Funzi Island Tour
Date: 14th – 17th February 2019 / 15th – 17th February 2019
A. About Funzi Island
Funzi is a small mangrove Island south of Diani hosting a small indigenous tribe. It presents one of the hidden gems of the Kenyan coastal circuit. With no current large hotel chain, the Island is off the beaten track for anyone keen to get away from the usual crowds. This Island tour falls in your Bucketlist for a few reasons!
We will spend our time at Mikoko Cove a basic but insanely beautiful private get away
hosting 5 cottages.
Visit the stunning Funzi sandbank for a swim and some relaxation under comfortable
shade shelters while enjoying a cold drink.
If you love exploring the island, then some Kayaks are available for hire at Mikoko and you can spend away a few hours going round the Mangroves.
Take a day excursion to Kisite-Mpunguti Marine Park and Wasini Island for some
unforgettable snorkeling or diving and a chance to swim with dolphins.
Take a 45 minute hike to Makinyavu on the other side of the island and discover hidden beaches, tide pools and forest trails.
Take a 3 hour boat trip to the beautiful Ramisi River to discover beautiful views, see the bird life and run into the occasional crocodile.
Get out into the mangroves with Mwezi, an expert crab catcher, and learn how to catch the large mangroves crabs from their holes.
Day One: 14th February
Meet up for Departure at the SGR station and depart on the morning inter county train. Alternatively fly south directly to Ukunda Airport. Transfer from train station/airport to Ramisi.
Our lovely hosts will pick us up by boat and you enjoy the short ride across the sea to the Island.The mangroves welcome you home to this sheltered get away. Dinner and overnight at Mikoko Cove.
Day Two: 15th February
After breakfast head out on a tour of the Island. Depending on the tides, you may embark on Sand banking, kayaking on the mangrove forests, Ramisi river tour or chill out at Mikoko swim and play a game or two. Depending on the tides, you may get a chance to sandbank at night with a bonfire.
Day Three: 16th February
Funzi Island is close to the southern island of Wasini. On this day you get to enjoy a Dhow safari across the ocean to this zone famous for swimming with dolphins. On the tour you get to visit the Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park for snorkelling and swimming on the sunken islands during low tides. The mangrove board walk on the Island as well as a full sea food lunch will crown the day for you. Return to mikoko for dinner and overnight.
Day Four: 17th February
After breakfast check out and sail across back to Ukunda. Transfer to the SGR station/Ukunda Airport for departure to Nairobi ending the trip with memories.
PLAN. SAVE. GO!!!
C. What to Carry
Proper Comfortable outdoor shoes and sandals
Beverages and drinking Water
Sun hat or sun screen
Tips for Island Crew
Passport / National ID
Duration SGR Transport Flight Package
Three Nights 21,800 31,800
Two Nights 17,800 27,800
Accommodation at the Island
Meals on the Island
Boat Transfer to the Island
Sand banking Tours
Kayak Hire at KES 500
Ramisi Boat Trip at KES 1,500
Wasini Island Tour at KES 3,900
Lunches on first day
E. Payment and Booking
Make payments via MPESA Paybill Business Number 695596
Account number: Your name
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