Sunset Canoe Ride within Mangroves

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Tour Details

What? A really really special space, where the river meets the sea in the most calming way. The river goes through a mangrove forest and passes by a Digo village.

When? Sunset, the colours are breathtaking. Although, you can easily spend a few days in this area exploring. 

Why? Sail through the waters, meet the villagers and watch the sun set over the mangrove creeks. You can choose to also go for a swim in the river or clear seas – or both if the tide is right! Learn about the unique ecosystem and birdlife from the locals themselves.

How? Swimming costumes would be helpful if you want a dip, apart from that sit back and enjoy the ultimate ride.


  • South Coast, Diani

Price Includes

  • Canoe Hire
  • Swimming
  • Guide / Boat Captain

Price Excludes

  • Transport To & Fro
  • Tips
  • Any Private Expenses

Impact Created

  • Supporting a Hidden GemThis spot is off the beaten path yet a number of villages surround it and rely on the area for income.
  • Local EmploymentThe canoe is locally hired and so is the captain, this empowers the local community but is also great for the traveller who can benefit from immense knowledge about the place.
  • No EnginesThe Canoe is powered by human energy (the captain rows) which means no engines and no dirty fumes entering the water.
  • CommunityThis trips funds will trickle down into the community aiding healthcare, employment and education.
Sunset Canoe Ride within Mangroves: Discover Diani Beach's Top Attractions in Coastal Kenya | Travel4Purpose

First HourRow in the Clear Waters

Aboard the canoe and meet your captain for the trip. Start rowing through the clear waters as you spot birds and fishes. Gain an insight into local life as the village kids jump into the water and enjoy their playtime. Discover the mangroves and learn about their vital existence. 

2nd HourSunset over the River

Pause as you experience the sun setting and watch the birds come alive. Feel free to ask the captain any questions regarding the area, life in the village etc etc. 


What should I bring?

Swimming clothes if you wish to swim and we would suggest a waterproof bag for valuables.

What time would you recommend?

5pm is a good time to board the canoe in order to catch sunset.

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Solo Traveller

I found this trip after following T4P on instagram for a few months. We met Omari, our guide, who is an absolute gem! He explained about the river, the mangroves, the belief of spirits in the area and he even let us plant some baby mangroves.
He is so passionate about what he does even replying when we asked him what he gains from planting – “I do it because it makes my soul happy.”
100% would recommend this tour, a very relaxed, quite & slow paced tour that is helping locals do good for the area while promoting eco tourism.

November 22, 2022


Solo Traveller

Had such a wonderful experience going on a Canoe ride to the Kongo river with T4P – whilst drinking FRESH COCONUT! We had a 10/10 guide, Omari who a great story teller and was so knowledgeable about the history of region. Booking the trip with Sham was very easy and straightforward, she also checked on us throughout the day.

November 22, 2022


Group Traveller

Incredible experience! A big thank you to Omari for taking us on the canoe ride, showing us the beach and sharing stories about the local culture. We had an amazing time and made a friend! 10/10 for customer service. I highly recommend.

November 17, 2022


Group Traveller

The most tranquil and relaxing trip, the sunset was gorgeous and the guide very informative. Would recommend!

September 8, 2021


Couple Traveller

Lots of birds and nature, a piece of heaven. Well organised tour that let us see a different part of Diani. Just we had to walk quite a bit to get to the canoe, but that’s because it was low tide, not T4P’s fault!

August 11, 2021