The Enasoit Collection story began with a Norwegian family's love for Africa. Born out of a spirit of adventure, their safari travels evolved into a lifelong journey of exploring Africa's wild spaces and developing and supporting community and wildlife conservation projects in East Africa.
Thirty years ago the family set down more permanent roots in Kenya and created two enchanting Kenyan retreats. Tusitiri Dhow, a restored traditional dhow based in the Lamu Archipelago, and Enasoit, a private wildlife reserve and luxury tented camp in the foothills of Mount Kenya. Both properties are available for exclusive hire.
Tusitiri Dhow is the family’s coastal home, and their history and love for Kenya is intimately felt through the dhow's charm and the professionalism of the crew, many of whom have sailed onboard Tusitiri for over twenty years. Tusitiri is one of East Africa’s last large trading dhows and through Tusitiri's restoration a special part of Kenya's Swahili cultural heritage is preserved.
Dhows are traditional wooden sailing boats originally built for carrying exotic spices and goods along the Indian Ocean trade routes.
Tusitiri Dhow was hand crafted in Lamu as a trading vessel over 50 years ago. She has since been meticulously restored and converted by her owners, and today she is a majestic and luxurious vessel offering dhow safaris in the Lamu archipelago in Kenya.
Tusitiri is ideal for families or a group of friends wanting a unique and private experience amongst the beautiful and historic islands of the north Kenyan coast.
The Tusitiri can be chartered on an exclusive basis for multi-night dhow safaris for up to 10 guests, taken for day trips (from 9.30am until 6.30pm) or sundowner excursions (from 4.30pm until 9.30pm) from Lamu Town for up to 25 guests.