On our full day wasini island, kisite marine park excursion by road, we start early from the beach hotels to be at the Shimoni jetty before low tide.
Depart from your hotel and proceed to the small historical fishing village of Shimoni driving via coastal settlements with views of palm trees, cashew nuts, mango trees, and rice paddies.
On arrival at the Shimoni village, board the motorized dhows for a cruise in the marine park and the surrounding Kisite, Mpunguti Islands.
Snorkel and marvel at the rich marine life where corals, exotic fish and sea plants are protected. As we sail in the calm waters, we will be on the lookout for the
resident dolphins that approach the dhow and with their gymnastics, beckon us to join them for a swimming duel.
At Wasini Island, we will disembark and take a discovery stroll through theIslandand its pure Swahili culture also visiting the giant coral garden and the adjacent mangrove swamp forest. Our guide will give us an in depth oration throughout the tour.
Later, we will settle down for an adventurous barbeque seafood lunch with local Swahili accompaniments. After a short reflective siesta, we board our dhows for the sea trip to the Shimoni jetty.
* Recommended: Visit the Shimoni caves where slaves were “stored” during the old slave trading days before they were shipmed to the Zanzibar slave market.
We bid “Kwaheri” to the village folk and start the journey to our respective hotels.