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Here at Che Shale, we have our own dhow, Sawa Sawa. She is a beautiful, spacious wooden sailing boat built in the East African traditional style. Sawa Sawa was hand built in Mozambique with teak and other hard wood and she was sailed all the way to Che Shale by Justin and his crew.  

From mid July through till October Sawa Sawa can be found in Malindi where you will sail down to the beautiful sandbars of Mayungu. Enjoy a seafood feast cooked up onboard by the crew whilst you enjoy the crystal clear waters that Mayungu has to offer.

From October through till April, Sawa Sawa moves up to the hotel. Join us for a chilled sail across our beautiful bay for a few hours; or enjoy a full day excursion including swimming and snorkelling at the Che Shale coral gardens followed by a grilled seafood lunch onboard.

Sail Cruise

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Seafood Lunch

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