Wild Mangrove Kiting Adventures in Kenya By Che Shale
Remote Kite Safari, 2012 - Video
Once in while in your kiting life you come across a very special spot - and secretly you just want to keep it to yourself and not share it. Kenya has a few of these spots and we give you the Lost Island on the North Kenya coast: wild epic flat water kiting heaven. Sorry no treasure map or how-to-get-there instructions included here.
The Lost Island is hard to get to, involves some driving (North, that is all we can say), trekking through muddy mangroves on low tide - gear on your back, few local narrow canoes crossings and a hike up the sandy Lost Island set in the midst of wild, barely inhabited mangroves. No glamping here. It’s all rustic, do-it-yourself camping, bring your own food, water, tent and supply. Collect firewood, wait for the high tide, get the dingy in the water, pile on all the gear and in 5 minutes, you hit the stunning flat water with mangroves on one side and crashing Indian ocean waves on the other side. Experienced kiters only, because the wind is pumping and the current can be strong.
Play there for hours, because this time there is absolutely no one to get in your way. We wonder, is this what crowded kiting spots around the world used to look like 15 years ago? (Smirk. We couldn’t resist). Back to camp on the Lost Island at sunset, we’ve bought prawns and crabs from the local nomad fishermen. Tuskers or GT in hand, good friends, epic kiting stories, this is wild Kitesurfing on the North Kenya coast.
For more information on Kiting Adventures on the north Kenya Coast contact Justin and Isabelle at Che Shale.