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Wasini Island

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A rich coral rag

Visited the island after going to the kisite mpunguti marine park. Inhabitants originally were from Tanzania. We got to see the beautiful coral gardens along a boardwalk courtesy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 August 2016
Michelle O
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited Wasini Island when in Kenya through F King Safari.I booked in the UK and paid up front which was no problem .It takes about 2 1/2 hours and the road can be bumpy.The snorkelling is fantastic and you swim to a small sandy island you need to a good swimmer as we were in the water for about one... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Amazing experience in Wasini island, with a fantastic experience of snorkelling in coral reefs.! A beautifull island and a great day!

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Thank Cristina S
Nairobi, Kenya
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Visited the island after going to the kisite mpunguti marine park. Inhabitants originally were from Tanzania. We got to see the beautiful coral gardens along a boardwalk courtesy of the women who inhabit the island. I have never seen anything spectacular than that in my life. Enjoyed lunch with a view of the coral gardens. You have to visit this... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

So Wasini Island makes for a nice day trip, but if you're not excited about touristy things or you've been spoiled by pristine coral reefs, this is not for you. Getting onto boats to head out the island, you will be hounded by people who want to sell you stuff that you can give out for free on the island... More 

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Thank Kereuter
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Visiting Wasini Island and marine reserve makes a good day out and day trip from Mombasa. You have to get there early - by 9 am - to get a place on the dhows that take you round and it's a good idea to arrange this in advance from a tour guide for example that you will inevitably meet on... More 

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2 Thank Clive B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

It was amazing!! Trip was included a boat trip, dolphin watching, snorkeling at Kisite Marine Park, fantastic fresh seefood lunch at Wasani Island and opportunity to see how people live at the island. If you looking for a fantastic day out in Mombasa I would highly reccomend this trip!

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1 Thank Timea B
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Its hard to rate nature anything lower than a 5 really. Didn't get to swim with the dolphins but snorkeling was enough for me to get excited. Went with a tour group called Kisite-0708870181 who organize the trips and diving. It was a one day experience, long boat ride round the island, snorkeling and scuba diving and after went to... More 

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1 Thank Charity H
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

we were visiting the famous Shimoni slave caves (used by the Arabs as a slave pen, where the slaves were held before being taken to Zanzibar during the 19C slave trade) when we were told about the Wasini island. Our visit to Shimoni caves ended earlier than expected so we decided to visit the Wasini Island. It was an all... More 

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1 Thank Cynthia I
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Long boat ride to Kisite Mpunguti for snorkelling and a chance to swim with the dolphins then stop over for lunch at local restaurant in Wasini (set on a cliff). Lunch is delicious, fresh seaweed cuisine, seafood and local dishes. The locals are very friendly and full of fascinating stories about this and surrounding islands. One needs to be at... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is an extremely long day tour; leaving at 7am and returning at 6pm. I booked the excursion with a local guide - 'Dr Fish' - seemed to be significantly cheaper than some other organised tours. Travel on a boat out to see dolphins in the ocean, then on to Wasini Island to snorkel in the beautiful blue turquoise waters.... More 

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