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Exhilarating Kite Camp Zanzibar with Steph and Trent Moon

Instruction in English
Breakfast & dinner included
Airport transfer included

Step out of your room onto a beautiful sandy beach and go kitesurfing on endless fun waves on the outer reef or straight into a 25-kilometer down winder sticking to your style of riding, flat water, waves, or both! You will spend the days at the best resort on the beach with an incredible array of culture in a bustling trade port with hundreds of years of history. The colors, sights, and sounds of Zanzibar will stay with you forever.

Highlights

  • Kitesurfing sessions
  • Forodhani night market tour
  • Cultural tour around Stone Town
  • Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park tour
  • Full-time beach assistants and group transfers
  • Delicious breakfast each day
  • Group beach barbecue
  • 10 nights' lodging

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10 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer included: Abeid Amani Karume International Airport

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Accommodation

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar - Stone Town

This accommodation boasts a wonderful location in the very heart of Stone Town, making it easy to immerse yourself in the charm and beauty of the city.

Mahali Zanzibar

This place is the newest resort located in Paje on the east coast of Zanzibar, Tanzania.

The twin or double room

All the rooms in Mahali Zanzibar are air-conditioned and feature an en-suite bathroom, balcony or terrace, seating area, and in-safe. The rooms are decorated with a blend of African and Arabian décor. In the bathroom, you will find a shower, toilet, and hairdryer. Every room offers a view over the pool area and even better, the Indian Ocean. Lastly, every bed is covered with a mosquito net to keep you safe at night.

Program

Kiteboarding level

Paje Beach in Zanzibar is good for all levels. Every trip has an IKO instructor available for support and coaching. Moon Tours requests at a very minimum that you have completed your lessons and have your own equipment. There is the advantage of a few kite schools on the beach so getting yourself or your travel partner a one on one private lesson is no problem.

Itinerary

Day 1 and 2: Stone Town

You will meet and greet your crew. Half day walking tour around Stone Town will boast a wonderful location in the very heart of Stone Town, making it easy to immerse yourself in the charm and beauty of the city. Then, you will visit the Old Fort of Zanzibar, a landmark fortification built in late 17th century by the Omanis to defend the island from the Portuguese. There, you will learn about the about the history of the Zanzibari royal family in the Sultan’s Palace or admire the House of Wonders.

By night, you will soak up the sights, sounds, and heady aromas of the lively Forodhani night market where you can sample a variety of local specialties ranging from freshly grilled seafood kebabs and Zanzibar pizzas to sugar cane juices with ginger and gyro. There, you can take a fascinating spice tour or a Swahili cultural tour and explore the winding Stone Town alleys to experience everyday life in the Zanzibari way.

Day 3: Paje Beach

You will check out of the hotel by 10:00 and be transferred to Paje Beach. Then, you will check in and hit the beach for some kite actions.

Day 4: Downwinder

You will enjoy a morning kiting and afternoon guided downwinder with friends at Airbourne Kite Centre, approximately 25 kilometers. There will be flat water on the inside of the reef and waves the whole way.

Day 5: The Rock Restaurant

You will enjoy a morning kite. Optional lunch or cocktails can be held at the famous Rock Restaurant. This is a must do. Please note that lunch will not be included. Then, you may choose to join the group or continue kiting. You may also like to book a romantic dinner if you are traveling with your partner.

Day 6 and 7: Kite and relax

You will spend the days on and off the water, kiting until you cannot kite anymore and trying some new tricks as well as new gear. You will be traveling with 2018 Cabrinha gear. Also, you will enjoy the coaching and tips by Trent and Steph. You will find a lot of things to do between kite sessions such as a beach yoga session, massage on the beach, pedicure, and a lot of different places to eat with a mix of local and Western food. Curries, pizza, sushi, sandwiches, salads, and fresh seafood is sure will tantalize your taste buds.

Day 8: Kite and Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park tour

You will enjoy a half-day kiting in the morning or afternoon followed by Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park tour. The place is the only reserved national park in Zanzibar. It is the only safe home of the rare endemic red monkeys that you can only see in Zanzibar’s Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, making it a must-visit place while in Zanzibar.

Day 9: Kite and party

Today, you will kite all day and party by night. If you are young and can keep up the pace, you will sure be party-hopping at most nights. For you, Moon Tours will choose one or two nights that you want to let loose on the dance floor and save your energy for kiting. Tonight will be the night and you may have to go for a dance in the sand.

Day 10: Kite and beach barbecue for dinner

Today will be the last full day of kiting and you will spend the whole day kiting, trinket shopping, and taking a mini downwinder 10 to 15 kilometers. You may enjoy the last kite family dinner with your toes in the sand. The local fisherman will put on a great spread. You may also enjoy the abundance of fresh seafood lobster, calamari, prawns, fish, Zanzibari music in the background, and gathering around the bonfire on the beach with all your new friends and a cold drink in your hand. Moon Tours wishes you could stay here forever.

Day 11: Paje Beach to the airport

Group transfer will be organized in the morning. You will be advised of this time the night before. You might get to fit in another quick kite or have to start packing to check out.

Note: This is a sample itinerary only. Activities will be based on the wind and tides when you arrive.

Included excursions

  • Cultural tour around Stone Town with a visit to the Old Fort of Zanzibar
  • Forodhani night market tour
  • Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park and spice farm tours

Instructors

Trent Moon
Trent Moon spent his childhood in the footsteps of modern day explorers, parents Ron and Viv Moon. He’s covered nearly every corner of remote outback Australia, worked in Africa as a guide in multiple countries and visited 11 in total. Since 2012, Trent and his soon to be wife, Stephanie, have combined their expertise, contacts, and experience together with their passion of surfing, kite surfing, stand up paddle boarding, scuba diving, 4 × 4 off-roading, camping, yacht charters, and African wildlife safari to bring you truly unique adventure travel experiences.
Stephanie Neil
Since 2012, Stephanie and Trent have combined their expertise, contacts, and experience together with their passion of surfing, kite surfing, stand up paddle boarding, scuba diving, 4×4 off-roading, camping, yacht charters, and African wildlife safari to bring you truly unique adventure travel experiences.

Location

Tanzania

Tanzania sits above Mozambique and below Kenya on the east coast of Africa, close to the Equator. Here, the Great Rift Valley splits the country down the middle, giving rise to active volcanoes and the worlds largest unbroken, unflooded caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater. To the west, there lies the vast savannah and great plains of the Serengeti stretching northward into Kenya and what is known as the Masai Mara.

Zanzibar

Voted as the number one kite beach in the world, Zanzibar is one of the most beautiful and diverse kite locations on the planet with perfect kiting on your doorstep and consistent trade winds. Located 25 kilometers off the Tanzanian coast in the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar Archipelago was once the main trading hub of anything valuable going between the African continent and Europe. Traders took advantage of the strong reliable trade winds that for half of the year blow from the north known as Kaskazi and Kusi from the south. Gold, silver, most famously spices, and slaves transported from Africa to Europe and the America.

In the mid-1800s, the Englishman along with Germans set out to abolish the slave trade. On the morning of August 27, 1896, the British Royal Navy led an assault on the Arabian occupiers of Zanzibar and the Sultan Khalid bin Barghash ending in ceasefire after 38 minutes and it was the shortest war in history. A diverse mix of cultures has been derived through the centuries from traditional African, Portuguese, Arabian, European, and Englishman which has left behind a wonderful mix of architecture, religious backgrounds, colors, and flavors. Zanzibar is a wonderful place to experience.

Paje Beach

Paje Beach is the most famous beach. Here on a mid to low tide, you can walk right to the outer reef and for miles up and down the beach. Inside the reef is all pristine white sand that gives these waters the unique turquoise color. On the reef from mid to high tide, Indian Ocean swells meet to form super fun waves. Down winders run for miles and you can choose flat water, waves, or both, right from your doorstep.

When the tide is out, the beach is huge with a few kite schools, restaurants, and bars on the beach. It’s the perfect place to hang out. All levels are welcome from flat-out beginner to pro and waves junkies. Moreover, Paje is voted as the most beautiful beach on the island with gorgeous views of the Indian Ocean’s tidal changes and cooling winds. It is an ideal getaway for both kite surfers and tourists looking for quality while enjoying a laid-back environment in a tropical paradise.

Food

You will be served daily breakfast and one group barbecue dinner. A continental breakfast will be served at the restaurant every morning. The breakfast will include fresh fruits, juice, coffee, tea, bread, and pancakes. Meanwhile, for lunch and dinner, Paje Beach boasts a great variety of food to tantalize your taste buds. There are many restaurant options in walking distance in the surrounding area with a mix of local Swahili dishes and western foods.

Moon Tours has excluded most meals because there are a plethora of places close by to experience from the local Forodhani night market, fresh seafood restaurants, curries, Zanzibar pizzas, rooftop bars, fine dining, beach dining, sushi, fresh seafood, local curries, beach barbecues, salads, pizzas, burger bars, and more.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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)

  • Dive or learn to dive with PADI dive school
  • Enjoy beach shopping
  • Explore the miles of beaches
  • Freddy Mercury’s home visit in Stone Town
  • Have a massage
  • Island tour by bike
  • Lay by the pool with a pina colada and a book
  • Learn to kiteboard (for non-kiters)
  • Moon Tours' small group safari
  • Rock Restaurant visit
  • Going to Stone Down for a day for shopping
  • Snorkel with the dolphins
  • Turtle sanctuary visit
  • Victoria Falls visit
  • Visit the beauty salon for pedicure or manicure
  • Yoga classes

What's included

  • Kitesurfing sessions on Paje Beach
  • Cultural tour around Stone Town
  • Forodhani night market tour
  • Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park and spice farm tours
  • Full-time beach assistants to help pump, launch / land, and look after your gear on the beach
  • Group transfers (Airport - Stone town - Paje - Airport)
  • Group beach barbecue
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • Use of Wi-Fi

What's not included

  • Optional activities
  • Kitesurfing equipment
  • Airfares
  • Extra meals
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas (to be done prior to arrival)
  • Tip and gratuities

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ).

Flying through either Mauritius or Johannesburg has its advantages, for example, you could stop over in Mauritius and enjoy world-class waves or fly through Johannesburg if you want to get the full African experience.

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

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 90 days before arrival.
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Arrival: Saturday August 17, 2019
Departure: Tuesday August 27, 2019

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