Out & About

Mombasa

Mombasa is Kenya’s second and most historic City and is actually an Island connected to the mainland by two causeways. A visit to Fort Jesus is recommended during your trip. Fort Jesus is a national monument and museum which overlooks the old town of Mombasa. The old town is a hive of narrow lanes, mosques and look out for the lovely carved Swahili doors.
Another place worth a visit in Mombasa is the Bamburi Quarry Nature Trail, known as Haller Park and very popular for children to visit. The wasteland of stone quaryy has been reclaimed and there is a variety of wildlife and birds. The children enjoy feeding the giraffes and you will also see the hippo feeding time, antelopes wandering around and a chance to get up close to the crocodiles and other reptiles.
After a day spent exploring Mombasa enjoy a leisurely cruise around Mombasa Old Harbour on the Tamarind Dhow and enjoy a sumptuous seafood meal under the stars.

Diani Beach located south of Mombasa and possibly one of Kenyas most beautiful beaches has many activities for the visitor to the South Coast.

Diving
If diving is your interest then there a a number of dive centres along Diani Beach which cater for the experienced and the beginner. No trip to Diani is complete without a visit to one of the marine national parks and many dhow operators offer excursions to include, snorkeling, diving, sumptuous sea food lunch and the chance to swim with dolphins. Snorkelling equipment is provided and you can be picked up at Beachalets and returned after your excursion.

Snorkeling

The coral reef at the coast of Kenya is rated among the top three in the world. Visit Wasini or Kisite for a great day out snorkeling or diving.  Without having to go too far afield you can snorkel here on Diani Beach and organize a dhow to take you to the reef which is only a 10 minute boat ride or if you are more energetic, a 30 minute swim away. A glass bottom boat is another way to travel over to the reef and particularly good for people who cannot swim but do not want to miss out on the experience of seeing life under water.

Safaris

There are a large variety of safaris to pick from and you can also have your own tailor made safari if you wish. Again no trip to Kenya is complete without going on safari and the chance to see wild animals in their own habitat.
The Tsavo National Parks – East and West are the biggest of Kenyas National Parks and one of the largest in the world, combined they sprawl across 21,000 square kilometres an area the size of Wales or Massachusetts. From Diani it is easy to arrange your safari to Tsavo with many options for your safari.
There are flights from Diani to Massai Mara considered the best animal reserve in Kenya an extension of the even bigger Serengeti plains in Tanzania.
Shimba Hills National Park is very easy accessible being only a 45 minute scenic drive from Diani and visitors can choose to drive themselves or arrange local tour.

Kite surfing/Kite Boarding

Diani Beachalets is ideal for the kite surfing enthusiast having an ideal location on the beach and close to local kite surfing school.  Check out H2O Extreme Sports and Kennaways Kite Village.

Local Tours

Colobus Conservation formerly known as Colobus Trust is very short walking distance from Diani Beachalets and well worth a visit to hear about the work they do to protect the endangered Colobus monkey here at the coast.  Your support will be much appreciated in their efforts.