What a trip! We returned from Wasini Island off the coast of Kenya, this gorgeous marine park,is one of the best in Kenya…it was an adventure! No, not an adventure – an odyssey…No! It was…A LEGEND! I’d taken this trip with a few of my friends luckily enough one was a photographer.
Our experinces started at shimoni where our guide had booked us a boat there and we were soon on the way…
The marin park is about one hour on a
boat and you pass Wasini Island which is my village where my father was born🙈😌..we passed other islands that are not habited which we were told is intentional as no fishing is allowed in the marine park.
It was very interesting as our guide told us, how they ( inhabitants of shimoni, wasini area) take great care of the park by observing the K.W.S rules like not to fish in the park area, nt to use extra fast boats. They keep their speed at minimum so as not to disturb the fish.
In th island we swim, enjoyed the view and the sea breeze too😍…
However, the warm waters off the Kisite marine park provided a fantastic place for dolphines…
Since it was also during monsoon season we were able to snorkel over the coral gardens. Just so you know, the Kisite Marine Park is reputed to have the best snorkeling spots in the world! We got our snorkeling gear and swimming floats and swam/floated to the coral garden. With the snorkeling glasses on, we could see the ocean floor and the light shining into the water set the stage for an incredible snorkeling experience. On we went, floating for about 500M from the Island and I almost swallowed water as I gasped at the sight below me😂😂.
Take Off 😕
It was time to head back and everyone was reluctant to leave. We had to leave this magical place that my friends did not know existed before, this place we had just fallen in love with was suddenly being yanked from us. But the tide was coming back and the Island was disappearing so we knew we had to get back to the boat. As the skipper sped away, we all had our gazes locked on the magical island not wanting to forget it….Hoping to save as many memories as we could of our time at the Island.