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8 Days High Quality Kiteboarding Camp in Zanzibar - Pwani Mchangani, Tanzania

Invigorating Surf Camp Tanzania

Swell Kiteschool Zanzibar is inviting you to a surf camp unrivaled by any other. The big advantage in this surf camp is the uncrowded spot with the lagoon directly in front of the base where there is a low tide hip high water. You will not need to wait for the water, and you can have fun from the sunrise until sunset. In this surfing program, you will improve your technique, learn your first jumps in the waves, or if you have already tried those, you can start practicing your first freestyle tricks.

Highlights

  • Daily surf lessons
  • Plenty of time for relaxing, chatting, and having fun
  • Surf course for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level
  • Unlimited access to resort facilities
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Czech, German, Polish, English
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Library
  • Parking lot

You will be provided seven nights of accommodation at the Waikiki Zanzibar Resort. You can choose from economy or luxury accommodation.

At the Waikiki Zanzibar Resort, there is a stocked library where you can walk in any time, get your favorite book, and enjoy your vacation. There is a stocked variety of books and novels over time, so be sure to pass by and read your favorite novel. There are also story books for children.

Waikiki Zanzibar Resort also offers free access to all gaming services. The play station fun never ends even while staying at the resort. Also, there is a playground designed specifically for children.

Deluxe accommodation

The Domino deluxe room is surely the best possible choice in the resort. They are all next to the beach, and it has a breathtaking garden view just few steps away from the ocean. They are furnished with high quality, stylish furniture, always recalling the African ethnic taste.

The furniture has been made by Mynga, one of the best quality wood in Zanzibar, and in each room, local painters have reproduced in colored paintings of the Big Five safari animals. The Domino rooms are the widest in the whole resort, and they are equipped with a king-sized bed, a spacious wardrobe, and a wooden chest and bench.

They have got the widest and more comfortable porches in the Waikiki Hotel. Safari rooms are provided with ceiling fans and air-conditioning. They are composed by four ambiances, bedroom, bathroom, wardrobe, and porch.

Economy accommodation

The Ethnic economy room is the best solution for easy going travelers, those who like traveling around the world, and those who are well aware that the secret of a nice vacation does not rely in the facilities and comforts of the room since there is always so much to see and to explore around.

It is always a wonderful solution to have an all garden view and be just few steps away from the ocean. The furniture is typically ethnic African, both in the poster bed equipped with a mosquito net and in the pieces of furniture made by wood and rope. African paintings made by local painters decorate the walls with images of the safari Big Five, and there are wide wooden shelves to keep the luggage on. %Bathrooms are spacious and equipped with shower, hot water, basin, mirror, and a large shelf to keep toiletries. Ethnic rooms are provided with ceiling fans and extra fans for the hottest periods (that is January and February). They are not that big (this is the reason why the bed is a bit taller to keep all your luggage), but there are three separate ambiances: the bedroom, the bathroom and the porch.

Not so much surprisingly, Ethnic rooms are one of the hits just because, even though they are the cheapest, they share all the facilities of a wonderful structure.

Swell Kite School Tanzania Surf Camp Program

On the first day of the program, you will be met at the base, located directly on the place where you will be accommodated at the Waikiki Zanzibar Resort. The plan for the next days is to divide the nine-hour course for three days, consisting of three levels, Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3.

However, it would always depend on the conditions and how Swell Kiteschool Zanzibar will arrange with the students, so first of all, you will meet and arrange the program. The beginning of the course is always during low tide conditions.

Swell Kiteschool Zanzibar often do high quality private lessons or, if required, semi-private lessons for a maximum of two persons. Swell Kiteschool Zanzibar has internationally qualified instructors, and they are teaching on the newest equipment from CrazyFly Kiteboarding brand.

The training programs are based on the International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) standards, and they have more than 10 years of experience in teaching kiteboarding. Lessons will be run only in suitable conditions. The duration of each level is individual. If the student is able to perform the given steps according to the instructor’s requirements, then they will proceed further and vice versa.

Kiteboarding course

The kiteboarding course is divided into several levels and runs the according to the International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) standards. Usually, the program starts in the morning, and you will learn until the evening for the seven days of the week. It depends on the current conditions, the tide, outflow, wind, and deal with clients.

An introduction to kiteboarding (Level 1) can be tested regardless of whether you want to continue. You will learn about kiteboarding, try to control the practice and the common techniques. Based on this, you will decide whether this sport has taken you so much to attend the whole course and have enjoyed a wonderful driving experience.

Swell Kiteschool Zanzibar will approach each student individually according to their speed and ability to learn the steps. Security is one of the most Important parameters to enjoy kiting to the fullest.

If you already have some experience, but want to move your progress further, you must go for the advanced lessons. If you cannot get enough of the wind, change direction without sitting in the water and stopping, maneuver the kite properly with weaker in the wind, you should definite try the advanced lessons.

Also, if you liked riding the waves of the position of the viewer, you can move to the position of wave rider. Riding waves are such a college kite surfing, so the lessons with an instructor will undoubtedly be much more efficient and enjoyable.

In the event that there is an unsuitable weather conditions, you will shift the course of the next day. Lessons are held under the guidance of a professional instructor who, as much as possible, will care for your safety and satisfaction. The most important thing is for you to enjoy.

During the course, you will be lent full equipment, as well as a Lycra shirt, harness, helmet, and vest. Instruction will take place with the latest amenities of Slovakian brand CrazyFly Kiteboarding, which is known as one of the best producers of kiteboarding equipment.

In addition, the whole production of the company is based in the Slovakia Republic, where every piece of honesty comes under the supervision of the people for whom kiting is the same passion.

Level 1

  • Usually three hours
  • First control with the trainer kite
  • Theory lesson
  • Steering inflatable kite in shallow water
  • Familiarity with the local environment and conditions for kiteboarding
  • The basic theory of the wind window
  • Orbital training control
  • A description of the inflatable kite
  • Security systems
  • International kiteboarding rules and signals
  • Off and landing kite
  • Steering the kite in the wind window edge
  • Landing and launching the kite as a pilot
  • Restarting the kite from the water
  • Steering the kite while walking
  • Packaging kite

Level 2

  • Teaching usually takes three hours
  • Control the kite in the water
  • Body dragging techniques
  • Rising with body upwind
  • Body dragging with the board
  • Body drag with kite in the wind window edge in both directions
  • Body drag with kite moving up and down
  • Body drag downwind
  • Body drag upwind
  • Drag points with kiteboard
  • Start training maneuver without board
  • Deployment boards on their feet

Level 3

  • Teaching usually takes three hours
  • Water start theory on the beach
  • Practicing in the water
  • Keeping constant power
  • Riding both directions
  • Rising upwind
  • Turning
  • The real start on board
  • Maintain constant tension while driving
  • Controlled stop
  • Change direction without slump to water

Location

This surf camp will be held at the Waikiki Zanzibar Resort, located in the Pwani Mchangani beach in Zanzibar,Tanzania. The name of the place is actually “Pwani Mchangani” which, in Swahili (the local language), means beautiful beach. It is on the east coast so you can see the sunrise and the sunset on the back and the resort is a real paradise. The beach is perfect for couples.

Zanzibar is often called the “spice island,” but there are other things that this pearl of the Indian Ocean can offer. The island is full of tropical trees like coconut trees, and it has a lot of fields where local farmers grow rice, as well as endless beaches with white sand and clear water.

Features

Activities

  • Diving
  • Kitesurfing
  • Massage
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Swimming
  • Windsurfing

General

  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Café
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Tour assistance

Food

The program includes daily breakfast, but it is possible to pay half-board (with dinner) for an additional 15 USD per person per day, or full-board (with lunch and dinner) for an additional 25 USD per person per day. It is possible to pay for it upon arrival at the Waikiki Zanzibar Resort.

You do not need to be afraid to eat on the street, but always try to select a vendor and clean-looking stand. The food is fine, spicy, unusual tasting, but in most cases, fresh. You can eat cheaply in the villages that offer simple dining places. There are rice with fish, beef, octopus, soup, Zanzibar pizza, grilled seafood, and fresh fruits.

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)

Blue safari

You can have a day trip by boat, where you can visit small islands with romantic beaches and enjoy the great gifts of the Indian Ocean.

Dolphin tour

To the south of the island is a place where you can swim and go snorkeling with flocks of dolphins.

Diving

Waikiki has a diving center as it is part of the one ocean group. You will be driven to the Padi club in Matemwe and will have the chance to discover the ocean floor.

Jozani Forest

You can take a walk in the jungle forest and meet with the endemic red-colombus monkeys.

Nungwi Turtle Aquarium

It is not so much of an aquarium, but rather, it is more of a rescue station for turtles. If a turtle gets caught in a fisherman's net or if you find a wounded turtle, this place is such a transient sanatorium for them. In here, you can even swim with them, or just feed the algae. It is located in the north of the island in Nungwi.

Prison Island

This place is definitely not for slaves, but here, there are great turtles, whose age ranges to hundreds of years.

Safari

One of the most interesting is activities is going for a safari trip. There are several national parks, such as Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, and Serengeti National Park.

Snorkeling and diving

You can go snorkeling or diving in the tropical paradise underwater near the island of Mnemba, which is full of beautiful corals, tropical fish, turtles, and with luck even dolphins.

Spice tour

Zanzibar is known for their spices, and it is given the famous names the “spice islands”. In this spice tour, an experienced guide will show you the richness of Zanzibar’s spices, including the cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, turmeric, pepper, and many others.

Stone Town

Stone Town is the main town of the Zanzibar island. It is a place where you can feel the Orient and many more. Thanks to colonization, Stone Town has seen great mixes in style, which left its imprint on the architecture and the mentality of the local people.

The hand-carved front door, the slave market, the local market spices, and the food shops with wonderful ingredients and the sunset on the terrace of many restaurants. This and much more is Stone Town.

What's included

  • 9 hours private or semi-private surf lessons
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • SUP paddle board rental

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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