Full Day Dhow Safari, Diani

On collection from your hotel, transfer to the Wasini jetty to board a traditional Arabian style “Dhow” boat with a qualified marine guide. This fabulous full day Dhow Safari to Kisite-Mpunguti Marine Park begins with a safety briefing.

As you catch the winds and sail towards the park, keep your eyes peeled for dolphins which are seen almost daily as well as the various aquatic birds. On arrival in the parks waters, equipment will be provided, and you can drop into the water ready for your swimming, diving or snorkeling adventure. Your guide will escort you through the park, at two different sites, pointing out all the exquisite marine life on show below the surface and allowing you to experience the diversity of the reef.

Immersing yourself in the Indian Ocean is like no other place you have been before as the world of beautiful coral reef and marine life reveals itself only feet below the surface. Kisite-Mpunguti Marine Park has an extensive reef system which is home to turtles, stingrays, moray eels and over 350 species of vibrantly colored tropical fish. If you are lucky you may spot whale sharks between 6 to 8 meters long and humpback whales between July and September.

Once you have had your fill of the kaleidoscope world below, sail to the beautiful Private residence and gardens of Wasini Island, a Robinson Crusoe hideaway, for an unforgettable traditional delicious Swahili seafood banquet lunch. After lunch, in the late afternoon, sail back along the coastline to your hotel and reminisce on a gorgeous day out.


  • Sail on a traditional Arabian Dhow boat across the Indian Ocean

  • Learn from a qualified marine guide in Kisite-Mpunguti Marine Park

  • Explore the reefs filled with marine life whilst swimming, snorkeling or diving

  • Indulge in a private oasis traditional seafood bbq on Wasini Island

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I really do think that Kenya is one of the most adventurous and fun safari destinations. Flying in a bi-plane over Lewa WIldlife Conservancy with a birds eye view of the giraffe and elephant below, I felt like I’d gone back in time to an older safari era.

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