The coastal highway (A 14) connecting Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanga, Ukunda (Diani Beach) and Mombasa passes in a distance of 15 km.
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 KWS’ floating boat jetty including a guarded car park at your right hand side. There, you will be picked up to cross over to Wasini Island (15 min, 350 KSH pp during day time, to be booked in advance).
By Overland 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 (15 min, 350 KSH pp during day time, to be booked in advance).
By matatu (public minibuses): from Mombasa, cross the Likoni Ferry on foot to reach the Likoni Matatu station. There, just ask for the minibus to Shimoni. It will only cost ca. KSH 350, but traveling time is approx. 3 hours. From Diani Beach or Ukunda, catch the DIRECT Shimoni minibus/bus at Ukunda’s matatu stop ‘Posta’ near the post office (approx. KSH 300 and 2 h traveling time). At Shimoni’s bus stop, you will be welcomed by your host and ferried over to Wasini Island (15 min, 350 KSH pp during day time, to be arranged in advance).
From Mombasa/Diani Beach – by Taxi: taxi rides from Mombasa bus stops (Nairobi/Malindi buses), SGR train station or Moi International Airport take ca. 2.5 hours. We can arrange transfers from KSH 8000. From Diani Beach, the rates are currently Ksh 4500. If you arrange your own car transport, please instruct your driver to drop you off at Shimoni’s KWS ticket office/floating boat jetty where you will be welcomed by your host and ferried over to Wasini Island (15 min, 350 KSH pp during day time, to be arranged 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′