Diani Beach is a major tourist destination on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. It is located 30 kilometers south of Mombasa, in Kwale County.
Indeed, this long stretch of white sand beach is one of the leading beach destinations in Africa.
✦ How to Get to Diani Beach in Kenya
After a short ferry ride from the North of Mombasa and about 45 minutes’ drive, you will get to Diani Beach.
There are also local flights to Ukunda airport.
✦ What to Expect From This Beach
Diani Beach is 25 kilometers. It is a quintessential tropical escape for the beach lovers.
With its a blend of natural beauty and a large and still growing assortment of hotels and restaurants, Diani has become one of the most in-demand destinations in East Africa.
In this region, there are also elegant guest houses and glamorous villas. The choice is yours!
Due to the warm Indian Ocean and the beautiful coral reefs, it is one of the best places to get close to the richly diverse marine life of the southern Kenyan coast.
There are also many other activities available. These includes:
- Scuba diving
- Boat safari
- Sky diving
- Watersport etc...
✦ Boat Safari to Kisite Marine National Park
Cruising the shoreline in a dhow to Kisite Marine National Park from the Kenyan coast to near the Tanzanian border offers a wide range of experiences.
This park has great natural coral reefs and diverse marine life.
A day trip to the Kisite Marine Park offers a chance to see the dolphins, diving, and snorkeling.
Also, there are many marine giants, including sea turtles, dolphins, humpback whales, and whale sharks
This sea safari to see these creatures in their natural habitat is a unique and thrilling experience.
✦ Going For Safari While in Diani Beach
Without a doubt, a visit to Kenya can’t be complete without a Safari.
Kenya is well known for the Big Five. These includes:
While you are in Diani, just a 20 minutes drive away, is the Shimba Hills National Reserve.
In this park, elephants, antelopes, leopards, monkeys, and giraffes can all be spotted. While here, don’t miss out to see the Sheldrick Falls, a 25 meters waterfall, which is just breathtaking.
If exploring further is for you, you can head to Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks, which together form one of the largest game viewing parks.
Tsavo East and West National Parks are some of the best and largest parks in Kenya. They are home to a huge number of families of elephants, lions, zebras, antelopes, gazelles, just to mention but a few.
Alternatively, experience the other side of the Kenyan coast: The North Coast. This is easily done by traveling through Mombasa to the North coast.
Here, you can choose to experience the beaches in this area or to explore more marine parks of Malindi and Watamu which also have are great marine life and good for snorkeling and diving.
Last but not least, you can also immerse yourself in Swahili culture in Lamu Island.
✦ Some Tips For Diani Beach
- Make sure you try the mnazi drink
- There are local flights to Ukunda Airstrip
- Try out Sky diving with SKYDIVE DIANI
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- Giraffe Centre in Nairobi
- Red Elephants of Tsavo National Park
- A Walking Safari in Crescent Island In Kenya
Enjoy your Safari and remember to stay positive!
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