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Water Adventure at the Kenyan Coast

Amazing Water Sports off the Kenyan Coast

Whatever your preference, Kenya has lots to offer with windsurfing, kite surfing and water skiing! On the Kenyan coast, you can live La vida Loca in the ocean all day! The inevitable ’surf’ lifestyle image of always pushing the limits of perfection, spectacular moves and stunts in big waves has kept windsurfing a well-loved sport across the world’s warm water destinations.

Kite Surfing

Kite surfing is considered one of the fastest growing water based sports today. It is fit for those seeking the extreme adrenaline rush because it is driven by wind power. The specially designed kite can pull the rider for long distances through the oceans. With the calm waters of Manda Bay, water skiing is one of the more popular water sports on the Kenyan coast of the Indian Ocean. Kenya also hosts a kite surfing festival in February / March each year for a local health charity. Something for your travel calendar!

Snorkelling and Scuba Diving

Scuba diving and snorkelling are some of the activities preferred by most of the tourists visiting the Kenyan coast in the summer. With the Kenya Wildlife Service Marine Reserve a few minutes away from popular hotels, you will have no problems spending the bulk of your time in the protective reef. When you feel that you have had enough of taking the dive, you can sit back leisurely and enjoy watching the fish swim around through glass panels.

Deep-sea fishing

Striped, Black and Blue Marlin, Sailfish and many other game fish migrate through the waters of the Kenyan North and South coast in abundance. Areas such as Lamu are popular for their abundance of flora and fauna. Deep sea fishing is a popular feature at most hotels so it will not be hard to get company. Hemingways Resort is a popular base to go deep sea fishing.

Diving amongst the coral in Mombasa sounds like an amazing experience to both the beginner and experienced diver. The north coast has a great deal of variety to offer in terms of ‘under the sea’ entertainment. There are several qualified diving schools that can take you through a diving course.

Spoilt for Choice: Windsurfing, kite surfing, scuba diving and deep-sea fishing all at the Kenyan coast.

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on Mar 23, 2014

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