Wasini Island

Wasini Island offers a unique opportunity to catch sight of humpback whales and dolphins. The area originally had traders from China who were short, hence the name “wasini mpunguti” which to the locals, means short Chinese. 

There are no cars, carts or bicycles on the island so it is definitely a walker’s paradise. Wasini Village, the Coral Garden and Shimoni’s Slave Cave are popular tourist destinations on the island. The Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park, right off the south coast of the island, offers colorful diving and snorkeling, with frequent dolphin and turtle sightings. 

If you want to immerse yourself in the culture, visit the Mkwiro village where you can take a cooking class, and take walks through woodlands, past tiny hamlets and along the edge of mangrove forests.