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About SURF Zanzibar
SURF Zanzibar offers a variety of active tours at all levels with a Stand-Up Paddling board. Discover spots on the island which are impossible to reach by foot or car. Our offer ranges from a tour through the mangroves by SUP, crab catching in the mangroves, to wave riding and yoga on a SUP board. Basic Stand Up Paddling doesn't require training lessons and can be easily learned on the spot.
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Sharida Noëlle wrote a review Feb 2020
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania1 contribution
To be able to visit this area, paddling in your own pace, is absolutely incredible. Standing on your board it's like you are floating through the mangroves, surrounded by nature only. In the wider channels the guides take the time to playfully motivate you to do some tricks and races, but don't feel obliged to do so when you just want to lie still and soak up the beauty around you! The guides happily answer any questions, and carefully stick around with those who don't go that fast. Such a unique trip to do on the island! I would do it again any time!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Mr_Kahawa wrote a review Feb 2020
Paje, Tanzania3 contributions1 helpful vote
While living on Zanzibar for a couple of years, you tend to forget the beauty of it (crazy no?). I have been on the SUP tour a couple of times now, and every single time it opens my eyes again to this unique place where we are in. Paddling through the mangroves it's quiet, lush, peaceful, with a bit of action and craziness if you're up for it. The guides are very kind and helpful, open to any questions you have, and challenge you with a race or tricks on the board. A one-of-a-kind trip on Zanzibar. Over and over again!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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LuNa Nico wrote a review Feb 2020
Sumy, Ukraine12 contributions3 helpful votes
I have done evening SUP tour to Mangroves with Surf Zanzibar, and experience was totally delightful! Since I was solo traveller, I was joined to the group of friendly people for this tour. We passed narrow channels formed by mangroves, then entered open water. It was my very first time on the SUP board, but thanks to the expirienced guides who were always around, and comprehensive briefing they provided, by the end of the tour I felt very comfortable and could stand very well on the board, and even do some exercises (like plank and push-ups) on it! We finished the tour watching spectacular sunset. This was truly unique experience which everyone should try at least once in a lifetime! What makes it even better, this tour is great for people of any age and needs only very basic level of fitness! I would also like to thank the manager of Surf Zanzibar for always being in touch during my planning of this trip and answering all the questions. Hope to be back to Michamvi again to expirience this one more time with your team!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Ivan M wrote a review Jan 2020
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My girfirend and I booked this tour as we heard good stories about it from fellow teavellers at Mr. Kahava. We were looking for something that was Unique, a bit adventurous, relaxed and a sustainable way of exploring the island( no killing fish or disturbing the nature). The tour exceeded our expectations. We were picked up by a friendly and funny driver called Idris, who brought us and 5 others to the startung location about 20 min by car from Paje. There the local guide Mario and his assistant welcomed us. We took a short boat trip to a hiiden location right in the mangrove forest, where our board were waiting For us. After a short explanation the sup tour started through narrow openings in the mangrove forest. The guides showed us some bidden gems and we had some good time on the boards. I saw many birds, beuatiful sunset and really was steunend by the beauty of the mangrove forest. At the end we had Some fruit at the base on top of a zelf built tower which provides a great view over the trees. Although iT was a great tour, be prepared to paddle quite a bit!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Karine V wrote a review Jan 2020
Osdorp, The Netherlands6 contributions1 helpful vote
The SUP tour in the mangroves in Zanzibar was great! The guides were professional and helpfully, the tour was super beautiful and fun. At the end of the tour we saw the sunset and the guide explained about the mangroves. The atmosphere was relaxed. It was worth the money and especially because the SUP tour supports a local school in the village of Michamvi. I would definitely recommend the tour!!!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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