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Address: Funzi Bay, Funzi Island, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 724 414860
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We specialise in guided kayaking excursions for small groups through the...

We specialise in guided kayaking excursions for small groups through the pristine mangrove forests of Funzi Bay in the south coast of Kenya. The low capacity of vistors is intentional to ensure personalised attention from our expert guides, and low environmental footprint. Our excursions also include a visit to the stunning beaches of the Funzi Sandbar, and a cultural tour of the fishing village on Funzi Island. Our seafood bar-b-cue lunch is served at the charming wooden cottage on Avicennia Island, nestled between the beach and rainforest. On request we organise inshore sport fishing safaris and birdwatching (and crocodile) tours to the Ramisi River. On weekends, we host overnight camping groups, where all local attractions are included, i.e. fishing, kayaking, river, village tour and sandbar.

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BEST PLACE EVER

the place is so amazing.i had a great time swimming, kayaking and having fun.i had visited just before they shut down. i wish it opens again so i could go visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 May 2014
dylandcruz2014
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Mombasa, Kenya

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

the place is so amazing.i had a great time swimming, kayaking and having fun.i had visited just before they shut down. i wish it opens again so i could go visit.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

During our recent holiday in Kenya we spent a wonderful day on Avicennia Island with Shakil's amazing staff. Excellent value for money and would def recommend people booking this trip direct with Shakil rather than go through your tour operator as it will save you about 1/3 of the cost. The boat trip up the Ramisi river was incredible and... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

A day on Avicennia island can only be compared to a day in paradise. Right from the short boat ride to the island, one is transported to a world of beauty and serenity. The day is so well planned, that there's plenty to keep one occupied without it ever feeling too rushed. Every last detail has been well thought out,... More 

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Thank Aliya H
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

Shakil and his crew hosted us for a very relaxing and fun day on Avicennia Island. We were picked up early morning from Mombasa and arrived at a beautiful island cottage mid-morning, where we enjoyed a light breakfast. After breakfast, the team took us fishing and kayaking around the island and we enjoyed our freshly caught fish for lunch. Lunch... More 

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Thank Ange3970
Hamburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

This place is unbelievable value for money! Shakil and his crew really provide you with an amazing carefree experience in a tropical paradise - perfect for a 3 day getaway! The island itself is just what you imagine a private island to look like. White beach surrounded by mangroves, with a traditionally roofed hut with an upper deck with really... More 

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Thank Nick B
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

We spent two nights and three days with Shakil and his lovely team on Avicennia Island. It was an absolute joy. Great food, stunning scenery and and an incredibly relaxing environment. Kayaking through the mangrove at sunset was a definite highlight, as was swimming at the sandbar and fishing for a red snapper lunch. Thanks so much for such an... More 

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Thank Douglas C
Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Avicennia island is the PERFECT private island getaway at a GREAT PRICE - I can't believe we had this place to ourselves for 3 days and I would DEFINITELY go back next time I'm in Africa! Need to thank my friend for pointing us to this HIDDEN GEM. Shakil and his team are amazing hosts, paying attention to every tiny... More 

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Thank Vivian L
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2013

We visited in October 2012, and it was a wonderful experience. The place is so beautiful, and Shack is a wonderful host. The tents are luxurious and the food is very good given what they are able to cook on. We swam with dolphins, kayaked through mangroves, snorkelled in be crystal clear water, and had star light trips to sand-bars!... More 

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Thank Tristan M
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

Arrived on Saturday morning after a night stay in Mombasa, and was immediately struck by the beauty of the place. Calm and peaceful, nestled in the midst of the mangroves that populate the area, there is a lot to do and see at Avicennia Island. We were warmly welcomed by the staff, who made us feel at ease at all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

I was looking for something to do that involved nature and water, and found this web site: http://www.kayakingkenya.com/index.php I called up and spoke to shakil - he answered all my questions and I booked a day trip with my freind. The whole day was wonderful - the kayaking, village tour, lunch... it was exactly what we wanted. Even though there... More 

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