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“Fantastic kiting centre” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tribe Watersports

Tribe Watersports
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Owner description: Tribe Watersports is based in Watamu, Kenya, and provides a world class watersports service which includes lessons, rental and hire. Currently East Africa's only BKSA approved Kitesurfing School they also cater for SUP, Deep Sea Fishing and Scuba Diving. From their HQ they run the Watamu Kitesurfing Club a rescue and storage service for kitesurfers living or visiting the area. If you have a sense of adventure come JOIN THE TRIBE...
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“Fantastic kiting centre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Sets the standard: no hassle, friendly, helpful Kitesurf centre. Ben and his team had all my kit ready on the beach every day. Ben is a seasoned kitesurf centre owner and was always on hand with advice and help. Great spot - mix of flatter water at low tide and waves closer of to the reef. No obstructions.

Visited January 2014
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“Fantastic Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

Just returned from 3 weeks of using Tribe's beach service having also used it for 2 weeks in August.

I cannot recommend it highly enough, always someone to help setup, launch and recover you on the beach and kit is then washed for you on a daily basis. When I was leaving my kit was packed up ready to take home. In addition, Ben and Ellie are always on hand to give advice on wind, tides etc.

For me this service meant I could launch and recover without having to worry about asking someone on the beach to help and allowed me to fully enjoy the awesome kiting which Watamu has to offer!

Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Best Kitesurfing in Kenya”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

Big thanks to Ben and Ellie for an amazing few days in Watamu. They both were amazingly hospitable in their awesome house on the beach and the kitesurfing instructing I received from Ben was first class - patient, knowledgeable and great fun. I can't recommend Tribe enough.and will be back in a couple of months, for sure.

Visited December 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Kitesurfing paradise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

Wow, what an incredible place! My girlfriend and I came for two weeks to learn to kitesurf and had the time of our lives. The location is perfect and the instruction, staff and equipment are second to none. Can't recommend these guys enough.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Perfect Kitesurfing Destination”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

We didn't know what to expect from our 10 days in Watamu, but thanks to Ben, Ellie and the team we had one of the best kitesurfing trips yet!

Watamu is a great kiting area, with so many different spots and conditions to suit all levels. Perfect warm flat water over the sand bar, great waves out back to have fun on, and Mida Creek for those wanting to explore. The downwinder at the end of the day back to town was a great way to finish off each session. We were there at the end of August / beginning of September and the wind was really constant and reliable. Perfect 12m weather most days with the occasional 10m day.

Some of our group were having lessons and renting from Ben and they all got on so well - having the boat means that Ben can zoom to the back of the sandbar so that the girls had loads of space and didn't have to worry about other kiters. The rental equipment was all this years kit and in superb condition.

Ben made sure that we had a great time in the evenings too, recommending the best restaurants and suggesting suitably age-relevant places to party on the weekends. Watamu was such a fun town - all the locals were really friendly and genuinely happy to show off and share their beach with tourists.

Thank you so much Ben and Ellie, and we can't wait to come back.

Visited August 2013
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