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Destination: Che Shale, Kenya

Robinson Crusoe lifestyle guaranteed at one of the most remote kite surfing destinations.

More than a decade ago the first kitesurfers have been seen at the North coast of Kenya. Since those times the place became more than just a secret spot. With its unique scenery and variety of conditions and landscapes, it is our insider tip for a one of a kind holiday. Flat water at low tide and the best waves of East Africa’s coastline at high tide are only two of many reasons to come. Endless miles of beaches and hidden lagoons are waiting to be discovered. Leave your iPhone and Blackberry at home – it is rare that you even get little signal to civilisation at this place!

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    People & Country

    On the way to Che Shale you will pass through local villages and smaller towns. Already this journey feels like a travel back in time. The last 10 km only a 4WD will bring you safely to your destination. Only a short travel away from the beach, you can discover “Marafa Depression”. A mystical place called “Hells Kitchen” by the locals – the saga says that devils blood created this canyon with its natural towers and steeples.

    Always friendly and helpful, but proud of their country, Kenyans gladly welcome every visitor as friend. So far in the north, the locals often only speak Kiswahili and are as curious as you are standing in front of you. Most of them are simple farmers or fishermen. Which is by the way one of the best no wind activities: Fishing early in the morning with the local fishermen – a unique travel experience.

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    Che Shale Kitesurf Station

    Most likely you haven’t been to a place similar to the Eco Lodge style huts and cottages like you find them in Che Shale. Everything is made of natural resources. The sacrifice of any use of plastic or artificial construction substances fits perfectly to the true beach life style. Hang you harness on mango tree sticks and place your board between mangrove wood storages.
    Never the less, you will find professional help at any time: for launching your kite, getting help with repairs or having a chat about the current conditions & weather situation.
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    Wind & Conditions

    Like the rest of East Africa, the difference between High tide and Low tide can be massive. More than anywhere this is changing the countenance of the spot. You can have amazing freestyle conditions in the morning and reasonable size waves for wave riding in the afternoon. It is located on a 10 miles long bay which you can kitesurf everyday at a different place and enjoy all the richness of our sport without changing your destination. In two different seasons the wind either comes side shore from the north or the south. Having massive sand dunes in the hinterland, the thermic effect is bigger than anywhere else in Kenya. Quite frequently the wind speed rises up to 25 knots and more during the day.

Our D&D Station Service

  1. Storage & Services

    Store your equipment safely at our station. Get help with setting up your equipment and feel safe on the beach. Wifi is also available as well as shower, toilet & chill out area.
  2. Repair

    We can do all kinds of repair at your kites and boards.
  3. Rental

    Choose between a wide range of boards and kites. Try different types of equipment for waves, flat water and freeride.

D&D Kite Coaching system – your ticket to fly!

Having a long year experience in Kitesurfing & other nature and adventure sports, we know what makes the difference for a successful coaching. Our highest goal is your success!

  • Functional & state of the art equipment
  • Qualified and experienced Instructors
  • Best conditions at the best time
  • Individual & group lessons
  • Theory & “How to do Video” footage
  • Video analyse Coaching (KITECAMP)
  • Radio Helmet Coaching (KITECAMP)
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    Kite Course

    Kite Course: Group courses & private We offer the full Range of all possible Kitesurfing courses. From Beginner to Advanced, you will find what you need:

    1. State of the art equipment
    2. Proffesional coaching
    3. Private hours
    4. Group lessons
    5. Beginner course
    6. Refresher courses
    7. Advanced lessons
    8. Safety & Self rescue lessons

    Beginnercourse | 300,00 EUR

    All prices & packages

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    KiteCamp

    (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)

    Che Shale offers very various conditions and its truly one of the best advanced coaching spots we have. Here you can practice all kinds of kitesurfing or master your water start and riding upwind.

    1. 6 Days Intensive coaching in Theory & Practice
    2. Brand new equipment
    3. VIDEO & Radiocoaching
    4. Progressing & improving together in a group
    5. Access to all "How to do Videos"
    6. BBQ's Nights & Evening Events

    Kitecamp
    | 499,00 EUR

    All & packages

  • KiteCamp

    (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)

    Che Shale offers very various conditions and its truly one of the best advanced coaching spots we have. Here you can practice all kinds of kitesurfing or master your water start and riding upwind.

    1. 6 Days Intensive coaching in Theory & Practice
    2. Brand new equipment
    3. VIDEO & Radiocoaching
    4. Progressing & improving together in a group
    5. Access to all "How to do Videos"
    6. BBQ's Nights & Evening Events

    Kitecamp
    | 499,00 EUR

    All & packages

We offer you two general approaches to achieve your goals. The classic Kitecourse and the Kitecamp. The biggest difference is made by the intensity and amount of time you spend. The Kitecamp is the most integrated way to learn & progress in Kitesurfing. During a Kitecourse you learn basics or work intensive on a certain components and moves.
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    Beginner

    KiteControl, Safety, bodydrag, waterstart, riding in both directions

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    Intermediate

    Riding up wind, tacks and jibes, down loop, better riding technique

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    Advanced

    Airstyle, Freestyle, Oldschool and New school. First Jumps and transitions, rotations, big air and unhooked

We try to avoid the ordinary paths of tourism – we believe kitesurfing is more than that.
Customized kitesurfing holiday – individual and unique – this is our philosophy.

Having built years of experience at various different spots all over the world, we know what kitesrufers are looking for. We have carefully selected our top spots to deliver you spectacular moments and a profound progress during kitesrufing. With the help of our long-term local partners we enhance a great number of trips and activities at each one of our destinations. All our activities have been tested and improved personally by ourselves.

Find the beach lifestyle you are looking for – and let us do the rest! Your individual KiteHoliday with DD-Kitetravel is waiting for you!

Choose your Accommodation

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    Kajama Rooms

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    Simple, but stylish accommodation: Perfect for the budget conscious traveler. Built on stilts among doum palm tree roof. Shower and toilet are outside. Like everything here, only a few steps away from the ocean.

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    Bandas

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    Che Shale’s style is described as a tropical contemporary design. Each Banda is unique and has its personal touch. Enjoy total privacy and quietness and relax on one of many handmade exceptional furniture.

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    Deluxe Bandas

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    Having the biggest space of all rooms in Che Shale the Deluxe Bandas are truly luxury accommodations. Of course also constructed by only natural materials, you have a direct ocean view. Having dinner on the terrace in front the cottage is one of these once in a lifetime experiences.

We try to avoid the ordinary paths of tourism – we believe kitesurfing is more than that.
Customized kitesurfing holiday – individual and unique – this is our philosophy.

Having built years of experience at various different spots all over the world, we know what kitesrufers are looking for. We have carefully selected our top spots to deliver you spectacular moments and a profound progress during kitesrufing. With the help of our long-term local partners we enhance a great number of trips and activities at each one of our destinations. All our activities have been tested and improved personally by ourselves.

Find the beach lifestyle you are looking for – and let us do the rest! Your individual KiteHoliday with DD-Kitetravel is waiting for you!

Already the journey to Che Shale is a unique travel experience. It still doesn’t stop you going further and discovering even more. The north coast has quite a few places & activities, which should definitely be considered to pay a visit. Just travel on the water on one of our boat trips with a traditional Dhow or by a 4WD and discover the back land on a Safari – it will be worth it!

Spice up your holiday with a trip

  • Dhow Trip

    On the "Sawa Sawa"

    Sawa Sawa is Kiswahili and means as much as “Everything is okay” and at the same time this is the slogan of the crewmembers. For you it signifies a once in a lifetime trip on the ocean including lunch on the boat and supervision on the water

  • Downwind

    8 km long downwind trip

    On this downwinder we take you on a kite journey. Enjoy the waves on the reef or cruise between sandbanks.Spot local fisherman and turtles on your way down.

  • Wildlife Safari

    Tsavo East

    Making a holiday in East-Africa without experiencing some of the best national parks on the globe is a „no-go.“ Working together with experienced partners we ensure a memorable safari adventure,

YOUR KITE EXPERIENCE