Reasons for visiting Wasini Island Kenya

Reasons for visiting Wasini Island Kenya  : Wasini island lies in the southeast Kenya 3 kilometers (1.9mi) off the coast of the Indian Ocean, 75 kilometers (47 mi) south of Mombasa, and 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) opposite the harbor of the village Shimoni, it is approximately 7 kilometers  (4.3 mi) long and 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) across. Wasini Island is Kenya safari tourism destination in that the island is visited by more tourists from outside Africa and within Africa.

Reasons for visiting Wasini Island Kenya.

Wasini is amazing island.

In everything, the Wasini island has some great advantages for the intrepid traveler on a safari, one of them once put it like this it belongs out at sea away from the mainland seems to magnify everything the drama of the weather, the wildlife and even the colours, or the opportunity for the absolute privacy. Nobody can get to you. There are no cars, just the gentle sound of water rippling all around. The island has some of the best beaches and the waters around the island are home to whales, dolphins and colourful tropical fish which leads the tourists to do their great Kenya safari in the Wasini Island.

Reasons for visiting Wasini Island Kenya
Wasini Island Kenya

Wasini Island is budget-friendly.

Wasini island has got the budget friendly accommodations with the fair prices, to the guests  with right at the sea front starting from Ksh 900, a healthy vegan meal for even less than Ksh 600, with a delicious seafood including freshest mangrove crabs for Ksh 1000, a half-day boat cruise to a marine park for around Ksh 2000.

The Wasini Island has no fresh water, no vehicles especially cars present.

Though this is seen as a disadvantage but on the other side of a traveler it is an advantage that is the lack of the conventional luxury keeps partying crowds and annoying tourists away. This leads to a very healthy ratio inhabitats of the travelers which is keeping Wasini island astonishingly authentic, that is such welcoming and very peaceful.

It is surrounded by coral reefs.

Coral reefs are the rainforests of the sea, here in the Wasini island there is a variety of the beautiful colourful fish species can be spotted, as this ranges from single coral formations in front of your cottages, to a medium-sized reef in the protected Wasini channel, up to the immense reef in Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park located off the southern shores of the island. Even the roads of the Wasini Island are made of the coral or sand.

Wasini Island is a dolphin and turtle territory.

In Wasini island there are several dolphins and chances to meet them in the vicinity of the island are extremely favorable, the green turtle is also frequently spotted by the snorkelers in the Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park, although turtles do not hatch in the Marine Park, it is one of their favorite feeding grounds in the area, the experience of swimming with these graceful sea reptiles is captivating.

Wasini Island is well known as the coral garden.

Wasini Island is known as the coral garden, this is a unique community conservation project supported by the European Union and the Kenyan Government, while the mesmerizing fossilized coral structures, up to about 3 meters high, are dispersed in a creek, where also sea purslane and mangroves grow.  Abroad walk allows an easy access even when the area is flooded at the high tide, this is one of the most sought after photo shooting locations while the setting sun is bathing the rock formations in the orange light.

Reasons for visiting Wasini Island Kenya
Wasini Island Kenya

Highest extent the Wasini Island is safe.

Wasini island with its modest size of approximately  6 x1.5 km and over 3000 inhabitats in two main villages and one helmet, the Wasini island population is tightly knit, people are either related or at least, that is one the island one can be free to walk anywhere at any time you like.

Associating with the local people.

Wasini island is inhabited by the Wavumba people, very golden-hearted and such welcoming people, overnight guest numbers are low and every tourists on a Kenya safari is well treated like a guest, as in the people have time for a chat and are always happy and are more than happy to share their local knowledge and anecdotes.

Wasini Island has got reliable nature.

While exploring the Wasini island it is the most amazing experience especially by the guests on a safari, that is firstly the coastal forest and the presence of the bush vegetation is a home to a wide range of birds and also animal species like the blue monkeys, tortoise, lizards and among others, and if you lucky you can also spot the duikers, and the antelopes. During your time to Wasini Island the guests can as well have walks in the inter-tidal zone along its northern cliff shore offer amazing sights of the dense impenetrable jungle and the baobab forests.

Reasons for visiting Wasini Island Kenya
Reasons for visiting Wasini Island Kenya

Presence of the Swahili dishes that are prepared to the guests.

The Wasini’s chefs do prepare such awesome tasty Swahili dishes that their services are even requested for the events outside the island, their meals can be such yummy and also the seafood dishes, accompanied by the Wasini’s famous sea purslane are simply delicious.

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