Dhow and Boat Rides
Dhow and Boat Rides
“Nawalilkher” and “Babulkher” are authentic ocean-worthy Jahazis (traditional Arab sailing boats), formerly used for cargo trading along the Kenyan coast and on to the Arab states. They have been refurbished as floating restaurants retaining all the traditional aspects of the original Dhow and Boat Rides. They are now moored at the Mombasa tamarind jetty.
“Nawalilkher” is available for individual bookings and has can seat 70 pax for dinner, leaving plenty of room for dancing on the night cruises. The dhow can also hold cocktail parties for up to 100 people.
“Babulkher” has a capacity of 55 pax for dinner and 70 pax for cocktails and is also available for exclusive hire.
The lunchtime cruise
Nawalilkher sails every day except Sunday for both the day and evening cruises. private charters can be organized for Sunday as required.
the lunchtime cruise departs from the tamarind jetty at.1.00 pm, cruises gently up the Tudor creek to a secluded spot where the dhow moors. lunch consists of a delicious tamarind seafood platter with a selection of Kenya’s wonderful seafood or a prime Kenyan fillet steak followed by fresh tropical fruit-salad, and rounded off with Kenyan coffee and halwa. The dhow returns to the jetty at 3.00 p m.
The dinner cruises
The dinner cruise commencing at 6.30 pm, begins with a welcome “Dawa” cocktail as the dhow sails towards fort Jesus. The twinkling lights of Mombasa and the starlit skies provide idyllic surroundings for a delicious seafood dinner meticulously prepared in Swahili style on the deck in front of the guests. The resident Dj on board offers a wide choice of dance music, from the latest hits to the golden oldies as the dhow gently glides back to the tamarind jetty by 10.30 pm.
Boat Ride at Naivasha
Lake Naivasha National Park is a bird lover’s paradise and taking a boat ride can get you real close (as close as 5 meters) to these avian wonders — pigeons, flamingoes, crows, and even fish eagles. You can take a leisure boat ride, usually for about 90 minutes during which you get to witness dozens of hippos wallowing in water and the different species of birds on Crescent Island. This island was one of the settings for the 1985 movie “Out Of Africa” starring Meryl Streep. While here you can do a walking safari with a guide, see animals like zebra wildebeest, etc… relax and even do a picnic. At night, it’s not so safe as this is when hippos graze.