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Diani Beach is Kenya’s most relaxing retreat. It is the perfect place to relax before and after an exciting safari to Masai Mara National Reserve or to Tsavo National Park. The Beach is 30 kilometres (19 miles) south of Mombasa on the eastern coast of Africa.
With its 17 kilometers of beautiful, soft white sand, Diani Beach has been awarded the best beach destination in Africa for 5 consecutive years from 2015.
A small airstrip – Ukunda Airport – is located between the beach area and the Mombasa-Lunga Lunga Road.
It is popular for family and honeymoon holidays.
There is so much to do Diani for all ages. You can take a day trip to Wasini Island in a dhow to look for dolphins and sea turtles. You can also take a glass bottom boat and explore the marvel at the fantastic underwater world. The constant trade winds make Diani a top spot for kite surfers and windsurfers. Other exciting activities include diving with dolphins, visiting the Marine Park, spotting whale sharks, kitesurfing, skydiving and vibrant nightlife.
In Diani Beach, there is a wide range of resorts, hotels, B&Bs. From the backpacker to the luxury traveller, everyone can find the ideal retreat.
In the surrounding area, you can take guided walks through sacred forests, visit the Colobus Conservation Centre, a black-and-white colobus monkey sanctuary. A visit to Shimba Hills National Park, the only coastal national park that is home to the endangered Sable Antelope, is one of the many options waiting to be explored.
Colobus Conservation is a not-for-profit conservation organisation designed to promote the conservation, preservation and protection of primates like the threatened Angolan Colobus monkey and its forest habitat. The organisation was established in response to the high number of deaths of colobus monkeys on the Diani Beach road.
Forty Thieves Beach Bar
Forty Thieves Beach Bar is the only barefoot bar in the coast, enjoy live music, watch water sports and play bar games at this one-of-a-kind beach bar. This is a perfect place to experience nightlife in Diani Beach.
Kongo Mosque, built in the 16th Century, is located on the Northern side of Diani Beach where the Kongo River flows into the Indian Ocean. It is the last remaining ancient Swahili structure in Diani.
Diani beach is a perfect place to relax after visiting iconic safari destinations such as the Masai Mara, Amboseli or even Tsavo National Park. Browse our recommended tours and safaris or contact us and we will tailor-make a personalized safari itinerary for you.