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Sawa Sawa Dhow Excursions

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Malindi 80200, Kenya
+254 722 230931
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The only way to sail

Sailing out across the lagoon in a traditional Dhow with Cpt Bongo, Out to the reef for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kerry M
Chester, United Kingdom
Our wonderful time in Sawa Sawa Dhow!

We had an incredible trip in the turquoise and transparent sea of the Kenya coasts. We swam with... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Rome, Italy
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Sawa Sawa is an authentic East African Dhow based in Malindi.It spacious and has been carefully outfitted with comfortable seating, ample shade, storage for your bags, life jackets and snorkeling gear. On board we provide drinks and grilled seafood lunch (for the trips that include lunch). Snorkel at the Malindi Marine Park, set on a sunset cruise or explore the stunning Mayungu lagoon and sand bar.
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Malindi 80200, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sailing out across the lagoon in a traditional Dhow with Cpt Bongo, Out to the reef for Snorkelling, back to the Beach for a Seafood extravaganza of a BBQ and a swim then unfurl the sails for a run back with the wind.

Thank Kerry M
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We had an incredible trip in the turquoise and transparent sea of the Kenya coasts. We swam with colorful fishes and had amazing walkings on white sandspit. Wonderful to sail in a traditional wood boat, eating fresh sea food and having so much fun with...More

Thank fabry402
Reviewed 29 August 2017

last weekend we did this day trip with a bunch of friends. The whole day was amazing. The dhow is very well organized, with lots of chill out space, couches, cushions, shade...e.t.c... The crew is very professional, caring, kind, and fun! Our day was spent...More

1  Thank Katharina v
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Best day out on the East African Coast beautiful dhow, crystal clear waters, friendly crew and a delicious lunch

1  Thank Anita N
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Where do I start..........I was fortunate to be aboard SAWA SAWA for her first sail of the season recently in August. What I experienced & what I was told , words could not describe. We were a group of 9 peeps (5 kitesurfers) & 2...More

1  Thank Mike E
Reviewed 28 July 2016

As a family it was actually the first time we had been on the dhow..with GLASS...So it was really exciting. Since they all know how to swim the did the scuba diving and for them this was the best thing that happened during the Christmas...More

Thank Eva A
CheShale, Owner at Sawa Sawa Dhow Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hello and thanks a lot for taking the time to post a review. However we think you meant to write this review for one of the glass bottom snorkeling boats. Our sailing dhow Sawa Sawa sails also around the Malindi Marine Park, but our boat...More

Reviewed 24 June 2015

It is possible to plan an Itinerary to suit you. The last time I went out in a Dhow with 5 friends, we sailed the Indian Ocean to find a deserted Palm Island; on the way the crew caught fish for a meal. Scuba gear...More

2  Thank gcwalker
Reviewed 16 March 2013

We spend a wonderful day on the boat,first sailing slowly along the coast and putting some lines to fish ;then we enjoy snorkelling and diving in front of a marvellous beach of white sand. During we play in the water the staff cooks delicious fish...More

Thank Tuamotus
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