Wasini Island Day Trip
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Your driver will pick you up from your Hotel/Cottage at 7 am. The driver will take you to the Shimmoni Jetty, where you will board an Arabic dhow to Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park. You will get dressed up in snorkeling gear and jump in the clear waters of the Indian ocean. You will get to swim with the dolphins, which is a magical experience.
The marine park also has many dive spots. So if you are passionate or want to try, there are many spots for experts and beginners. Travelers can also swim back and forth to the reefs.
When you are all tuckered out from these activities, you can relax by sunbathing and the beautiful shores while enjoying panoramic views. Additionally, you can take your hand at fishing as the park allows catching the 200 species in specific areas.
And your visit cannot end without a relaxing boat cruise. You will get to spot dolphins, coral, and other thriving marine life. During this time, you can enjoy birdwatching and get yourself a tan in the lovely warm sun.
You will then visit Wasini Fishing Village. You can interact with the locals by going on their boats and participating in fishing activities. Expect to experience authentic fishing culture from the pros. Many tourists enjoy this activity, but you can just enjoy the boat ride.
You can also see how the villagers make handmade crafts such as baskets and jewelry. You can purchase these crafts as souvenirs to remember your trip. All proceeds go to improving community life.
While in the village, ensure that you try some local cuisine. Try the snacks and traditional brew known as Mnazi. Then it is back to your Hotel/Cottage arriving at 5.00 pm.
Kisite Marine Park
Kisite Marine Park is an impressive marine park with beautiful marine life and coral. It covers 39 square kilometers but is a fabulous destination when visiting Wasini Island. The marine park is ideal for going snorkeling and diving.
Wasini Fishing Village
Wasini is a fishing village. It is a picturesque spot with lovely warm weather and charming inhabitants. The locals depend on fishing as their primary source of livelihood.
What to bring:
Your day is going to be filled with a lot of activities. Therefore, you need to prepare adequately for this one-day trip. Start with sun protection items, including sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. The temperatures get high so wear light fabrics. And a camera will secure your memories forever.