Gateway to the Pemba Channel
Shimoni is a day's fishing south from Watamu, at it's best an amazing area for striped marlin, there have been days with over ten striped marlin tagged on a boat and in the deep water between Pemba island and the main land there is always the chance of a blue or black marlin.
Shimoni Backpackers - budget accommodation in Shimoni, located in the remaining pristine Shimoni Coral Rag Forest and overlooking the Wasini Channel. Colobus monkeys are frequent visitors and several other small mammals such as the rare elephant shrew. The swimming pool is surrounded by indigenous trees with plenty of bird life, a very peaceful place to relax. We have two VIP tents and also cater for those on a budget.
Perched on the edge of the Wasini channel, with commanding views of the Tanzanian Usambara mountain range you'll enjoy cool ocean breezes while covered by a canopy of tropical trees visited by monkeys, bush babies and birds. Your palm-thatched cottage becomes your hide-away.
For a memorable romantic stay, reserve our private roof-top suite with views across the Wasini Channel.