Funzi Dhow Trip

1-Day Funzi Dhow trip

Funzi Dhow trip. The Funzi archipelago is situated approximately 35 km south of Diani Beach Kenya, a spectacular destination to explore Kenya’s south coast. A trip to Funzi will enable you to immerse yourself in breathtaking scenery at the heart of a bay full of islands protected by coral reef. Funzi consists of four mangrove covered islands where Funzi Island is the main island and the only one with permanent inhabitants. There is one village on the island with approximately 1500 members of the Shirazi Tribe. The mainland side is Bodo village.

Funzi Dhow Trip

You will be picked from your hotel in the morning form north coast 6.45am and from south coast 7.30am and drive to Bodo and take a boat/dhow to Funzi Island. On arrival at Funzi you will be prepare for snorkeling and swimming at the sandbar. A canoe (boat) ride across the Ramisi River is another fascinating game. Crocodiles will be seen swimming or laving over the riverbanks.

This idyllic get-away-from-it-all desert island camp is a tropical paradise set in the azure waters of the famed Indian Ocean and the forest of mangrove trees.

Funzi Dhow trip

To get there you travel from Bodo Village on the South Coast by motorized dhow to the island – and you may have to wade the last few meters if the tide is low! Then a short walk along a sandy woodland path brings you to the beautiful campsite. The tiny local donkeys may pay you a visit; peacocks may strut through the camp, and chattering monkeys may greet you from overhead as they swing through the indigenous forest canopy.

Funzi Dhow trip

During the day explore the meandering estuary of the Ramisi River by flat bottomed motorized dinghy – a secret world of shafts of sunlight and shadow, Funzi is a home for the sleeping crocks and a myriad birds, including a huge colony of kingfishers; perhaps meet dolphins in Funzi Bay; anchor off the sandbar for a swim, and look for turtles along the long stretches of beach or explore the nearby village.

The Swahili seafood lunch will be served at the restaurant. Lunch will include Rice, fish cooked in a coconut milk, crabs and lobster.

Funzi Dhow trip

After Lunch will have a guided walk to the nearby village. The shirazi and digo people inhabit Funzi and Bodo village. Then drive back to your hotel, arriving in the afternoon.


US$. 70. – From south coast

 US$.80. – Form north coast 

Price includes:

Transport, Seafood lunch and excursions


 Drinks, cigarettes and tips

Funzi Dhow Trip