Dhow-Safaris

 

Paradise Divers – Wasini Dhow Safari with Lunch

This is a day of enjoyment. In the morning you will be picked from your hotel and drive to the tiny fishing village of Shimoni through the Swahili villages found under Coconut, Cashewnut, Mango trees and other evergreen vegetation. You will also have a view of mangrove forests.

 

On arrival at Shimoni (the place of the cave) you will be met by the dhow staff that will brief you and then welcome you for a guided visit to the historical slave cave before being taken to the dhow.

 

You will be warmly ushered into the Swahili Dhow where you will be served with tea / coffee and soft drinks by the friendly dhow staff.

 

While cruising in a Swahili Dhow (starting from the jetty at 08.30hrs) around the Wasini Island and its environs on your way to the Kenya’s famous Marine National Park (Kisite Park), even before getting to the marine park, you will have a very good chance of spotting and swimming with Dolphins depending on sea conditions.

 

At the marine park, you will have a chance to Snorkel on the shallow and protected reef and you will have exciting time for Dolphin spotting. You will also be able to see the coral and plenty of marine life.

 

After Snorkeling and Dolphin spotting, you will be welcomed to the restaurant which is situated at a position giving you a full view of the Wasini Channel. After shower, you will be served with a drink of your choice (beer, table wine and soft drinks) before being introduced to the buffet menu. You will start with the famous Swahili soup served with chapattis and then the main course composed of mainly fresh sea food (fish and crabs) backed by vegetarian Swahili Cuisine. Chicken is also available incase you don’t eat fish.

 

After lunch, you will relax on Funzi Chairs while sipping Swahili tea / coffee or visit the village in Wasini Island at no extra cost.

 

With all what you will see and experience, time will come to say goodbye to the Historical Wasini Island and you will return to the jetty where the bus will take you back to your hotel where you will arrive in the evening.

 

from NC 100 € | 144 $ | 88 £
from SC 90 € | 130 $ | 79 £

 

 

 

Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari

The Arab styled dhow “Pilli Pipa” departs from Shimoni Jetty at 8:30 a.m. and returns at approximately 4.00p.m. The full day excursion provides a fascinating guided snorkelling safari in the famous Kisite Marine National Park near the border of Tanzania.
The park, together with the surrounding islands, has an extensive reef system and is home to crystal clear waters which ensure an exciting variety of coral life and an abundance of vibrantly coloured tropical fish.

 

This is followed by exhilarating experience of Dhow under sail (weather permitting), on the way to Wasini Island for a memorable seafood lunch. The al-fresco lunch is served with wine, within the grounds of a private property, on this unspoilt Island. From here you can often see dolphins and many varieties of birds as you lunch and relax in these peaceful surroundings.

 

Numbers are limited, not only to maintain the private nature of this excursion but also to mininise on Kisite’s fragile marine environment.

 

Return to your hotel in the evening.

 

from NC 100 € | 144 $ | 88 £
from SC 90 € | 130 $ | 79 £

 

 

Wasini Island (Dolphin Trip)

This will be a day of ultimate pleasure. In the early morning you leave for the tiny fishing village of Shimoni not far from the Tanzanian border. The route passes through cashew, coconut and sugarcane plantations and then verdant villages of the Digo people. A Swahili sailing ship, now motorised for flexibility, carries you through the enchanting seascape of islets and reels to marvels of the underwater world of Kisite. Time means nothing here as you float in the world of marine fantasy. You will eat gargantuan Swahili dishes served with seafood lunch on the ancient island of Wasini, harvested from the nature’s most bounteous ocean. Resting at this languid and tranquil haven is a rejuvenation process produced only by nature . Join the lotus eaters. You need to take sun protection, sandals or tennis shoes and cover up dress like kikoi, sarong if you wish to visit the Muslim villages on the island. Goggling equipment can be hired before boarding the dhow at the jet.

 

from NC 80 € | 119 $ | 71 £
from SC 70 € | 105 $ | 62 £

 

 

 

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