Diani Beach: Kisite Marine Park & Wasini Island Dhow Tour

3.7 / 5

10 reviews

Diani Beach: Kisite Marine Park & Wasini Island Dhow Tour

From $100 per person

Visit one of the world’s most diverse marine parks. Once there, you can go snorkeling, spot dolphins, and savor local Swahili cuisine. It will also allow you to get a glimpse of the local culture, and learn about the deep history of Wasini Island.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Pickup included
Please meet your driver at the lobby of your hotel


  • Snorkel in off the coast of Africa and swim in the crystal clear waters
  • See the native wildlife in its natural habitat
  • Enjoy a dhow cruise while spotting dolphins
  • Get a taste of the Swahili cuisine and savor a local seafood lunch
  • Take a historical tour around Wasini Island and the Shimoni Slave Caves
Full description
Embark on a full-day tour to Wasini and marvel at the beauty of the Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park with all its species diversity, high coral quality, and reef build-up. Meet your driver at the lobby of your hotel at 7 AM, and then head to Southern Kenya and admire the coconut palms and cashew nut farms along the way. Your guide will tell you about why the warm waters are vital for the coral formations, dolphins, turtles and a variety of sea life. Aboard an Arabian-style dhow to Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park, spot dolphins who often swim beside the boat and stop at a reef for a snorkel. Savor delicious seafood at the Wasini island restaurant and taste the local Swahili cuisine. After lunch, sail along the mangrove swamps, and then visit the Wasini Island, where you'll learn about the slave trade from the 10th to the 17th centuries. After the end of the slave trade, many Africans settled on this island. Take a historical tour around Wasini Island and the Shimoni Slave Caves, where enslaved people were kept before being shipped to Arabia before returning to your hotel around 4 PM to end your day trip.
  • Pickup from your respective hotel
  • Park fees to the Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park
  • Lunch
  • Transport
  • All Government taxes and levies
  • Drive in a safari van/dhow with an English-speaking driver
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen

    Not allowed

    • Pets

    Know before you go

    • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
    • It is recommended to bring a hat, reef shoes, and sunscreen
    Customer reviews

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    3.7 / 5

    based on 10 reviews

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    Quite a nice day out snorkeling, including a traditional lunch at a local restaurant in Wasini, followed by a visit of the village and of the mangrove garden. We would have liked to see the slave caves as well, but there was no more time for that on the way back. Friendy staff and a good experience overall.

    August 7, 2019

    Lots of transportation time.

    January 14, 2020

    This day tour was AMAZING!!! The beach was soooo beautiful, also, snorkeling(or you can do free diving) was such a incredible experience. It totally deserves spending 100USD for this tour.

    December 25, 2019

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