This kite camp is located on beautiful Galu Beach in Diani, Kenya where you'll kitesurf over turquoise water and along a sandy shoreline. There are two main windy seasons throughout the year called Kaskazi and Kuzi. Kaskazi blows N/NE from mid-December until mid-March and the wind tends to be around 14-18 knots. Kuzi blows S/SE from June to September with an average of 15-25 knots. If the wind is up, it typically blows side to side-onshore. The kite camp has plenty of rental gear to suit your body type, the conditions, and ability. Depending on the kitesurfer, we recommend men to bring 9 to 12 meter kites and for women to bring 7 to 12 meter kites. Since the kite camp is located in a tropical climate, you can expect 25-35°C air temperature and the water temperature is a warm 28°C on average. You won't need a full wetsuit, but you will need sun protection. The spot itself is dependent on tidal conditions. During low tide, you're likely to kitesurf in calm, flat, shallow water with small waves breaking on the outer reef. This is perfect for kitesurfers who love waves or want to perfect their freestyle maneuvers. During high tide, the water tends to be choppier with small waves breaking inside the reef -- great for kiteboarders who enjoy using the shorebreak as a kicker. Best of all, there are conditions to suit every style of riding and every ability. Beginners will feel comfortable kitesurfing at all tides.
Imagine a land of white sand beaches, crystal-clear water, tropical gardens, coconut palms, and a colorful culture. Cheeky monkeys swing through the trees and may even try to steal a bite of your food. It sounds like paradise, right? Kenya is such a versatile destination where you can lounge on a perfect beach one day and venture out on a wildlife safari the next. Inland, kitesurfers have a chance of seeing the Big Five in a safari camp during no-wind days and kitesurfing over the Indian Ocean when the wind is up. The area surrounding Galu Beach, is home to a variety of multicultural venues and restaurants (especially with Arabic and Indian influence). After a long day of kitesurfing, treat yourself to a warm bowl of Swahili coconut curry with rice, chapati (warm roti bread), and kachumbari (fresh tomato and onion salad). If you're keen to socialize with others, you can visit Diani to experience the vibrant nightlife and bar scene.
You'll never be bored at H2O Extreme Kitesurf Camp. Kiteboarders can use the camp as a home base to perfect their skills, take lessons, get coaching, performance advice, and many more. It is the absolute perfect spot to fine-tune your performance in any kind of kitesurf conditions from flat, chop, waves, downwinders the spot has it all.
If there is no wind or you simply feel like taking a break from kitesurfing, you can play volleyball, surf, kayak, windsurf, body board, standup paddle, skimboard, or fine-tune your balance on the slack line. The vibe is casual and laid-back. If you arrive feeling stressed, you're surf to leave in a relaxed state of mind. The kitesurf camp welcomes all abilities, nationalities, ages, solo travelers, families, and friends traveling as a group. Nearby, you can enjoy the upbeat town of Diani where you can experience an authentic taste of Kenyan culture.
Kitesurfers can fly into Mombasa International Airport. There are several airlines like Condor, Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Airlines or Kenya Airways with routes that service this destination. Mombasa to Diani is about a 1-2 hour drive, depending on the traffic. We can arrange a taxi for an extra charge. Travelers can also fly directly into Ukunda Airstrip via Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi. Visitors will need a tourist visa which is valid for three months. The visa can easily be purchased at the airport or online before arrival (40 Euro or 50 USD).
The kitesurf camp can arrange guided downwinders and surf trips along the Kenyan coastline. There are also a variety of African wilderness experiences to choose from.
Kenyaways is an exquisite beachfront guesthouse with a relaxing and friendly appeal. Enjoy the barefoot lifestyle of the Kenyan coast and escape into a totally relaxed beach holiday in Diani Beach. Here you can be sure to live-in the true meaning of "Hakuna Matata", in other words, live with no worries as the Kenyans would say. In Kenyaways you have the privilege to decide how you would like to partake your holiday whether to book accommodation only or with optional kite lessons and equipment- the choice is yours!. With just a few walking distances towards the beach, H2O Extreme Kiteschool awaits to welcome you in an uncrowded and convenient kitesurf set up in pure paradise. A water sports center with kite lessons & rentals among others like kitesurfing, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking. With less than 2 hours from the international airport of Mombasa and with other adventure options such as Masai Mara National Reserved Safari Park and Mt Kilimanjaro within an hour flight away it is a great combination holiday for adventurists. Guests will stay in a 10 bedroom beach guesthouse with common areas and rooms that overlook the ocean and are just steps away from a sandy beach. The decor is bright with pops of color throughout the property -- adding to the tropical Kenyan ambiance set by the outside landscape. There are multiple room options available, each decorated with a unique and fun theme. All rooms have: - Outside terrace and patio - fan - free wifi - a safe bathroom, and - mosquito protection. The rooms are serviced twice per day and a light breakfast of fruit, coffee, tea, bread, and eggs, is included for all guests. Five of the rooms are set directly on the beach. The property also hosts a one-bedroom apartment with a small kitchen that is perfect for those wanting a little more space and privacy.
Your Host: Linzi
Linzi is your host for this accommodation and will take care of everything during your trip. Furthermore the host knows everything about this trip and will provide you will all information needed.