All you should know before travelling to Kenya

KiteMotion Travel to Kenya

Kitesurfing in Diani Beach

In Kenya the wind blows everyday from morning to dusk, 7 months in a total.  We have two windy seasons: December - mid March ,  June - September. The kitespot depends on the tide, is very safe with the side on wind.

Flat water and waves
KiteMotion is located right on the kitespot with perfect flat water in the low tide and if you prefer to kitesurf on waves, you can catch some surf behind the reef. The waves average 1m- 2m and break only 1000m from the shore. Kenya is also perfect for kitefoiling (kitefoil) when the tide is up. (Min 15cm - max 300cm)

Wind conditions
Kitesurfing season in Kenya runs from late December to March and June to mid September. We get very constant and stable wind. Wind direction in Diani Beach is side/side-on.

Wind speed in high season ( December - March ) spans between 14 - 25 knts so you'll need medium to big kites.

Wind speed in the low season ( June - mid September ) spans between 14 - 30 knts.

Bikini and boardshorts weather! Kenya and Diani Beach is fairly hot all year round. Water temperature is usually about 28° Celsius but it can drop down to 23° in July and August so bring a shorty just in case.

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How to plan your holidays.

Kite trip planner in few steps

Flights and airlines to Kenya

You should check or to see which airlines can take you to Mombasa Airport and what tickets would cost.

  • Fly straight to Mombasa International Airport and than take a taxi to Diani Beach. Usually it takes 1 - 1,5h drive by car (depending on the traffic and ferry) to the kitesurfing spot in Diani Beach.
  • Alternatively, you could fly from Nairobi International Airport to Diani Beach with small inland flight to Ukunda air strip (Jambojet or Airkenya). If you choose this option you basically land on the beach.

Accommodation at the kitesurfing spot

The most comfortable way to spend your kitesurfing holidays is to book your stay right at the beach near the kite center, this way you will always hang with our kite community. Check accommodation near KiteMotion Kiteschool Diani Beach Kenya.

  • If you need our recommendation where to stay please contact us directly, or check the list of top 10 hotels and resorts we have prepared.

Airport transport

The flight tickets and accommodation booked? perfect, next step is to reserve your airport transfer with reliable taxi agency.

  • We work with the same reliable taxi agency for years. You can book taxi with us, let us know how many people travel with you and how big is your luggage. To see prices for the taxi scroll down.

Transport from Mombasa Airport

Please let us know how many people travel with you and how big your luggage is. We will give you pricing according to all these informations. 

We will be more than happy to arrange a taxi from the airport to the kite center or to the hotel. Our driver awaits you in the arrival hall and will be holding up a sign with your name or KiteMotion logo.  Our taxis are much faster than the tour operator shuttles as they still have to make many stops on the way to drop off their guests.

With our taxi you will reach Diani Beach after 1h - 1,30 minutes drive from Mombasa airport.

45$ / small car

for max 1 guest, small luggage   

60$ / small car

for max 2 guests, kite luggage 

75$ / big car

for max 4 guests, kite luggage 

* approximate prices, please contact us to know exact quotation for your particular transfer.

Do you want to find out more?

Feel free to ask, we will get back to you as soon as possible.