Magical kitesurfing in remote Mozambique

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Magical kitesurfing in remote Mozambique

Here at Planet Kitesurf Holidays we are always on the lookout for new and exciting destinations to offer our clients. So when we recently opened an office in Cape Town, South Africa, a trip to discover some of Africa’s most remote and undiscovered kitesurfing destinations was definitely on the cards! And so it was that our CEO set off on a whirlwind trip of Mozambique’s wild and rugged coastline for an amazingly adventurous getaway filled with cultural discoveries, private islands, luxurious hotels and, of course, magnificent kitesurfing. Having come back thoroughly tanned and gushing about how Mozambique is the stuff kitesurfer’s dreams are made of, here are just three of his recommended spots for your next kitesurfing holiday:


Welcome to magical Mozambique!

Vilanculos, Southern Mozambique

Southern Mozambique is a kitesurfer’s paradise and Vilanculos is the perfect starting point for a holiday to this unexpected country. This small fishing village offers a number of fantastic hotels, excellent bars and restaurants, while the fully equipped Vilanculos Kitesurf Centre is located right on the beach, next to the beautiful Bahia Mar boutique hotel. Whether you are already experienced or looking to learn to kitesurf, the flat, waist deep water offers the perfect playground for practicing your moves. 


The gorgeous beachfront Bahia Mar hotel

The sea conditions can vary from very calm to quite choppy, depending on the location, while the water temperature in the Indian Ocean varies from 23 to 29ºC. The best time to visit for wind sports is in the spring/summer months between August and December when the wind is most reliable.


Discovering a kitesurfer’s paradise in Southern Mozambique

The centre offers a range of courses to suit your skill level with top kitesurfing and SUPing equipment available to rent. You can also enjoy luxurious speedboat or dhow safaris around the islands to enjoy the various kitesurf spots on offer in the area.

The Bazaruto Archipelago, Southern Mozambique

The Bazaruto Archipelago offers amazing kitesurfing for free riders with two beautiful bays dotted with sandbanks. Azura Benguerra is our hotel of choice in the archipelago.


Enjoying a drink at Azura Benguerra

This exclusive resort offers the ultimate in luxury on a private island in the middle of the Bazaruto Archipelago and as it is managed by a keen kitesurfer the sport is definitely encouraged! While there isn’t a dedicated centre on the island and you will need to take your own kit, the team at the resort’s water sports centre is more than willing to lend you a hand, taking you out in their boat to the best spots.


Kitesurfing the crystal clear waters of the Bazaruto Archipelago

Imagine an unspoiled island within a Marine National Park, deserted beaches of pure white sand that extend for miles, sparkling turquoise seas crisscrossed by local dhows plying their trade, and sunny days – all just waiting for you to explore with your kite!


The ultimate in luxury at Azura Benguerra

Northern Mozambique

Northern Mozambique is the ultimate location for kitesurfers looking for a hidden escape away from the crowds. Here you can discover an area of unspoiled natural beauty, with amazing beaches, unexplored natural parks, and a timeless culture. Diamonds Mequfi is the place to visit if it’s great kitesurfing you are after and this hotel offers the ultimate in luxury – a precious jewel just waiting to be discovered.


Kitesurfing in exquisite Northern Mozambique

The resort offers its guests the maximum in privacy and relaxation but also, for the more adventurous, a range of activities and excursions are available on site from stand up paddle boarding to snorkelling, sailing, kayaking, diving and horse riding. The resort does offer complete kitesurfing rental gear but its best to bring your own to experience the great waters which just call out to free kiters and those looking for a unique adventure off the beaten track.


The perfect paradise at Diamons Mequfi

Ready to start planning your kitesurf holiday to Mozambique? Contact us to speak to one of our travel experts who has visited the area as planning your own way around this remote country can be a complicated and difficult experience. You can also have a look at our customisable Mozambique Kite Explorer tour – personally created by our team to offer the best this country has on offer!