1 Day Diani/Mombasa Beach-Wasini Mpuguti Marine Park Excursion
Enjoy a sun-drenched day of snorkeling, dolphin viewing, bird watching and sailing in the Kisite Mpunguti marine park. This popular coastal sea and land excursion offers a full day of activities featuring sailing on a traditional Dhow.
- 1 Day
- Age 15+
- Kisite Mpunguti marine park
- Snorkeling Equipment
- Shared transport in a mini-bus or coach
- Marine Park fees
- Sea Food Lunch
- Dhow and Guide
- Pick up & drop off at your Kenya coast beach resort.
- Soda, Beer, and White wine
- Items and Services of a personal nature.
- Diving for certified double dive or for Certified single dive-Extra Cost
Pick up at approximately 0710hrs from Diani or Mombasa beach hotel (depending on your beach Hotel) then drive to Shimoni which will take about 1 hour 15 minutes passing through villages, where you can see snapshots of the real Kenya; Coconut plantation, Mango trees, Cashew Nut plantations, mangroves, and Sugarcane plantations. On arrival, you will be met by the Pilli pipa Team at the harbor wearing their signature uniform with Pili pipa written and with dhow and coral pictures.
You will board the Pilli Pipa Dhow where you will be introduced to the staff as you cruise to the marine park Snacks and refreshments will be served on the spacious Pilli pipa dhow. The cruise will take approximately 1hr 30 minutes, as you cruise the chances of spotting dolphins are very high. You will equally spot different species of birds like the sandpiper, African fish eagle, Yellow-billed stork, open billed stock, the kingfishers, the little and large egret, and numerous caves.
Kisite Marine Park. The 28km2 Marine Park was established to specifically protect the endemic Marine life. It is not allowed to fish nor cruise at the Marine Park making the unique colored alive corals prosper.
Here is where you will snorkel for around 2 hours at 2 different Marine spots. While snorkeling you have a high chance of seeing a different type of fish from the known 250 recorded species including the dolphin and turtles, the 56 types of conserved corals make it ideal for the existence of the fish species. When the tide permits there is the option to spend some time on the white sandy bank which is only visible during low tide, or you can just relax in the sun on the Dhow.
It is now time to cruise slowly to Wasini Island, if weather permits, the machine will be switched off and have an experience of quietly sailing to the restaurant- The Sailing Dhows were used many centuries ago by the Arabs during the slave trade.
Arrive at the Pili Pipa restaurant, with its breathtaking views of the Wasini Channel, for a lunch of Swahili Seafood dishes or alternative options of chicken or vegetarian meals. After lunch relax at the restaurant before embarking on a cruising back to the mainland at Shimoni.
Time permitting, visit the Shimoni caves where slaves were “stored” during the old slave trading days before shipment to the Zanzibar slave market. Bid “Kwaheri” to the village folk and return to your beach resorts of Diani, Mombasa, and Bamburi.