All About Water Sports
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 snorkelling, 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. If you are a qualified diver or expert kite surfer, we can swap the session for something more appropriate for your level.
Arrive in Zanzibar and transfer by road to Matemwe Lodge in the north of the island, around a 1-hour 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 where you’ll learn how the scuba equipment works and 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.
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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).