Once you put the deposit down on the website we’ll send you an email / give you a call and discuss what flights you should book. These will, of course, vary as people will be flying from different locations.
It really doesn’t matter when you arrive into Kilimanjaro airport so long as it’s before the allocated time that the bus will be picking everyone up, again this time will be discussed after the booking.
People may also decide to travel before or after the trip so they might want to organise different transport options themselves – we have no problem with this at all, just let us know your plans in good time.
Not at all, we provide packages for those who have never even seen a kite before – all the way up to independent riders with their own equipment.
Also, while this is a kitesurfing trip we’re happy for people to pay for the basic package (€790) and simply come along to enjoy the other aspects of the trip. Stand up paddle, local tours, the charitable work, boat trips, bonfires, fantastic food and of course… the craic.
Everyone coming on the trip is required to have three things:
- Personal travel insurance
- Membership of the IKSA (Irish Kitesurfing Association). This costs €45 per person and covers you for personal injury and public liability while kitesurfing for the year. Every kiter should have this regardless.
- Flying doctor cover from AMREF. This only costs $16 per person and entitles you to be picked up in any airfield anywhere in Tanzania and rushed to a hospital in the capital city of Dar es Salaam, in the unlikely event of a bad injury/emergency. Here’s a link to the page http://flydoc.org/maisha-air-ambulance-cover/
Yes, travel to Africa usually requires a few basic shots – especially Yellow Fever as you won’t be let into the country without it. The best place to check what’s required is to have a look on the following website, our recommendation is that you go to your local GP rather than the Tropical Medical Bureau to get the shots as it will be much cheaper.
In regards as to whether to take Malaria tablets, we feel this is a personal choice and we recommend talking to your doctor in order to make a well-informed decision.
- Suncream, suncream, suncream and a bit more suncream. Factor 50 and zinc for the face are well advised as the equatorial sun can be very harsh, especially while in the water.
- Be sure to bring a long sleeve rash vest for the same reason.
- Old shoes or wetsuits booties to avoid cuts to the feet while learning to kite
- Motilium, which is a godsend in the case of stomach problems
If you have any further questions please give us a shout on
(+353) 89 406 9432 or firstname.lastname@example.org