About Us

Nawalilkher” and “babulkher” are authentic ocean-worthy jahazis(traditional arab sailing boats), formerly used for cargo trading along the kenyan coast and on to the arab states. They have been refurbished as floating restaurants retaining all the traditional aspects of the original dhow. They are now moored at the mombasa tamarind jetty

Our Lunch Time Cruise

Nawalilkher sails everyday except sunday for both the day and evening cruises. Private charters can be organized for sunday as required.The lunchtime cruise departs from the tamarind jetty at.1.00 pm, cruises gently up the tudor creek to a secluded 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 p m.

Our Dinner Cruise

The dinner cruise commencing at 6.30 pm, begins with a welcome “dawa” cocktail as the dhow sails 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 dj 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.

1 Review for Tamarind Dhow

Ken Chege

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One of the best nights I've had in Mombasa.

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4.4/ 5

When in Mombasa and you want the most spectacular view while having dinner or drinking, this is the top spot. I can not put to word how amazing it is. Imagine watching the sunset with the background of the ocean and Mombasa town. It is an experience that you can’t forget and that you’ll wish to feel over and over again. For me, that is what tamarind Mombasa did to me. I was there for the holidays with my friends. One of my friends who lives in Mombasa suggested the place. We got there at around 6 pm. The setup is spectacular. The open set up with flame lights on the pillars, tables with candles, the service from the ever-smiling waiters and waitresses, was more than expected. We got a bottle of jack daniels and a few beers while watching the sunset. 10/10 would recommend.

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