WASINI ISLAND

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Wasini Island

3 Kilometers, off the Indian Coast in the south coast lies the beautiful Wasini Island. The Island lies 3 Kilometers off the Shimoni village harbour. The island is 7km long and three kilometers wide. In the Island, there are no cars or bicycles. Everything is moved around by use of wheelbarrows with a solid tyre or by foot. This is evident as the road networks in the island only comprises of footpaths and sand.However during the colonial era the British administration had constructed an airstrip in the south of the Island. Patches of tarmac are the only evidence that such a facility stood on the Island. The beautiful Island is comprised of 3000 people approximately with three villages Wasini, Nyumba Maji and Mwikiro. The primary economic activity is Tourism and fishing. Tourism has thrilled due to proximity to Kisite Mpunguti National Marine Park, which is just 10 KM away from the Island. In fact, tourists flocking the famous Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park the home to over 250 species of marine creatures and the perfect destination for Dolphin viewing crowd the Island for Lunch.

Wasini Island Itinerary
Day One. Nairobi – Mombasa

We meet in Nairobi Hilton Bata at 00500 hrs and depart for Mombasa. We love leaving this early so that we can beat the infamous Mombasa road jams. The Mombasa road safari is a long one but rests assured that there will be no boredom. All the time we have had a group safari people have had fun all along the way. You will enjoy the scenic views along the way. Along the way, if lucky you can spot some wild animals like giraffes zebras and even elephants along the vast Tsavo East and Tsavo West National parks which lie along the highway. During the trip, we will have some stopovers preferably at Mtito Andei for Lunch and a brief rest.
As the van approaches Mombasa you will have an opportunity to see the beautiful coastal villages and the scenic palm plantations embedded in a spectacular sunset view. We will pass through Mombasa main town cross over to Diani using the ferry to Diani and after a few Kilometres we will arrive at Bahari Dhow Villas for Dinner and overnight. Depending on the time of arrival, we can decide to undertake some activities off the beach. We love doing bonfire and chat time as we enjoy ourselves next to the beaches. Swimmers can swim in the calm beaches of Diani or the massive Diani Dhow Swimming Pools. The decision to go to bed will exclusively lie in your hands but beware of the next day’s events!

Day Two Diani – Kisite Mpunguti- Wasini

We will not let the previous day long safari hangovers and the comfort of Bahari Dhow villas delay us in bed. We shall have early breakfast preferably at 00530HRS and start our journey to Wasini Island latest by 00600HRS. We love watching dolphins live as the swim in the calm waters of the Indian Oceans. This is only possible when the sea waters are calm. Early mornings will present you with the opportunity to watch the lovely dolphins swim and play in the waters. Usually, Dolphins are very playful creatures, and when lucky you can see them trying to approach the boats. To the daring swimmers, one can attempt to swim along with them. To do this, you must be smart and courageous enough. Most of our clients enjoy taking photos of them as they swim and play. Another reason as to why we wake early is to be able to create enough space and time for our boat ride and swimming among other activities of the day.

Upon arrival at the Kisite Mpunguti National Marine park, we will get on board a traditional boat but powered by a motor and embark on a 2-3 hrs boat ride on our way Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park. Along the way, we will have the opportunity to see dolphins. In most cases, it is 80 percent guarantee that you will come across these fantastic creatures. Our experienced Crew will do their best to lead the boat to the destinations where you can be able to spot them with ease. Upon arrival at the Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park, we will have various activities among them Swimming, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Dhow Sailing, Dolphin Spotting. Don’t worry. Our crew will help you through these activities.
After that, we shall cross over to Wasini Island for Lunch. Principal foods in Wasini Island is mainly sea foods cuisines and fish. You can also place an order for the octopus!
We after Lunch we will embark on our journey back to Diani Bahari Dhow Villars for dinner overnight. Evening party in the white sand beaches of the Villas is a beautiful way to end such a wonderful day.

Day 3. Mombasa-Nairobi

Early breakfast as we prepare to check out in readiness for our return to Nairobi. If time allows, we will visit Fort Jesus and do a brief shopping in the old town of Mombasa. We will then depart for Nairobi before noon with expected stopovers at Voi town or Mtito.

Arriving in the city of Nairobi will bring to an end our three days Two Nights Mombasa Diani wasini Safari. We can hope is that you had a memorable safari and thank you for choosing us.

The Package Includes the following

Transport based on a 4X4 Overland Truck/Rosa Van
Accommodation on Half- board basis (Bed, Breakfast, dinner)
Service of an English-speaking Tour guide
Transfer Dhow Safari
A full day Boat/dhow safari in search of Dolphins, Turtles and marine life
Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
Government taxes
Park fee to the following areas (Kisite Mpunguti, wasini island )
Accommodation at the hotel.

The Package Excludes the following

Extras – Tips, drinks etc.
Lunch
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES AND SPECIAL EQUIPMENTS FOR (deep sea diving, Jet skiing, etc.)
Any other item/activity/menu not mentioned in the itinerary above
Laundry
Personal drinks

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