The season for kite-surfing has just started!
It's been almost 3 weeks since my arrival! The rainy season is coming to an end, exceptionally late this year. Usually it stops raining in mid-June. It is not like rainy days as we know from Europe, usually it rains briefly, maybe a few minutes and then the sun comes out and it’s a beautiful day. In our garden rain drops glisten on the leaves of banana plants then rapidly dry out in the sun. These showers are great for nature. The vegetation is now particularly lush with greenery. On our plot of land flowers bloom and there is a wonderful array of colour. The bushes have new, fresh leaves which bring out a variety of shades of green.
It is an ideal season for tourists who want to explore more of Zanzibar rather than just lying on the beach for their entire holiday. The temperature is now around 26 ° C which is conducive to sightseeing. The narrow streets of the old part of the capital (Stone Town) are not yet congested or stuffy.
The main summer season begins in Zanzibar around the 15th July. Most Italian hotels have opened after the spring break. The Italians for many years are the largest group of tourists. Local kids at the sight of a white people cry out happily, "ciao!" and local vendors to encourage people to buy their goods " guardando non costa niente"-"looking is free!"
The beginning of July, is a long-awaited start to the kite surfing season. The Mecca for fans of this sport is located in the South-East of the island, in Paje. In Kiwengwa you can begin to see the first kites of the season. Favourable winds will blow until September and then only from December to March.