FULL DAY SNORKELLING EXCURSION TO KISITE MARINE NATIONAL PARK – HOME OF THE DOLPHINS – WITH LUNCH ON WASINI ISLAND
The 28sq. km Kisite-Mpunguti Marine Park is reputed to be the most beautiful marine park after the Great Barrier Reef of Australia and is the best in Kenya in terms of species diversity, coral quality and reef build-up. The warm, pristine waters are host to dramatic coral formations, dolphins, turtles, sting rays, moray eels and a bewildering variety of sea life that comprise a unique eco-system that could be referred to as a garden under the sea. Come with us for a day trip on the Pilli Pipa in and around Kisite, home of the dolphins. Run by Selina and Harm who are Marine Biologist and PADI Diving Instructors, we take limited numbers to offer you a more personal service. Even weak and non-swimmers have had the confidence to enter the water with us and taken home unforgettable memories.
- Drive to Shimoni jetty in a shared mini bus to arrive at about 8.30am.
- On arrival, board our Arabian Style dhow with comfortable seating. Welcome on board by a cheery crew who will serve you with Kenya coffee or tea with biscuits.
- Full briefing of all facilities and program on boarding.
- Motor and or sail as you look for Dolphins past Mpunguti ya juu & Mpunguti ya Chini on your way to Kisite National Marine Park.
- Guided snorkeling in the protected waters. Guides safely showing the many varied fish and coral. Assistance given with additional use of life rings and buoyancy jackets if required.
- Two snorkeling sites visited or extended snorkeling time – depending on the weather.
- Return to our private residence on Wasini Island, a Robinson Crusoe hideaway, for a delicious Seafood Banquet. Lunch is served in a private garden by smiling Swahili Ladies and includes beer, wine and sodas. Try some of our Citronella Tea made from fresh lemon grass grown by Harm on the island. There is the opportunity to look through our Marine Literature and identify the creatures that you have seen.
- Tired after the eventful day, there is reluctance to leave but gradually people are guided back onto the dhow and, weather permitting, we may sail across the Wasini Channel to Shimoni.
- Visit Shimoni Slave Caves Community project (optional at an extra cost)
All equipment provided including prescription masks, snorkels, fins and diving equipment. Soft drinks (sodas), mineral water and fruits served on the dhow. To make the day comfortable, you need to carry own towels, sun lotion, water friendly shoes, sun glasses, hats and swimming costume. The photo opportunities can be outstanding so carry a camera too.