5 Top Reasons to Visit Diani Beach

5 Top Reasons to Visit Diani Beach : Diani Beach is one of the leading beach destinations in the world has been ranked as one of the top beaches in Africa by CNN and here are some of the reasons why

1.     The Exquisite Resorts at Diani Beach

The heart of Diani Beach is its beautiful resorts that are constructed on the pristine white sand beaches, there is a number of beautiful resorts with some of them rated 5 star. Some of the resorts have multiple swimming pools and kid’s clubs, resorts in Diani Resort including The Swahili Beach Diani Hotel, Sands at Nomads, Baobab Beach Resorts, Afro Chi Diani Beach, Southern Palms Hotel Diani and The Sands at Chale Island.

 2.     Enjoy a wide range of Water Sports at Diani

Diani Beach offers a wide range of adventurous water activities making Diani Beach a great destination for water lovers, some of the water sports to do during your holiday include swimming, sailing, windsurfing, diving, snorkeling, jet skiing and water skiing.

3.     Enjoy the varied land based activities

 If you prefer to not soak yourself in the beautiful water of Diani Beach, there are a number of activities to do and these include going for shopping spree at the great shopping centers, golfing on the different golf courses and skydiving school. 

4.     Dive with the Dolphins from Diani Beach

Diani Beach is a popular destination for diving and during your holiday, you can take a diving safari experience on the local dhows. These trips take you to Kasite – Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve, the park is a habitat for a huge dolphin colony.

5.     Game viewing in the neighboring Shimba Hills

If you are interest in game viewing and at the same time experience the tropical beach and the crystal white sands of Diani Beach, you can take a safari trip to Shimba Hills a sanctuary for biodiversity where you can get a chance to see the magnificent waterfalls, sable antelope and elephants.

5 Top Reasons to Visit Diani Beach
Shimba Hills National Park

What else to do in Diani Beach?

Explore the Diani beach

The Kenyan Eastern Coastline on the Indian Ocean is popular for its transparent turquoise waters, numerous outdoor sporting activities and its beautiful sandy beaches. Diani Beach is located 30 kilometers south of Mombasa with a stunning beach is about 10 kilometers long with shallow waters near the shore.

Diani Beach has numerous restaurants and bars ready to accommodation any of your exotic preference during your holiday.

Snorkeling at Diani Beach

Snorkeling offers visitors a chance to explore the 39 kilometers stretch of protected waters situated at Kisite Mpunguti Marine Parkaway from the coast of Wasini Island, the Kenya Wildlife Service

 Snorkelling at Diani Beach is in charge of protecting the waters to make sure the reef environment is in a great shape and also enable tourists have a great experience while in the waters. Kisite – Mpunguti Marine Park is rich with aquatic life such as whale, sea turtles, over 250 different species of fish and dolphin.

Cultural Tours

The sacred Kaya forest is a perfect spot for cultural tours, the forests forms a part of a cultural practice of protection as well as respect for the natural world sustained by members of nine distinct tribal groups within Kenya.

The Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest’s cultural traditions continue to grow in to the forest Mijikenda Sacred Forest to start Ecotourism. Following several years of private cultural heritage, the community leaders choose to allow the general public into Kaya Forest with the goal that engaging with international tourists will have a positive impact on the social and economic state of the surrounding community.

You can explore the community with a guided tour with one of the locals as they tell you about their pastas well as the importance of Kaya forest to their culture.

Visit the slave trade caves

Earlier before the arrival of British colonialists in Kenya, Shimoni was majorly a village area in the South of Mombasa. During the mid- 18th century, Shimoni was declared a port stop city which took part in slave trade at the coast of East Africa, the slave trade route extended from the Middle East up to South Africa making stopover in Shimoni to use the cave holding pens to lock up the slaves.

Currently there are some ancient colonial British structures next to the cave where travelers can explore to get in depth knowledge of the impact of slave trade on the people of Kenya. 

Souvenir Shopping

The heart of Diani Beach is the best place to go souvenir shopping, there are several shops selling a number of beautiful items such as locally made crafts, art pieces, clothes made out local fabrics among others.

Wildlife Safari tours

Wildlife safaris to Shimba Hills National Park, this activity offers you a chance to see Kenya’s natural beauty and its exceptional wilderness. Shimba Hills National Park sits on 300 square kilometers and is made up of three distinct types of terrain including expansive grasslands, coast rainforests and woodland canopies that can be viewed if you plan if you are visiting the park from Mombasa. 

Shimba Hills National Reserve is a home to more than half of Kenya’s native plant population, birdlife, butterflies and wildlife species including African elephant, black and white colobus monkey, and sable antelopes.  

When to visit Diani Beach

Diani Beach and the surrounding region receives two rainy seasons with one starting from April until May and the second one runs from November to December, the best time to visit Diani Beach is from June until October since there the weather is excellent during these months. 

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