We had an incredible time, such a wonderful experience, we'll definitely return!
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- Unique 50 foot traditional dhow that has been converted for private charter
- Fresh seafood and local produce accompanied by excellent wines
- Sleep on deck, stargazing under the beautiful Kenya skies
Facilities includeWifi internet signal Deep-sea fishing boat and speed boat Snorkelling equipment Water skis and wake board Al fresco dining area
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Water Ski or Wakeboard
- Shopping and Sightseeing
Seasons in Kenya
About Tusitiri Dhow
Dhows are traditional wooden sailing vessels originally built for carrying exotic spices and goods along the Indian Ocean trade routes.
Tusitiri Dhow's story was born from one Scandinavian family's love for Africa. After 30 years of exploring Africa's wild, un-spoilt expanses and developing conservation projects, the family have lovingly restored Tusitiri dhow to create a truly unique experience.
Life on board is laid back and centered on Tusitiri's broad deck. Sumptuous cushioned seating areas line the deck and the dining area is next to Tusitiri's solid wooden mast.
Guests sleep on comfortable white linen bedrolls, which are laid out on deck under the stars after dinner. Bathrobes and kikoi towels are supplied and below deck there are shared bathroom facilities and cabin space for luggage and dressing. There is one open-air (hot) shower, a traditional dhow toilet and a flush toilet below deck.
Whether you wish to picnic on remote beaches, sail, snorkel, deep-sea fish or visit Lamu's fascinating cultural sites, Tusitiri provides a serene and truly original way to explore the beautiful Lamu archipelago.
Tusitiri is available on an exclusive charter basis and daily activities are tailored to suit your interests, the seasons and the tides.
Lamu is a UNESCO world heritage site and a sense of living history pervades the islands. Well off the beaten tourist track, the archipelago offers many opportunities for adventure and fun. Tusitiri provides a charming and unusual base for exploring the area and enjoying the activities available.
How to get there
We will assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.
Daily scheduled air services between Lamu, Nairobi and Malindi
For the more adventurous traveller, Lamu is approximately 4 hours by road from Malindi
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
Tusitiri is normally available from September to March. Due to seasonal winds and rain Tusitiri does not normally operate from April to July although inquiries for the first half of April and the second half of July will be considered on request.
During Tusitiri's operating season the Kenya coast is hot and mainly dry.
Visitors are encouraged to cover their arms, legs and shoulders when visiting towns or villages in this mainly Muslim area.
What to bring:
Light weight clothing
Sweater or wrap for cooler evenings
Long sleeved shirts
Shoes that may be worn in the water.
Travelling with children
Children under 5 are not encouraged on the dhow.
Make an enquiry
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What happens next?
- One of our experts will reply to you within 12 hours.
- We will customise your requirements with the help of our true expert knowledge.
- We will create the best experience possible at a truly transparent price.