Diani Beach; Diani Beach is a landmark site for holiday tours for the families, friends ,couple and as an individual’s for their leisure time ,however ,known as one of the landing highlight for life changing experience that lies on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya ,located about 30 kilometers south of Mombasa in Kwale Country .Above all ,it has been voted as Africa’s leading beach destination for the 5th time running since 2015 because of its white sand beaches ,blue ocean and surfing thus making it to rank the big position. More so, Diani beach is famous because it stuns with good relaxing resorts which are popular with honeymooners, backpackers and families on holiday.
However, Diani beach is counted among the Africa’s best beaches, in regards we would even go one step further and claim it’s one of the most visited beach destinations in the world. In other word, this beach has been appointed as one of the top beaches in Africa by CNN recently.
In general, Diani beach sounds as one of the most prominent tourism resorts areas of Kenya, that sits about 17 kilometers long from the Kongo river to the north and Galu beach to the south of Kenya’s and the people that lives around the area are the indigenous people of the area known as the ‘’Digo’’ who are one of the nine ethnic communities’ knowns as the Mijikenda.
The beach is surrounding with lots of stunning areas such as Ukunda urban area one of the largest at the Kenyan coast and forms part of the larger Mombasa metropolitan region. Still in the region there is well developed small airstrip called Ukunda Airport that sits between the beach area and the Mombasa Lung Lunga road.
Further while, this beach remains shallow near shore with some under water sandbar just close the surface which allows wading with clear rewarding view of the sandy bottom. Around the beach inlands there is extensive vegetation filled with beautiful various palm trees which covers the coastal areas unlike the dry acacia trees of the mountainous Kenyan Highlands and where the other running rivers like ‘’Mwachema River flows its water into the sea.
Attractions to see in your leisure time -on walk around the beach are coral reefs, black and white colobus monkeys and since the beach is closely positioned Shimba Hill National Reserve where you can choose to combine your leisure time on beach and wildlife Safaris to the reserve which looks out over the Indian Ocean.
On visit to Diani beach, you can enjoy places or delicious meals at the restaurant, hotels, supermarkets and several shopping centers.
Highlight activities to do here includes; Kitesurfing, jet skiing and snorkeling location.
Other attractions to see or do includes;
Visit Colobus conservation where you can view lots of monkey species
Visit Kaya kinondo sacred forest where you can do forest walk be able to listen to sweet sounds of birds –view bird species, monkeys, tree species among others, Visit Ocean bliss spa good for relaxing your mind
Visit Bora wildlife Park, its excellent for families with delicious meals and fair pricing. Also good for wildlife adventurous
Tour around the Diani Beach shopping Centre.
Visit Baharini plaza, it’s a nice place for shopping, need of ATM services, pharmacy as well as stocked supermarket and good restaurant that serves delicious meals.
Kite Motion, perfect to people who are life style.
Visit Marco Polo Safaris
Skydive Diani, it is a good activity for spot to jump.
Despite that Diani beach is a silver of paradise with the most impressive features that is silky white sands, warm turquoise waters and palm-lined streets and its locations marks the border where the African continent meets the vast Indian ocean such a beautiful tropical retreat. A visit to Diani can be added bucket list on your Kenya wildlife safari to Shambi National Reserve, Maasai Mara, Nairobi or Amboseli National Park or visit Bwindi National Park in Uganda be able to encounter the world great mountain gorillas in their nature inhabits –getting to Uganda you fly from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Entebbe International Airport a landing site in Uganda then make combined safari for a few days’ relaxation to unwind the fresh air around the beach. Just know Diani beach is a perfect place for everyone from families to couples, Visitors choose to visit in few days at the end of Kenya Safari.
More then, Diani Beach offers an expansive 20kilometers of powder white sand which connects the Indian ocean on Kenya’s south coastline. However, there is no worry of sharks at Diani Beach for reason being the most done activity is to go underwater by scuba –deep sea diving in brilliant throughout the coast here.
Diani beach is a good place for the families, couples, friend, individuals to be enjoyed staying at water lovers beach resort, a magnificent site that 25 kilometers stretch whose life blossoms into something the body feels as much as soul.
Getting to Diani Beach Kenya
One can be able to access a trail to Diani Beach from Nairobi that depart from Nairobi and arrive at Mombasa. Here the railroad connects two cities in about 327 miles. So we advise travelers –visitors to please to use train which is the easiest means of transport with fast option and takes around 6 hours. While traveling with trail stops 2 times on the whole trip.
Driving by car; It takes a distance between two places ‘’336 miles’’ that takes around 9 hours
Alternatively, the quickest way to get from Nairobi to Dian Beach is to take a plane which travel within 2hours.
Lastly, on visit choose to combine Maasai Mara, Samburu National Reserve with Tsavo National Park with the remarkable Kenya Safari Experience, just to close out trip with few days’ trip on the beautiful Diani Beach. No worry of where to stay, there are wonderful lodges with comfortable amenities for your night stay ranging from Luxury, Mid-range and Budget stay.