Fodor's Expert Review Shimoni

Southern Beaches of Mombasa Beach

Just 60 km (37 mi) south of Diani, on the tip of a peninsula known for its excellent deep-sea fishing you'll find the village of Shimoni, which means "place of the holes." Ocean currents dug out a maze of coral caves, one of them 11 km (7 mi) long. This catacomb was used as an underground tunnel for loading slaves onto dhows. You can see iron shackles that still remain on the cave walls. There is no beach here, but you can take a dhow from here to the Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park. Best for: fishing. Amenities: none


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