Local cuisine. Common snacks to find outside of coconuts and fresh fruit which are plentiful would be MUHOGO. This is a Cassava piece cut up with lemon and chilli. It is pretty dry so you may want to sauce it up or have it with a drink. Also try out Halua and dates. Mshikaki-barbeque on a stick. Pilau, Chapati, chicken tikka, Swahili bread and mchuzi.If local food is not for you then fresh seafood is a tempting offer.
Explore old town, check out culture and buildings. Get henna tattooed on you. Learn and use the basic phrases as a form of courtesy. Jambo/Habari Asante. The basis of the culture is very respectful.
Go to Florida because everyone does it at sunset. And YES the sun sets behind you but it is a gorgeous place to unwind and observe the history of the area. Observe how real Swahili people end their day. Also have a coconut and try the ‘KACHIRI’ –THE cassava chips.
Visit turtle conservation
Go swimming with dolphins
Go whale watching in the south
Adrenaline junkie? Go skydiving /swim with the sharks
You are in a tropical paradise based along the equator. The great thing about this destination is that the ocean water is nearly always lukewarm, sometimes warm like at sunset or chill in the morning but never ever cold that you would end up freezing. Whatever you decide, just get your ass in the water.
Lay in the water in a floaty if you must,
BE KIND TO THE OCEAN. Theres a lot of turtles and dolphins in particular affected by this in the surrounding. It Is hard enough already that they get hunted during fishing
Go snorkeling. SO many marine parks to choose from here that are full of sting ray and turtles.
Go jogging or take a relaxed stroll at sunrise. The beaches are an empty heaven at this time. It is the perfect time to reflect and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings as you wish with no interruptions except maybe the other early riser working out.
Its a bit of a little empty heaven and your instagram will thank you for all the sky porn shots you get.
Go Dancing. You are in Africa. The motherland of all things cultural and shaking your body so do not hold back. Let your body find its rhythm and enjoy yourself. No one really cares what you do. You get bonus points and praises though if you can pull off an African move.
Visit the National park in Diani. How cool is it to be able to swim with dolphins in the morning and sight wild African elephants the same afternoon? Want a little escape from beach life? You can cross to Ukunda and enjoy a morning safari. I cannot stress enough how much of East Africa’s wildlife is growing endangered and all the development surrounding parks and natural habitats of our wildlife is contributing to a disruption this land may never recover from again. Go experience nature in its most raw form or what’s left of it before its too late. And please DO NOT LITTER
Observing wildlife doesn’t float your boat? OK. Lets see, maybe a little hike in Shimba hills will satisfy your craving for (Rwanda landscape description) gorgeous landscape. Hills, maybe sights some wild animals, but most certainly a gorgeous view, an amazing feeling of being outdoors and a satisfaction your body will thank you for known only to hikers.
Visit Malindi and find time to check out Mida Creek. Great thing at Mida Creek is that you get to see a cultural performance if pre-organised by some Swahili artists and dancers. You have to specifically ask you tour guide for this.
Weird floating activity:There is also an interesting activity where you float through the current. Your guide offers life jackets and you all float down together with guidance of course.
Deep sea Fishing: Malindi and watamu had private fishing excursions offered through out most of the year. Enthusiasts would certainly have the best time here. You not only get to head fishing but may be lucky to site dolphins on the way.