Pick up at your hotel, resort, cottage or villa is at 7.00 am and the drive to Shimoni is about 1.5 hrs to the Jetty. As you drive to the historical small fishing village of Shimoni at the South Coast, you will have the opportunity to see rural villages, sugar cane plantations, tall palm trees and lush greenery.
The Slave Caves: On arrival, a local guide will lead you through the Shimoni caves where slaves were “stored” during the old slave trading days before shipment to the Zanzibar slave market.
After the visit to the caves, you’ll head to the Shimoni piers and board a traditional Swahili Dhow for a cruise to the Marine Park. Soft drinks, water, wine, beer and snacks on board as you sail.
As you cruise through the Indian Ocean, there is an approximately 90% chance to spot Dolphins. You then snorkel and marvel at the rich marine life where corals, exotic fish and sea plants are protected. You are provided with masks and snorkels and are accompanied by a certified and experienced guide. Assistance is also provided to first timers. Back on board, you can refresh yourself with fruits and soft drinks.
Lunch: Sail back towards our restaurant located at the Shimoni main land where a tropical seafood lunch is waiting for you at the Coral Spirit Restaurant. The four-course menu includes crab, fish, sea weed, and rice with coconuts sauce. You can also opt for a chicken or vegetarian menu. Beer, wine and soft drinks are included. The restaurant, built on coral architecture and located directly at the shores, overlooks the channel towards Shimoni.
After lunch, you have the option to take a discovery stroll through the Wasini Island and its Swahili culture, visiting the beautiful coral garden and the mangrove forest. Our guide will give you an in-depth oration throughout the tour. Alternatively, you can sunbath and relax at the restaurant, enjoying the sea view and the afternoon breeze.
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