Wasini Island

from $115

Enjoy a day of dhow sailing, sun bathing, swimming,seafood, dolphin spotting and adventurous snorkeling in Kisite Marine Park! Get a glimpse of local culture while visiting Wasini village, the Coral Garden and Shimoni’s Slave Cave and enjoy the tropical seafood lunch at Wasini Island.

Pick up at your hotel in Diani and drive to the historical small fishing village of Shimoni at the South Coast. On the way, you will have the opportunity to see rural villages, tall palm trees and lush greenery.

Slave Caves: 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.

Departure to Kisite & Breakfast: At the Shimon piers, a traditional Arab Dhow will take you for a cruise in the Marine Park accompanied by a light breakfast while on board. There are high chances of spotting Dolphins that inhabit this unique marine reserve.

For those interested in Snorkeling, masks and snorkels and will be provided and certified and experienced guides on hand to accompany you. Assistance is also provided to first timers.

At lunch time,  Sail to Wasini Island, where a tropical seafood lunch awaits you at the “Coral Spirit Restaurant”. The four-course menu includes crab, fish, sea weed and rice with coconut sauce. You can also opt for a chicken or vegetarian menu. Beer, wine and soft drinks are included.

Afternoon activities(optional): After lunch, you have the option to take a discovery stroll through the Island and its Swahili culture. Alternatively, you can relax at the restaurant, enjoying the sea view and the breeze. Depending on the ocean and tide, visiting shimoni slave cave can be done in the afternoon.

Return to your hotel.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Culture, Discovery, Marine Life
  • Activity Level Full day