Things To Do At Wasini Island

Wasini Island lies  75 kilometres south of Mombasa and 3 kilometres opposite the harbour of the village Shimoni. The name “wasini mpunguti” came from the early inhabitants who originally were the Chinese they were short Chinese, hence the name wasini mpunguti which to the locals, means short Chinese.

Wasini island has only footpaths of sharp old coral or sand and cant be accessed by cars or carts. Here is a list of things you should do while on Wasini Island.

1. Dhow Tours

Go for dhow tours and sail towards the beautiful sunset as you marvel at the exotic marine wildlife on the way. Many hotels around Wasini offer dhow tours but at an additional charge.

2. Snorkelling

Enjoy Kenya’s most popular snorkelling and diving boat safari to the famous Kisite Marine Park, just 50km from Diani Beach. You will receive a safety briefing and boat orientation, as well as an interesting commentary on local history and marine life.

3. Go For a Dolphin Tour 

Dolphin tours go hand in hand with dhow tours but you might go for a dhow tour and never see dolphins. If you specifically choose a dolphin tour, the guides will make sure they take you to where you must see the dolphins taking a dip. It is an amazing sight you should experience in person.

4. Diving and Swimming

Dive into the clear waters at designated places and swim with the dolphins near the beach.

5. Tour or Class About Local Culture

You can have your guide take you out for a tour and educate you about the local culture of the Wasini locals or even take a class and learn about the same.

6. Enjoy The Local Delicacies

Make sure that you have a taste of the local Swahili dishes in and around Wasini