You will be picked from your hotel at around 5.00 am (from North Coast (or 6.00 am from South Coast)and drive to Wasini Island along Mombasa – Lunga Lunga highway, a distance of 100 kms, arriving at around 8.30 am. Arrive at Shimoni Jet where you will board an Arabic dhow and sail for one hour searching for dolphins. Sail to Kisite marine national park where you will snorkel and swim.
Kisite Marine National Park is the second most famous marine park in the world after the Australian Marine Park. It covers an area of 30km2. Animals seen here include turtles, marine tortoise, turtles, whale sharks, bare reefs, cliffs, coral reefs and different types of marine fishes.
You will have your lunch inside the boat which is mainly sea food and Swahili dishes. After lunch, you will sail along the mangrove swamps and then visit the Wasini Island where you will learn more about the Swahili people and the Arabs history.
In the 10th century, Arabs were slave traders and they used to inter marry with the Bantus and as a result this brought forth the Shirazi and Vumba communities. After the end of the slave trade in the 17th century, many Africans settled here and so don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the Swahili people. Arrive at the jet at around 4.00 pm and drive back to the hotel.