Zanzibar’s surf spots are still a well kept secret and the potential of the waves would surprise most surfers. When planning a surfing holiday in Zanzibar you will find turquoise warm crystal clear water and a fun wave along the barrier reef, along with a great lifestyle and many other water sport activtities to choose from.
During your time on the island you will be able to discover the best surf spots and explore Zanzibar’s uncrowded waves. Depending on your level, there are several spots to choose from and there are many more waiting to be found. Our camps are designed for both beginners and advanced sufers and trips can be individually adapted to your needs.
The surf season in Zanzibar is from mid-December to mid-March and then again from early June to end of October. The waves are fairly constant for beginners (waist high) and ideal for first-timers and offer a great training ground for intermediates.
After stormy days and with the right swell and wind direction also experienced surfers get their game on. You won’t find crowded surf spots anywhere on the island since the sport is still quite new to Zanzibar. A good selection of various boards is available for rent and it is not necessary to bring your own gear. Zanzibar waves are also great for longboarding and stand up paddle surfers.
The climate in Zanzibar is year around tropical with an average temperature of 28° celcius in winter and 31° in summer. The water temperature is about 27 ° celsius all year long and a wetsuit is definitely not needed.
How does the booking work?
If you want to book your wave surfing holiday to Zanzibar with us just scroll down to the bottom of the page to receive an instant quote. Choose your preferred arrival and departure date, room category and choose your surfing package as well as optional extra activities.
We don’t have fixed dates and you can come and stay with us any dates in season for a minimum of 5 nights. Once we’ve received your booking we will confirm availability within 24hrs. Please always tell us if your dates are flexible in the comment field, so we can offer you alternative dates in case your preferred booking dates are not available.
Whats included in all Surfcamp packages?
In the booking process our standard package is automatically added in Step 1 and always includes already:
accommodation at our Ebb & Flow Apartments in your chosen room category
airport return transfers and transfers to all booked activities
Sunday Funday BBQ (excl. drinks)
guided SUP Tour through Mangrove Forests
Zanzibar Travel Guide (PDF)
unique on spot service & guiding
24/7 contact person on the spot
10% discount on all other activities booked with Aquaholics Kite & Surf Center
You can then choose your SURF package and add
4 surf trips(always include transfer, boat ride, all gear, guide or lessons, snacks and water
AND add further trips to your package in step 3 should you have longer than just 6 days
if you are booking as a couple and your partner wants to kitesurf or just relax you can choose the according package – everything is possible
Your Unique Kite & Surf Camps / Aquaholics Kite & Surf Zanzibar Camps Program
Our surfcamp package includes surf trips in small groups of 4 to 14 people. Meet other likeminded dudes and dudettes on the boat, explore the waters, try different activities and of course get to surf Zanzibars waves. Surf in Zanzibar is very tide dependant and the trips need to be scheduled according to the tides. The spots can be reached by boat and team Aquaholics will make sure to take you to the place most suitable for your level. Each trip is around 4 hours long of which you will spend up to 2 hours in the surf with an experienced guide or instructor. For complete beginners a beach introduction is given, to make the most of your time in the water.
The Ebb & Flow Apartments in Paje are our Unique Kite & Surf Camps Base and located only a short walk from our Aquaholics Kite & Surf Center and the Kitesurfing Spot. The guesthouse has a pool and is built in a cozy backyard style. All rooms have private balcony and you have the option to choose air-conditioned room or room with fan. The bathrooms have hot water shower and there is a generator on hand for power cuts. WIFI connection can be received in the communal area, although the WIFI around the Kitecenter is generally more reliable. If you are travelling on a budget we also offer a backpackers option and you can stay in our comfortable mixed 6 bed dorm.
The Mangrove SUP Tour is a great way to explore a different area on the Southeast Coast. By SUP you’ll enter a whole new environment and ecosystem as you paddle through the Mangrove Channels. This tour is scheduled over the high tide and a perfect addition to a day of kiting. Fruits and water, as well as the gear are provided on this fun trip.
You are invited on one of the days to have a fun Sunday afternoon with all the crew and other guests. Often live music by local artists is organised, beach bar music is jamming and a tasty BBQ Platter is served on this evening. The perfect end of a great day on the water.
There is a lot to discover along the coast and we will always provide you with infos on the places to be. Tours, Attractions and nightlife on the island – We show you the best Zanzibar has to offer. Parties take place in different locations, on different days of the week and we know where. Beachbars, excentric hotels and top notch DJs provide a great music culture and atmosphere to socialize on the South East Coast. We will tell you all the hidden secrets and worthwhile attractions to visit during your stay.
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*when clicking on the Question Marks in the Booking Form you find lots of useful information about the different options and activities, that will help you to put together your perfect holiday package.
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Single Room*: Private en-suite room with fan
Single Room with Air-Conditioning*: choose to sleep cool
Double Room**: Private en-suite with fan
Double Room with Air-Conditioning**: private en-suite room with fan and aircon
Dorm Room: Our budget option. Shared 6-bed mixed dorm with ensuite bathroom (safety lockers are available)
* It is possible to book the Single Room Option with 2 people or more, if everybody wants their own private room.
** The Double Room Option can only be booked for 2 people - if you choose this room as a single traveller the given quote will not be accurate as the room price is based on 2 people sharing a room.
**If you wish to have a room with 2 seperate beds (Twin Room) let us know in the comments field in Step 4.
Your price already includes:
accommodation in your chosen room category
airport pick up and drop off
guided Mangrove SUP tour
1x Sunday Funday BBQ Platter (drinks not included)
info guide as PDF
24/7 contact person on the spot
Choose your watersports packages below according to your plans.
You can add even more activities in the next step.
Kite Camp (beginner / refresher / intermediate)
This course package is great for all level kiters. We will suit your lessons to your level.
The Course includes 9 hours in a semi-private lesson or 6 hours private including gear.
It depends on our availability if the course will be held private or in a group of 2.
Please tell us in the comment field in Step 4 which level you have.
If you bring your own gear you can book this package and we will add extra time to your course if own gear is used.
Surf Camp (beginner / intermediate / advanced)
This package is a great choice for all wave hunters out there. The package includes 4 trips, which can be comfortably planned over a week stay with some break days in-between. If you are really wave hungry you have the possibility to add additional surf trips in the next step.
Please let us know about your level and previous surfing experience (if any) in the comment field on Step 4.
Kite Storage Only
No need for lessons? <br>
Book your Storage with us and take advantage of our beach service at the centre. <br>
For stays over 1 week you can add extra days for storage in the next step.
Just relax! Gimme no more.
If you are booking as a couple or a group of friends and not all of you want to kite or surf, you can just choose the relax package, which means no more activities will be added to your deal. <br> This is also a great option if you want to take it easy and add just a few smaller trips and classes on to your package in the next step.
Gimme more! 2 extra Surf Trips
Add an extra 2 surf sessions and get your saltwater level up to the max.
This is only possible and bookable for stays of 8 nights and longer! Please don't choose this package if you spend less time on the island as we will definitely be having a time problem otherwise!
Half Day SUP Rental
Want to improve your balance or just go for a fun paddle in the lagoon? Spice up your package and add a half day of SUP rental.*
* Rate is per person
Kite Intro Course
Great add on for surf packages of 7 nights or longer if you want to experience a bit of both worlds.
The Kite Introduction Course is a 3hr semi-private or 2 hour private course giving you a first insight in the sport of Kitesurfing.
Dongwe Doughnuts Surf Trip
This trip includes snorkelling, underwater wing experience and surfing. Great fun for all levels.
* great add on for stays of 7 nights or longer
Surf's up! 4 extra Surf Trips
Add an extra 4 surf sessions and get your saltwater level up to the max.
This is only possible and bookable for stays of 11 nights and longer! Please don't choose this package if you spend less time on the island as we will definitely be having a time problem otherwise!