Tamarind Dhow

Tamarind Dhow is an authentic ocean going Jahazi (Traditional Arab Sailing Boats), formerly used for cargo trading along the Kenyan Coast and to the Arab States. Tamarind Dhow has been completely refurbished as floating Restaurant, without losing any of the Traditional aspects of the original Dhow. Tamarind Dhow is now moored at the Mombasa Tamarind jetty.
Tamarind Dhow Mombasa Cruise: Tamarind Dhow Mombasa Lunch-time Cruise departs from the Tamarind jetty at.1.00 pm, cruises gently up the Tudor creek, to a quiet spot where the Dhow moors. Lunch consists of a delicious Tamarind seafood platter with a selection of Kenya's wonderful seafood or a prime Kenyan fillet steak followed by fresh tropical fruit - salad, and rounded off with Kenyan coffee and halwa. The Dhow returns to the jetty at 3.00 pm.
A Special Welcome drink as the Dhow starts to sail is called "Dawa" is served. In Swahili it means "medicine" and the Recipe is Vodka, Honey, Limes, Sugar & Ice. Tamarind Dhow Mombasa Dinner Cruise: Tamarind Dhow Dinner Cruise commencing at 6.30 pm, begins with a welcome "Dawa" cocktail as the Dhow sails smoothly towards Fort Jesus.
The twinkling lights of Mombasa and the starlit skies provide idyllic surroundings for a delicious seafood dinner meticulously prepared in Swahili style on the deck in front of the guests. The resident band on board offers a wide choice of dance music, from the latest hits to the golden oldies as the Dhow gently glides back to the Tamarind Jetty by 10.30 pm.
There is no better way to see the waters of Mombasa than from the deck of a traditional Arabian Dhow. Sit back and relax with drink in hand as the vessel glides across the clear waters and later marvel at the beautiful sunset over the Indian Ocean.

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