Situated on the southern point of the island, Kizimkazi fishing village is home to several schools of bottle-nosed dolphins and Humpback dolphins, which can often be sighted following a short boat trip from the village. If you are lucky, you may be able to swim quite close to the dolphins, which can be a very rewarding experience. We are doing this trip in the afternoon to avoid the crowds of tourists in the morning, which in big numbers disturbing the dolphins. Kizimkazi is also the site of a 12th century mosque, the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa, and is thus worth a visit for both natural and cultural reasons.
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On this boat trip we are heading to the small islands, Miwi and Nianembe or Kwale in the protected Menai Bay. From the sailing boat often you can see dolphins.
On the islands you will find a exposed sandbar, providing a pristine beach, perfect for relaxation. The sea around the islands is very good for snorkeling.
When the tide is low it’s possible to walk around the island, exploring the rock pools where juvenile fish and a myriad of crabs, shellfishes, starfishes, oysters and other invertebrates exist in the ever-changing environment of the intertidal.
We’ll arrange a barbecue with fresh caught fish, local dishes and tropical fruits. Do not miss this very special trip!