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Wasini: Scenic Boat Trip with Breakfast, Lunch, & Snorkeling

Wasini: Scenic Boat Trip with Breakfast, Lunch, & Snorkeling

All tours include hotel transfer (from Diani beach), boat trip, if lucky dolphin watching, snorkelling în the Marine park, lunch, quick tour of the village on the island and back. Some say: “It’s all the same”, but that’s Not true! You can book this tours either with your touroperator, in most local Travel Agencies or Safari Offices, on the beach or with “Diani Dhow”. Each tour is quitdifferent in their package or quality of service. Please compare proper before you book - Our Motto is: “Price is an issue only in the absence of value.”

From Mombasa/Mtwapa/Diani/Tiwi: Tsavo East Full-Day Safari

From Mombasa/Mtwapa/Diani/Tiwi: Tsavo East Full-Day Safari

Embark on an exhilarating Tsavo East day-safari departing from Mombasa, Diani, Kilifi, or Malindi. Immerse yourself in the untamed wilderness of Tsavo East, one of Kenya's iconic national parks. Experience thrilling game drives, encounter extraordinary wildlife, and discover the diverse landscapes and rich biodiversity of this captivating destination. Your adventure begins with an early morning departure from your accommodation in Mombasa, Diani, Kilifi, or Malindi. Sit back and relax as you journey towards Tsavo East, a sprawling wilderness spanning over 13,000 square kilometres. As you enter the park, prepare yourself for an unforgettable game drive, where each moment holds the potential for remarkable wildlife encounters. Tsavo East is renowned for its diverse wildlife population, including the famous "Red Elephants" known for their distinctive rust-coloured dust baths. Keep your camera ready as you traverse the park, capturing stunning images of lions, cheetahs, leopards, giraffes, zebras, buffalo herds, and an array of bird species. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you'll gain fascinating insights into the park's ecosystem, the behaviours of its inhabitants, and the ongoing conservation efforts to protect Tsavo East's delicate balance. Deepen your understanding of the significance of this incredible natural habitat. Midway through the day, make a stop for a delightful picnic lunch amidst the wilderness, allowing you to savor the flavors while surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. Take a moment to recharge and reflect on the morning's adventures, as you soak in the serene ambiance of the African bush. Continuing your exploration, venture into different sections of the park, each offering its own distinct landscapes and wildlife sightings. From vast open plains to acacia-dotted savannahs, Tsavo East's ever-changing scenery provides ample opportunities for breathtaking photographs. As the day winds down, commence your return journey to Mombasa, Diani, Kilifi, or Malindi, filled with unforgettable memories and stories to share. Reflect on the wonders you've witnessed and the profound connection you've formed with nature during this immersive Tsavo East Day Safari.

Mombasa: Kisite Park Private Boat Tour with Diving and Lunch

Mombasa: Kisite Park Private Boat Tour with Diving and Lunch

Get ready to board an exclusive private boat and sail for about one hour searching for dolphins, before snorkeling and diving (for these who choose the diving option) in the Kisite marine national park. Kisite Marine national park is the second most famous marine park in the world, after the Australian Marine Park. Explore 30 kilometers of turtles, marine tortoise, bearreeffs, coral reefs and different types of marine fishes. Next sail to Wasisni Island where your lunch of sea food and Swahili dishes will be served. After lunch, you’ll have the option to do a guided tour of the Wasini island and experience the local Swahili culture, visiting the beautiful coral garden, mangrove forest and fishing village to learn more about the Swahili people and their history. Your local guide will give you an in-depth explanation and background throughout the tour. Alternatively, you can relax at the restaurant, enjoying the sea view and the breeze. Once you are done with the island tour, board the boat and back to the mainland where you will take a guided tour of the Shimoni Slave Caves. Then, start the journey back to your accommodation.

Mombasa Airport Private Transfer to Diani Beach

Mombasa Airport Private Transfer to Diani Beach

Avoid the stress of finding a taxi or the hassle of a shared shuttle service when you arrive at Mombasa's busy Moi International Airport. Enjoy the convenience of a private transfer directly to or from your accommodation in the Diani Beach area. A professional driver will pick you up and drop you off either at the airport or at the doorstep of your hotel or private residence. Travel in a comfortable, spacious sedan for 3 passengers or minivan for up to 6 passengers. Sit back and enjoy the ride to your destination without worrying about taxi meters or traffic. This transfer service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Wasini Island: Dolphin Spotting & Snorkel at Kisite Mpunguti

Wasini Island: Dolphin Spotting & Snorkel at Kisite Mpunguti

Embark on an adventurous day trip with a dhow cruise along the Kenyan coast. Benefit from hotel transfers from Diani Beach, Tiwi, Mombasa, Shanzu, or Mtwapa. Enjoy a blend of natural beauty, marine life encounters, seafood flavors, cultural experiences, and historical insights. Begin your day with a dhow cruise, a traditional Arabian sailing vessel, to the waters of the Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park. As you glide through the azure waters, keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins leaping alongside the boat, providing an exhilarating display of their aquatic prowess. Upon arrival at the marine park, be greeted by a vibrant underwater world teeming with marine life and coral formations. Snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, experiencing the wonders beneath the surface. Swim among tropical fish and turtles, and encounter rays or reef sharks if you’re lucky. After your aquatic adventures, sail to Wasini Island. Savor a seafood lunch featuring the fresh catch of the day. Relish in the flavors of succulent seafood delicacies, prepared with local spices and culinary expertise, while enjoying the island’s tranquil ambiance and scenic views. Following lunch, take a stroll through the village on Wasini Island, interacting with the friendly residents and gaining insight into the local culture and way of life. You can also choose to take a tour of the Shimoni slave caves, a historical site offering a glimpse into the region's dark past. As the day draws to a close, board the dhow once again. On the cruise back to the mainland, relish the picturesque coastal scenery one last time, cherishing the beauty of the Kenyan coastline as the sun sets. Finally, get dropped off at your hotel.

Wasini Island: Dolphin spotting & Snorkel at Kisite Marine

Wasini Island: Dolphin spotting & Snorkel at Kisite Marine

Pick up from Mombasa hotels is usually between 5.30 am and 06:00 am. Pick up from Diani hotels is usually between 07:00 am and 07:30 am Drive to Wasini Island along Mombasa – Lunga Lunga highway, a distance of 45 km to the south of Diani, arriving at around 8.30 am at the Shimoni KWS for ticketing then we start the boat ride for one hour searching for dolphins. We have a light breakfast, fruit, and some soft drinks onboard. Sail to Kisite Marine National Park where you will snorkel and swim for 1 to 2 hrs. Afterward, we sail back to Wasini Island for lunch mainly seafood and Swahili dishes (we have an option for the non-seafood that is vegetarian/ chicken). After lunch, you can have a village walk for about 30 Minutes on the Island, and then sail back to Shimoni jetty arriving at around 1530 hrs. We then proceed to Shimoni Slave caves just 200m from Shimoni jetty. Here, you will have all history of slavery. The slave cave visit takes between 20 and 30 minutes. Then you drive back to your hotel arriving at around 1700 hrs.

Diani Beach: 2-Hour Glass Bottom-Boat Cruise

Diani Beach: 2-Hour Glass Bottom-Boat Cruise

Immerse yourself in the local culture with this boat experience that will enable you to explore the Diani community and its unique hospitality. Experience the warmth of the local people as they guide you through the waters, explain to you about the fishing, and then to the sand bank. The glass boat offers you a nice view of the Diani marine life. Enjoy a show put up by the experienced captain/boat operator. Watch as your captain throws a piece of bread or food into the sea and dives beneath the glass-bottomed boat to attract special fish species that are not allowed to be fished courtesy of a local agreement by all fishermen and boat operators. Watch as the fish are attracted to the glass boat creating a spectacular show. Enjoy the breeze, the views, and photos on top of an upper compartment that visitors can safely climb. Party, lazily bask, or swim at the sandbank for 45-minutes.

Diani Beach: Kisite Marine Park Dhow & Snorkeling with Lunch

Diani Beach: Kisite Marine Park Dhow & Snorkeling with Lunch

You will be collected from your hotel in Diani Beach and drive to Shimoni, a small fishing village. On the way, pass by small villages, sugar cane plantations and fields of cassava.  In Shimoni you will board a traditional Arabian Dhow to cruise to the Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park. Be sure to look out for dolphins as you head out to sea. Tea, coffee, mineral water, soft drinks, biscuits, mandazis and pizza bread will be served on the dhow. You'll go snorkeling at two different sites. There will be plenty of photo opportunities, so bring your camera. If you have an underwater one, even better. Lunch will be served on Wasini Island at a private cliff-top restaurant. Admire the views and enjoy a delicious meal of fish and crab, followed by citronella tea or fresh Kenyan coffee. After lunch, relax for a while and then head back to the mainland to take a bus back to your hotel.

Diani Beach: Kongo River Sunset Experience in a canoe

Diani Beach: Kongo River Sunset Experience in a canoe

Stop at Kongo Mosque, Kwale Kenya where we will meet the guide and walk to the Estuary as we exchange pleasantries and get a short introduction of the trip, then meet the captain and board a traditional canoe. Sail down Kongo River watching the beautiful sunset leaving the ocean behind and get to experience gorgeous Kongo river estuary, the ever-changing sandy beach and the great waves The Canoe is powered by human energy (the captain rows) which means no engines and no dirty fumes entering the water Not only is this trip very relaxing and serene, it carries great history that the captain will explain to you as he rows along the mangrove filled water. The trip is great for bird lovers and bird watchers as the river invites over 30 species of birds who come looking for food. Feel free to ask the captain any questions regarding the area

From Diani Beach: Funzi Island Full Day Excursion with Lunch

From Diani Beach: Funzi Island Full Day Excursion with Lunch

The trip begins with an early pick uр frоm Diаni bеасh аt 7.30 аm аnd hеаd оut tо Воdо viа Shirаzi villаgе. Тhе drivе is аbоut 40min tо Воdо. On arrival Board a motorized canoe wаiting tо tаkе yоu оn аn аmаzing аdvеnturе uр thе Rаmisi rivеr, thе rivеr аbоunds with ехсерtiоnаl birdlifе аnd, whо knоws, еvеn thе оссаsiоnаl сrосоdilе. А stор оn naturally formed sаndbаnk (world-famous Funzi 'Lost Paradise' ) with Its fine sand ripples which appear only during low tide and it stretches well over a kilometer in length. еnsurеs thаt yоu’rе аt thе mоst bеаutiful sроt оn thе соаst fоr swimming аnd mаking thе mоst оf this littlе рiесе оf раrаdisе Next enjoy a boat ride to the creeks which provide shallow glassy calm waters, a perfect spot ideal for fishing, fish with the locals in their traditional dhows and canoes and learn how they catch fish with their old technics. Also kayaking as you glide silently through the flooded forest and under the canopy of mangroves. Next is a visit to Funzi Turtle Club, an ecotourism project started by the local community with the support of Kenya Sea Turtle Conservation Trust to increase the protection and awareness about the local environment. Take time to interact with locals and learn about their traditional practices and lifestyle. As you walk around the village also learn about Past slave trade events at Funzi island also visit the traditional medicine man, learn about cures provided by their witch doctors. Later try some of their local foods, especially 'mchele wa nazi' prepared using coconut milk and oil. You will love it. Do not leave the island without a souvenir. There are beautiful hand-crafted baskets, hats, fabrics, and other artifacts sold by a group of women. If you have time, they can teach you how to weave

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Our most recommended Diani Beach Outdoor activities

Wasini: Scenic Boat Trip with Breakfast, Lunch, & Snorkeling

Wasini: Scenic Boat Trip with Breakfast, Lunch, & Snorkeling

All tours include hotel transfer (from Diani beach), boat trip, if lucky dolphin watching, snorkelling în the Marine park, lunch, quick tour of the village on the island and back. Some say: “It’s all the same”, but that’s Not true! You can book this tours either with your touroperator, in most local Travel Agencies or Safari Offices, on the beach or with “Diani Dhow”. Each tour is quitdifferent in their package or quality of service. Please compare proper before you book - Our Motto is: “Price is an issue only in the absence of value.”

From Mombasa/Mtwapa/Diani/Tiwi: Tsavo East Full-Day Safari

From Mombasa/Mtwapa/Diani/Tiwi: Tsavo East Full-Day Safari

Embark on an exhilarating Tsavo East day-safari departing from Mombasa, Diani, Kilifi, or Malindi. Immerse yourself in the untamed wilderness of Tsavo East, one of Kenya's iconic national parks. Experience thrilling game drives, encounter extraordinary wildlife, and discover the diverse landscapes and rich biodiversity of this captivating destination. Your adventure begins with an early morning departure from your accommodation in Mombasa, Diani, Kilifi, or Malindi. Sit back and relax as you journey towards Tsavo East, a sprawling wilderness spanning over 13,000 square kilometres. As you enter the park, prepare yourself for an unforgettable game drive, where each moment holds the potential for remarkable wildlife encounters. Tsavo East is renowned for its diverse wildlife population, including the famous "Red Elephants" known for their distinctive rust-coloured dust baths. Keep your camera ready as you traverse the park, capturing stunning images of lions, cheetahs, leopards, giraffes, zebras, buffalo herds, and an array of bird species. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you'll gain fascinating insights into the park's ecosystem, the behaviours of its inhabitants, and the ongoing conservation efforts to protect Tsavo East's delicate balance. Deepen your understanding of the significance of this incredible natural habitat. Midway through the day, make a stop for a delightful picnic lunch amidst the wilderness, allowing you to savor the flavors while surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. Take a moment to recharge and reflect on the morning's adventures, as you soak in the serene ambiance of the African bush. Continuing your exploration, venture into different sections of the park, each offering its own distinct landscapes and wildlife sightings. From vast open plains to acacia-dotted savannahs, Tsavo East's ever-changing scenery provides ample opportunities for breathtaking photographs. As the day winds down, commence your return journey to Mombasa, Diani, Kilifi, or Malindi, filled with unforgettable memories and stories to share. Reflect on the wonders you've witnessed and the profound connection you've formed with nature during this immersive Tsavo East Day Safari.

Mombasa: Kisite Park Private Boat Tour with Diving and Lunch

Mombasa: Kisite Park Private Boat Tour with Diving and Lunch

Get ready to board an exclusive private boat and sail for about one hour searching for dolphins, before snorkeling and diving (for these who choose the diving option) in the Kisite marine national park. Kisite Marine national park is the second most famous marine park in the world, after the Australian Marine Park. Explore 30 kilometers of turtles, marine tortoise, bearreeffs, coral reefs and different types of marine fishes. Next sail to Wasisni Island where your lunch of sea food and Swahili dishes will be served. After lunch, you’ll have the option to do a guided tour of the Wasini island and experience the local Swahili culture, visiting the beautiful coral garden, mangrove forest and fishing village to learn more about the Swahili people and their history. Your local guide will give you an in-depth explanation and background throughout the tour. Alternatively, you can relax at the restaurant, enjoying the sea view and the breeze. Once you are done with the island tour, board the boat and back to the mainland where you will take a guided tour of the Shimoni Slave Caves. Then, start the journey back to your accommodation.

Mombasa Airport Private Transfer to Diani Beach

Mombasa Airport Private Transfer to Diani Beach

Avoid the stress of finding a taxi or the hassle of a shared shuttle service when you arrive at Mombasa's busy Moi International Airport. Enjoy the convenience of a private transfer directly to or from your accommodation in the Diani Beach area. A professional driver will pick you up and drop you off either at the airport or at the doorstep of your hotel or private residence. Travel in a comfortable, spacious sedan for 3 passengers or minivan for up to 6 passengers. Sit back and enjoy the ride to your destination without worrying about taxi meters or traffic. This transfer service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Wasini Island: Dolphin Spotting & Snorkel at Kisite Mpunguti

Wasini Island: Dolphin Spotting & Snorkel at Kisite Mpunguti

Embark on an adventurous day trip with a dhow cruise along the Kenyan coast. Benefit from hotel transfers from Diani Beach, Tiwi, Mombasa, Shanzu, or Mtwapa. Enjoy a blend of natural beauty, marine life encounters, seafood flavors, cultural experiences, and historical insights. Begin your day with a dhow cruise, a traditional Arabian sailing vessel, to the waters of the Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park. As you glide through the azure waters, keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins leaping alongside the boat, providing an exhilarating display of their aquatic prowess. Upon arrival at the marine park, be greeted by a vibrant underwater world teeming with marine life and coral formations. Snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, experiencing the wonders beneath the surface. Swim among tropical fish and turtles, and encounter rays or reef sharks if you’re lucky. After your aquatic adventures, sail to Wasini Island. Savor a seafood lunch featuring the fresh catch of the day. Relish in the flavors of succulent seafood delicacies, prepared with local spices and culinary expertise, while enjoying the island’s tranquil ambiance and scenic views. Following lunch, take a stroll through the village on Wasini Island, interacting with the friendly residents and gaining insight into the local culture and way of life. You can also choose to take a tour of the Shimoni slave caves, a historical site offering a glimpse into the region's dark past. As the day draws to a close, board the dhow once again. On the cruise back to the mainland, relish the picturesque coastal scenery one last time, cherishing the beauty of the Kenyan coastline as the sun sets. Finally, get dropped off at your hotel.

Wasini Island: Dolphin spotting & Snorkel at Kisite Marine

Wasini Island: Dolphin spotting & Snorkel at Kisite Marine

Pick up from Mombasa hotels is usually between 5.30 am and 06:00 am. Pick up from Diani hotels is usually between 07:00 am and 07:30 am Drive to Wasini Island along Mombasa – Lunga Lunga highway, a distance of 45 km to the south of Diani, arriving at around 8.30 am at the Shimoni KWS for ticketing then we start the boat ride for one hour searching for dolphins. We have a light breakfast, fruit, and some soft drinks onboard. Sail to Kisite Marine National Park where you will snorkel and swim for 1 to 2 hrs. Afterward, we sail back to Wasini Island for lunch mainly seafood and Swahili dishes (we have an option for the non-seafood that is vegetarian/ chicken). After lunch, you can have a village walk for about 30 Minutes on the Island, and then sail back to Shimoni jetty arriving at around 1530 hrs. We then proceed to Shimoni Slave caves just 200m from Shimoni jetty. Here, you will have all history of slavery. The slave cave visit takes between 20 and 30 minutes. Then you drive back to your hotel arriving at around 1700 hrs.

Diani Beach: 2-Hour Glass Bottom-Boat Cruise

Diani Beach: 2-Hour Glass Bottom-Boat Cruise

Immerse yourself in the local culture with this boat experience that will enable you to explore the Diani community and its unique hospitality. Experience the warmth of the local people as they guide you through the waters, explain to you about the fishing, and then to the sand bank. The glass boat offers you a nice view of the Diani marine life. Enjoy a show put up by the experienced captain/boat operator. Watch as your captain throws a piece of bread or food into the sea and dives beneath the glass-bottomed boat to attract special fish species that are not allowed to be fished courtesy of a local agreement by all fishermen and boat operators. Watch as the fish are attracted to the glass boat creating a spectacular show. Enjoy the breeze, the views, and photos on top of an upper compartment that visitors can safely climb. Party, lazily bask, or swim at the sandbank for 45-minutes.

Diani Beach: Kisite Marine Park Dhow & Snorkeling with Lunch

Diani Beach: Kisite Marine Park Dhow & Snorkeling with Lunch

You will be collected from your hotel in Diani Beach and drive to Shimoni, a small fishing village. On the way, pass by small villages, sugar cane plantations and fields of cassava.  In Shimoni you will board a traditional Arabian Dhow to cruise to the Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park. Be sure to look out for dolphins as you head out to sea. Tea, coffee, mineral water, soft drinks, biscuits, mandazis and pizza bread will be served on the dhow. You'll go snorkeling at two different sites. There will be plenty of photo opportunities, so bring your camera. If you have an underwater one, even better. Lunch will be served on Wasini Island at a private cliff-top restaurant. Admire the views and enjoy a delicious meal of fish and crab, followed by citronella tea or fresh Kenyan coffee. After lunch, relax for a while and then head back to the mainland to take a bus back to your hotel.

Diani Beach: Kongo River Sunset Experience in a canoe

Diani Beach: Kongo River Sunset Experience in a canoe

Stop at Kongo Mosque, Kwale Kenya where we will meet the guide and walk to the Estuary as we exchange pleasantries and get a short introduction of the trip, then meet the captain and board a traditional canoe. Sail down Kongo River watching the beautiful sunset leaving the ocean behind and get to experience gorgeous Kongo river estuary, the ever-changing sandy beach and the great waves The Canoe is powered by human energy (the captain rows) which means no engines and no dirty fumes entering the water Not only is this trip very relaxing and serene, it carries great history that the captain will explain to you as he rows along the mangrove filled water. The trip is great for bird lovers and bird watchers as the river invites over 30 species of birds who come looking for food. Feel free to ask the captain any questions regarding the area

From Diani Beach: Funzi Island Full Day Excursion with Lunch

From Diani Beach: Funzi Island Full Day Excursion with Lunch

The trip begins with an early pick uр frоm Diаni bеасh аt 7.30 аm аnd hеаd оut tо Воdо viа Shirаzi villаgе. Тhе drivе is аbоut 40min tо Воdо. On arrival Board a motorized canoe wаiting tо tаkе yоu оn аn аmаzing аdvеnturе uр thе Rаmisi rivеr, thе rivеr аbоunds with ехсерtiоnаl birdlifе аnd, whо knоws, еvеn thе оссаsiоnаl сrосоdilе. А stор оn naturally formed sаndbаnk (world-famous Funzi 'Lost Paradise' ) with Its fine sand ripples which appear only during low tide and it stretches well over a kilometer in length. еnsurеs thаt yоu’rе аt thе mоst bеаutiful sроt оn thе соаst fоr swimming аnd mаking thе mоst оf this littlе рiесе оf раrаdisе Next enjoy a boat ride to the creeks which provide shallow glassy calm waters, a perfect spot ideal for fishing, fish with the locals in their traditional dhows and canoes and learn how they catch fish with their old technics. Also kayaking as you glide silently through the flooded forest and under the canopy of mangroves. Next is a visit to Funzi Turtle Club, an ecotourism project started by the local community with the support of Kenya Sea Turtle Conservation Trust to increase the protection and awareness about the local environment. Take time to interact with locals and learn about their traditional practices and lifestyle. As you walk around the village also learn about Past slave trade events at Funzi island also visit the traditional medicine man, learn about cures provided by their witch doctors. Later try some of their local foods, especially 'mchele wa nazi' prepared using coconut milk and oil. You will love it. Do not leave the island without a souvenir. There are beautiful hand-crafted baskets, hats, fabrics, and other artifacts sold by a group of women. If you have time, they can teach you how to weave

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