Aquaholics Zanzibar takes you out to the nicest breaks and the surf spots that suits your skill level best.

If the waves are gone flat or the wind condition makes it impossible for you to surf, Aquaholics Zanzibar makes a plan for you and organize different activities with the same value. You will have plenty of free time on the island and with the best local knowledge, Aquaholics Zanzibar will give a good advice on other tours to do and the best places around to dine, to have a drink and to meet new people. Aquaholics Zanzibar will make the most of your holiday.

Best season for surfing in Zanzibar is June to October. The swells are more consistent and better spots are working. From December to March we get mainly wind swells. Ground swells and good surf mainly starts to come through in a short period between middle of January and middle of March. For beginners the spots are great throughout the whole season and learning conditions are perfect in Zanzibar.


This retreat will take place in Zanzibar. The reef in Zanzibar is not as gnarly as some other tropical islands surfing spots. It is generally flat and rocky. Many sea urchins can be found in some surf spots (spikey crustaceans). However, Aquaholics Zanzibar's beginner friendly spot is almost urchin free. Dolphins and turtles are seen regularly along the coastline and often join you for a surf session.

Zanzibar is quite chancy for waves, so the knowledge of where to go is an essential. The swell, wind direction, tides, and moon faze are vital in getting any form of decent wave to surf. Some different sections on the reef break with different conditions are really worth a boat trip.


Aquaholics Zanzibar has found a beginner friendly surf spot on the reef with smaller waves for beginners and intermediate surfers. This spot is great for learning as you can stand up with only sand, flat rocks, and seagrass beneath you. This wave is incredibly beautiful and breaks perfectly to get your first open face wave riding under the belt.


Jams is the inside section of a bigger break called Doughnuts and works especially well on the easterly swell. This spot is still a beginner to intermediate wave but offers a great wedgy take off into a soft open face shoulder with about a 30-meter ride. Generally, intermediate surfers enjoy Jams because it tends to be a bit rockier and has more current. On small days, surf lessons take place here.

Dongwe Doughnuts

Dongwe Doughnuts is the outside section of Jams and Tamarins, where bigger sets break for more advanced surfers. This wave walls up, races down the reef, and offers great technical surfing with more power than other spots along the reef.


Vacanze is a spot in Dongwe south of the pass near Dongwe Doughnuts. This section of the reef picks up bigger swell and breaks over shallower banks. The bottom is flat and urchin free. On a right day, this spot can handle over head waves with great surfing potential. If the swell drops below a meter, Aquaholics Zanzibar can always find a surfable wave for beginners here.


Shenanigens is Aquaholics Zanzibar's newest discovery. It is a fun right-hand wave that is ideal for beginners on small days and offers lots of fun for more experienced surfers. You can still have a playful session even on a windy day.


J-Box is the longest wave that has been found so far and it can be found on the outer reefs of Jambiani. This spot handles bigger swells but only works on the lowest tides. In June - October season, especially around July, this wave starts to work.

South Pass

South pass is a wave that breaks over an extremely shallow reef and causes a slabby bowl-like effect on the take-off section. It then softens onto a mellow section before rebuilding on the inside reef to a great running section of the wave. The spot is further south of J-Box on the outer reefs.


Daily Breakfast is served at Ocean Restaurant, which is right at the beach a short 100 meters walk from your room. This continental Breakfast is served between eight AM to ten AM. There is an option to ask for early breakfast (on request only), or to get a packed breakfast in case you plan a trip.

Ocean Restaurant also serves Lunch & Dinners and has a vibrant bar with daily Happy Hours.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Kitesurfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Wakeboarding

What's included

  • 4 surf trips
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Airport Pick Up & Drop Off
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transfer to the activities

What's not included

  • Flights and Visa
  • Travel and Health insurance
  • Insurance on rental gear
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

You can arrive at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ). Aquaholics Zanzibar's representative will pick you up at the airport. This service is already included in the price.

Arrival by ferry

You can take a ferry when flying into Dar es Salaam. Aquaholics Zanzibar's representative will pick you up at the harbor. This service is already included in the price.

Airport: Abeid Amani Karume International Airport Airport transfer included: Abeid Amani Karume International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.
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