All About Water Sports
6 Jan – 10 Mar
4 Days, 3 Nights
Start & End Points
10 years minimum for diving
(8 years minimum for SUP and kitesurfing)
Can be adjusted to your fitness levels
About This Asilia Adventure:
Make the most of the ocean playground surrounding Zanzibar with this water-sports-focussed package, ideal for those who want more than to simply lie on the beach.
Spend your days on and under the water, with activities including snorkeling, kayaking, diving, stand-up paddleboarding, and kitesurfing, exploring different parts of the island. Wind conditions are best for kitesurfing from the end of December until mid-March, in line with the Kaskazi trade winds, so this package is available during this kite-surf season.
Aimed at beginners in each water sport, this offers the ideal introduction for active travellers wanting to give these activities a try – of course, if you are a qualified diver or expert kite surfer we can swap the session for something more appropriate for your level.
What Is Included In This Adventure?
Private road transfers from Zanzibar Airport to Matemwe Lodge return, three nights half board accommodation (lunches and drinks payable locally), 2xhalf day sessions for the Discovery Dive package, a private 3 hour introductory kitesurfing lesson, afternoon unguided kayaking, afternoon boat snorkelling trip, sunrise stand-up paddleboarding, private road transfers to/from the kitesurfing and stand-up paddleboarding, Asilia conservation charge, and Medevac cover.
Please advise at point of booking: Any prior experience in diving or kitesurfing (if not specified, we will book introductory sessions as outlined above).
Snapshot of this Asilia Adventure
Arrive in Zanzibar and transfer by road to Matemwe Lodge in the north of the island, around 1 hrs drive from the airport, passing sugar cane plantations and spice farms on the way.
In the afternoon, head to the dive school nearby for your intro pool session on diving, learning how the scuba equipment works, and learning some of the basics before doing your trial dive tomorrow morning. You’ll be under the experienced supervision of the PADI-qualified instructors at all times, and this two half-day Discover Diving package is a great option for those short on time or unsure if diving is for them before taking the plunge to do an Open Water course.
Return to the lodge for some downtime by the pool or lounging in the hammock by your room.
Overnight: Matemwe Lodge
This morning, return to the dive centre where you’ll be taken by boat out to the Mnemba Island reef, which you can see from Matemwe Lodge. Enjoy a dive with the experienced instructors in the open water, and get much closer to the corals and marine life than you can on a snorkelling trip.
Return to the lodge for a late lunch, and in the afternoon, enjoy kayaking along the coast, paddling as far as your energy levels allow and looking in the crystal clear water below for turtles and other marine life as you explore the shoreline.
Overnight: Matemwe Lodge
Depart early this morning, transferred by private vehicle to the east coast to Chukwani, south of Stone Town, where you will enjoy a sunrise stand-up paddleboarding session – a magic way to start your final day. Paddle on the still waters, with beautiful views of dhows sailing by, and exploring the mangroves from your SUP board.
Enjoy coffee and a light breakfast on board, returning to the mainland where you will be transferred back to the lodge to freshen up, or to the airport if you are on an onward flight. We recommend taking a long-sleeved shirt this morning, as it can be cool before the sun comes up.