Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Almost every body of water
has become a playground for stand up paddlers
Stand up paddle boarding or SUP is currently considered to be the fastest growing water sport in the world. Like the roots of many water sports, SUP can be traced back to the islands of Hawaii. Stand up paddling and stand up paddle surfing actually has ancient Polynesian roots but only became popular in modern times. Basically, SUP uses a surf style board and a long paddle. In that regard, it is like a cross between canoeing and surfing. Stand up paddling can be done in a variety of forms such as on flat lakes and waterways, open ocean, river rapids and surfing big waves. SUP is also fast becoming the fitness activity of choice for many people as it offers a full body work out surrounded by the beauty of nature.
From beginner-friendly paddling to white-water riding,
Kayaking has something to offer to everyone.
Kayaking involves paddling using a double-bladed oar and a small boat. Kayaks come in a variety of sizes and types, depending on their intended use. The boat sits low in the water and usually only accommodates a single paddler, tandem kayaks can hold two or even three people. Kayaking is a versatile sport that can be done in practically any body of water and is easily pared with other activities, like camping or fishing. Rivers, lakes, oceans and even surf zones are popular spots for kayaking and due to the different types, everyone from beginners to experts can enjoy the sport.
An ancient ocean vessel
that will take you back in time
The Ngalawa is a traditional, double-outrigger canoe of the Swahili people living in the Zanzibar Archipelago and the Tanzanian coast. Traditionally made from a mango tree hull, bamboo mast, a sail and a couple of outriggers, it is the ultimate sailing machine and the design hasn't changed for centuries. Ngalawas are used for short distance transport of goods or people, as well as a coastal fishing boat, you can often spot the local fishermen sailing up and down the coast in search of fish. They also make for a great sunset cruise or a day out learning how to sail in a style that time did not forget.