the most beautiful kite location in the world
Karibu Zanzibar

Discover the kitesurfing paradise in Paje, during a kitesurfing holiday on Zanzibar. Not only does the name sound good, but it’s also really good! In front of our kitesurf hotel on Zanzibar is a world-class kite spot. The kite spot is suitable for every level, from beginner to the advanced kitesurfer. Our own kitesurf hotel, which has opened its doors since December 2015, is fully equipped to make your kitesurfing holiday on Zanzibar a great success.

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Camps

organized by KiteActive

Group

10-25 p. / week
suitable: couples, solo, family

Season

June till Sept & Dec till March

weather & wind

65% wind & average 30C

location / kitespot
feel the warm wind and kite in your board shorts

Zanzibar has several beautiful kitesurfing spots that are waiting to be discovered. Downwinders along the reef, where we race with the dolphins. Wavekiting on the best waves of Zanzibar. Trick clinics in the most beautiful lagoons along amazing palm beaches of this African island. A kitesurfing holiday on Zanzibar, sounds fantastic, right?

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The WIND
el nino el nina wind

The wind on Zanzibar is a much discussed topic in the kite world. The wind seasons are from June to September and from December to early March. Every season is different at Zanzibar, we have experienced seasons when you were banging your 9m2 well every day, but also seasons when we had no wind for a few days or only for large kites (14m2 +). It remains a sport that depends on mother nature but in general you will definitely make enough hours on the water!

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WEATHER & SEASONS
Chasing summer

The kitesurfing conditions on Zanzibar are suitable for all levels. From scratch beginners to hardcore kitesurfing experts. The best kite months are December to mid-March and June to September, when the El Nino and El Nina blow through the surf village of Paje. Often you have a minimum of 12 knots which increases in the afternoon to 16 knots with high tide. The temperature of the water is above 24 degrees, all year round so you can leave your wetsuit at home without a doubt!

LOCAL ECONOMIC SNAPSHOT
experience africa

Zanzibar is located in Africa but dont expect African prices. It has since been discovered by many tourists and because it is an island it is also a bit more expensive than the mainland. Fortunately, it is still much cheaper than with us in Europe so support the locals!

  • Coffee: €0,70
  • Pint or bear: €2 / half liter
  • Lunch in a local restaurant: €3 to 10
  • Dinner including beer or wine: €6-30
  • You pay in Tanzanian Shilling. 1 EURO is 2700 TSH
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Kitesurf packages, lessons &coaching

Are you a complete beginner? Working on the water start? Or have you been kiting for a long time and want to master new tricks? We have the perfect package for you and you can optionally book this with every trip. Can’t you get out? Ask for advice!

Accommodation
feel at home in our kiteactive hotel

We are proud to present our own KiteActive Guesthouse on the beach in Paje. The ideal set-up for kitesurfers. The atmosphere and our team make sure you will have a splendid stay with everything you need at your fingertips!

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Rooms

All 17 rooms are spacious and have a private bathroom. Don’t expect luxury, but certainly not a cheap hostel. See which room type suits you best.

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Facilities

Having your own kite center in a prime location in combination with our enthusiastic team will ensure that you have a good time.

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food & drinks

Our chef prepares a delicious meal for you every evening in our unique rooftop bar. This is the place where you can also enjoy a drink with the other kiters.

Rooms
Sleep tight
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Shared / Dorm cream

Share your room with max. 3 other kiters! We try not to mix male/female. Standard option!

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single room

Private room for single use. If you want more privacy it will cost you € 25 / night extra

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double room

Private double room for couples with an ensuite bathroom. Extra charge or € 20 / night

Facilities
service is our middle name

Feel at home in our kite hotel. Every evening you will be cooked for you while you discuss the adventures of the day with other kiters while enjoying an ice cold drink on the roof terrace with a beautiful setting sun. In the morning you will be on the water in no time with the help of our kiteboys and your room is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Rooftop Terrace

The golden hour with ice cold drinks and conviviality with plenty of lounge areas where you can retreat.

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kite service in our center

A+ location on the beach. Free storage and your kite is neatly cleaned up every day by our kiteboys!

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perfect location

The location is perfect in the center of everything you will find the bustling KiteActive guesthouse

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food and drinks
taste the delicious flavors of spice island zanzibar

Breakfast is on our roof terrace every morning and consists of a simple but tasty breakfast with fresh fruit, chapati, bread, coffee and everything you need! In the afternoon you can have lunch in the many tents on the beach and in the evening our chef cooks a gentlemanly meal that you can sign up for. Of course, you can also choose to eat out in one of the delicious restaurants where fresh fish and giant lobsters are no exception. Drinks are written down on your room number and will be paid at the end of the ride!

HOW TO GET HERE
The Caribbean of Africa

KiteActive Guesthouse enjoys a perfect location in the village of Paje. Klm currently flies directly to Zanzibar for good prices. Furthermore, we recommend that you search for the right ticket that suits you on momondo. Is the data on the website just not right? Ask us for flexible data, no problem! TIP: You can also fly on Dar es Salaam and take the Ferry from here ongv. Thirty-five bucks. Sometimes it saves a lot in price. Ask us for more tips if you can’t figure it out.

What is included?
positive vibrations only

We organize the perfect kitesurfing holiday according to the Hakuna Matata principle, which means ‘No Stress’ in Swahili 🙂 Our standard package always includes accommodation, breakfast, kite service, airport transfers etc. Check out what’s included in this trip below and what else you can add to make the most of your trip to what you want to achieve!

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perfect for

couples, families, solo travellers

How long?

you can book 1, 2 or 3 weeks of this camp
TIP: Ask for flexible dates

Kite level

Every level is welcome!


always included
start from

200

/ week

  • 7 x delicious breakfast
  • 7 x overnight stay in KiteVilla
  • Kitecenter facilities & spot use
  • Coaching & Travel guidance from our own team.
  • Airport transfer
  • Cozy groups & activities
  • Kite storage
  • Cool pictures & FUN!
  • CO2 Compensated
optional add-ons
single room upgrade
€ 25 / night

check more optional add us…

Not included and to do’s

Not included

  • Roundtrip Flight
  • Optional activities
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Kite lessons & extra packages

What else you need to take care of!

  • Book a flight
  • Grab your bag
  • Buy a VISA worth 50$ upon arrival at Zanzibar Airport.
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information about COVID-19

It is important that you can travel safe, please read our information regarding Covid-10
Free rebooking & cancellation up to 7 days prior to arrival

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PACKING LIST

Get ready for the kite holiday!
  • Board shorts & bikini
  • A lycra for the sun, also available in our webshop
  • Kitesurf sunglasses, also available in our webshop
  • Beach towel
  • Good quality sunscreen
  • Cap and sun hat
  • Your boardbag full of kitegear (if you haven’t booked anything with us)!
  • Holiday blouse!

We always try to reduce the plastic and hope that you do the same! Plastic is forbidden on Zanzibar!

read travel stories of people who preceded you!

Gwenn Wientjes

Had a fantastic holiday, thanks to the skilled instructors made a very good start with kitesurfing. The atmosphere in the guesthouse is relaxed and fun to get to know new people who come from everywhere. For the (local) team nothing is too much, if you want to do something other than kiting for a day, an excursion is so arranged. Zanzibar is a beautiful island that is very worth getting to know. I’m definitely going back!

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Do you have questions? We have answers!
Faq

Always try to bring large sizes and if you can choose also a larger board.

The ideal kite set for an average weight of 75kg is a 15-12-9 m2 with a 140 board.

Skimboards, strapless boards and foils are really cool toys in Zanzibar!

The wind on Zanzibar is a much discussed topic in the kite world. The wind seasons are from June to September and from December to early March. Every season is different at Zanzibar, we have experienced seasons when you were banging your 9m2 well every day, but also seasons when we had no wind for a few days or only for large kites (14m2 +). It remains a sport that depends on mother nature but in general you will definitely get jet kitesurfing!!!!!

Make sure you have done all the vaccinations at your GP. If you are from the EU, a yellow fever vaccine is not mandatory, but if you come from other destinations.

Regardless of length of stay, the following vaccinations for Tanzania are recommended: vaccination against DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio), vaccination against hepatitis A (contagious jaundice) and yellow fever vaccination. If you have not had measles or a measles vaccination, a BMR vaccination is recommended for Tanzania. Tip: Make an appointment with the local GGD or general practitioner early (some vaccinations take a week until they work). More information can be found ophttp://www.vaccinatiesopreis.nl/inentingen-tanzania/

Make sure you have done all the vaccinations at your GP. If you are from the EU, a yellow fever vaccine is not mandatory, but if you come from other destinations.

Yes, but you have to buy this at the airport for $50,-. So always make sure you have enough dollars with you when you arrive at the airport. This saves you a lot of time.

Make sure you have done all the vaccinations at your GP. If you are from the EU, a yellow fever vaccine is not mandatory, but if you come from other destinations.

Booking a trip with us is very easy. Just send us a message, phone call, whats app or send a carrier pigeon that you want to join and we will take care of the rest. As soon as you book we reserve a place for you with the trip up to 10 days. If the deposit has been transferred (25% of the total amount) then you are sure that you are there! You can cancel the trip for free for up to 2 days after your booking, after which you will be charged.

Our groups can vary from young to old, and are often evenly distributed with both men and women. Usually the group consists of the ages between 20 and 45 years with exceptions of course. We teach beginners and give tips to advanced kitesurfers so you can expect any level with us. We also often offer group activities that you can participate in without obligation. Some trips may involve sharing a large room with other KiteActive guests, but this is indicated. Often you can already see which people will be present during the trip via our Facebook Events in advance. As this is our very first own Guesthouse, the groups are larger than usual. People from other countries can also stay in our guesthouse.

In principle not, we mainly give advice on which flight is best to book! You fly to Stone Town, Zanzibar city (ZNZ).  After you land, it’s another hour’s drive to the end point, Paje. Tui flies directly for good prices, don’t forget to look through Brussels because that matters a lot.Furthermore, we recommend checking Skyscanner for your best flight. Would you rather KiteActive take care of everything? No problem. Set your dates, budget, and possibly. preferences (travel time/legroom/transfer) to the mail and we book the best flight for you for only € 35 booking fee.

Besides kitesurfing, Paje is a perfect place to learn to dive or lie on the beach. In the evening you can always have a drink with fellow kitesurfers in one of the local bars or resorts. Every Friday evening there is a big beach party at the Jambo bar and there are regular fun parties at the nearby resorts.

Yes, you rent a car for +/- $ 40,- per day and a motorbike for $ 30,- per day. However, we do not recommend renting a car as a novice driver. In Zanzibar people drive on the left and they have a pretty aggressive driving style. In any case, bring your international driver’s license so you don’t have to buy off police every time.

Isn’t it in our extensive FAQ? Ask us via chat or email.

The camp will be hosted by Felix maks

> 16 years of experience
> enthusiastic, ex-pro rider, social
> relaxed & buzzing


Add ons & Activities
add more good vibes
dhow-sailing
Add-on

blue safari
buy at camp
jozani-forest
Add-on

Jozani Rain Forest
buy at camp
snorkling-zanzibar
Add-on

snorkling &diving
buy at camp
spice-tour
Add-on

spice tour
buy at camp
kuza-cave
free activity

kuza cave jambiani
What can you expect?
100% fun

With us you can expect a top atmosphere. A cozy kitehouse with a cool team that will make your holiday a kitesurfing dream. Because we have Zanzibar in-house, this is one of the few places that we can put completely as we want: according to the ‘eat – sleep – kite -repeat principle’. During the day we chill at the kite center or on the water. If the wind doesn’t blow, we organize activities. In the evening we go to nice food and to cool reggae parties or do dance battles with the locals.

Are you looking for an active kitesurfing holiday on a dazzlingly beautiful kite island in the Indian Ocean? Travel with us to beautiful Zanzibar and taste the African atmosphere with KiteActive. Our experienced kitesurfing coaches and instructors know all about Zanzibar and are guaranteed to make your kitesurfing holiday a success! Since 2019 we even have our own kite center on the beach! “Kitesurfing holiday Zanzibar” that sounds fantastic!

information about COVID-19

It is important that you can travel safe, please read our information regarding Covid-10
Free rebooking & cancellation up to 7 days prior to arrival

Watch our movie about our kitesurf destination Zanzibar!

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