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Have you ever thought about jumping in the air and feeling the freedom that just flying can give you? Kite surfing can offer you this as much as a great workout that benefits body and mind. And what about meeting new people? Kite surfers are sociable souls and they love to hang out with other fellow kite surfers! It's a mindset, it's a life style. Coconuts Kite will show you the basics in these three hours course - you will get the feeling of the push from the kite and you will learn to manage that power by yourself. You will start on the beach and slowly get to piloting the kite in the water. In addition to this, you will have a memorable quad trip!
During this surf camp, you can choose to stay in Palm Inn, Mustapha's Palace, and Hotel Fountaine Garden.
Located in the beach town of Bweeju Palm Inn, an accommodation equipped with bar, free parking, internet access, lounge, restaurant, and a swimming pool.
Mustapha's is not about hot water and television, it is not about hot tubs and tennis courts, it is about the luxury of nature. If you want to wake up in a coral-walled bungalow, surrounded by vibrant bougainvillea and fragrant frangipani, and walk down to the breathtaking turquoise ocean and soft white sands of Bwejuu beach, then come to Mustapha's. The rooms, restaurant, and bar are funky, comfortable, and original and there’s always a good mix of travellers from all the countries of the world and locals who enjoy the relaxed ambience of Mustapha's. If you like to meet new people, exchange ideas, and experience the real Zanzibar, this is the place for you.
Dreamt up by Mustapha almost a decade ago, and brought into reality by him and his close friend Culture, now managing the place, this is one of the most long-standing hotels in the area. It is also one of the few that is both locally owned and managed. Popular with everyone who likes a rustic local vibe - backpackers, families, honeymooners, and older travellers - the only rule is that you must relax, karibu! This property is 1 minute walk from the beach.
Fontaine Garden Village is a family place to stay in a beach area, 36 kilometers away from Kichwele Forest Reserve. The city center is 10 minutes' walk from the property. Fontaine Garden Village provides 12 guestrooms appointed with free Wi-Fi, a minibar, LCD TV, a safe, and a dining area for a pleasant stay in Bwejuu and offers shared bathrooms with a shower, a bidet and bath sheets. The restaurant serves international dishes. Fontaine Garden Village can be reached in 40 minutes by car from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ). Comforts like free self-parking and a safe deposit box are provided on site. Fontaine Garden Village offers such leisure options as a swimming pool and barbeque grills. This property is 5 minutes walk from the beach.
Coconuts Kite will pick you up from the airport or the ferry when you arrive in Zanzibar, or from the location where you started your holiday. Then you will be taken to your accommodation and will be briefed on the course and the other activities of the package. The day after you will start your activities always based on the weather conditions.
Coconuts Kite will take care of the transportation from your hotel to the location where the instruction will take place. Coconuts Kite welcomes groups and families. It's a lot of fun to learn kitesurfing with your dear ones! The instructors have a lot of experience and will be able to make you fall in love with this beautiful sport and this beautiful island!
The trainer kite is a small but powerful kite which will start giving you a hint of the pull you can get from a bigger kite. During the first 1.5 - 2 hours, you will learn to pilot it on the beach, including launching and landing and the clock system. All the piloting will later be repeated with the bigger kite, but in the water!
The next step in learning how to kitesurf is based on the piloting of the sail in the water. You will have full gear - the kite which you would use to ride, bar and harness. Just the board is still missing, because first, you need to gain full confidence in controlling the kite, including holding it with one hand only to be able to grab the board and wear it with the other hand!
Once you have gained the desired confidence in piloting the kite, you will do one of the most fun activities of the entire course: body dragging! Body dragging, as the word itself says, is a technique of piloting the kite which allows you to be physically dragged by it. Body dragging will be practiced both downwind and upwind and it is a safety maneuver which you will use to go back to shore if you lose the board as well as to go look for the board itself. If you are familiar with sailing, you will pretty much apply the same techniques you use in the man overboard exercise, reaching out to the point (the man overboard for a boat or the board when kitesurfing) in sequential steps.
You will visit a real local village which tourists rarely have a chance to see, so as to get a taste of what local life truly is. You will drive through the forest and enjoy exciting off-road tracks before heading to a beautiful beach where you will take a break close to the mangroves and enjoy a drink at the bar if you wish.
IKO Level 1
Emanuel, nicknamed Zabron Kite, is the main instructor and is originally from Tanga, mainland Tanzania. Emanuel has over 7 years experience kite surfing and has been teaching students from all over the world both in Tanzania and in South Africa. He has experience with light and strong winds as well as with waves and both shallow and deep water and can guarantee an amazing learning experience for all students. Advanced students can benefit from some coaching for tricks and jumps. Emanuel is IKO certified.
The surf camp will take place in Zanzibar, Tanzania and the lesson will take place between Bwejuu and Paje, on the South East coast of Zanzibar. It is a great location, perfect for beginners: huge lagoon and shallow water.
You will be served breakfast every morning. The hotel offers a good choice of local and international food, and in the vicinity, there are other restaurants should you want to try something different. Just ask for recommendations! On request, Coconuts Kite can also organize a seafood barbecue which will make you never want to leave this place!
Being an island, you can imagine that seafood is the most common food available here. You can find tuna, lobsters, king prawns, octopus, calamari, all coming from just outside your doorsteps. Meat is also readily available and so is chicken. Pork and its derivates can only be found in certain foreign resorts as Zanzibar is a Muslim community. Cheese is not locally produced and it’s hard to find, and expensive of course. In Stone Town, it is virtually possible to buy anything you want, but you have to pay for them. Import taxes are very high, especially when it comes to spirits.
Coconuts Kite offers (for an additional price) excursions to the most beautiful corners of the island, such as spice tour, Stone Town, Jozani forest, Safari Blue, sunset mangroves cruise, etc. Zanzibar also has a lot of activities to choose from. Coconuts Kite will brief you on what is organized for you once you arrive on location. And you are welcome to get in touch with them upfront so that everything is ready even before your arrival! Coconuts Kite can also organize massages as well as hair braiding on request.
Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
Please book your flight to arrive at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport.
A second option to reach Zanzibar is by the Azam ferry (we don't recommend any of the other options available as there have been accidents and they are not considered safe). The ferry departs from Dar es Salaam port and reaches Stone Town.
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