7 Days Zero to Hero Kitesurfing Camp in Zanzibar

  • Uhuru Beach Resort, Mwendawima, Jambiani, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Overview

Kitesurf Camp Zanzibar

If you want to learn how to kitesurf and you are looking for an amazing activity-packed holiday, Zanzibar is just the place for you! During this kitesurfing holiday, you can go from zero to hero in only one week, while doing twice as much time with an instructor compared to a normally booked course. After the week, you will be able to go on trips and kite with your friends easily!

Highlights

  • 12 hours of kite lessons
  • One day to be instructed in theory and safety
  • Learn body dragging and how to understand the weather
  • Practice riding on the board, staying upwind, turning riding switch, and more
  • Learn how to set up your kite and control it
  • One way airport transfer included
  • Delicious continental breakfast
  • 6 nights accommodation

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 2.

  • 6 days with instruction
  • Dutch, German, English
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Uhuru Beach Resort has 17 sea-facing bungalows situated right on the beach. All rooms are no more than 10 meters away from the sea. Each bungalow has its own small terrace or patio, where you can sit and enjoy the spectacular views of the Indian Ocean.

The rooms all have their own bathroom, mosquito nets, and fans. You can choose between a single and a double room. The resort has a rooftop lounge, bar, and also a bar on the beach serving food all day.

During this kitesurfing course, you will get a total of 12 hours of kite lessons with an instructor. The hours and times are arranged at your convenience, but it is recommended to take two hours per day per person. A normal itinerary includes two hours daily for six days and one day for a theory and safety lesson. This lesson can be arranged at any point within the seven days of your holiday.

The basic breakdown is as follows. One to four hours training kite set up, safety, and learning control. Then, four to eight hours of body dragging in the water, learning to control power, understanding the wind, and how to use the board. And, finally, eight to 12 hours practicing riding on the board, how to stay upwind, turning riding switch, and small jumps if you are ready.

You will be staying at Uhuru Beach Resort in Jambiani, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Jambiani, a small village just a 10-minute taxi ride south of Paje, boasts the same magical conditions but with none of the people.

There are many lagoons, small and big, all perfect for kitesurfing. The village is a lot quieter and less touristy than Paje, as it is a fishing village. As a result, there is a maximum of 30 kites in the air and in some lagoons, there are none at all.

Nearby places

  • Beach, 10 meters
  • Paje - 10 minutes
Activities
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Massage
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
General
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
Services
  • Beauty salon
  • Mosquito net

Daily continental breakfast is included in this holiday. For the rest of the day, there are bar snacks, such as sandwiches and other good after kite food available. There is also an onsite restaurant that serves fine, local cuisine and international food.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

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

Diving

Diving lessons with a Padi diving school can be arranged.

Dolphin tour

See the dolphins in the early morning. This trip sets off for Kizimakazi, home to the bottlenose and spinner dolphins, and sails out to open water, where you can swim with them. You will also go snorkeling and have breakfast enjoying the view over Kizimakazi.

Fishing trips

You can go fishing with a local fisherman or on a specific fishing trip. On your return, you can barbecue what you fished or have someone cook it for you.

Kuumbi Caves

The caves are best explored by bike. About two kilometers inland from Mfumbwi end, the trip takes you across rocky roads to the caves, which were used for worshipping. The cost of this tour is 20 USD per person and includes bike rental and entry fees.

Jozani Forest

A trip to Jozani, the only remaining natural forest on Unguja Island, where you will see the red colobus monkeys and large, exotic trees. Follow the boardwalk nature trail in the mangrove area and see other species of wildlife and extensive bird life.

Mangrove stand up paddle tour

Discover one of the most beautiful, unknown, and highly endangered environments of Zanzibar, which is only accessible by SUP. You will have a full body workout without even noticing. Depending on the tide, you can also enjoy this tour during sunset.

Michamvi sunset barbecue

On a daladala, you are taken to a beach near Kae Funk, where a barbecue and a bonfire are lit up. Live music can be provided on request. The cost is 25 USD per person for groups of six persons or less and 20 USD per person for groups of 10 persons or more. It includes transfer and lots of food. Drinks are not included.

Mtende

This half-day trip takes you to the small village of Mtende, south of Makunduchi. A tour through the local village and caves is offered, as well as a lunch cooked by locals. Afterward, you are taken to the abandoned beach hotel, which offers a unique and off-the-beaten-track view of Zanzibar with its mysterious atmosphere.

The cost is 45 USD per person, for a group of maximum three persons, 40 USD if there are more than four persons. The tour includes taxi ride to and from, guiding fees, village development contribution, and local lunch.

Safari Blue

A full-day tour starting from the fishing village of Fumba, sailing on a dhow in this conservation area, where there are uninhabited islands and sandbanks. The bay is frequented by humpback and bottlenose dolphins. During August and September, it is also possible to see whales.

During the trip, you will be able to swim and snorkel off the pristine white sandbank into the crystal clear water seeing coral reef and tropical fish. Fresh coconuts and snakes are available throughout the day and a fresh fish lunch on a desert island returning to Fumba with the full splendor of an African sunset.

Snorkeling in Blue Lagoon

You cannot miss snorkeling at the Blue Lagoon in Dongwe village, which is known for its crystal clear, turquoise water, and marine life. The cost is 35 USD per person. The time varies according to the tides, but the minimum duration is two hours and 30 minutes.

Snorkeling in Jambiani

A three-to-six meters lagoon inside the reef is just 20 minutes away by boat from Paje. The reef crest, encompassing a spectacular array of hard corals, is shallow. Snorkelers can see all the wonders of the underwater world that are normally only accessible to divers.

Seaweed center tour

Paje is known for its seaweed farming and the group of women, the mamas, that collect the seaweed and can be seen most days working on the farms. The seaweed center develops supportive partnerships with local organic farmers, beekeepers, and local cooperatives to secure livelihoods.

During the tour, you will learn to make natural beauty products from raw seaweed, immerse yourself in local culture, harvest and plant seaweed with the mamas, visit the herb garden of African shrubs and plants, be pampered with a traditional Zanzibari welcome, and enjoy fresh seaweed juice.

Spice tour

This half-day tour will show you why Zanzibar is known for its spices. This trip takes you to a spice farm, where you will see everything from jackfruit to coconuts and spices, such as turmeric, nutmeg, cinnamon, and lemongrass. Taste the exotic fruits and come back to Uhuru to learn how to cook with your spices.

Stone Town tour

Stone Town is the old quarter of Zanzibar town and a world heritage site. Take a guided tour of this city and wander around the markets, bustling streets, museums, and slave market. Discover the story behind the Zanzibar doors and have lunch in a rooftop restaurant, enjoying the views over the town or visit the Forozani gardens to taste the excellent street food.

Traditional dhow boat tours

Take a traditional dhow boat and go sailing or snorkeling. The boat offers a variety of tours.

Tumbatu voodoo experience

Take a 30-minute boat trip to Tumbatu, in the north-east of Zanzibar and populated by 12,000 people living an isolated life. The entire island runs on solar power. Written permission must be obtained to enter the island, but it is a chance to experience something very authentic.

The Mgana men play the drums and read your signs telling you your future. A walk around the island cultural farming and fisheries can be seen a chance to swim in the crystal water and enjoy a traditional lunch.

Yoga

There are daily Hatha and Vinyasa yoga classes on the platform facing the ocean, with a Yoga Alliance 200-hour certified teacher. Come to relax, rejuvenate, and breathe.

There are several treatments available at the resort at an extra cost, such as massage, manicure, pedicure, hot stone treatment, henna tattoos, and hair braiding.

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 12 hours of private or group lessons
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Transfer from the airport
  • Additional activities and tours
  • Airfare
  • Equipment rental
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfer to the airport

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ). Transfer from the airport is included. Uhuru Kite Zanzibar will pick you up from the airport. Car and bike rental are also available upon request.

Testimonials

  • Review by Tomasz Gacek from Krakow, Poland

    "Have you ever dreamed about an endless, azure, and empty lagoon where you can totally focus on your progress and simply enjoy the ride without crowds? I have good news, such a place exists just in front of Uhuru Kite. Awesome spot with an awesome crew. Just book your flight immediately and visit this unique place. Once more, many thanks to the whole Uhuru Kite crew, you rock!"

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  • Review by Dorota Legezynska

    "I cannot imagine a better place to learn kitesurfing. The positive and personal approach of the Uhuru crew makes your progress effortless and inevitable with each session."

    "Big thanks, especially to Dina and Sonia for all their guidelines."

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  • Review by Floyd Paul from Cape Town, South Africa

    "Awesome, uncrowded location, with a great restaurant to refuel and reflect after your kite lesson."

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  • Review by Julia Re from Paderborn, Germany

    "Fantastic course, great value for the money, and super friendly staff! Thanks, Dina, for the great and fun teaching."

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  • Review by Torben M.

    "Good and professional teachers, very reasonable prices, and there are nice restaurants nearby, just ask the owners. There is a big surfing area with very low water."

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  • Review by Retoma

    "Great spot to start kitesurfing. The kite school is well located, with short distances to various hotels and restaurants. Leo and Dina are great guys! I had really good kite lessons and will definitely come back again!"

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  • Review by Xavier K. from Sydney, Australia

    "Very nice kitesurfing club! Leo, the owner and instructor, and Dina are very nice and flexible! Great teaching, not too expensive and with good equipment! All the best to them!"

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  • Review by Adam H. from Norway

    "I did a three-day course at Uhuru around New Year and it was awesome! Dina is the best teacher! I went from total beginner to being able to go downwind, upwind, launching, and landing in three days. In my time at Uhuru, it was not crowded once. I am buying my first kite now and I will come back to Uhuru sometime."

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  • Review by Ian Spriggs

    "Perfect spot to learn. I had a brilliant three-day course with Leo, one of the instructors. Great value for money."

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Zanzibar, Tanzania

Uhuru Kite Zanzibar is a kite school located on the east coast of Zanzibar offering kite-surfing, SUP and yoga daily. Activities that are organized here include surfing, diving, subwing and many more.

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