Directions to Blue Monkey Beach Cottages
Map & Directions
The coastal highway (A 14) connecting Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanga, Ukunda, and Mombasa passes close by.
By car: coming from south approx. 10 km after the border crossing, or coming from north shortly after the town of Ramisi, take the D543 to Shimoni. After 15 km you will reach the small town of Shimoni at the end of the Shimoni Peninsula. Turn right at the T-junction and you will find the jetty including a guarded car park at your left hand side. There, your host will welcome you and you will cross over to Wasini Island (10 min).
By bus: any overland bus traveling the highway A 14 in either direction will drop you at the Shimoni junction on request. From there, Matatus or Pikipikis (small motorbike taxis) are regularly going back and forth on the D543 to Shimoni, a small settlement at the end of the Shimoni Peninsula (approx. 15 km). There, your host will pick you up by boat to cross over to Wasini Island (10 min).
By Matatu from Mombasa: cross Mombasa's Likoni Ferry on foot to reach the Likoni Matatu station. There, just ask for the Matatu to Shimoni. It will only cost approx. KSH 250, but traveling time is approx. 3 hours. From Diani Beach or Ukunda, catch the Shimoni Matatu at the Matatu stop near Ukunda Post Office (approx. KSH 200 and 2 h traveling time). In Shimoni, you will be picked up by your host to cross to Wasini Island.
Distance to nearby cities (in km): Mombasa (74), Ukunda / Diani Beach (43), Shimoni (2), Lunga Lunga - Border Tanzania (10), Tanga - Tanzania (55)
Please inform us of your estimated time of arrival in Shimoni so that we can arrange a boat for you in advance. A phone contact the day of your arrival would be highly appreciated to facilitate this 10-min boat ride.