Salsabila Dhow, Lamu Island, Kenya
Salsabila is a newly built 70ft jahazi (dhow) offering an exclusive chance to sail around the Lamu archipelago.
In the tradition of Arab sailors plying the spice route in centuries past, combining the romance of this romantic era with every modern day comfort.
Salsabila is based in Lamu, a small island on the north coast of Kenya, over 100kms north of Mombasa port. Of Swahili origin, Lamu was borne from the trading routes of the Middle East to Arabia and for century’s hosted dhows sailing in from Arabia and India, trading ivory, palm oil, spices and other commodities. Today, although no longer under rule of it’s of Sultanate, Lamu maintains its air or mystique and times long past – a step back in time to an age without roads and invasive modern ways, where the pace of life is slow and the only modes of transport are dhow, donkey or foot.
Her spacious decks and authentic furnishings allow up to 14 guests to cruise the area, relax, enjoy a variety of watersports including snorkeling, waterskiing and fishing. Activities such as Scuba diving, deep sea fishing and other watersports can be arranged upon request. Our guests can also enjoying incredible bird watching, cultural & historical visits to the many attractions in the area, walking and tours of Lamu Town. During their time on board, guests can sail through the Lamu archipelago, exploring the multitude of deserted beaches and island hideaways. When conditions allow, Salsabila raises her majestic sails in time-honored tradition, at other times conditions may require the use of the inboard engine. Salsabila is the perfect getaway for friends seeking fun and adventure, families wishing to spend quality time together, or couples looking for the ultimate secluded Island adventure.