A practical guide to Kitesurfing in Zanzibar


Are you planning a kitesurfing trip to Zanzibar? Let us tell you that this incredible kitesurfing spot will make you fall in love. Zanzibar, formerly an island of slave traffic from Africa to the rest of the world, today is a paradise for travelers.

Paje beach is one of the best in all of Africa for kitesurfing, white sand of coral origin, where you will navigate floating on the transparent turquoise waters. You may; explore the island, with its diversity of cultures, visit the city of Stone Town and dine in one of the restaurants on the roofs of the buildings.

If you are a diver, you can do a combined kitesurfing + diving trip. You can also choose between different types of charming accommodation.


Kitesurfing season in Zanzibar


Zanzibar has 2 good winds for kitesurfing: the Kaskazi and the Kusi.

Kaskazi from December to March blowing about 10 knots in the morning and 16 to 20 knots in the afternoon.

Kusi from June to early October with an intensity of 16 to 25 knots, producing waves on the reef and flat water in the lagoon.

Weather in Zanzibar

The average temperature of the water is 24ºC, so the only thing you have to worry about is not getting burned by the intense sun, so we recommend long-sleeved lycra and a hat for your head.

Out of the water you will not need much warm clothing, a sweatshirt at night from June to October.


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Who is Zanzibar for?

Zanzibar is a spot for many types of kiters or travelers, we highly recommend it for:

Solo travellers, either boys or girls.

Families with children of any age.

Groups of friends.

Mixed couples, one sails and the other doesn’t.

Beginner, intermediate and of course advanced kite level.

For those looking for flat water to improve freestyle.

Discover kitesurfing in Zanzibar!


Zanzibar is one of the most beautiful destinations for a kite trip. June, July, August, September, December, January and February are the best months for kiting on the Jambiani spot. 25/30… These are the temperatures in degrees Celsius for the year of the air and water on Zanzibar. 10/25… This is the force of the wind in knots. 9 to 15 m2… Are the wings used to sail in Zanzibar. 1000/1… Represents the 1000 and one wonders that you will discover on the African continent as well as the thousand scents and spices of Zanzibar! (kitesurfing Zanzibar customer reviews)

The village (and kite spot) of Jambiani is located south of Zanzibar in Tanzania. It is a fabulous kitesurfing destination where wind, lagoons and reefs, flat water or waves, brilliant colors and translucent at the same time mingle. The Jambiani lagoon is huge, offering a varied playground; the east coast also allows for superb downwind…

But Zanzibar is also a discovery destination with grandiose landscapes, heavenly beaches, palm trees and lush tropical vegetation, fishing villages, incredibly rich fauna and flora, a magnificent city to visit made up of palaces, small streets, mosques, shops, scents and spices.

What are the best kitesurf spots in Zanzibar, Tanzania?

The best Zanzibar kitesurf spots in Tanzania are Jambiani and Paje.

When is the best time to go kitesurfing in Zanzibar, Tanzania?

The best months for a kitesurfing holiday or course in Zanzibar in Tanzania are June, July, August, September, December, January and February.

What is the level required for a kitesurfing trip to Zanzibar in Tanzania?

Zanzibar is an exceptional kitesurfing destination for all practitioners, from beginner to expert. Lagoons, reefs, there is something for lovers of downwinds or waves, in the heart of paradisiacal landscapes between white sand and translucent waters.

What are the weather conditions for a kitesurfing trip to Zanzibar in Tanzania?

Wind between 10 and 25 knots, temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees for air and water, no doubt, in Zanzibar you have a dream spot for your kitesurfing trip.

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Discover the awe-inspiring island of Zanzibar, renowned for its optimal wind conditions and translucent water lagoons!
In Paje, with your feet in the fine sand, you will lose yourself in the shades of blue of the Indian Ocean and the African village whose rhythm of life has not changed for fifty years.

The people are warm and welcoming, and live to the rhythm of Hakuna Matata: a unique place in the world that mixes extreme sport with relaxation and the discovery of the wild beauty of this still intact island.

In addition to bringing together all the ingredients that are dear to us (tropical climate, crystal clear waters, low local cost and irreproachable wind statistics), Zanzibar is a place suitable for all levels of riders: from beginners wanting a safe spot for learning from the experienced rider wanting waves to the intermediate rider wanting glass, the place we have selected is, how can I put it….. Perfect?