Cruises in Kenya

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Kenya cruises are among the most popular cruises in the world. They offer tourists a chance to see this beautiful country and enjoy additional onboard activities. Here are some popular Kenya cruises that you will enjoy.

Wasini Island and Kisite Sea Adventure

This is a 1-day cruise that departs daily from Mombasa at 6 a.m. The cruise first takes you to the peaceful and calm fishing village of Shimoni, which is located quite close to the Tanzanian border. The route also takes you through the Digo people’s colorful villages and abundant cashew nut and coconut plantations. Once you reach Shimoni, you will board a motorized Lamu dhow. This will take you along a stunning seascape of islands right to the Kisite Marine Park. If you plan to go snorkeling here, you can be sure of seeing a variety of exotic marine life. Snorkelers will enjoy the shallow warm waters and great diving sites. This day cruise costs approximately $180, but it is best to check the current rates.

Mombasa by Night

This is a popular cruise for tourists looking for a relaxing evening. The cruise starts from Mombasa at 4 p.m. on a Dhow Sundowner Cruise which will take you into the water. Here you will get an excellent view of the Old Port and a guide that will take you walking through the old town. Tourists will love the view of Fort Jesus, a 400 year old fortress that was built by the Portuguese. When you reach the fort, you will witness a magnificent light and sound show along with Arab and Portuguese fire bearers. You will then be served an extravagant dinner within the fort’s ramparts. This will give you a truly magnificent dining experience. Rates for this cruise are around $70 for children and $140 for adults.

Lake Naivasha with Boat Ride

This 1-day cruise departs from Nairobi at 9:30 a.m. daily. It begins with a relaxing drive along the Naivasha Road which heads to the Kikuyu Escarpment. This is located on the border of the famous and beautiful Great East Africa Rift Valley. From here, you will be taken to Naivasha, a hive for economical activities including vineyards, multi-million flower farming and various other cultural activities. You will then be taken to the country club located on the shores of Lake Naivasha. This is a fresh water lake and a paradise for birdwatchers. You can go for a boat ride to the crescent island, explore the lakeside or simply walk around the compound before enjoying an afternoon tea here. Tickets for this cruise are around $130 for children and $160 for adults, but you must check for current prices.

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March 26, 2010 new by imran_m

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