Those who know… choose Diani Beach. This stunning stretch of white sand paradise may be the finest in Kenya and the continent. Voted three times Africa’s leading beach destination, Diani’s long, open spaces are fringed with lush greenery and host an easy, relaxed vibe. You won’t find crowds on this pristine sweep of coastline. Rather, here you can sun, swim and chill in sophisticated comfort.
Even the hotels are low-rise and laid back, so your beach experience is always wide-open with blue skies and emerald sea. The ocean here remains shallow by the shoreline so you can wade out enjoying crystal views beneath the waves.
Just 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of the coastal city of Mombasa, Diani’s golden sands are set off by coral reefs, said to be amongst the best in the world. Stroll just feet from the beach and the land gives way to a rich garden of vegetation, highlighted with palm trees, gently swaying in the ocean breeze.
But there’s still plenty to do in this quiet, intimate vacation spot. You can try a camel ride on the beach or go kitesurfing, jet skiing or snorkeling. The more daring even have opportunities to go sky diving.
The beaches are spectacular as is the easy vibe out here in the Indian Ocean. Natural World Kenya Safaris offers tours of this special paradise. Just contact us for a different kind of African holiday. Let’s talk and we’ll create a customized vacation to exotic Diani Beach, just for you.
Fun-filled Day excursion to Shimba Hills National Reserve
Collects from / drops back to Diani beach area resorts
A coastal rain forest in Kenya? Anything is possible here!
Visit Shimba Hills to experience cool sea breezes, frequent mists and early morning clouds. Known for waterfalls, forests and bird viewing.
Enjoy this amazing safari in a customized pop-up roof Natural World 4×4 Safari Jeep that has: Portable fridge/Cooler Box, 4 Binoculars, long-range high-frequency radio, Sand bags, 4G/LTE broadband WIFI connectivity, Power Outlets AC 230V, First Aid Kit, Safari Guide Books, Baby Seats A(on request), Side steps (on request) and above all a professional multi-lingual safari guide that will ensure you have a memorable safari experience.
The reserve is about 30 kms south of Mombasa and a quick 10 Kms from Diani beach.
Safari picks up & drops off at:
South Coast and Diani beach hotels.
Tour pick up time
Tour collects from South Coast and Diani beach hotels: 7:00am.
Visit Colobus Conservation Centre
A Refuge for the Colobus Monkey:
The rare colobus monkey lives overhead – you can spot them high in the forest’s trees. Unfortunately, these forests are being decimated, threatening the monkeys’ survival. Enter Colobus Conservation Centre, an organization started by the local residents in Diani, after they became aware of the threat of human encroachment on the Angolan black and white Colobus monkey. Now, with the Centre’s programs of education and rehabilitation of both the monkeys and the forest, there is hope for the survival of the colobus and other species like the vervet, sykes, and baboon.
Dine at Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant
Ali Barbour’s Cave is thought to be between 120,000 and 180,000 years old. Situated about 30km south of Mombasa and 200m back from the high water mark, it compromises a series of interlinking chambers at depths of up to 10m below ground level.
Dine beneath a star – filled night sky in a unique environment with an extraordinary level of service and genuine hospitality. Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant is situated 10 meters below ground in a ancient, naturally sculptured coral cave open to the sky.
The restaurant serves international cuisine specialising in seafood with other mouth watering choices available.
The restaurant is open for dinner from 06:30 PM every evening and reservation are recommended to ensure you have a table. Dress code is smart / casual.
Children 6 and under are not permitted in the Cave.
Visit Chale Island
Right at the heart of Msambweni bay, 12 km south of Diani Beach, lies the Chale Island. The Island is more of a heed place than an Island, and the native coastal people use it as a worshipping area.
It has a spectacular white beach, beautifully fringed by coral reefs, making it a haven for tourists seeking a more romantic treat.
From its adequately equipped water sports center to fascinating boat excursions, Chale Island ultimately has a lot to offer.
Different diving and water sports take place at the Island, with the Diving Crab offering boat snorkeling, beach snorkeling, kayaking, local catamaran sailing, and game fishing among other activities.
Shopping for souvenirs, clothing, swimwear, toiletries, and jewelry is part of things to do in Diani Beach. At Chale Island, two boutiques are adequately stocked.
For customized carvings, you can place an order from local woodcarvers. If you are staying on the island, you can go for shopping trips at Diani Kenya town
Contact us for more information
For more information about our safari excursions, or to book your dream safari trip with Natural World, simply get in touch with our friendly travel advisors. Give us a call on +254 202 216 830 or leave your details on our contact us page, and we'll reply as quickly as possible.
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