Diani Beach is a major beach resort on the Indian Ocean Coast of Kenya, 30km south of Mombasa. Its about an hour drive south of Mombasa and the general area is known for its Coral Reefs, Black & White Colobus monkeys and for the closely located Shimba Hills National Reserve. It s a vibrant, intimate little paradise with sparkling white sand and lush greenery sandwiched between the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean and open plains of the Shimba Hills National Reserve. It stretches 25km along the coastline incorporating Tiwi Beach, Galu Beach, Chale Island, Msambweni and Kinondo. The tidal waves twice daily serve up an expanse of white sand almost half a kilometer wide creating a breathtaking and unforgettable scene.
6 Days Diani/Kwale County Tourist Attractions
Visit Shimba Hills National Reserve and Mwaluganje Elephant sanctuary to view wild animals with elephants being the majority. Also get a chance to visit Wasini Island where you will major in activities as snorkeling, diving and dhow sailing among others. Get lucky and spot dolphins and turtles while for the brave, be lucky to swim with the dolphins.
Day 1: Mombasa town-Shimba Hills National Reserve
Pick up from airport or hotel at 0800hrs and drive trough Mombasa town to Likoni ferry where you will be ferried to the North side of Mombasa. Drive to Shimba Hills National Reserve which is rich in fauna and flora. Also found at the reserve are wild animals which include; elephant, sable antelope, mongoose among others. The forest also hosts a variety of bird species and also another attraction is the Sheldrick falls. Arrive in time for a mid-morning game drive and view the various animals. Have your lunch at Shimba Hills Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Shimba Hills Lodge or similar.
Day 2: Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary
After breakfast, proceed to Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary which is located 14 kilometers away from Shimba Hills National Reserve. Arrive in time to view the various habitats majority being the elephants. Other animals also found at the sanctuary include, baboons, Columbus monkey, warthog, zebras among others. After lunch continue with your game viewing and also get a chance to interact with the local people. Later in the evening proceed to Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park and Reserve and arrive in time for supper. Dinner and overnight at Shimba Hills Lodge or similar.
Day 3: Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park and Reserve- Wasini Island
This reserve is paradise for marine life, water birds, snorkelers, scuba divers and boaters. The clear waters of the Indian Ocean are clean and very clear. After your breakfast go to the beautiful water of the Indian Ocean and participate on activities like snorkeling, scuba diving and also swimming. Also watch the birds as you sunbathe. After lunch continue with your activities and later in the evening visit Wasini Island for other similar breathtaking activities. Dinner and overnight at Shimoni Reef Lodge.
Day 4: Wasini Island
At Wasini have an early morning dhow sailing and spot the various dolphins as they playfully swim across the Indian Ocean. Other activities will include snorkeling to see various sea creatures and the coral reefs, scuba diving and also experience the Swahili culture. Dinner and overnight at Shimoni Reef Lodge.
Day 5: Shimoni Caves-Diani Beach
After breakfast proceed to Shimoni Caves where captured slaves would stay before being shipped to other countries. The caves are made of natural coral reef that has become dry land over the ages. Proceed to Diani Beach where you will take your lunch at Diani Reef Beach Resort and Spa. Dinner and overnight at Diani Reef Beach Resort and Spa.
Day 6: Diani Beach
Spend the day sunbathing at the Indian Ocean. Relax at the sandy beaches as you stroll around on barefoot on the smooth sand on the beach. Involve yourself in various activities like water games.
Arrival & Departure airport transfers, accommodation in super deluxe hotel room, meals as per itinerary, entrance fees, all meet and greet services. Minimum of two people.
Visas and related costs, extra drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature, international flights and arrival and departure taxes, meals not listed on the itinerary, optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary.