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Kite Lodge Kenya

Kitesurfing, diving and safari in one perfect Kenya holiday

Contact:

UK: +44 (0)2036 085 777
DE: +49 (0) 40 20 93 45 090
CH: +41 (0) 43 50 81 504

+ Dream like kite lodge – now managed by KiteWorldWide
+ Diverse flatwater spot
+ Reliable wind in the winter, good wind statistics in summer
+ VDWS kite center with only the latest gear
+ Exclusively at KiteWorldWide

Kenya has long been known as a holiday destination for Europeans. Travellers are drawn by activities such as deep-sea fishing, diving and wildlife safaris. Now in a beautiful area hidden just south of Mombasa, we have discovered epic flat water (16 sq km!) surrounded by a nature preserve, with thermal winds for a total of six months of the year!

At Kite Worldwide we specialize in catering for the beginner and advanced kitesurfers, delivering you exotic destinations with ideal conditions that are off the beaten path of the crowded tourist havens. So at our Kenyan Kite Resort we offer introductory training courses as well as instruction for intermediate, and advanced kite surfers. In addition we offer full gear rental so you can go kitesurfing without making a big commitment.

Here you will find the only VDWS licensed kitesurf school in Kenya, always with the newest kite gear (Core, North, Brunotti…) available for testing and rental. You won’t find a better place to learn kitesurfing. This is the spot where even the eight-time kitesurf world champion, Gisela Pulido, holds her three months long training camp in the winter time. But no worries, as our vision is ‘class instead of mass’, we only let a maximum number of 38 guests book at the same time. So you will always have enough space on the water to tumble around and bring your skills to new levels.

Besides the amazing kitesurfing conditions in Kenya you can find a great diving area just around the corner (5 min. by car to the PADI diving school) and the best Safari National Parks on this planet. So whether you’re accompanied by non-kiting friends or just like some variety in your holiday the KiteWorldWide Lodge Kenya is the place to go!

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Kitesurfing in Kenya

During the winter season, you can kite directly in front of the lodge. The main spot is a 5 kilometer long river mouth, which is protected by a mangrove forest in the North and South and by a reef in the East.
Because of that, also with strong winds the water remains shallow. With high and low tide, the spot changes due to its sand banks and creates great variation for advanced kite surfers.

Flipmode Island

In the summer season, the kitesurfing will take place on Flipmode Island, a large sandbank across from the Lodge. Also the courses will be held here.

You’ll take a boat about 20 minutes into the open sea to get there. You’ll find a huge shallow area about 1 km wide. On the side with offshore wind, there is a boat just in case, so you don’t have to worry about drifting away. Just like almost all the spots on the Indian Ocean, Flipmode Island is dependent on the tide. 2.5 hours before and after the tide, you can enjoy some awesome kitesurf sessions. Since you’ll be on a small island in the middle of the ocean, the wind will naturally blow clean and free from the southeast. It is accelerated by the geographic location of the sandbank atolls. In small, approx. 1 m high waves, you’ll be able to practice for your next trip to Cape Verde or improve your tricks or ability in the shallow water areas. You’ll find a simply unbelievable kitesurf ambience here with a view of the beautiful island Funzi.

In the winter, this spot will be offered one or two times a week as a highlight. This is where the downwinder tour will begin, approx. 4 km kiting trip back to the KiteWorldWide Lodge. To take part in this tour, you will have to be able to kitesurf upwind perfectly.


KiteWorldWide packages in Kenya

Like in many other KiteWorldWide destinations, we also offer an all round full service package at the Kite Lodge in Kenya.
Those packages consist of your choice of accommodation and the Kitepass, to use the complete kitesurf infrastructure.

Included services:

        • Accomodation in booked category
        • Halfboard
        • Free usage of SUPs
        • Usage of kite center and kite infrastructure
        • Kite service (Launch and landing assistance, rescue)
        • KiteWorldWide Guide and contact person on site
        • Kite boat excursion to the Funzi Island sandbank and downwinder back (only for advanced kiters)


Kitecenter

Our lodge and kitesurfing centre is the only VDWS licensed kite school in Kenya. We are located in the middle of the mangrove sanctuary in “Mwazaro” only 80 km south of Mombasa. We have our own private beach and spot so you are away from the mass crowds so you can relax and kite at your own pace


Courses / Gear

Kitesurf Courses

In the official VDWS Kite Center you can get your internationally accepted kitesurf license. The VDWS licensed instructors teach at the highest possible standard in English and German.

Kitesurf Gear

At the KiteWorldWide VDWS kite center we use only the latest Kiteboarding equipment from the current season.

Attention: Due to the extremely reduced package prices, there are no refunds of costs for the rental equipment or courses in the case of unsuitable weather conditions (too much or too less wind)!


Beginners Package (VDWS Level 0-1)

Twelve hours of lessons for beginners. Equipment (Kite,  Board, Bar and Harness) is included for the course and the rest of your stay.

VDWS exam and license included.


Intermediate Package (VDWS Level 2-4)

Nine hours kite course including equipment for the rest of your stay. Perfect for everyone, who already did a kite course and needs a little refresh.

VDWS exam and license (or upgrade to next level) included.


Advanced Package (VDWS Level 4-7)

Three hours kite course including equipment rental for the rest of your stay. This will help you to reach your goals! When proving your kite level (min. VDWS level 5), the hours can be taken flexible during the week.

VDWS license (or upgrade to next level) included as well as a kite boat excursion to the Funzi Island sandbank and downwinder back.


Rental

Intermediate kiters (min. VDWS Level 5) can book the rental package. This will make sure, that you’ll always have the latest gear and the most suitable kite for all conditions.

Accommodations

The KiteWorldWide Lodge

Our Kenyan Kite Resort is located at the southern east coast of Africa. There is a main building with a dining area and small restaurant, a beach bar and a chill out area. Our Lodge has three different categories of accommodation:

Coral House – Upper Floor

The rooms are located on the upper floor of the unique stone bungalows, where you have a beautiful sea view terrace. Another highlight of the Coral House Upper Floor is the chic, large bathroom with a view of the mangrove jungle. A stylish ambience is created in the living area with african furniture.

Neptun

The new coral house Neptun has a large all-around balcony in the middle of the palm garden with a nice view directly to the spot. After a good kite session you have the perfects nights sleep in the large comfortable bed. The bathroom comes with an exclusive natural stone. Here you can enjoy Kenya from the balcony with view to the beach and the ocean

Coral House Lower Floor

These rooms in the luxury stone bungalows have a living room, bedroom and a private bathroom with hot water. There is a sea view terrace with a stunning view of the spot. The rooms are also equipped with a comfortable double bed, electricity and a fan.

Lodge Apartments

These apartments are part of the main building. Both have two bedrooms and a private bathroom. The apartment Sirius additionally has a large living room and a second lavatory. A spacious terrace offers you a great view to the spot. They are perfect for families or small groups.

Makuti Cottages

These traditional African cottages are made of wood, covered with palm leaves. They are situated directly at the beach. Each Makuti has a comfortable double bed and a spacious terrace with a perfect view to the beach. The nine wooden Makuti Cottages share three ample bath houses with separate toilets and showers which will be cleaned daily. The two stone Makutis has their own outside toilet.

The Makuti is very nice in its simplicity and located right at the spot. You could not be closer to nature – As the accommodation is right on the beach, you can use the terrace as a kite storage. Simple and close to the nature is the motto of the Maruti. A comfortable bed and a simple beach hut match perfectly together with the great view and kiting conditions

Half board always included!

All of our Kenyan Island packages include breakfast and dinner. We have no cheesy buffets here! Our in-house chef daily prepares a wide range of fresh, delicious meals. We do our best to accommodate all dietary preferences. Vegetarian? Pescatarian? Let us know what you prefer and we will do our best to fulfill your needs.

You can grab lunch and snacks whenever you want at our beach bar. There you’ll find typical African dishes as well as western food such as sandwiches, burgers and seafood dishes, all at reasonable prices.

Price Calculator & Online Booking

With the following form you can check availabilities and prices for your kite trip to Kenya and book directly online. If you want to book additional services which are not part of the form you also can make a non-binding request with our request form on this website. You can also fill in this form when we shall look for a matching flight for you.

Price examples

In the following you will find price examples for the next months. These prices are actual prices (no “beginning from” prices), which were updated on the 8th of June. We appreciate your understanding that the flight prices might change.

June

Basic package:

  • Flight from/to London from 25.06.- 02.07. (Air France)
  • 1 week in the palm bungalow in double occupancy
  • Half board
  • airport transfer
  • Tourguide

Price per person in double occupancy: 1063 €

Beginner package:

  • Flight from/to London from 25.06.- 02.07. (Air France)
  • 15 hours kitesurf course including equipment
  • 1 week in the coral house in double occupancy
  • Half board
  • airport transfer
  • Tourguide

Price per person in double occupancy: 1658 €

July

Basic package:

  • Flight from/to Amsterdam  from 06.07.- 13.07. (KLM)
  • 1 week in the coral house in double occupancy
  • Half board
  • airport transfer
  • Tourguide

Price per person in double occupancy: 1263 €

Beginner package:

  • Flight from/to Amsterdam  from 06.07.- 13.07. (KLM)
  • 15 hours kitesurf course including equipment
  • 1 week in the coral house in double occupancy
  • Half board
  • airport transfer
  • Tourguide

Price per person in double occupancy: 1648 €

August

Basic package:

  • Flight from/to Brussels from 12.08.- 19.09. (Ethiopian Airlines)
  • 1 week in the palm bungalow in double occupancy
  • Half board
  • airport transfer
  • Tourguide

Price per person in double occupancy: 1216 €

Beginner package:

  • Flight from/to Brussels from 12.08.- 19.09. (Ethiopian Airlines)
  • 15 hours kitesurf course including equipment
  • 1 week in the coral house in double occupancy
  • Half board
  • airport transfer
  • Tourguide

Price per person in double occupancy: 1811 €

September

Basic package:

  • Flight from/to Paris from 02.09.- 09.09. (KLM)
  • 1 week in the palm bungalow in double occupancy
  • Half board
  • airport transfer
  • Tourguide

Price per person in double occupancy: 858 €

Beginner package:

  • Flight from/to Paris from 02.09.- 09.09. (KLM)
  • 15 hours kitesurf course including equipment
  • 1 week in the palm makuti in double occupancy
  • Half board
  • airport transfer
  • Tourguide

Price per person in double occupancy: 1348 €

SUP (Stand-Up-Paddeln)

In Kenya, it usually seems like the wind starts at the push of a button in the morning.

For the early birds among you, stand up paddling is awesome and a great whole body workout. You’re in action the whole time, since you have to constantly balance yourself, and really use all the muscles of your body. A great start for the day.

Of course, you can also grab a board if there’s wind and get a completely different perspective.

The area around the lodge is perfect for gliding across the water on a large surfboard with a paddle.

While the tide comes in, there are smaller waves that you can practice on to be prepared for the bigger ones.

You also have the opportunity to rent SUP equipment and design your own workout. You can get an introduction from the local team.

We have new boards and paddles from Best and Naish available for you.

Alternative Activities

Kite & Safari in Kenya

5 day kitesurfing course & 2 day safari Tsavo east

A holiday in Kenya without going on Safari is just like a kitesurfing holiday without wind.

We offer organised tours which leave directly from the Private Island Lodge and strongly recommend at least a two-day safari, for example into the Tsavo East and West National Park, to experience the unimaginable natural beauty of this country. We work together with a famous German safari company whose safaris feature excellent guides, modern vehicles with few tourists.

The safaris we offer always include:

  • All transportation to and from the lodge
  • Entrance into the parks and safaris
  • All accommodations with full pension
  • Driver/guide, water

Safari packages:

We have two different safari packages for you that cover just about everything. You will be sure to see elephants, antelopes, giraffes, buffalos, lions, monkeys, and, with a little luck, leopards, rhinos and hippos.

Tsavo East Safari

This safari – two days in the Tsavo East National Park – is an adventure to the “red elephants”. including one night stay in a double room at Lions Hill Lodge and 2 game drives , full pension and all park entrance fees.
Discover the Tsavo East National Park with all its facets. 379€

Tsavo East and West Safari

A three-day safari in the Tsavo East and West National Parks. Discover amazing nature and wildlife. Incl. 2 nights, one at Lion Hill Lodge in Tsavo East and 1 at Lions Bluff in Lumo Sanctuary in Tsavo West.
Full pension and all park entrance fees. 529€

Diving in Kenya

Only a few minutes by car and a short boat trip away from the KiteWorldWide Lodge, you’ll find one of the best diving areas on this planet.

We partner with an official PADI/Naui diving school led by a dutch couple. Selina und Harm are both PADI MSDT Dive & Emergency First Response Instructor.

Both have worked as diving instructors worldwide for many years until they settled in Wasini Island. They offer various dive lessons in different diving areas around Kisite and Wasini. Of course you can obtain your official diving license here.

PADI/Naui Open Water: 380 € incl. 4 open water dives. Teaching material, logbook and certificate is available at the spot for an extra fee of 40€.

PADI/Naui Advanced Kurs: 350 € incl. 5 dives. Teaching material and certificate is available at the spot for an extra fee of 40€.

Advanced divers can take part in daily trips to various diving areas to the Marine National Park. This tour includes the boat tour to the Marine Park, Snacks, soft drinks and equipment. 75 € plus 15 € entrance to the park, plus 30 € for one dive, or 55 € for 2 dives). Non-divers are also invited to come along.

The whole package:

Kitesurf and dive

5 days kitecourse & PAD! Open water diving course for 750,- Euros (instead of 850,-)

Snorkel Excursion

If you don’t feel like going diving or taking a diving course, you also have the option of going snorkeling. You’ll head out on a boat into the open sea and can experience the unbelievable underwater world. It will be an unforgettable experience you should not let slip past you.

Village Tour (1/2 Tag)

A guide will show you the life of the people that live around the KiteWorldWide Lodge. You will visit a school and get the chance to get to know something about the “real life” of the Kenyan people. In this village there is an old Baobab tree which is supposed to posess certain energy and spiritual power. You will also visit some local (handycraft) shops.

Deep-sea fishing (1 day)

You spend a day out at the sea on a fully equipped fishing boat. You and your friends get the chance to fish something for your dinner. When you are back at the lodge our chef will prepare your catch!

Mangrove Tour (1/2 day)

Discover the mangrove woods wildlife just a half hour boat ride away from the lodge.

Relaxing (1 to ? days)

If you do anything be sure to remember to spend sometime doing nothing. The Kenyan Kite Resort is a phenomenal place to learn and enjoy the sport of kite boarding. But it is also a fantastically quiet and peaceful place to simply decompress from the rest of life. No traffic, no phones,no kids, no teachers – absolutely NO ONE is going to bother you!

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General Information

Seasonal aspects

Trade winds of different strengths are constantly blowing through “Mwazaro” from side shore to the onshore side and are divided into two seasons. Six months of the year, the wind blows from the northeast (Kaskazi) and from the southwest (Kuzi) for the remaining six months.

After the “short rain” in October, the Kaskazi lasts from the beginning of December to the end of February. After that, it weakens and comes to a standstill around the end of March. Between Christmas and the end of February, the wind blows reliably like clockwork and starts getting stronger in the late morning and continues to increase throughout the day.

The Kuzi comes from “long rain” and blows even harder, but not quite as constant as the Kaskazi. So, every once in a while you will experience a day without any wind where you can rest your body after hours of kitesurfing.

With this in mind, the best time for kitesurfers is from December 15th to March 15th and from July 1st until September 15th. Usually you can still kitesurf in November and April, but there are sometimes lulls that can last for days.

How to get there?

Airport: Mombasa (MBA)
From Scandinavia:
You can fly with Condor via Frankfurt to Mombasa from Oslo, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Copenhagen several days a week. The flight from Frankfurt then takes 8h30m before we pick you up at the airport in Mombasa and bring you the two hours long drive to our Lodge.

There are also scheduled flights with different stopovers flying from Scandinavia to Mombasa, just ask, and we will find the best flight and connection for you.

Currency

The local currency is “Kenya Schilling”.

In our lodge you can pay via Euro, US-Dollar, Visa/Mastercard (3% charge) and Kenya Schilling.
Per day you should calculate between 10 and 20€ for food and drinks.

Immigrations

You can get a Visa on arrival at the airport, for 50$.

Internet

Wifi is available for a small charge of 10€ per week.

Kitesurfing

Our school is the only, fully VDWS certified kiteschool in Kenia.
Kiterservice consists of: Start- and landing service, support by teachers and kite cleaning.

Which Kite do I need?
In summer 10-15m (most used kite 12m)

In winter 8-15m (most used kite 10m)

The Spot

In the winter season, the main spot is located right in front of your door step.
During the summer season we’ll go to “Flipmode” island, which is located 20min by boat from the lodge. The boat ride is of course inclusive.

Food and Beverage

In our mostly rather remote destinations, we put great emphasize on the cooperation with farmers, fishers and markets from the surrounding villages. Due to the use of regional and seasonal products, we ask for your understanding that specific diets can only be considered very little – such as lactose free, gluten free or vegan dishes.