• The beautiful flatwater lagoon

    right at the doorstep

  • Zanzibar

    A dream of turquoise water and white sandy beaches

  • Huge lagoon protected by the reef

    Right in front of the door!

  • Endless widths!

    Perfect for kitesurfing..

  • Just having fun with friends

  • Red Monkey Lodge right at the spot

    The only lodge with sustainability certificate in Zanzibar

  • Tested by kite professional Linus Erdmann

    and found to be very good!

  • Perfect beginners’ conditions

    Shallow waters as far as the eye can see

Zanzibar kiteholidays

Jambiani/ Paje – Kitesurf in paradise

Contact:

UK: +44 (0)2036 085 777
DE: +49 (0)40 20 93 45 090
CH: +41 (0)43 50 81 504
info@kiteworldwide.com

+ Giant lagoon, sheltered by a reef, paradise turquoise blue water  
+ VIP Coaching with german freestyle champion Linus Erdmann
+ Red Monkey Lodge right at the spot
+ Kite center at the lodge with latest gear
+ Winter and Summer destination
+ Exclusively at KiteWorldWide
+ Season: June – September and December – March

The beautiful island of Zanzibar is located in the Indian Ocean. It is famous for its beautiful beaches with crystal-clear, turquoise water. Our spot has shallow water and is perfect for beginner kiters. Because of the two different seasons you can either surf under the sun in the summer or check out this spot in the winter when it’s cold and dark back home.

We found the perfect spot and accommodation for your kitesurf holiday at Zanzibars east coast in Jambiani. The lodges are directly in front of your kitesurf spot and exclusive for KiteWorldWide guests. The location is on a beautiful private beach with a close-by mangrove forest.

The Red Monkey Lodge is completely renovated and contains nine small bungalows with palm roofs. Red Monkey Lodge is fully focused on sustainability. In addition to the intensive involvement of locals from the neighbouring village and fair pay for the employees, environmental protection is also a huge priority. You won’t find a single plastic bottle at Red Monkey Lodge. This kind of gentle tourism has even been certified by the lodge owner – as the only one on the whole island.

The kitespot is directly in front of the lodge. Because of a 2km long sandbank we have a huge lagoon with shallow water which is perfect for instructions and trainings but also a dream for freestyle.

Since June 2012, there is a KiteWorldWide owned, VDWS licensed kitesurf school on Zanzibar, Jambiani, with multilingual instructors and new gear from CORE Kiteboarding.

The kite seasons are from June till September and from December till March. The wind direction is always sideshore.

This small, amazing island in front of the east coast of Tanzania does not only have beautiful beaches and coasts but also beautiful dive sites and lots of alternatives activities to do.

Zanzibar is also famous for its huge variety of spices which gave Zanzibar the nickname: “Spice island”.

The beautiful historic centre of Zanzibars capital, Stone Town is also worth a visit. Freddy Mercurys home town is beautifully laid out with tiny alleys and coral-stone made colonial houses. There are some great little shops and fun bars to hang out in.

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Kitesurfing on Zanzibar

Kitesurfing Spot

This exclusive kitesurf spot is located directly in front of our lodge at the east coast of Zanzibar in Jambiani. From June to September and from December until March this spot provides perfect conditions for beginners, advanced riders and freestylers.

Here, a 2 km long sandbank forms a large shallow water lagoon, a perfect place for our lessons and trainings. We use equipment from CORE Kiteboarding and ION gear. The VDWS licensed instructors and our partner school, KiteWorldWide Center Zanzibar / Jambiani speaks English German and French.

Only 5 km north of your “homespot” you will find the popular Spot: Pajé. The Water is flat and shallow. During the summer advanced kiters are able to do a downwinder to Pajé.

The winter kitesurf season lasts from December till March. During the summer you can kitesurf from June until October. The wind is always sideshore and during the kitesurf seasons really reliable.

This spot is strongly regulated by tides, but it is also possible to kitesurf under low tide conditions after a short walk on the beach. During high tide launching the kite can be more difficult, that’s why we recommend kiting during high tide only for advanced kiters.

Because of small solitary corals it’s recommended to wear neoprene surf shoes.

Packages

Just like in many other KiteWorldWide Destinations we offer you the ‘no-worries ‘package for your kitesurfing journey to Zanzibar.

Apart from “only” kitesurfing, many other services are included to make your stay just awesome. With the basic package, also your friends or family who don’t kite can participate in all the activities.

Attention: Due to the extremely reduced package prices, there are no refunds of costs for the rental equipment or courses in the case of unsuitable weather conditions (too much or too less wind)!

Kitecenter

Since June 2012, there has been a KiteWorldWide kitesurf school in Zanzibar, Jambiani, with multilingual instructors, new gear from CORE Kiteboarding.

The kite seasons are from June till September and from December till March. The wind direction is always sideshore.

This small, amazing island just off the east coast of Tanzania does not only have beautiful beaches and coasts but also beautiful dive sites and lots of alternatives activities to do.

Licensed, mulit-lingual kite instructors (English, German, French) teach beginner and advanced courses and lead downwind excursions along the coast.

We offer you different kitesurf courses and rental options.

Beginner Package

  • Accommodation in your booked category
  • 12 hour beginner course
  • Small groups of max. 4 students per teacher
  • Kite Equipment for the rest of your stay
  • VDWS exam and license
  • Free use of SUP’s
  • Weekly excursion “Zanzibar East Coast”
  • Weekly Swaheli Dinner with all KiteWorldWide guests in the club house
  • Use of kite centre and kite infrastructure
  • Launch and landing service

Intermediate Package

  • Accommodation in your booked category
  • 9 hour intermediate course
  • Small groups of max. 4 students per teacher
  • Kite Equipment for the rest of your stay
  • VDWS exam and license (or upgrade to next level)
  • Free use of SUP’s
  • Weekly excursion “Zanzibar East Coast”
  • Weekly Swaheli Dinner with all KiteWorldWide guests in the club house
  • Use of kite centre and kite infrastructure
  • Launch and landing service

Advanced Package

  • Accommodation in your booked category
  • 3 hour advanced course
  • Small groups of max. 2 students per teacher
  • Kite Equipment for the rest of your stay
  • VDWS exam and license (or upgrade to the next level)
  • Free use of SUP’s
  • Weekly excursion “Zanzibar East Coast”
  • Weekly Swaheli Dinner with all KiteWorldWide guests in the club house
  • Use of kite centre and kite infrastructure
  • Launch and landing service

Rental Package

  • Accommodation in booked category
  • Rental Equipment for the entire stay
  • Free use of SUP’s
  • Weekly excursion “Zanzibar East Coast”
  • Weekly Swaheli Dinner with all KiteWorldWide guests in the club house
  • Use of kite centre and kite infrastructure
  • Launch and landing service

Basic Package

  • Accommodation in booked category
  • Free use of SUP’s  *the mangrove tour is not inclusive
  • Weekly excursion “Zanzibar East Coast”
  • Weekly Swaheli Dinner with all KiteWorldWide guests in the club house
  • Use of kite centre and kite infrastructure
  • Launch and landing service

Test the new Soul by Flysurfer!

The new Soul from Flysurfer combines pure driving pleasure with ultimate hangtime for extreme jumps. The feeling of flying is precise and sovereign and the range of application is almost limitless. Light, safe, innovative and high quality – Flysurfer high-tech you are used to.

If you would like to try out this incredibly versatile kite, you can now do so at our Kitecenter on Zanzibar. We have a small range of three Soul Kites for test purposes in our Kitecenter. Prerequisite for all: you need VDWS level 5 minimum and have to take a Soul Intro Course (duration approx. 1 hour) with us, in which you get the most important basics and information about mat kites.

Extended benefits

Downwinder

In regular terms the Jambiani Kitecenter offers downwind trips for the perfect holiday feeling. Kitesurf along the fabulous east coast of Zanzibar.

SUP-Tour

During high tide, spring tide in particular, a nice swell runs along the reef, which is perfect to surf with the SUP. Furthermore and a special highlight is a tour through the Mangroves.

Get an inquiry for your holiday on Zanzibar today!

Your accommodation on Zanzibar

Red Monkey Lodge Zanzibar/Jambiani – Sustainable Tourism

The Red Monkey Lodge Zanzibar/Jambiani is on a beautiful, small beach surrounded by forests. Since early December 2012, it has been fully renovated and is under new German-Italian management.

The beach, which is also our kite spot, is directly in front of the lodge. You can literally go straight from your bed to your board.

The Red Monkey Lodge Zanzibar/Jambiani is a great mixture between the local and new customs. Those of you who are looking for a non-touristy place, you have definitely found your location. With the relaxed, quiet atmosphere the Red Monkey Lodge Zanzibar/Jambiani rightfully own the motto “barefoot and lazy.”

Additionally, there is free WiFi in the lodge’s restaurant. The internet is a bit  slow but its enough to write and receive emails.

Bungalows

The lodge has a total of eleven rooms which are housed in stone bungalows with palm roofs. Each double room has a private bathroom. Some also have a small terrace which leads you directly to the beach in just a few steps.

Sustainable Tourism at the Kitesurf Lodge Zanzibar

The Red Monkey Lodge Zanzibar / Jambiani has been ahead of the time for years. The Lodge was one of the first holiday resorts to get certificated from the NGO „Responsible Tourism Tanzania“.

Sustainability means:

Staff:

  • The lodge is managed by local staff from the city Jambiani
  • The payment as well as the treatment is fair and includes further training

Ecology:

  • Waste separation and reduction: No plastic water bottles. There is a free water dispenser for everyone to use.
  • Fresh and local food: the menu is not changing every day. Organic cultivated and seasonal products from the region.
  • water economy: Towels and bed sheets get changed after three days to save water

Support of the local population:

  • Tour guides get paid from every guest directly: No commission goes to the Lodge
  • The beach is open for everyone: Guest and locals can use the beach, which is not normal in Jambiani.
  • Cooperation with local NGOs which are supporting environmental education, for example “Jambeco”

Culture:

  • All guests will get the opportunity to interact with the locals. There is no private hotel ground, so it’s important to respect the culture of Zanzibar. We will give you some tips for your stay.

Food and Catering

The restaurant at Red Monkey Lodge Zanzibar/Jambiani has local sourced dishes of fresh fish, meat, salads and fruits  to choose from. The bar is also well equipped with the usual selection of drinks. Breakfast is included in the price. A 4-course dinner with fish or meat to choose from for the main course can be arranged for 14€ per day.

The Coral Rock Hotel

Coral Rock Hotel is still undiscovered by mass tourism. It’s located in Jambaiani, a fishing village off the southeast coast of Zanzibar. It has a unique location built on a coral rock above the sea and its exclusive features make the Coral Rock Hotel a truly memorable experience. The Coral Rock Hotel has a beach bar, a beach restaurant and a triangular pool with lounge chairs on a sea view terrace.

The Coral Rock Bungalows

The Coral Rock Bungalows in Swahili style come with a private bathroom, hot water shower, private sea view terrace, air conditioning and fan.

Get an inquiry for your holiday on Zanzibar today!

Price Calculator & Online Booking

With the following form you can check availabilities and prices for your kite trip to Zanzibar and book directly online. If you want to book additional services which are not part of the form you also can make a non-binding request with our request form on this website. You can also fill in this form when we shall look for a matching flight for you.

PRICE EXAMPLES

In the following you will find price examples for the next months. These prices are actual prices (no “beginning from” prices), which were updated on the 25th of June 2018. We appreciate your understanding that the flight prices might change.

Basic package:

+ Flight from/to Zurich from 19.02. – 26.02. (Oman Air)
+ 1 week in the Red Monkey Lodge including breakfast
+ Free use of SUP’s
+ Free use of the KiteWorldWide kite center infrastructure
+ Weekly excursion “Zanzibar East Coast at night”
+ Weekly Swaheli Dinner with all KiteWorldWide guests in the club house
+ Use of kite centre and kite infrastructure
+ Airport transfer

Price per person in double occupancy: 1304 €

Beginner package:

+ Flight from/to Zurich from 19.02. – 26.02. (Oman Air)
+ 12 hour beginner course
+ 1 week in Coral Rock including breakfast
+ Free use of SUP’s
+ Free use of the KiteWorldWide kite center infrastructure
+ Weekly excursion “Zanzibar East Coast at night”
+ Weekly Swaheli Dinner with all KiteWorldWide guests in the club house
+ Airport transfer

Price per person in double occupancy: 1798 €

 Other Activities

Activities to book on site (not included)

Downwind tour

You are an advanced rider? This is something you don’t want to miss. Riding endless waves downwind for 20 km. On this trip you won’t stop smiling while taking the waves and pooping some airs. If you are lucky you will see some turtles or dolphins on the way. Depending on the season (wind direction) we have a drop off and ride towards the hotel, or start from the hotel and have a pickup that brings you back. You will finish the day with a fantastic seafood Barbecue fit for a king (vegetarian options also available).

Stone Town

You will visit the beautiful historic centre of Zanzibar’s capital, Stone Town. A guide will explain and show you certain interesting details about the home town of Freddy Mercury. In addition to the national museum you will find lots of bars and small shops. This historic town centre is very charming with its curious small streets with coral stone houses meandering around the town.  Its very enchanting and is part of the UNESCO World heritage.

SUP-Tour

Take a unique SUP tour through the local mangroves. The mangroves are salt tolerant trees and adapted to life in intertidal coast zones. They grow in Zanzibar perfectly because of the warm, calm water and the tropical climate. With an SUP you can paddle through these unique landscapes. Here you will be completely surrounded in the nature paddling down the many water ways where you can simply enjoy the nature and environment.

Spicetour

Zanzibar is also called Spice island because you can find almost every spice here. On this guided half-day expedition you will discover spices in various ways. This excursion comes as a welcome and interesting change to the everyday kitesurfing life.

Safari Blue

On this “safari” you will sail with a typical local style of boat boat called a Dhow from Fumba in the south to a sandbank where you can snorkel and explore the fascinating under water world of the Indian Ocean. Afterwards you sail further to a tiny solitary island where you finish the day with an delicious seafood Barbecue and cool drinks. You might also see some dolphins!

Get an inquiry for your holiday on Zanzibar today!

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General information

Currency

At the lodge you can pay in US dollars or Tanzania shillings. Visa and Mastercard are also accepted at the lodges.
Additional services such as private lessons, excursions, shop purchases, etc. must be paid in cash.

Immigrations / Visa

As an EU citizen, you need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after your return date.
You will get your visa directly at the airport, it currently costs 50,- USD.
Meanwhile it is also possible to apply for an E-Visa in advance.

Transfer

The costs for the transfer are 60,- EUR each way.
After landing, the transfer driver will greet you in the arrivals hall with a large “Red Moneky Lodge” or “Coral Rock” sign. The journey to your accommodation takes about an hour.

Food and Beverage

Breakfast is included in the price. In advance you can upgrade to half board for 18,- EUR per day, per person.

In total you can expect 20 – 50 EUR for food and drinks apart from breakfast and without half board.

In our often very remote destinations we attach great importance to cooperation with farmers, fishermen and markets from the surrounding villages. Therefore we ask for your understanding that due to the regional and seasonal product selection we can only cater to certain needs to a very limited extent, such as lactose-free, gluten-free or vegan food.
However, vegetarian variations are usually found on every menu.

Kiteschool / Kitespot

Our school is VDWS licensed and our team consists of German speaking and local teachers.
Our equipment is always up to date with kites from Core and Flysurfer, boards from Core and Crazy Fly, as well as helmets, vests, etc. from ION and Mystic.

The kite service includes the launch and landing service.

If you want to bring your own equipment, we recommend a male advanced kiter (level 6 or 7) who weighs about 80kg
in winter:                 10qm – 15qm (most used kite size 12qm)
and in summer:       8qm – 15qm (mostly used kite size 10qm)

The spot on this wonderful beach is right in front of the Red Monkey Lodge, where our school is located.
Coral Rock is at the other end of the beach, about a 200 meters walk away.

Zanzibar’s east coast depends on the tides, which means that the way to the water may be a bit further at low tide. But to visit the beach at low tide is definitely a must do!
The corals, which provide this beautiful clear water, also offer living space for sea urchins and other sea dwellers in some places. Our team knows where more or less of them live. The team also knows where the fishermen – a little further away – have positioned their fishing nets. You will be instructed accordingly on site.
At the reef further out runs a top wave which can not only be kited but also surfed.
Foiling is also possible at this spot!

Environment / Respect

Please be careful with the environment and the locals. Avoid running around the village (noticeably) drunk and/or too permissive and topless or nude sunbathing.

Please also pay attention to water consumption as it is limited.
We also advise against drinking tap water or brushing your teeth as your stomach is not used to it.

Laundry

You can drop off your clothes for washing at the Red Monkey Lodge.

WiFi / Electricity

WiFi is available in the common lounges. However, it’s not the fastest, which makes a Skype conference difficult probably.

The electricity flows at 220 – 240 volt AV, which corresponds to an English socket.