Activities . . . at our doorstep.

Sailing with the local fishermen.
Early morning turn with a ngalawa, the traditional double-outrigger canoe of the swahili fishermen. It is about six meters long and has a single triangular sail, with a mast inclining slightly towards the prow. The ngalawa originate from Zanzibar.

What you can always do: Reading and onlooking . . .

. . . as the fishermen are setting sails, getting the catch in or do some repair work on their boats, and there are exotic birds like palm nut vultures and wool neck storks around. You can as well sink into your hammock and spend the day with a book from our little library;

Swimming in the ocean

. . . at high tide, when the sea sometimes even surges up to our seawall. Normally you will be alone in the water, and if not, there will rarely be other tourists in your company. Anyhow, you can always cool off in the pool with its beautiful views. If the winds are right, you can even kite or surf along the beach;

Beach walks

. . . preferably at low tide, at our front door or along the scenic southern coastline, with small bays, coral cliffs and some mangroves in between; here you might visit the local environmental group (→ Msambweni Turtle and Marine Conservation ). On your way back at high tide you might even come across a herd of cattle, wading towards their shed.

Strolls or bike rides

. . . through the palm groves and orchards in the hinterland and to Msambweni. You can easily explore the village on your own, by PikiPiki (motorbike taxi), or we can put you in contact with a local guide. On Sundays there is a colorful market in the sublocation of Bomani. If you are interested in social projects: there are some charitable organizations you might like to visit (→ Contacts / Links).

Boat trips

. . . with the "ngalawas" of the local fishermen, who like to take guests out for snorkeling at the reef or for fishing in deeper waters. With some luck, you might see dolphins or even whales out there, or bring home some snapper or parrot fish for dinner.