Paddling to Sunset


The Kongo river estuary, north of Diani’s arguably Kenya’s best sunset boat ride offering the most spectacular sunset scene in Kenya. The relatively short river starts 20km away at Shimba Hills then meanders through the reefs before sinking to the Indian Ocean. It’s a ride to enjoy especially this month of love with your significant other. Slowly, Paddling to sunset.

Why You Should be Here- Kongo River-Diani, Ukunda

  1. From it’s Vantage point view of Kenya’s coastline between Kongo River estuary in Diani and Mtwapa creek (Mombasa) the Coastal geographical features are very visible include the estuary, white sandy beaches, an extended reef system and a deep, natural harbour.
  2. The Kongo River Estuary offers the most beautiful sunset boat ride in Kenya
  3. You can enjoy the trip up the river at a very affordable rate of just Ksh. 2000 per person.
  4. Next to it’s banks is the oldest mosque in East Africa, the Kongo Mosque. A beautiful structure. A must see.
  5. The only place to see the most humongous baobab trees in Kenya
  6. The to die for sunset scenario also hosts a perfect bird-watching space on Kongo River estuary
  7. Their restaurant is also environmentally cautious and only use glass bottles, no plastic, which is great.


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