We’ve partnered with Catsonova Cruises to offer visitors wanting to explore the Bazaruto Archipelago by kite, the ultimate kiting holiday. We have a variety of packages available. Please contact us for rates and information.
Vilankulo and the Bazaruto Archipelago just off its shore offer ideal conditions for kitesurfing. With calm azure waters, steady wind, warm sunny days, and stunning beaches this place is the best kept secret for kitesurfing. Your boat may be the only boat and your kite the only kite where ever you decide to park-off and launch during your kiting holiday in Vilankulo.
Best Months to kite starts in September and through December, with regular 18-30knot winds.
We have a certified kitesurfing school in Vilankulo for any person needing lessons or a refresher.
The Bazaruto Archipelago consists of 5 main islands about 12km off shore that bring calm to the waters of the bay between the islands and mainland Vilanculos. So you get all the wind without the waves making great conditions for freestyle riders as well and large air enthusiasts. The shallow clear blue and turquoise waters and white sand banks throughout the bay make for kiting of unparalleled beauty. There are large uninterrupted sections of calm water to free ride as well as interesting channels to play in. It is not uncommon to kite along with dolphins or dugong easily visible under the surface of the clear water. If you seek the larger waves and deeper waters, you can find that on the sea side of the islands. Downwind rides can be arranged along the main coast or from the islands to mainland with speed boat. Multiday excursions are possible from Catsonova, a three bedroom fully catering catamaran.
Catamaran Tours: Catsonova Cruises offers single or multiday tours of the archipelago providing fully catered overnights with anchor under the stars (majestic bordering magic). You can literally wake-up and kite with the sunrise until the sun has sunken below the horizon and relax on the boat with cold beers and fresh grilled seafood. The crew of Catsonova knows kiting and is ready with launch/landing assistance. This option is great for a group of friends (kiters and non-kiters) the Catsonova cruise around the archipelago is a special experience of its own. Catsonova sleeps up to 13 (three bedrooms plus above deck spaces convert to beds), kitted out with fresh water shower, full catering and plenty of lounge space.
You can add dimension to your kiting holiday with snorkeling, diving, fishing, SUPing, climbing dunes, watching sealife (dophins, dugongs, flamingos, rays), island hoping through the historic and unique archipelago and exploring all the Vilankulo mainland has to offer.
Special Kiting Spots:
Our guests went on an live aboard yacht charter with @catsonovacruises this weekend, and got to explore Benguerra's northern point at the break of dawn, seeing the Bazaruto dune in the distance. We're so lucky to have these beautiful islands on our doorstep and look forward to many a more adventure with this 44ft catamaran. #VilanculosBeachLodge #MeetMeInVilankulo #CatsonovaCruises 📷@thegoodholiday
“The playground” found on the north point of Benguerra a great spot to park and kite. The main island has a large (5km) unbroken sandy peninsula heading off in a north point direction and is around 5km long. This provides protection from waves but still allows the northesterlies and southeasterlies wind to blow freely over the low lying dunes. On the high tides, especially spring highs, (sunrise and sunset) the rising water fills large pockets of super calm water under strong winds. Just outside “the playground,” you find slightly deeper water and kicking waves perfect for launching into big air.
Pansy Island off Bazaruto Island is not only a stunning place to visit for its sandy white beaches and shells, but also provides swimming pool flat water for kitesurfing. Learn more about our package with @vilanculos_beach_lodge on our website. #MeetMeInVilanlulo #CatsonovaCruises #VilanculosBeachLodge 🎥@jasonrdp
Pansy Island is another favourite located on the South point of Bazaruto, just above “the playground.” This is probably where you find the flattest water in the Archipelago. A natural sandbank forms a horse shoe shape around the south point of Bazaruto Island providing the ultimate protected alley to kite alongside Bazaruto Island’s most iconic and dramatic mountain-like dune.
Few places beat the Bazaruto Archipelago as a kitesurfing destination. We have some of the best unhindered waters, winds and views. Enquire at reception to book at kitesurfing safari with our preferred activity parter Kitesurfing Centre Mozambique today. #VilanculosBeachLodge #MeetMeInVilankulo Picture courtesy of @WildAfricaMozambique