Activities on Funzi Island

Mikoko Cove is the perfect base for exploring and enjoying the natural beauty of Funzi Island and this untouched part of the Kenyan South Coast. There are many fun activities on offer such as scenic boat rides, water sports, hiking, fishing, nature & village walks and of course swimming & relaxing on the stunning Funzi sandbank.

Funzi Sandbank

Visit the stunning Funzi sandbank for a swim and some relaxation under our comfortable shade shelters while enjoying a cold drink.
Low tide

Ramisi River

Take a 3 hour boat trip to the beautiful Ramisi River to discover beautiful views, see the bird life and see crocodiles in their natural habitat.
High tide

Kite Surfing

The Funzi sandbank is known to be one of the best kite surfing spots in Kenya with strong winds and shallow waters.
Any time


Enjoy some time out fishing. The waters around Funzi include a wide variety of fish such as Snapper, Kole Kole and Barracuda.
Any time

Hike to Makinyavu

Take a 45 minute hike to Makinyavu on the other side of the island and discover hidden beaches, tide pools and forest trails.
Early morning or late afternoon

Sea Kayaking

Take out one of our sea kayaks and explore the mangrove creeks and take in the beautiful scenery.
High tide

Snorkeling & Diving

Take a day excursion to Wasini Island for some unforgettable snorkeling or diving and a chance to swim with dolphins.
Early morning departure

Village Tour

Take a 10 minute walk to the village of Funzi and learn more about traditional coastal life on the island.
Any time

Crab hunting

Get out into the mangroves with Mwezi, an expert crab catcher, and learn how to catch the large mangroves crabs from their holes.
Low tide

Nature Trail

Take a walk on the nature trail at Mikoko Cove and learn more about the indigenous trees and their traditional medicinal uses.
Any time