Mombasa Day Trips (3)
Funzi is a small mangrove island about 35km south of Diani that offers visited for the mangrove cruise,crocodile watch at Ramisi river,marine birds,swimming,snorkeling in Funzi sandbank,village walk. A good chance to experience the local Afro-Shirazi culture at one of the villages.
This is a very sparsely populated and underdeveloped Island and is only 10 kilometers from Kisite Mpunguti Marine national Park. Wasini is a coral island that is traditionally inhabited by the Vumba people, an indigenous group of coastal bantu speaking community with a very rich culture and history. Enjoy a Dhow trip with chances of swimming with the Dolphins, snorkelling at the Kisiite Marine reserve and a tour of the local village to learn a few things about the Swahili culture.
Shimba Hills safari (is about 40km from Diani Beach) The park is is a tropical rain forest, refreshingly cool compared to the heat and humidity of Diani Beach. Shimba Hills National Reserve is a very small park and offers the last of Kenya’s coastal rainforest, waterfalls and the rare sable antelope. Other animals that can be seen on this safari include colobus monkeys, antelopes, kongoni, waterbuck, klipspringer, impala, gazelles, giraffes, buffalo and leopard, a wide species of monkeys and birds. The park has one of the highest population density of elephants. Full morning game drive in the reserve with a visit to Sheldrick falls. Go down the hill, 45 minutes gentle walk takes you to the breathtaking spectacular Sheldrick Water fall.