January
Date
7/14 DAYS
Duration
All levels
Level
€695
Price

🇰🇪 Progression Kite camp Kenya January 2022 

🌴 Diani / Galu Beach Kenya
✈️ When: January 8th – 22nd 2022
💪🏻 Kite level: Beginner – Expert
👨‍🎓 Coaching & free style clinic’s 3 hours in a group €100,- 
💨 Wind conditions: January >90% average wind speed 16-24 knots
🌊 Kite conditions: flat water & wave surf
🏠 Accommodation: Beachfront villa
👫 Group size & mix: max 10 male & female kiters
💰 Pricing: 1 week €695,- 2 weeks €1.190,- 
🔎 For more info and bookings contact us via info@cocokitetravel.com

Do you want to learn or progress in kitesurfing, learn new kiteboarding tricks & skills?
Then join our progression kite camp at one of the most beautiful beaches on the East African coast. 

🌴 Extensive progression kite courses for all levels

🌴 Stay at our beautiful beach front villa
🌴 Private pool, daily housekeeping and private chef cook
🌴 Best stretch of beach on the East African coast
🌴 Wide unspoiled, uncrowded beaches powder soft white sand
🌴 Guaranteed warm tropical temperatures 30º Celsius
🌴 Consistent side shore wind coming from the North/North East
🌴 Average wind speed of 16-24 knots, wind chance January >90%
🌴 Turquoise clear warm water (26º Celsius) of the Indian Ocean
🌴 Big shallow waist deep lagoon before the reef (tide depending)
🌴 Reasonable flat water and empty lagoons in front of the reef
🌴 Free riding paradise – waves and kickers behind the reef
🌴 Epic downwinder from Kongo river back to the villa

🌴 Possibility to see the big 5 at a game drive close by

DIANI / GALU BEACH is the ideal kite destination in te winter to soak up the sun and is notorious for its kite conditions, because of the reliable constant wind. Diani / Galu Beach is the gem of the Kenyan coast, with wide unspoiled, uncrowded beaches, where you have alle the space that you want.

WIND & WATER CONDITIONS
The wind in Kenya are trade winds meaning they are constant and reliable. The wind usually starts blowing from 10:30am and lasts all day until sunset. In January the wind blows side shore from North/North East with an average wind speed of 16-24 knots. With a wind chance of >90% in January, this is the perfect period to go to Diani / Galu Beach Kenya. The average air temperature is 30 degrees, water temperature around 26 degrees, so you can leave your wetsuit at home!

THIS IS A KITE PARADISE FOR EVERY KIND & LEVEL KITER:

For beginners and intermediate riders there is a big shallow waist deep lagoon, with powder soft sand, where you have al the space you need. Advanced riders can discover a free riding paradise – waves and kickers behind the reef, reasonable flat water and empty lagoons in front of the reef. Wave riders can enjoy the waves on 15 km downwinders along the beautiful Kenyan coastline. And hydro foilers can have all the fun they want on the wide stretched lagoons.

DO WANT TO LEARN OR PROGRESS IN KITESURFING & LEARN NEW KITEBOARDING TRICKS & SKILLS?

Then this the perfect perfect kite camp for you! Together with our local kite school we have set up an extensive kite course package for all levels. You will have the opportunity to make as much progress as possible during this kite camp at this kitesurfing paradise. Our professional & enthusiastic instructors are more than happy to learn you the basics of kitesurfing, help you to progress or new kiteboarding tricks and skills. With almost every day wind and kiting, you will for sure go home with a lot more experience and a big smile! 🙂 Check the tab KITE LESSONS for all kite courses and prices. 

DOWNWINDERS ARE EPIC

Diani Beach is a very convenient kite surf spot, safe and easy for 10-15km downwinders. With the 3 kite centre bases and kite schools spread out at 5km apart, you can have lunch at one base and then kite back to our villa.

ACCOMODATION

For this kite camp we have reserved an amazing and beautiful beachfront villa, where you can discover the true meaning of “Hakuna Matata” …No worries. The beachfront house is set in expansive lush garden with giant baobabs, swaying palm trees and stunning views of the beach and Indian Ocean. The villa has four ensuite bedrooms, five bathrooms + guest bathroom, comfortable lounge area, open veranda with attached pool & spacious terrace.

In the front garden there is a large swimming pool as well, with sun beds overlooking the Indian Ocean. This one is shared among the four private houses on the property.

The large beachfront property is centrally located directly on beautiful Galu Beach in Diani, with direct access to the best stretch of beach on the East African coast, ideal for an amazing kite holiday!

MEALS

Our private chef will take care of breakfast & diner in the villa. Every day he has a special dish with a healthy variety of nutrition, that you will need after an active day on the water.

BASIC BEGINNER COURSE

The Basic Beginner course is designed to give you an insight into the exciting world of kitesurfing.  We will guide you through the process of grasping the basics of kite control and power handling.  Following a progressive scheme, we start with safety instruction. You learn first how to set up the equipment and choose the right spot.  However main subject of the first session is mastering the kite control and be comfortable with the power of the kite.
Followed by that you experience the full power of the kite using it to safely drag in different direction, learn how to recover the board and finally start with the water starts.

You will learn:

  • Safety assessing, equipment introduction, launching procedure, basic kite control, powered body dragging water re-launch, directional body dragging
  • Upwind body drag, board preparation
    board recovery, basics water start

6h Basic Beginner    1:1 €400 / 2:1 €200

FULL BEGINNER COURSE

The Full Beginner course is ideal to guide you through the whole process of learning kitesurfing. Starting with safety instruction, kite control and body dragging, you will cover all subject as in the Basic Beginner.  However, we have more time to focus on individual progression steps.
After managing the water start, the big goal is riding comfortably to both sides. Also, we work on the body position, speed control, stops and first turns.
Part of the Full Beginner Course is the emergency pack down or self-rescue. To be secure and to feel safe in any situation on the water, the self-rescue is a key element.

You will learn:

  • Safety assessing, equipment introduction, launching procedure, basic kite control, powered body dragging water re-launch, directional body dragging
  • Upwind body drag, board preparation
    board recovery, basics water start
  • Down riding, speed control, stopping
  • Riding to both sides, stop-and-turn
    Emergency pack-down (self-rescue)

10h Full Beginner course   1:1 €560 /2:1 €290

Including:  1 Day (2,5h) supervised rental

FULL EXTENDED BEGINNER COURSE

Self-sufficient and independent!
The Full Extended Beginner Course is the best approach to master kite surfing in one go. Just like in the Basic and Full Beginner Course, we work step by step through each subject. We have plenty of time to go at an individual learning pace and are able to repeat and practice each step as many times as needed.  On top of that we learn more about safety, weather conditions, spot-check and equipment in a separate theory lesson off the water.
You can practice your skills during the supervised free rental after reaching independency on the board.

Our goal is to make you an independent kite surfer!

You will learn:

  • Safety assessing, equipment introduction, launching procedure, basic kite control, powered body dragging water re-launch, directional body dragging
  • Upwind body drag, board preparation
    board recovery, basics water start
  • Down riding, speed control, stopping
  • Riding to both sides, stop-and-turn
    Emergency pack-down (self-rescue)
  • Riding upwind, confirming independence
  • First turns / tacks / jibes
  • Theory lesson

14h Full Ext. Beginner    1:1 €740 / 2:1 €380

Including:  2 Day (2×2,5h) supervised rental

INDIVIDUAL TRAINING

Work one on one with your instructor on your specific goals. Private lessons will be customized to your needs and are available for all levels of beginner and intermediate kite boarders.

Pick up where you left and finish your process of becoming an individual kiteboarder with your private instructor.

You will learn:

  • Refreshing safety assessing, kite control and emergency pack down
  • Upwind body drag, board preparation
    board recovery, basics water start
  • down riding, speed control, stopping
  • Riding to both sides, stop-and-turn
    Emergency pack-down (self-rescue)
  • Riding upwind, confirming independence
  • First turns / tacks / jibes
  • Theory lesson

1h Individual Training.   1:1 €90  / 2:1  €45
3h Individual Training.   1:1 €220  / 2:1  €110

ADVANCED COACHING

Our advanced coaching is addressed to all those of you who are tired of just riding left and right. The different modules are designed to introduce to you all the different style in kite boarding.

Learn how to take off for the first time or try your first rotation. Kitesurfing offer sheer endless opportunities to develop your own style.

We provide you with the basics you need to succeed in air style, free style and wave style. To work as professional as possible we are using video recordings for better visualisation and analyses. 

Take-off – first jumps 

  • Board popping, take off, balancing airtime, landing, boosting, jumping higher, safely crashing 

Rotation Clinic 

  • Back rolls, front rolls, roll transitions

Slides, Loops & Transition Clinic 

  • hand slide, dark slide, down looping, kite looping, transitions, jumping higher, advanced kite control, air control, grabs, multiple rotations

Unhooked Introduction 

  • Kite trim, suicide unhooked mode, first unhooked popping, unhooked kite control, Raily’s, unhooked back roll, unhooked front roll

Wave Board Introduction 

  • strapless board control, transitions and switch on directional kite board, first contact with waves, introduction of the reef

Advanced coaching courses 3h €170 1:1 / €100 group

Kite camp Diani Beach Kenya €695,- includes:

• Shared airport transfer from and to Mombasa Airport
• 7 nights stay in a shared 2 persons room
• Two meals in the villa; breakfast & diner prepared by our private chef
• Private pool
• Daily Housekeeping
• Linen & towels supplied
• Free Wi-Fi

Additional tot book:
• Extra week €495,-
• Private room (when available) €245,- per week
• Downwinder 14km €5,- pp
• Day trip Funzi archipelago €75,- pp
• Private airport transfer €55,-

Not included:
• Flight, we are happy to help you with selecting the best flight available
• Visa $51
• Vaccinations

Kite Camp Diani Beach Kenya
Beach front villa Galu Beach Kenya
Beach front villa Galu Beach Kenya
Beach front villa Galu Beach Kenya
Beach front villa Galu Beach Kenya

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 5 reviews
January 28, 2019

Just got back from kite camp Diani beach Kenya.
Had a wonderful time at this really fantastic kite holiday. Marcel organized everything to the last detail. Beautiful villa situated in a quiet area and with a lot of privacy. The villa comes with his own staff and private chef who took care of all your comfort and served a delicious breakfast, lunch and diner every day. The local people were very friendly and a bit of support for the poor population were very appreciated.
Kiting at Diani/Galu beach was absolutely wonderful. A wind secure destination in the months January and February. Next to the big lagoon you got a reef at ca. 800m from the coast with beautiful (big) waves and flat areas above the coral. The lagoon is large and you have got all the space you want/need. Depending on the tides you will have flat water or a little chop. So very suitable for beginners, but intermediate and advanced riders will enjoy it very much as well. The water is warm ca. 30 degrees Celsius, so you can leave your wetsuit and shorty at home! A board short and lycra to protect you from the sun is more than enough. In the 2 weeks I staid at Diani beach I could kite every day, except for just one day, with 9, 10 and 12m kites on a twintip board (135*41, with my ca. 80 kilos)
After many kitetrips (Zanzibar, Cuba, Zuid Afrika, Canary Islands) Diani beach Kenya has left a very good impression with me and the change that I will join this trip again next year is very big…
As last a special thanks to Marcel, for this amazing experience!

October 14, 2019

I had an amazing time during this kite camp in Diani beach Kenya. Beautiful villa, good service & food and great company. Everything well organized to the detail. After years of struggling in the water I finally got to ride independently with the help of the professional instructor. I will for sure join one the kite trips of Cocokitetravel again soon, I love your format – there is nothing like it!

January 17, 2020

My mind is still there…😍 wind, sand, sea, kite – enough to be truly happy!

April 18, 2020

Last January I traveled to Kenya with cocokitetravel and I loved it! The place is amazing, we were staying in a luxury villa with swimming pool at a 5 minutes walk from the spot, ideal to chill after a good day of kiting and at a 10 minutes tuk tuk ride from town. The beach is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen: crystal clear water, white sand and very clean! Marcel made the stay very comfortable, he takes care of everything without you even noticing as it felt like being on holiday with friends, despite the fact that I was traveling on my own. I enjoyed the excursions and the no wind activity he organised when the wind dropped for a couple of days. A positive experience that I will probably repeat!

July 30, 2021

I went to Kenya with Cocokitetravel for two weeks.
Beautiful spots with plenty of space, wind every day and fun day trips. I had a great time!

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