Jambiani kite spot in Zanzibar

Africa kitesurf spot in Tanzania

Jambiani offers basically the same conditions as nearby Paje but without the crowds, making it an ideal kitesurf holiday destination. With two wind seasons meaning wind for kitesurfing 8 months of the year, and a mix of a large flat water lagoon and waves on the reef, it’s no surprise Jambiani is growing in popularity among kitesurfers. If you want crystal blue water, warm enough to kitesurf in board shorts and t shirt, flat water at low tide and waves at high tide, then this is the place for you! Add to that a pretty decent food and drink scene locally and you’ve got a perfect recipe for your next kiteboarding trip.

Off Season

  1. Mar
  2. Apr
  3. Oct
  4. Nov

Early Season

  1. May
  2. Dec

Peak Season

  1. Jan
  2. Jun
  3. Jul
  4. Aug

Late Season

  1. Feb
  2. Sep

Kitesurfing wind conditions in Jambiani

The wind blows side shore here in both seasons, just from opposite directions. The Kuzi wind blows from mid May until September and can get up to 25 knots, while the Kaskazi blows from December until March and maxes out around 20 knots. Both seasons offer really ideal conditions, just keep an eye on the tide when you are booking as it makes a difference here. At high tide the beach and therefore the kite launching area is a little smaller, and the water in the lagoon can be a little choppier, with the bigger waves out on the reef. At low tide the lagoon is a lot flatter and shallower, which is the perfect time for anyone learning to kitesurf.

Around the kite spot Jambiani

If you are keen for a day off from kitesurfing to rest your aching muscles, Jambiani offers some incredible diving and snorkelling options, with schools/centres in Jambiani itself or in Paje only a few km away. Paje is a bit busier and offers more of a party scene if you fancy drinking and dancing into the small hours of the night. Fresh fish is very good here for dinner and there are plenty of options nearby.<...

Wind Forecast for Jambiani

Wind Stats for Jambiani

Travel facts

  • accommodation

    at the spot

  • camper parking

    Not allowed, but possible

  • car parking


  • public transport


  • rental cars

    Not recommended

Kite conditions

  • body wear

    board shorts

  • downwinder


  • ride type

    freeride, freestyle, wakestyle, wave

  • skill level

    beginner, intermediate, advanced, professional

  • spot type

    island, lagoon, ocean

  • starting area

    sandy beach

  • water condition

    choppy, flat, medium

  • wind daytime

    all day

  • tide dependency


At the spot

  • date factor

    3 - middle

  • emergency

    A rescue service

  • has toilet


  • shallow water

    More than 500m