Sundowner Cruise on the Ramisi River
Sundowner cruise is one of the most romantic safaris on the Indian ocean. Imagine sailing along the exotic coastline, like the Arab traders used to in the past in Africa. The Funzi island is only 35km from the south coast of Kenya, a couple of kilometres out to ocean off the coast from the small village of Bodo. It takes a half an hour from Diani beach to reach Bodo, which is the getaway to the island. According to National Geographic the Funzi mangrove forest is one of the world’s most spectacular.
Join us for sundowner cruise and sail on the Ramisi River or stay overnight in a luxury Funzi Island accommodation
The island is home to an array of ecosystem types including undisturbed coastal wetlands, mangrove forests, tall coconut palms, white sandy beaches, creeks, estuary and undisturbed lowland coastal mixed forests. Five sea turtle species – Leatherback, Loggerhead, Green, Hawksbill and Olive ridley turtle – are found foraging or nesting around the island. At low tide, a number of sand banks emerge from the Indian ocean around Funzi – providing an ideal place for sunbathing, swimming or snorkeling.
There 2 ways how to get to Funzi Island, by air and by boat. The traditional Dhow sailing is the best way to get a glance of the beauty of the Kenyan coast. If you are lover of the marine wildlife, you may also learn how to dive and explore the under ocean life on the sundowner cruise.
Sailing trough the mangroves is a lifetime experience! The trip will go to the Ramisi River which is home to crocodiles, fish eagles, Nile monitor lizards and large density of birds. Moving along on a small motor boat you get close to wildlife and the river. The area of 50 square kilometers of mangroves has many inner lagoons and is unlike any other sea scape along the south coast, more like a delta.
On the visit of Funzi island you will discover ancient tribe of Shirazi people, explore their village on a cultural walk or go for fishing.
Choose half or full day excursion or stay 2-3 days in Funzi Island accommodation
The highlight of the tour is the sundowner cruise served with chilled champagne and seafood bites. If you feel like to wake up on the island and experience the spectacular sunrise you may stay overnight in a small Funzi Island accommodation.
On the day of your tour you will be picked up early in the morning. You will be driving south, passing sugar cane, coconut and cashew nut plantations. The road safari will take only 30 minutes. In Boda you will start cruise towards an adventure on a board of ornamented traditional Arab dhow.
Funzi Island accommodation is very unique with service of a 5-star luxury lodge! The rooms are very romantic, spacious and have outstanding design with many accessories. Although sunbathing and swimming on the sand banks is much more fun, available is also a large pool.
The barefoot luxury of Funzi island accommodation with excellent service will pleasantly surprise you. You will enjoy a wonderful evening accompanied by the sounds of the bush while sipping champagne by the fire after the sundowner cruise.