Chale Island Reef

Chale Island is unique for its sacred Kaya forests, which are deeply revered and protected by the local Digo community, representing a rich spiritual and cultural heritage.

Chale Island, a small romantic island situated off the coast of Kenya, is known for its stunning white sandy beaches, lush mangrove forests, and vibrant coral reefs.

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Chale island reef
6:27 am, Jun 24, 2024
temperature icon 22°C
light rain
Humidity Humidity: 91 %
Pressure Pressure: 1017 mb
Wind Wind: 7 mph
Wind Gust Wind Gust: 20 mph
Clouds Clouds: 38%
Visibility Visibility: 0 km
Sunrise Sunrise: 6:28 am
Sunset Sunset: 6:20 pm


TOP THINGS TO DO IN Chale Island Reef

Nature & Wildlife

Coral Reef Snorkeling

Explore the vibrant underwater world of Chale Island’s coral reef, teeming with marine life.

Mangrove Forest Kayaking

Paddle through the serene mangrove forests, a sanctuary for birdlife and a crucial ecosystem


Scuba Diving

Dive into the clear waters to discover a variety of fish species, turtles, and other marine creatures.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Enjoy the calm waters around the island with a relaxing session of stand-up paddleboarding.

Culture & Heritage

Cultural Village Tour

Visit the local Digo community, learning about their customs, traditional crafts, and lifestyle.

Sacred Kaya Forest Exploration

Take a guided walk through the sacred Kaya forests, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, understanding their cultural and ecological importance.

Chale Island Reef TRIP PLANNER

Not sure what to do? Here is our suggested guide designed to help travellers organize their journey with recommended experiences in Chale Island.

Day 1
Snorkeling trip to explore the coral reefs

Day 2
Mangrove forest kayaking excursion

Day 3
Scuba diving adventure

Day 4
Visit to the local Digo village

Day 5
Leisurely day of stand-up paddleboarding