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Welcome to Che Shale - a chic beach retreat nestled in lush vegetation and set on a pristine and secluded beach that stretches for 5 kilometers.

Awaiting you are miles of unspoilt deserted beach, seven stylish beach bandas, attentive service, and delicious fresh cuisine.

Perfect the art of lounging on the beach or find your new passion with activities ranging from deep-sea fishing to the best kitesurfing in East Africa.

Che Shale is located on the Kenyan coast, we are right on the beach and we are the only hotel located on our beautiful 5 km bay.

We are a two-hour drive from Mombasa and a twenty-minute drive from Malindi. You no longer need a 4x4 vehicle to get to Che Shale as the road has been laid out with coconut husks.

If you fly into Mombasa, we are a 2.5-hour drive and if you fly into Malindi, we are 30 minutes away.

Daily Flights (one hour duration) run from Nairobi to Malindi with Kenya Airways (, Air Kenya ( and Fly540 (

1-Time airlines ( fly twice a week from Johannesburg to Mombasa.

What makes Che Shale unique:
Che Shale is often described as castaway-chic, secluded and stylish.

Unlike most properties on the Kenya coast, we are a small beach hotel, built with natural materials and tucked away in lush vegetation.  Our location is very secluded and we are the only property situated on a beautiful bay that stretches 5 kilometers.

Che Shale’s style is very unique. Our bandas and restaurant are built with renewable local materials such as Casaruina trees, palm trees, doum palms, coconut fiber, mango wood and other local woods. You will not find any plastic or any signs of a modern complicated life at Che Shale. Furniture, fittings and accessories have been carefully crafted and designed to give our natural setting a slightly contemporary feel.

Che Shale attracts people in search of a quiet, natural and stylish setting for their holiday. This is the kind of place that invites to perfect the art of lounging and relaxing. We are also known for being the first and best kitesurf spot in East Africa. Our kitesurf spot is well-known and kitesurfers from around the word come to enjoy top conditions, uncrowded water and good company.

With an average of 300 days of wind per year; and an average of 16 knots, the best months for Kitesurfing at Che Shale are July through September and January through April.

Che Shale offers a one-of-a-kind combination of chilled and stylish location; huge and uncrowded beach; reliable wind and a variety of kiting conditions from flat lagoon to serious wave riding.

Where else in the world can you combine the adrenaline of world-class kiting conditions and the thrill of an African wildlife safari - all in one unforgettable trip?

Kite Holiday Packages:
Che Shale Kenyan resort offers several complete holiday packages for all levels of kiters. Leave all your gear at home, and spend a week in amazing kiting conditions, with the following options:

Option 1: Kite Course + Stay Package YEAR ROUND:
6 nights full board in Che Shale or Kajama lodge (sharing a double banda), and a kite course to get you up and riding! Che Shale staff will collect and deliver you from Malindi or Mombasa airport.

Option 2: Kite Rental + Stay in JULY ONLY:
6 nights full board in Che Shale or Kajama lodge (sharing a double banda), and use of all kite equipment. Che Shale staff will collect and deliver you from Malindi or Mombasa airport.

All prices are inclusive of 14% VAT and can be subject to exchange rate and other fluctuations.

Learn to kite + Che Shale lodge €850.00
Learn to kite + Kajama lodge €600.00
Rent a kite + Che Shale lodge (July only) €1200.00
Rent a kite + Kajama lodge (July only) €875.00

Above prices include:
* 6 nights full board/person (sharing a double banda)
* Round trip airport transfer Che Shale to Malindi airport or Che Shale to Mombasa airport
* Kite and board rental for 6 days

Above prices do not include flights - enquire with your local airlines for pricing.

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