Packing for adventure. What to bring when you come to Paje
So, you’ve booked your next big adventure to Paje, Zanzibar and you’re wondering what to pack? Are you a thrill seeker? Maybe you like would to track a Red Colobus Monkey? Perhaps just lie on the beach? Probably, all of the above & Paje is somewhere this can be accomplished in just a day!
Packing list for a Paje adventure
Two pairs of swimwear (at least): You will live in these; we recommend at least two as one will be drying whilst you wear the other. Paje is a watersports enthusiast’s dream location!
Your PADI card: East Africa’s premier PADI 5 Star diving facility is on site. Buccaneer Diving provides snorkelling and diving trips to the local area as well as Mnemba Island and Kizimkazi. Buccaneer Diving also offers the whole range of PADI diving courses from absolute beginner to seasoned pro.
A rash vest or swimming top: You will need this if you want to kite surf with the fabulous crew at Aquaholics, who are also on site. Its long wide beach with a barrier reef for protection means that Paje is recognised as a world class kiting destination and is perfect for either beginners who want to learn one of the world’s fastest growing sports or for experienced kiters who want to take advantage of the constant trade winds and warm clear Indian Ocean waters.
Reef Shoes: The gang at Aquaholics also run surf lessons and surf trips for experienced surfers. Reef shoes can be rented at the shop but its always nice to have your own.
Go-pro Camera or equivalent: You will want to capture your crazy scuba diving, dolphin snorkelling, kite-surfing and wave riding adventures to take home to drive your stay at home friends wild with jealousy!
Backpack: To pack your water bottles and towels in for day adventures. There are dozens you can choose from, but our favourites are:
The dolphins in Kizimkazi
Nearby Jozani Forest where you can see the rare Red Colobus monkey.
Stone Town to drink in centuries of history
Flipflops: For long, long walks on the kilometres of white sandy beaches that the South East Coast of Zanzibar is famous for.
Sweat shirt, 1 pair of trousers: We find spending all day in the water does make us a little chilly so a warm sweatshirt is great for the late afternoons and evenings. It is also culturally sensitive to wear trousers to cover your knees in Stone town!
Something casual for the evenings! There is something on every night during the season and the usual dress code is 'BEACH'. Try the Wet Wednesdays (beach games and local food) at fabulous on-site Ocean beach bar and restaurant and Friday nights at local hang out Jambo is famous throughout the island.
Diary/ journal: so you remember every moment!