WHAT TO DO IN MOMBASA SOUTH COAST DIANI UKUNDA BEACHES KENYA
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What to do in South Coast Kenya
There are lots of things, places to visit and activities to do while in Diani, Ukunda. We could argue that all day but one thing is obvious: Mombasa South Coast Beaches take it all, the most beautiful being Diani Beach. There are other options to choose from including Tiwi Beach, Galu Beach, Gazi Beach, Chale Island, Funzi Island, Mwazaro Beach, Kinondo Beach and many other hidden but interesting spots. We bring you to the south coast of Mombasa with a special emphasis to Diani Beach, voted as Africa’s leading beach destination 3 times in a row since 2015.
Welcome to Diani Beach, a small beach resort town situated 30 kilometers south of Mombasa. Diani is a perfect bet for beach lovers including families with children, honeymooners, backpackers and definitely water-sports enthusiasts. Its atmosphere is breath-taking with clear turquoise Indian Ocean waters over the white-sand and palm-fringed tropical Diani south coast beaches. It’s a stunner that’s real, a hidden gem as fun to play, relax on and get you hooked, making you hate the idea of leaving when your holiday is over.
Attractions and Activities to Do in Diani
Tired of lying on the sand under the tropical sun? Get busy somewhere enjoying what you like most. Diani Beaches come with a range of interesting activities for you. Go scuba diving, surfing, and snorkeling to deep-sea fishing combined with other interesting water sports and activities. Farther south, don’t forget Wasini Island for dolphin spotting trip at Kisite Mpungut Marine Park. Plenty of other attractions and activities to do out of the sea and sand are available in diani, you just need to venture into the nearby diani surroundings and discover something unique and different.
Situated right in Diani, Colobus Conservancy is an organisation designed to promote the conservation, preservation and protection of primates like the nationally threatened Angolan colobus monkey and its coastal forest habitat. Visit and watch these majestic primates as they are rehabilitated and released into the wild. You can also volunteer here.
Come meet the spirits at Kaya Kinondo, a Mijikenda Sacred and holy Forest located a few hundred metres from Kinondo beach. It’s a place rich in cultural heritage as well as sacred ambience. It is done and it is good for your health. At Kinondo your 2-hour guided tour will include making of wishes while hugging a sacred tree, a sign of love for nature. Experience the powerful healing properties of being among these incredible, free and natural resources that are still available to us, and work to protect, preserve and cherish them for all generations to come!
Enjoy Bumpy Quad Rides
For those who like to show off their off road skills then quad biking is just the thing. These quad bikes and your skill are all you have to pitch yourself against rough terrain and through beautiful and magnificent scenery. If this activity is done in dry conditions prepare for a load of dust and dirt, if it is done in wet conditions it will be muddy fun, either way, you will get dirty!
Nature and Elephant Day Tour at Shimba Hills
Missed that safari opportunity to the African Savannah but still you would like to add wildlife photos to your list while at the same time enjoying nature at its best? Shimba Hills and Mwalungaje Elephants will surprise you. The Shimba hills allow a marvelous panoramic view across the Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary and the river valley. A day tour to Shimba Hills Green Lodge enables travelers to relax in impressive natural surroundings.