Tusitiri Dhow, Lamu, Kenya
A Houseboat in Kenya
Lamu Archipelago, Kenya
Per House / Villa
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Tusitiri Dhow is based in the Lamu archipelago on the north Kenyan coast. Dhows are traditional wooden sailing vessels originally built for carrying exotic spices and goods along the Indian Ocean trade routes. Tusitiri was originally built as a trading vessel over 50 years ago and subsequently restored by her current owners. Tusitiri is today a majestic and comfortable vessel offering dhow safaris in the Lamu archipelago. Tusitiri is ideal for families or a group of friends wanting a unique and private experience of the beautiful and historic islands of the north Kenyan coast. Tusitiri can be chartered on an exclusive use basis for multi-day dhow safaris for up to 10 guests.
Life on-board revolves around Tusitiri’s broad deck. Meals are prepared in the open-air galley kitchen at the bow and served in dining area. There are comfortable sitting areas with beautiful views over the ocean, quiet corners to relax in, and the day-cabins below deck provide storage and changing facilities. At night brass lanterns light up the deck, and after dinner white linen-bedrolls are set up on deck. On Tusitiri all the beds are star-beds!
WHY CHOOSE TUSITIRI DHOW?
- Tusitiri is available for multi day safaris as well as one or half day excursions from Lamu.
- All safaris on Tusitiri, whether day excursions or for one or more nights, are booked on an exclusive basis, and are tailor-made for each booking depending on guests interests as well as the seasons and the tides.
- Tusitiri offers guests an unusual and enchanting combination of simplicity and indulgence, customized for Western guests while remaining traditional in design and spirit.
- Nights are spent on white linen bedrolls under the stars and meals, usually fresh seafood and local produce, accompanied by excellent house wines, are taken al fresco on the deck.
Tusitiri Dhow, Lamu, Kenya Rates, Activities & Amenities
|2022||1 January – 31 December||Group of 6||US $ 4140|
Rates are Per House / Villa unless otherwise specified.
Tusitiri Dhow rates include: Exclusive use of Tusitiri Dhow. Full board accommodation, all meals and drinks including house wines and spirits, beers and soft drinks. Local boat transfers and sailing on Tusitiri Dhow. Wifi onboard (where signal is available) and some laundry service.
Our 21ft 50hp and 23ft 85hp tenders are available for waterskiing, wake boarding, donuting, cultural visits and creek fishing and are included in the rates for 2 hours per day. If speed boats are used for more than the complimentary 2 hours a day
there is a $150 charge per hour.
Children of all ages are welcome at Tusitiri Dhow.
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