Gather up the family, pack your swimsuit and get ready for good times of all kinds on Kenya’s glorious southeastern coast. Don’t forget your camera! You’ll want to capture every moment of the fun as you make your way from your acclaimed spa-resort in Diani Beach to idyllic Wasini Island — and beyond — during an amazing daytrip that features sightseeing, snorkeling and other activities.
Starting at the tiny port town of Shimoni, board a dhow boat, a traditional Arabian-style sailing vessel, and set off to Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park. Known for frequent dolphin and turtle sightings, these pristine coral reefs off the southern coast of Wasini Island offer ideal conditions for snorkeling. Spectacular marine life abounds here — including more than 200 species of dolphin — so chances are good that you’ll see something enchanting under the surface of the shimmering waters, like schools of parrotfish, snappers, angel fish and more.
Enjoy lunch on the island itself, then visit Coral Gardens where you can stroll along the boardwalk that’s maintained and operated by a group of women as a fundraiser for their village. The boardwalk winds through mangroves and offers views of these breathtaking coral formations. From there, you’ll return to the mainland and visit the “slave caves” in Shimoni — used to hold escapees before they could be returned to the slave markets — and Shimoni Slave Museum. After you’ve had time to reflect on the dark days of colonialism and slavery, you’ll be ushered back to the resort for free time on your own.
Luckily, your resort is the perfect place to hang out, offering something enjoyable to suit every taste. Why not start with a leisurely walk through the resort’s tropical gardens? It’s a great place to spot local wildlife! Or, find your ideal spot on the beach, lounge with a cocktail by the pool, or get active with on-site water sports — perhaps kayaking or windsurfing! (Some activities are at an additional cost.) If you’d rather, you can do yoga, pamper yourself with some soothing spa time (at your own expense) and take in the daily and nightly entertainment — the choice of activity is entirely up to you!
What we love:
• Along with other accolades, Leopard Beach Resort & Spa was voted Kenya’s Leading Resort at the World Travel Awards — 7 years in a row!
• Don’t be surprised to find a baboon roaming the resort’s grounds! They’re a common sighting and completely friendly with humans.
Travel is unpredictable and country restrictions due to COVID-19 change regularly; please understand that the policies below apply and you are encouraged to purchase travel protection.
Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 76 days or more before the start date of your trip, you will get a refund less a fee of up to US$100. If you cancel within 75 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.
*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. In the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the more restrictive of the two terms will prevail.
Name Change Policies: Name changes are generally not allowed on trips to avoid fraud, gaming and profiteering. We want to ensure that most of our travelers are members. For this DreamTrip, we do make certain exclusions, including the policy below:
We reserve the right to refuse a name change at our sole discretion. If allowed, name changes must be done no later than August 8 and are subject to a fee up to US$100. Name changes after this date are not allowed.
Transfer Policies: Transfers of bookings from one member to another member are subject to the policy below:
Booking transfers must be done no later than August 8 and are subject to a fee of up to US$100. Booking transfers after this date are not allowed.
Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.
Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.
In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.
Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.
Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.
Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.
Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.
Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.
Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.