If you are looking for an exciting beach experience this Dolphin dhow experience to wasini island is exactly what you are looking for. Wasini island lies off the southern Indian ocean coast of Kenya Next to Shimon and its approximately 5km long and 1 km across.
Wasini Island has hidden treasures with very beautiful coral reefs where you find fish and dolphins. Sail through Kisite marine park on an authentic dhow before diving into the azure waters and discovering the colorful ocean life that lives here. After either scuba diving or snorkeling, savor a tasty lunch on shore.
In Shimoni, a former colonial settlement and port just north of the Tanzanian border, board your dhow—a vessel with distinctively triangular sails—and cruise across the narrow channel to the picturesque Wasini Island. Grab your underwater equipment of choice and plunge into the irresistible waters, rich in marine life.
Float, swim, and marvel at the diversity of vibrant life in this reef habitat. For those with scuba kit, the excellent local dive sites are a hive of activity for larger creatures. After working up an appetite, pull yourself from the sea to enjoy a traditional lunch, served Swahili-style on the beach. As you eat, keep your eyes on the waves for dolphins coming to play in the island’s protected, majestic waters.
Land Cruiser 4×4 or Mini Bus
Your beach getaway begins with pick up from Ukunda airstrip and transfer to your Diani resort. Your accommodation will be at Swahili Beach resort and Spa.
At Swahili beach resort & Spa you will immerse yourself in a world of rich culture. Enjoy the different cultural influences in the ambience. From the art to the architecture, take in this beautiful fusion of African, Indian, Arabian and Zanzibari influences. Swahili Beach is much more than meets the eye. Culture and history provides its very soul.
After an early morning breakfast,pick up at your hotel or resort will be at 7.00 am and the drive to Shimoni is about 1.5 hrs to the Jetty. As you drive to the historical small fishing village of Shimoni at the South Coast, you will have the opportunity to see rural villages, sugar cane plantations, tall palm trees and lush greenery.
On arrival, a local guide will lead you through the Shimoni caves where slaves were “stored” during the old slave trading days before shipment to the Zanzibar slave market. After the visit to the caves, you’ll head to the Shimoni piers and board a traditional Swahili Dhow for a cruise to the Kisite Marine Park. Unspoiled, beautiful and sun kissed, the Kisite Marine Park was established to protect the scenic islands and special habitats of a wide range of endemic marine animals and breeding migratory birds. It lies in the coral gardens south of Wasini Island and encompasses three small coral rag forest islands, each with considerable areas of fringing reef.
As you cruise through the Indian Ocean, there is an approximately 90% chance to spot Dolphins. You then snorkel and marvel at the rich marine life where corals, exotic fish and sea plants are protected. You are provided with masks and snorkels and are accompanied by a certified and experienced guide. Assistance is also provided to first timers. Back on board, you can refresh yourself with fruits and soft drinks.
On this day spend this day relaxing and sun bathing. You also have access to the hotels beach club and spa, this is an exclusive area for 18’s only. Here you will get to enjoy massages, unlimited snacks and many more.
Transfer to airport to connect a flight home for your onward journey