A unique opportunity to experience the coastal beauty and ancient culture of Kenya’s Lamu Archipelago. Own a one of a kind restored traditional dhow, Tusitiri Dhow, plus its sister property, Enasoit Camp; a private wildlife reserve and luxury tented camp on the foothills of Mount Kenya. Hire out both properties exclusively for an unforgettable African adventure!
Experience Paradise on Board this Luxurious and Majestic Dhow Safari in Lamu, Kenya. Enjoy the beauty of the Indian Ocean trade routes with a unique journey filled with exotic spices, breathtaking views and a chance to explore historical destinations. On board Tusitiri Dhow, you will find 5 cabins, a spacious sun deck, lounge area with dining area and library, state of the art navigational equipment and much more! A dhowis a traditional wooden sailing boat originally built for carrying exotic spices and goods along the Indian Ocean trade routes.
Tusitiri was hand crafted as a trading vessel over 50 years ago. She has since been meticulously restored and converted by her current owners, and today she is a majestic and luxurious vessel offering dhow safaris in the Lamu archipelago in Kenya. Tusitiri is ideal for families or a group of friends wanting a unique and private experience amongst the beautiful and historic islands of the north Kenyan coast.
Tusitiri can be chartered on an exclusive use basis for multi-night dhow safaris for up to 10 guests, and is also available for day trips from Lamu for up to 25 guests. Life on-board is relaxed and centered on Tusitiri’s broad deck, with sumptuous cushioned seating areas and a dining area arranged around the wooden mast. Meals are prepared in the open-air galley kitchen at the bow, and served in the shaded dining area. There are beautiful views over the ocean, quiet corners to relax, and the day-cabins below deck provide storage and changing facilities. At night, brass lanterns light up the deck and comfortable white linen bedrolls are set up on deck. On Tusitiri, all the beds are star-beds!
Tusitiri Dhow is based in the pristine Lamu archipelago – a rare gem in the Indian Ocean. Although quiet and seemingly forgotten, the archipelago has welcomed travelers for over a thousand years and is steeped in history – Lamu Town is the oldest living town in East Africa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Long white sandy beaches are fringed with palm and acacia trees; turquoise waters teeming with marine life are curved and shaped by mangrove forests. The archipelago is unspoilt and has become known as a world-renowned fishing, cultural and historical marine ‘Mecca’.
Life on-board is relaxed and centered on Tusitiri’s broad deck. Sumptuous cushioned seating areas are set up on both sides of the deck by day, and at night, brass lanterns light up the deck and comfortable white linen bedrolls are set up and the day cushions are removed. On Tusitiri, all the beds are star-beds!
**All guests sleep in luxury bedrolls (mattresses and white linen, duvets and pillows) on Tusitiri’s wide deck, under the stars. These can be arranged as double or single beds. The large day cushions are arranged around the bedrolls to act as a partition and provide some privacy.
• Catering for the event
• Local airstrip transfers
• Soft drinks, beers, house wines and selected house spirits
• Full board accommodation for up to 10 guests staying aboard Tusitiri before or after the event
• Use of the speed boat and fishing boat for activities
• Champagne, premium spirits and cellar wines
• Any additional payable activities or event extras
• Gratuities and anything of a personal nature
Marine Activities Included
• Sail on Tusitiri
• Snorkel the coral reefs
• Paddleboard in quiet lagoons and mangrove creeks
• Deep-sea fishing and creek fishing
• Water-ski and wake-board
• Walk, relax and picnic on pristine beaches
• Sundowner drinks on beaches or sand dunes
• Explore the narrow streets and sites of Lamu and Shela, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
EXTEND YOUR CELEBRATION
Continue your celebration with a safari at Enasoit Camp, Tusitiri’s sister property. Enasoit Camp is a private wildlife reserve and permanent tented camp nestled in the foothills of Mount Kenya, surrounded by pristine wilderness. As a small and intimate camp, Enasoit has unique charm. It is relaxed and welcoming, yet luxurious and beautifully appointed. An Enasoit safari offers remarkable wildlife encounters and an array of exciting ways to experience the wilderness. An Enasoit safari is the perfect way to finish off your beach celebration in style.