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Avicennia Island - CLOSED

Funzi Bay, Funzi Island, Kenya
+254 724 414860
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the place is so amazing.i had a great time swimming, kayaking and having fun.i had visited just... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2014
Mombasa, Kenya
Wonderful day in paradise

During our recent holiday in Kenya we spent a wonderful day on Avicennia Island with Shakil's... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2013
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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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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28 May 2014
29 Dec 2013
“Wonderful day in paradise”
Funzi Bay, Funzi Island, Kenya
+254 724 414860
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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.

Thank dylandcruz2014
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...More

Thank FitzFamily23
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...More

Thank Aliya H
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...More

Thank Ange3970
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...More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank Douglas C
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...More

Thank Vivian L
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...More

Thank Tristan M
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....More

Thank miguelgrim
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...More

Thank Denna B