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From kitesurfing to Big 5 safaris, the north coast of Kenya won't disappoint! Roll out of bed straight onto your board and enjoy endless sessions from your beachfront paradise in perfectly flat, shallow water at low tide and waves at high tide! The vast nature will leave you relaxed and rejuvenated.
Kitesurf conditions
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Spot: Shallow, Flat, Small waves, Big waves, Choppy
Gear storage
Lessons or coaching
Spot guidance
Rescue service

Our kite spot is ideal for both beginners and advanced riders. We have two main windy seasons here in Kenya; the Kuzi and Kaskazi. The Kuzi season runs from June through till end of September blowing from the SE, averaging 15/25knots a day, blowing consistently all day. The Kaskazi season runs from mid December through til mid April, with the wind coming up after lunch, blowing from the NE averaging 15/20knots. The kite spot is located in a secluded bay, with no other kite schools in the area. The bay is suited for all riding styles and levels. During low tide, we have ample beach space, perfectly flat conditions, shallow water in some areas and some sandbars to play around. High tide brings choppier conditions and during the Kuzi season waves for wave riding. Our kite school is fully equipped for teaching, offers beach assistance and rescue. We recommend that men bring 9-12m kites and women 7-12m and as we are located in the Indian Ocean, we have perfect water temperature all year round so no wetsuit is needed. Of course we recommend that our kiters use sun protect and rash vests. We don't have coral or urchins to worry about either.

Trip characteristics
Typical Pickup: Che Shale Hotel
Suitable for: Solo traveler, Group, Family, Couple, Non-rider
Ambience: Wilderness, Relaxed
Experience Type: Private
Food: Breakfast
Available Options: Vegetarian, Vegan, Special diets

The Destination

Life here at Che Shale revolves around the beach. Our beach is like no other in Kenya and the perfect spot to escape the crowded touristy beaches. It blends rustic luxury with space, zero hassle, and natural beauty. Che Shale is a way of life.

The Experience

You can be as active or as chilled as you wish to be. From kitesurfing, big game fishing, dhow sailing, kayaking, and more. Our hotel is ideal for both the solo traveller, groups of friends and families. With our kite spot literally on the doorstep you can maximise your time on the water and enjoy early morning and late afternoon sessions. Experience a one of a kind beach which is vast and uncrowded, immerse yourself in nature and leave us feeling rejuvenated.

You might never want to leave the beach but if do we are situated only 25km north of the coastal town of Malindi, where one can explore the old town for a cultural experience, go snorkelling in the marine park or dine on local cuisine or some of the best pizza you can find outside of Italy.

Getting There

The easiest way to get to our hotel and kite centre is for clients to fly into Malindi airport and from there it is an easy taxi ride taking only 30 minutes. If one wishes to fly into Mombasa airport the drive to our hotel will take about 3 hours. Taxi's can be organised for an extra charge. Visa's will be needed to enter Kenya and can either be bought online in advance or at the airport for $50.


We can organise lots of different excursions for our clients, including safaris, deep sea fishing and dhow trips. From December to April our dhow, Sawa Sawa, is located at the hotel and guests can go on a full day cruise, with snorkelling followed by a seafood bbq cooked on-board. You will anchor at a beach with perfect flat water for an afternoon kite session and if kiters wish they can then downwinder back to the hotel. During our July to September season our dhow is moored in Malindi where clients get to visit the gorgeous sandbars of Mayungu.


Kenya is best known for being a safari destination - go from beach to bush in under 2hrs. Experience the Big 5, this is a must-do activity while visiting Kenya.


Che Shale is built entirely using traditional building material - immerse yourself in the charm and quiet of nature with only 9 "castaway chic" style bandas. Our bandas are all steps away from the Indian Ocean and kite school. Roll out of bed and straight onto your board! No shoes needed, barefoot is the way here. With a restaurant onsite, we use local flavours to enhance international cuisine; feast on fresh seafood, meat dishes and vegetarian options are all available too. With the crab farmed onsite, our crab dishes are a must try! We have people come from all over Kenya to feast on them. ** 5 night minimum during Christmas holidays (December 24th- January 5th)
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Your Host: Justin

Member since July 2019

Justin 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.

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