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Tusitiri Enasoit Dhow Private Sailing Day Trips Lamu Island

Tusitiri Enasoit Dhow Private Sailing Day Trips Lamu Island: Tusitiri Dhow (Enasoit) is a luxurious 50 feet traditional wooden sailing and adventure Dhow hired on an exclusive basis for half-day and 1-day excursions around Lamu.

The dhow is also available for multi-day sailing safaris. Tusitiri Dhow accommodates up to 10 guests and is located in Lamu; on the north Kenyan coast.

The Dhow can be accessed from Lamu Island, Kenya. Nairobi to Lamu is a 1.5-hour flight by private charter or daily scheduled flights. Guests will be met and collected at Lamu Airport for the short speedboat transfer to Tusitiri is included.

The check-in time is 1100 hours on-wards. Early check-in can be accommodated on request subject to availability. All guests are required to complete a Registration Card on
check-in. Guests have the exclusive use of the Dhow and included is full board accommodation, house and premium wines and spirits, beers and soft drinks.

Other items included are Wi-Fi onboard (where signal is available), Laundry (limited), 2 hours per day on our speed boats (21ft 50hp and 23ft 85hp) for water-skiing, wake-boarding, cultural visits, creek fishing and 1 hour per day on the Express (31ft 400hp deep sea fishing boat), which can be accumulated.

The check-out time is 1000 hours. Late checkout can be accommodated on request subject to availability. All excursions are booked on an exclusive basis and are tailor-made for each booking depending on guests’ interests as well as the seasons and the tides.

The private dhow is available for booking from August through March however inquiries for the first half of April and the second half of July will be considered on request. Tusitiri Dhow provides a charming and unusual base for exploring and enjoying the activities available on the Lamu Archipelago Island.

These Islands include Pate Island, Manda Island, Lamu Island, Manda Toto, and Kiwayu which lies in the Kiunga Marine National Reserve. During Tusitiri’s Dhow operating season the Kenya coast is hot and mainly dry. Clothing should be lightweight, with a sweater or wrap for the cooler evenings.

Visitors are encouraged to cover their arms, legs, and shoulders when visiting towns or villages in this mainly Muslim area. Bring along sunglasses, sunblock, a hat, swimwear, shorts, long-sleeved shirts, and shoes that may be worn in the water.

Tusitiri Enasoit Dhow Highlights | Activities and Places to Visit

* Snorkel the reefs between the islands
* Walk and relax on the pristine beaches
* Kayak in the quiet lagoons and mangrove creeks
* Water ski or wakeboard behind Tusitiri’s speed boat
* Have picnics, ‘sun-downers’ or ‘moon-risers’ in selected beautiful spots
* Sail between the islands on Tusitiri Dhow or on the smaller traditional ‘jahazi’
* Simply enjoy the quiet calm on board while moored in a secluded bay or lagoon
* Spend the day (or just a few hours) deep sea fishing, guided by an experienced crew
* Wander the narrow streets of Lamu old town and Shela village for shopping and sightseeing
* Visit some of the ancient Lamu Island ruins and learn about the history of the area such as Takwa and Manda Town (both on Manda Island) and Shanga (on Pate Island)

Tusitiri Enasoit Dhow Private Sailing Day Trips Lamu Island Non-Resident Rate

Tusitiri Enasoit Dhow Private Sailing Day Trips Lamu Island Non-Resident Rates Includes:

Exclusive use of Tusitiri Dhow + Use of the deep sea fishing boat –up to 2 hours per day + Guests will be met and collected at Lamu Airport for the short speedboat transfer to Tusitiri Dhow & Local boat transfers, sailing on Tusitiri Dhow, snorkeling, water skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, creek fishing, guided walks, cultural visits, WI-FI onboard (where there is a signal) and laundry

Dates From

Dates To Group of 6 Adults Additional Adult

Additional Child
Aged 5 to 15 Years

1st Jan 2022

30th Apr 2022   3,900 US Dollars  640 US Dollars 480 US Dollars

1st May 2022

31st Jul 2022 Closed Closed Closed
1st Aug 2022 31st Dec 2022   3,900 US Dollars  640 US Dollars

480 US Dollars

Notes

* Capacity up to 10 guests on an exclusive use basis only
* Child rates apply to those aged 5 to 15 years inclusive. Those aged 15years and above are charged an adult rate
* Children under 5 stay for free. However, given the nature of a live-aboard dhow safari guests should contact African Spice Safaris before they book if they are considering bringing children under 5 years on a Tusitiri Dhow safari
* Dhow safaris and all activities are dependent on the tides. Please let us know your preferred dates and any special requests and we will suggest an itinerary to suit you
* Tusitiri Dhow includes facilities such as the shaded sitting area on the aft deck, dining area covered by sun-shade during the day, cushion lounging area on deck, warm water open-air shower, dressing room with drawers, mirrors and washbasin, traditional dhow W.C. and one flush W.C. and WI-FI internet signal
Tusitiri mainly operating season is September to April, however with adequate notice bookings outside of these dates will be considered on request. The Dhow does not operate during the long rains which fall between mid-April and July.


Tusitiri Enasoit Dhow Private Sailing Day Trips Lamu Island Rates Do Not Include:

* Staff gratuities
*
International Airfare

* Accommodations in Lamu
* Additional activities and extras

* Cost of obtaining passport and visas
* Medical insurance, travel insurance, and personal effects

* Cost for Accompanying guides/ pilots 200 US Dollars per day
* Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes, and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

Tusitiri Enasoit Dhow Private Sailing Day Trips Lamu Island Resident Rate

Tusitiri Enasoit Dhow Private Sailing Day Trips Lamu Island Resident Rates Includes:

Exclusive use of Tusitiri Dhow + Full board accommodation + House wines and spirits, beers, and soft drinks + Local boat transfers + Wi-Fi onboard (where the signal is available) & Laundry (limited)

Full Board

Alcoholic drinks are not included but you can bring these with you (no corkage fee)

Dates From

Dates To Per Adult Rate Teenagers
(13-17 Years)

Children
(7-12 Years)

1st Jan 2022

30th Apr 2022 19,000 Kenya Shillings 12,000 Kenya Shillings 8,000 Kenya Shillings

1st May 2022

31st Jul 2022 Closed Closed

Closed

1st Aug 2022 31st Dec 2022 19,000 Kenya Shillings 12,000 Kenya Shillings

8,000 Kenya Shillings

Full Board & Drinks

Includes house wines, beers, and local spirits

Dates From Dates To Per Adult Rate Teenagers
(13-17 Years)

Children
(7-12 Years)

1st Jan 2022

30th Apr 2022 23,000 Kenya Shillings 12,000 Kenya Shillings 8,000 Kenya Shillings
1st May 2022 31st Jul 2022 Closed Closed

Closed

1st Aug 2022

31st Dec 2022 23,000 Kenya Shillings 12,000 Kenya Shillings

8,000 Kenya Shillings

Notes

* Capacity up to 10 guests on an exclusive use basis only
* Child rates apply to those aged 5 to 15 years inclusive. Those aged 15years and above are charged an adult rate
* Children under 5 stay for free. However, given the nature of a live-aboard dhow safari guests should contact African Spice Safaris before they book if they are considering bringing children under 5 years on a Tusitiri Dhow safari
* Dhow safaris and all activities are dependent on the tides. Please let us know your preferred dates and any special requests and we will suggest an itinerary to suit you
* Tusitiri Dhow includes facilities such as the shaded sitting area on the aft deck, dining area covered by sun-shade during the day, cushion lounging area on deck, warm water open-air shower, dressing room with drawers, mirrors and washbasin, traditional dhow W.C. and one flush W.C. and WI-FI internet signal
Tusitiri mainly operating season is September to April, however with adequate notice bookings outside of these dates will be considered on request. The Dhow does not operate during the long rains which fall between mid-April and July.


Tusitiri Enasoit Dhow Private Sailing Day Trips Lamu Island Rates Do Not Include:

* Staff gratuities
*
International Airfare

* Accommodations in Lamu
* Additional activities and extras

* Cost of obtaining passport and visas
* Medical insurance, travel insurance, and personal effects

* Cost for Accompanying guides/ pilots 200 US Dollars per day
* Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes, and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

Frequently Asked Questions About Turistiri

1. Where is the nearest airstrip to Tusitri and who will collect me?

The nearest airstrip is Manda Airport and guests can fly either by scheduled flights or private charter. We will be there to collect our guests from the airstrip and transfer them to Tusitiri using our speedboat which takes roughly 5-10 minutes.


2. What does a typical day look like on Tusitri Dhow?

There is no ‘typical’ day as the day depends on what you want to do and when but to give you an idea it could involve a morning snorkel or deep-sea fishing trip before breakfast on board. Before lunch, go for a calm sail through the smooth waters of the mangrove channels around the archipelago. Afternoons could be spent walking on Manda beach, swimming or paddle boarding in the creek by the dhow, or waterskiing and wakeboarding. After a busy day, use our open-air shower to freshen up and get ready in our below-deck Mirror Room before eating dinner al-fresco by candlelight.


3. What will I be eating during my stay?

All meals are freshly prepared in our open-air kitchen and include local, fresh produce including fruits, seafood, and salads. All dietary requirements can be catered for and we must be informed of this with enough notice to prepare accordingly.


4. Where will I be sleeping?

Our guests sleep on luxurious linen bedrolls that are prepared on deck after dinner by the Tusitiri crew. You will have a view of the African night sky and a warm sea breeze as you are gently rocked to sleep.


Activities Included in the tour

* SUP boarding
* Laundry (limited)
* Local boat transfers
* Exclusive use of Tusitiri Dhow
* Full board accommodation
* Wi-Fi onboard (where the signal is available)
* House and premium wines and spirits, beers and soft drinks
* 2 hours per day on our speed boats (21ft 50hp and 23ft 85hp)
* Water sports – wakeboarding, water-skiing, and donutting for the young or young at heart!
* 1 hour per day on the Express (31ft 400hp deep-sea fishing boat), which can be accumulated

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