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Paje Beach Kitesurf Hostel - Paje, South East Coast, Zanzibar. Africa

INTRODUCTION

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Looking out upon the glistening crystal clear sea green waters is an endless kiters playground with an offshore reef 2km out that creates flat conditions on the huge lagoons at low tide and great waves on the reef. Welcome to Paje Beach Kitesurf Hostel on the southeast coast of  Zanzibar, located right in front of the beach with an ocean facing bar & restaurant and kite school.

 

Paje is the name of the village, the “hub” of the southeast coast of Zanzibar; the coolest area of the island. Our beach bandas rooms are literally just footsteps away from the beach in our garden surrounded by palms and nature.

 

Our lodge is the best convenient solution to live directly on the beach; your perfect barefoot holiday in one of our bandas room ( single, double, triple en-suite toilet or one of three dorms from 3 to 8 beds each one with shared bathroom )

 

We customize the perfect holiday to your needs; kite and sports activity, excursions and more.

THE ACCOMMODATION

Facilities

  • Rooms are just two footsteps away from the beach
  • Garden surrounded by palms and nature
  • Free Wi-Fi at the restaurant area

 

Rooms

  • single en-suite toilette 
  • double en-suite toilette 
  • triple en-suite toilette
  • 3 dorm from 3 to 8 beds each one with shared bathroom

 

Meals

Breakfast is provided and guests can enjoy meals and drinks at our ocean facing bar and restaurant that serves lunch/dinner and drinks.

THE ACTIVITIES

Kitesurfing

  • Minimum age: kite student – 6 years old
  • The kite school is open all week long
  • We fixed weekly schedule on according to tide and we have two different lagoons as spot both in Paje beach.
  • We offer rental, supervisor and classes
  • Total of  20 different sizes of boards and kite
  • We have boats rescue and support, no insurance inlc in the rates.
  • First aid and doctor available in the spot
  • Photo/video session on demand

 

Group lessons

3 students x 1 instructor – 10 hours total shared in 3 or 4 days in according with wind and weather conditions

 

Private lessons

1 student x 1 instructor – 9 hours or more

 

Spoken Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Swahili

 

In case of bad conditions of wind or weather

  • we refund 100%  when it is not possible to start the course
  • we refund 50%   if the student can do only the first day
  • no refund after the 2 days of course

Wind Conditions

Kusini and Kaskasi are the prevailing wind in the island:

4 months of Kaskasi wind (June 15-October 15)
2 months with no wind (October 15-December 15)
4 months of Kusini wind (December 15-April 15)
2 months with no wind (April 15 – June 15)

From June 15 through October 15 (approx) the wind blows South to North every day running parallel to the beach and slightly onshore. The wind speed is 11-22 knots but there can be a few days where the wind can pick up to 25+ knots.

From December 15 through April 15 (approx) the wind blows North to South.
This wind also blows parallel to the beach, although the speed varies somehow and there are sometimes lulls in the wind. The wind has a speed of 10 to 18 knots but there are also 18-25 knot days if you get lucky.

Weather Conditions

Average temperatures in Zanzibar do not vary greatly between seasons. February is the hottest month in Zanzibar with an average temperature of 28°C (82.4°F) and the coldest is July at 24°C (75.2°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 10 in December. The wettest month is April with an average of 401mm of rain. The best month to swim in the sea is in March when the average sea temperature is 30°C (86°F)To see the average temperatures by month can be viewed here.

What to wear

The water temperature is always over 24 degrees so your wet-suit can stay at home, unless you are easily prone to coldness which can occasionally happen in Africa’s winter months (June-September). At most though you need a 2mm shorty. Sea urchins live in the “seaweed farming area”, but these areas are easily avoided as the water color is significantly darker in these spots. Booties are recommended for beginners. For the most part though the bottoms are sandy and soft, not requiring booties.

What to do if there is no wind?

  • SUP
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Boat cruises
  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swim in the warm sea
  • Spice Tour
  • Explore Stone Town
  • Shop in the markets
  • Walk through Jozani forest to see lots of monkeys!

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

The lodge and kite spot is right in front of the Paje beach.

The village with shops, restaurants & bar, pharmacy, petrol station and atm all within 1 km from the lodge, easy and safe to reach by walk.

The south east coast of Zanzibar is all very nice to discover and enjoy pristine beach and spot to chill and swim. 

Situated on the east coast of this fabulous island, Paje is essentially a huge, long strip of white sand bordered by a small village on one side and a collection of beachfront accommodation services and eateries, as well as turquoise waters on the other.

Paje as all of south east coast of the island is delightfully peaceful and quiet; and while it is on the map many tourists prefer the busier, more developed north beaches of Zanzibar.

Getting Here

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From Airport or Stone Town, you can either get a private taxi, we are happy to organize for you, just ask us for the prices.
You can take a ride with the local transportation; here in Tanzania, the local buses are called dala dalas and this phrase is used to describe anything from a new-looking minivan to an old, open-air pick-up truck and you will be able to negotiate a cheap price.
Actually, if you go for the dala dala option to get to Paje, you actually have to change vehicle just outside of Stone Town, but this is straightforward and there’s always someone to wave the clueless tourist in the right direction!
If you arrive in Paje , turn right at the round about direction Jambiani and follow the road for 300 meter, look for Kite Lodge Zanzibar sign at the left side of the road and follow until the beach.

PRICES & PACKAGES

Single room bandas en suite toilette. – from 35 usd / night 

Double room bandas en suite toilette – from 50 usd / night

Triple room bandas en suite toilette – from 65 usd / night

Single bed in dorm shared toilette – from 22 usd / night

( rates with  breakfast incl. )

 

Single bed in dorm shared toilette – from 17 usd

( rates only bed – no breakfast )

 

Kitesurfing

Minimum age: kite student – 6 years old

Group lessons :

3 students x 1 instructor – 10 hours total shared in 3 or 4 days in according with wind and weather conditions –  300 eur each student

Private lessons : 1 student x 1 instructor – 9 hours or more – 55 eur x hour

8 instructor total

We speak  English – Italian – French – Spanish – Italian – Russian and Swahili

In case of  bad conditions of  wind or weather : 

  • we refund 100%  when it is not possible to start the course
  • we refund 50%   if the student can do only the first day
  • no refund after the 2 day of course 

The kite school is open all week long

We fixed weekly schedule on according to tide and we have two different lagoon as spot both in Paje beach.

We offer rental, supervisor and classes

Total of  20 different sizes of boards and kite

We have boats rescue and support, no insurance inlc in the rates.

First aid and doctor available in the spot

Photo/video session on demand

WIND CONDITIONS

Kusini and Kaskasi are the prevailing wind in the island:

4 months of Kaskasi wind (June 15-October 15)
2 months with no wind (October 15-December 15)
4 months of Kusini wind (December 15-April 15)
2 months with no wind (April 15 – June 15)

From June 15 through October 15 (approx) the wind blows South to North every day running parallel to the beach and slightly onshore. The wind speed is 11-22 knots but there can be a few days where the wind can pick up to 25+ knots.

From December 15 through April 15 (approx) the wind blows North to South.
This wind also blows parallel to the beach, although the speed varies somehow and there are sometimes lulls in the wind. The wind has a speed of 10 to 18 knots but there are also 18-25 knot days if you get lucky.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Average temperatures in Zanzibar do not vary greatly between seasons. February is the hottest month in Zanzibar with an average temperature of 28°C (82.4°F) and the coldest is July at 24°C (75.2°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 10 in December. The wettest month is April with an average of 401mm of rain. The best month to swim in the sea is in March when the average sea temperature is 30°C (86°F)To see the average temperatures by month can be viewed here.

WIND CONDITIONS

Kusini and Kaskasi are the prevailing wind in the island:

4 months of Kaskasi wind (June 15-October 15)
2 months with no wind (October 15-December 15)
4 months of Kusini wind (December 15-April 15)
2 months with no wind (April 15 – June 15)

From June 15 through October 15 (approx) the wind blows South to North every day running parallel to the beach and slightly onshore. The wind speed is 11-22 knots but there can be a few days where the wind can pick up to 25+ knots.

From December 15 through April 15 (approx) the wind blows North to South.
This wind also blows parallel to the beach, although the speed varies somehow and there are sometimes lulls in the wind. The wind has a speed of 10 to 18 knots but there are also 18-25 knot days if you get lucky.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Average temperatures in Zanzibar do not vary greatly between seasons. February is the hottest month in Zanzibar with an average temperature of 28°C (82.4°F) and the coldest is July at 24°C (75.2°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 10 in December. The wettest month is April with an average of 401mm of rain. The best month to swim in the sea is in March when the average sea temperature is 30°C (86°F)To see the average temperatures by month can be viewed here.

WHAT TO WEAR?

The water temperature is always over 24 degrees so your wet-suit can stay at home, unless you are easily prone to coldness which can occasionally happen in Africa’s winter months (June-September). At most though you need a 2mm shorty. Sea urchins live in the “seaweed farming area”, but these areas are easily avoided as the water color is significantly darker in these spots. Booties are recommended for beginners. For the most part though the bottoms are sandy and soft, not requiring booties.

WHAT TO DO IF THERE IS NO WIND?

SUP

Scuba Diving
Snorkeling
Boat cruises
Fishing
Surfing
Swim in the warm sea
Spice Tour
Explore Stone Town
Shop in the markets
Walk through Jozani forest to see lots of monkeys!

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