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Sawa Sawa Dhow Excursions

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Beautiful water

Beautiful water, delicious seafood. In the middle of the day it appears a small island far from the... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2018
Sandra P
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 December 4, 2017
Kerry M
Chester, United Kingdom
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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...more
Malindi 80200, Kenya
+254 722 230931
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Malindi
from US$639.10
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

Beautiful water, delicious seafood. In the middle of the day it appears a small island far from the shore. Coral reef is poor.

Thank Sandra P
Reviewed December 4, 2017

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 September 3, 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 August 28, 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 KiteTraveler1987
Reviewed August 28, 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 August 27, 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 MikeE2746
Reviewed June 24, 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 March 16, 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

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kelvin k
July 16, 2018|
Response from CheShale | Property representative |
Hi Kelvin, Thanks for your message. The sailing cruise (3 hours) is 2,500 Ksh per person and we offer a lovely full day sailing & snorkeling w/ grilled seafood lunch on board for 4,500 Ksh per person. Sawa Sawa can... More