Wasini Island, off the southern coastline of Kenya, isn’t a tourist hotspot, although it should be. Barely touched by modernity, the island has no bicycles, let alone motorised vehicles. The surrounding ocean is crystal clear thanks to the area being part of the Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park.
Along with the corals, tropical fish, and sea birds, chances are high that you will witness dolphins playing in the waters around this jutting coral island. The luckiest of visitors may even be able to spot humpback whales cruising along the East African Current.
Along with the natural beauty of Wasini Island, there is a murky history. The East African slave trade was once associated with the area and there are locations that your guide will be able to point out with troubled stories behind them. Another part of the trading history of this island are the boats you will travel in – dhows which are boats that were originally designed in Arab parts of the world.
This tour starts from Shomini jetty after being collected from your hotel or resort in Mombasa or Diani. Your boat will have no more than six guests on board, along with your expert Kenyan tour guide who will be able to help you understand both the nature and the history of the often-overlooked part of Kenya. We use locally owned boats and visit a locally owned restaurant during the tour.
This Tour Price is Based on a Per Person Sharing, in a Pop Up Safari Van and in a Double/ Twin Room/ Tent.
July 01- October 31 | Dec 23 – Jan 2
Jan 02- March 31 | April 18- Apri 21
Jun 16- June 31 | Nov 01- Dec 22
April 01- June 15
|2 people||US$ 150||US$ 150||US$ 150|
|4 people||US$ 125||US$ 125||US$ 125|
|6 people||US$ 110||US$ 110||US$ 110|
All rates are in US Dollars per person
Children between 12 – 17 years will pay 75% of the adult rates
Children between 3 – 11 years will pay 50% of the adult rate
Children Below 3 years is FREE
Easter, Christmas and New Year Supplement of $35 per person per night!
Early in the morning, we will collect you from your hotel or resort in Mombasa or Diani and take you by private transfer to Shimoni Jetty. From here, you’ll join a group that will total no more than six guests, and sail out into the Indian ocean on a traditional dhow boat.
Whilst out on the water, you will be taken to spots known for being the playground of the local dolphin schools. With luck, you will get to watch these wonderful mammals playing in the azure-blue waters, and there’s even a chance of humpback whales for the luckiest of guests. The next stop is to a reef where you can swim and snorkel with the provided equipment. Here you can spot:
As you float your way through the pristine waters. Don’t forget your swimsuit and a change of clothing!
After your aquatic adventure, you will be taken for lunch to a locally owned restaurant on Wasini Island. As well as your chance to eat some deliciously fresh sea food, here you can change out of your wet and salty clothes and take time to dry off in the tropical sun.
Culture is the order of the afternoon, with your guide taking you to mangrove swamps and on to the island to learn about the history of Wasini. As well as the dark past of slavery, the island is also thought to be one of the first places settled by the Swahili people.
With you need for adventure and history well sated, it’s time to head back to the mainland. Your dhow will take you back across to the mainland and from here you’ll be taken by private car back to your accommodation in either Diani or Mombasa.
Africa FlashMc Tours and Travel is a member of Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO), membership code: No.AS/687. KATO is one of the key tourism trade associations in Kenya, representing the interests of over 400 of the most experienced professional tour operators in Kenya. As a member, our services have been checked and are bound by the Code of Conduct to provide the highest possible quality of service to their clients. The scheme is insured to guarantee your holiday safari in the unlikely event that a bonded KATO member ceases operating.