Diani Beach is a major tourist destination on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. It is located 30 kilometres south of Mombasa, in the Kwale County.
Indeed, this long stretch of white sand beach is one of the leading beach destination 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 it’s 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 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 near the Tanzanian border, offers outstanding snorkeling opportunities.
It is a water wonderland containing a high diversity of marine species, sea grass beds, extensive mangrove areas and submerged coral reefs.
Also, there are many marine giants, including the 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 renown for the Big Five. These includes:
While you are in Diani, just a 20 minutes drive away, is the Shimba Hills National Reserve.
In there, elephants, antelopes, leopards, monkeys and giraffes can all be spotted.
The Sheldrick Falls, a 25 meters waterfall in the reserve, 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 park.
They are home to lions, hippos, elephants, zebras and a great many species of antelope and gazelle.
Alternatively, to experience another side of coastal life, travel to the North coast through Mombasa to the beaches and marine parks of Malindi and Watamu, great for snorkeling and diving.
Last but not least, you can also immerse yourself in Swahili culture in the Lamu Island.
A Travel Quote
“There’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.”~ Sarah Kay
Some Tips For Diani Beach
- Make sure you try the mnazi drink
- Check with the local airlines as there are various flights departing for Ukunda Airstrip throughout the week
- Try out Sky diving with SKYDIVE DIANI
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