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Kiwayu Island

Kiwayu Island portrays everybody’s wish of a delightful desert island paradise. Set high up north eastern is the Kiwayu Island, part of the Lamu Archipelago and is the furthest of the Kenyan Indian Ocean Islands. Kiwayu is bordered by three nature reserves one marine and two terrestrial and is part of the Kiunga Marine National Reserve.

The coral Islands lie inshore of the fringing reef.Both the creek side and the beach side of the island have amazing marine life – being a marine protected area is thus not over fished by the local fishermen. The underwater diversity is simply astounding. Finally the island itself holds a dazzling range of bird life and smaller wild animals.

Activities include snorkeling, diving, sailing, windsurfing, dhow trips, bird watching and walking safaris. There is world class deep sea fishing with state of the art fishing boats offering access to some of the world's greatest game fishing, with thrilling sport for sailfish, kingfish and marlin between September and April.

Highlights of Kiwayu Island

  • The Kiwayu beach is a regular breeding ground for turtles, whales migrate along the shore as well as shark and marlin.
  • For tag and release big game fisher Kiwayu is a place of pilgrimage
  • Two currents meet out in the sea, creating a natural hunting ground for sailfish, marlin and barracuda.
  • For the discerning travellers, there are stunning coral gardens for snorkeling trips as well as a panonaply of kayaks, lasers and wind surfers.
  • The Island is a place to relax and enjoy the water, with tidal pools on the eastern side of the island.
  • The magnificent creek is great for diverse water sports, bird watching and light tackle fishing for it is shelter from the weather all year round.

 Adventure and Pleasure at the Kiwayu Island

  • Kiwayu’s pristine beaches
  • Dhow safaris
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing and sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Nature walk

Sample Itinerary

Day 1:  Arrival Nairobi  Day 2 - 8: Flight to Lamu - the Kiwayu Island Day 9 : Fly from Lamu – Nairobi to Homebound

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