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Duration: 4 Hours Dinner Excursion
Location: Mombasa
Price: $ 110
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The Tamarind dinner on a cruising dhow cum restaurant offers the best in seafood and dining experience.The dining experience starts with a pick up from your beach resort for a transfer to the tamarind restaurant jetty. The dhow cruise leaves from the jetty of the famous Tamarind one of the finest sea food restaurants in East Africa. The Tamarind Dhow Dinner is Suitable for a romantic or group dining experience.

Tamarind Dinner Dhow

Tamarind Dhow is an authentic ocean going Jahazi (Traditional Arab Sailing Boats), formerly used for cargo trading along the Kenyan Coast and to the Arab States. Tamarind Dhow has been completely refurbished as floating Restaurant, without losing any of the Traditional aspects of the original Dhow. Tamarind Dhow is now moored at the Mombasa Tamarind jetty

Tamarind dinner picks up from:

  • Mombasa island hotels and Resorts approximate 1800hrs
  • Bamburi beach hotels and resorts approximate 1800hrs
  • Diani beach hotels and resorts approximate 1600 Hrs
  • Nyali beach hotels and resorts approximate 1800hrs
  • Mombasa Port Shanzu resorts approximate 1800hrs

The Tamarind Dhow Dinner Cruise commencing at 6.30 pm, begins with a welcome “Dawa” cocktail as the Dhow sails smoothly 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 band 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.

Tour Highlights:

  • Evening cruise on the Tudor channel
  • Excellent sea-food dinner
  • Music and drinks to go with the romantic atmosphere

There are two Tamarind Dhows (sailing boats). The larger one, the “Nawalilkher” is able to hold up to 70 diners, and with the tables removed this can easily hold a cocktail party for up to 100 people.

The smaller “Babulkher” dhow, has a capacity of 55 guests for dinner and 70 guests for cocktails. Both Dhows are available for exclusive hire for wedding parties and so on.


Price include transfers from / to beach resorts
The dining experience ends at approximately 2200hrs with transfers to respective beach hotels / resorts