Praia do Bilene Kitesurfing Holiday and Travel Guide

Praia do Bilene

Mozambique

Why Visit?

Mozambique is one of the most exciting countries you'll ever visit - the long Indian Ocean coastline is dotted with incredible beaches. From Kitesurfing to surfing, scuba diving, safari's, fishing and more, there something for everyone to enjoy! Make sure you take a break from kiteboarding and check out Kruger National Park while you are there - you won't regret it!

Maputo's (the capital) simple, laid-back beach life draws travellers here. Favoured by South Africans as their secret beach escape, you’ll find low-key, boutique lodges, dazzling white sands and mineral-rich waters inhabited by abundant marine life.

Praia do Bilene is a small village located about 3 hours north of the capital, and this is also where you'll find some of the best kiteboarding Mozambique has on offer. Praia do Bilene's market is on the main street and where you will find an abundance of fruits, vegetables and souvenirs. You'll also find a few bars and restaurants.

Praia do Tofo is another small village located about 7 hours from the capital, and it is built inside a bay. This spot can get quite touristic. There are several small surf shops in the area if you want rent surfing gear and three big PADI 5 stars diving schools in the area if you're going to dive with whale sharks, dolphins and mantas potentially!

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Wind and weather

The windy season kicks off from September to March, ranging from 15 - 25 knots pretty much daily. The weather temperature varies from 40c on a sunny day to 20c on a stormy day, so make sure you pack a couple of sweatshirts. I took my shorty for kiteboarding, and that worked perfectly so I'd recommend you also pack one of those.

Getting Around

The easiest way to get around is local transportation; it's cheap and reliable!

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Food and Drinks

The restaurants mainly offer fish, prawns, chicken with salad or rice. As Mozambique has so many fruits trees, if you like fruit juice, you've come to the right place.

Nightlife

At night, most bars and restaurants will have live music on.

No Wind?

You'll enjoy the 'no wind' days just as much as the windy days - there is so much to do! You can either go on safari, go surfing, fishing or diving or relax on Mozambique's gorgeous white sand beaches. There is also loads to see around the capital if you'd like to spend the day away from the sea.

Internet

Most of the hotels will have Wifi, but the easiest option is to get a phone card from the shop and use that instead.

Accommodation

For accommodation, there is a small hotel in Praia do Bilene called Hotel Palmeras. The rooms cost about 45 Euros for a four-person room. It has a kiteboarding school called BKC. Nothing luxurious but perfect for that price! When I went to Praia do Tofo, I stayed at a hotel called Casa Na Praia, and that was my favourite. There are several cheaper options in the area too.


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Mozambique

Currency
Mozambican metical (MZN)
Language
Portuguese
Population
26,423,700
Capital
Maputo
Time Zone
UTC+02:00

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Where are the Best Kitesurfing Beaches in Praia do Bilene?

The main lagoon where all the hotels are is massive. If you plan on staying in the lagoon, the best direction to kite in is from the north, but it can be pretty gusty, and the water becomes choppy.

What I would recommend you do is take a local boat ride (it costs about 20 Euros) to the "Secret Spot" - which is about 10 minutes away. This spot is unbelievable! If you're into your freestyle, you're going to love this! Just make sure you head there at high tide, or else you'll be waiting a while before you can go for a session!

  • Wind: In the lagoon, kite when it's from the North. If you're kiteboarding at the 'Secret Spot' make sure it's South wind.
  • Wave: None
  • Shorebreak: None

When is the Best Time to go Kitesurfing in Praia do Bilene?

The windy months to go kitesurfing in Praia do Bilene are January, February, March, September, October, November, December

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Mozambique

Currency
Mozambican metical (MZN)
Language
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Population
26,423,700
Capital
Maputo
Time Zone
UTC+02:00

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