How 2 Get 2 Wasini

The coastal highway (A 14) connecting Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanga, Ukunda (Diani Beach) and Mombasa passes close by.

By Car: coming from south approx. 10 km after the border crossing, or coming from north shortly after the town of Ramisi, take the D543 to Shimoni. After 15 km you will reach the small town of Shimoni at the end of the Shimoni Peninsula. Turn right at the T-junction and you will find the boat jetty including a guarded car park at your left hand side. There, you will be picked up to cross over to Wasini Island (10 min, 250 KSH pp during day time, to be booked in advance).

By Bus: any overland bus traveling the highway A 14 in either direction will drop you at the Shimoni junction on request. From there, Matatus (public minibus) or Pikipikis (small motorbike taxis) are regularly going back and forth on the D543 to Shimoni, a small settlement at the end of the Shimoni Peninsula (approx. 15 km). You will be welcomed at the bus stop and ferried over to Wasini Island (10 min, 250 KSH pp during day time, to be booked in advance).

From Mombasa/Diani Beach – by Matatu: cross Mombasa’s Likoni Ferry on foot to reach the Likoni Matatu station. There, just ask for the minibus or bus to Shimoni. It will only cost approx. KSH 250, but traveling time is approx. 3 hours. From Diani Beach or Ukunda, catch the DIRECT Shimoni minibus/bus at the Matatu stop near Ukunda Post Office (approx. KSH 200 and 2 h traveling time). At Shimoni’s bus stop, you will be welcomed by your host and ferried over to Wasini Island (10 min, 250 KSH pp during day time, to be booked in advance).

From Mombasa/Diani Beach – by Taxi: taxi rides from the Mombasa bus stops (Nairobi/Malinidi buses) or Moi International Airport take 2 – 3 hours. We can arrange transfers (from KSH 5500). From Diani Beach, the rates are from Ksh 4000. If you arrange your own taxi, please instruct your driver to drop you at Shimoni’s old boat jetty where you will be welcomed by your host and ferried over to Wasini Island (10 min, 250 KSH pp during day time, to be booked in advance).

Distance to nearby cities (in km):
Mombasa (74), Ukunda / Diani Beach (43), Shimoni (2), Lunga Lunga – Border Tanzania (10), Tanga – Tanzania (55)

Geographic Coordinates: S 4° 40′, E 39° 22′

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