Monday, 28 September 2015

Wasini And Kisite Island Dolphin Dhow Safaris

Wild Kenya Safaris offers its guests an affordable day trip to Wasini and Kisite Island by partnering with the local Wasini Community. By booking this tour you directly assist the local people by offering employment and income for sustaining their simple island livelihoods.


Departing in the morning from your diani beach hotel, start the journey with a scenic drive passing the coconut and sugarcane plantations of the south coast as you head towards Shimoni fishing village near the Tanzanian border.

Upon arrival at the Shimoni Jetty, the crew will arrange for your marine park tickets from where you will then board a traditional Arabic motorized dhow to start your oceanic voyage into the Wasini Channel. The dhow trip is handled by the Wasini Island Community so the friendly local crew members will be quite happy to share their island life stories with you as you sail past their beautiful island. 

Arriving close to the snorkeling spot, the sharp eyed captain and crew will start to search for the resident dolphins that usually are around.

Dolphins approach the dhow at Kisite Marine Park

If you are patient the dolphins at Kisite Wasini may just come up to you while snorkeling. 

Although chances are high, because the dolphins are wild and free it might be your lucky day to spot them. When the dhow stops at the snorkeling site, your mask and snorkel will be provided and one of the crew members will accompany you as a guide in the water. Marvel at the underwater world in search of butterfly fish, parrot fish, wrasses, sweet lips and possibly turtles.

After snorkeling, board the dhow once again and head for Wasini Island to a local restaurant where you will be served with a traditional swahili lunch. The lunch menu consists either of chicken, fish or vegetarian served with fresh coconut rice, sauce and fruits. Soft drinks, mineral water or fresh juices can be purchased directly at the restaurant.

Tasty Wasini grilled fish with Swahili accompaniments

By choosing the Wasini seafood menu you can taste a piece of boiled ginger crab

For an extra supplement you can add lobster to your seafood menu

After lunch and some relaxation depart from Shimoni in the afternoon to arrive back in your respective Diani beach hotel by mid afternoon.

This itinerary includes: Transport to and from your Diani Resort or Cottage, snorkeling equipment including mask and snorkel, Kenya Wildlife Service Marine Park Fees and Lunch at the Wasini Island local restaurant.

For more information about this day tour or to book the Wasini and Kisite Island dolphin dhow safari, please contact info@wildkenyasafaris.com or visit us at our office.


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