Jambo! We are really excited to be returning to Kenya for our kitesurf holidays in 2019 and we’d love you to join us on this African adventure! We have teamed up with Che Shale, a stylish beach retreat on the north Kenyan coast.
Steady and reliable side onshore winds combined with warm clear water and empty beaches make for a fantastic winter Kitesurf destination. Miles from crowded beaches and tucked away in lush vegetation this castaway style retreat offers low key luxury and natural beauty.
All the charm and quiet of nature is captured in 9 uniquely designed beachfront bandas that combine laid back style and attention to detail.
Fresh seafood by the beach, an organic crab farm, dhow sailing , snorkeling and the chance to go on safari will keep you as active or as chilled as you wish to be when you’re not kiting. This destination should also appeal to any non-kiter guests and is great for families and children.
Airport transfers – You will be transported to and from the resort in a taxi which will meet us at the airport.
Accommodation – You will be staying in uniquely designed, castaway chic style beachfront bandas that are tucked amongst lush vegetation for privacy. Entirely crafted with local materials such as weaved palms, mango wood, driftwood and palms, your banda provides a soothing immersion into nature for ultimate chilling. Each guest will have their own room within a shared banda. Please note that we are unable to guarantee accommodation on a same sex basis.
If you fancy a banda to yourself for a little more privacy or one of the Deluxe bandas then its possible to upgrade. Please see below for details.
Breakfast, Afternoon coffee and cakes and a 4-course evening meal – Foodies will love their dining experience here with a blend of international cuisine enhanced by local flavors. They even have their own crab farm and for any seafood lover the soft- shell crab should definitely not be missed! Fresh Fruit, Cereal, yoghurts and a cooked breakfast are included each morning and in the evening a 4-course dinner is served with a different menu every evening. Vegetarian, Vegan and those with food allergies are also happily catered for. All stays include complimentary afternoon tea/coffee and freshly baked cookies or cake.The restaurant is open 7- days a week for those after a light snack or lunch with plenty to choose from the a-la-carte menu.
Daily Kitesurf tuition – Lessons are scheduled to run from Sunday to Saturday with flexible timings to allow for prevailing conditions and group needs. They will be run by handpicked BKSA/IKO qualified instructors on a group basis with a maximum student to Instructor ratio of 3:1.
Photos and Video – We will be capturing you in action during the week with all footage available to buy on a key drive so you can take it all back home with you and relive the best bits.
Downwinder and Snorkel trip aboard Sawa-Sawa + £40 p/p
On this day trip aboard Sawa-sawa, a traditional African dhow we will set sail further up the coast and anchor at a lovely bay which has both great kiting as well a reef for snorkelling.
Lunch will be served on board and whomever wants to kite downwind back to base can do so whilst those less experienced can sail back with the dhow
Safari Package +£280 p/p*
With East Tsavo National Park a 4-hour drive from Che Shale, you may not want to miss this chance to experience an authentic Kenyan safari. This 1-night, 2 day safari is all inclusive and includes a pick up and drop off from the resort. You will arrive back by lunchtime the following day, allowing you to get an afternoon kitesurf session in.
*based on a min group booking of 4
The perfect way to unwind after a hard days kiting
For those wanting accomodation to themselves for that extra bit of privacy or a little luxury choose from one of the options below.
Option 1- Che Shale Beachfront banda + £275
Option 2- Deluxe beachfront banda +£375
What’s Not Included
Flights – You will need to book on to the following flights in order to receive the included airport transfers:
- Outbound: London Heathrow to ?
- Inbound: ? to London Heathrow
- Flight no: TBC
- Flight no: TBC
For those choosing alternative flights airport pick ups/drop offs will be charged an additional £50 each way
Equipment – Those requiring Kitesurf equipment during the holiday can rent from us at a special trip rate.
Kenyan Visa – You will need a visa which can be brought on arrival at the airport for approx £40. To save time you may apply for an electronic e-visa online by following the link below. http://evisa.go.ke/single-entry-visa.html
Malaria – There is a risk of Malaria in Kenya and it is recommended that antimalarials are taken. Follow the link below for useful information. https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/country/117/kenya#Malaria.
Beverages and Lunch/snacks – Fruit juice, tea and coffee will be served alongside breakfast each morning and a complimentary coffee or tea will be available each afternoon with cake. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are available to buy from the restaurant and bar. Lunch and snacks are available to buy from the restaurant.
Insurance – We strongly recommend that you have 3rd party liability kitesurfing insurance for the duration of your clinic. This can be purchased by Joining British Kitesports, The sports governing body for the UK with annual cover starting from £38 per year. We also strongly recommend travel insurance that covers Kitesurfing and can recommend a company called Insure and go.