When visiting Diani beach and looking for something special to do, a guided tour at
the Colobus Trust is definitely worth a visit. The guided walk is very educational
and the pocket friendly entry fee goes directly towards the conservation of primate
habitat, veterinary needs and rehabilitation of injured animals. It's a very worthy cause
and fun experience!
Shimba Hills National Reserve
Set in the heart of Kenya’s tropical rainforest,
Shimba Hills is one of the country’s best-preserved
game retreats. Its rolling grasslands and thick forests
are home to all creatures’ great and small, including
over 500 elephants. However, it’s the Sable Antelope
which makes visitors flock here – it’s exclusive to
Shimba Hills so keep your eyes peeled. The walk
down to the waterfall can be combined with a game
drive, as it's really not that far for anyone remotely
fit. Wear your swimmers, take a small towel and you
can enjoy a waterfall massage.
Set up by a British Army parachutist and a professional
skydiver (among others), this school offers dives of a different
kind: through the sky, not the sea. Discover what it means to fly
during a tandem skydive over the beach! Are you a licensed skydiver
looking for fun? Don’t miss this phenomenal drop zone right on the beach!
Hindu temples are one of the many symbols
of Mombasa’s cultural diversity. Temples are
a popular tourist spot and a tour can usually
be taken inside the temple, with a historical
background of the particular temple given by
one of the temple gurus.The stone carvings
on the walls and the idols of the Hindu gods
portray the history of Mombasa as much as the
religious beliefs of the worshippers.
The Mombasa “Tusks” are a symbolic representations
of the entrance into the heart of the town. The tusks
were built to commemorate the visit of
Queen Elizabeth II to the town in 1952, as they lay
directly on the path from the Port to the Town.
Ivory was considered to be an exquisite commodity
during the time and, in essence, the tusks were meant
to embrace the Queen and the British Empire.
Old Town is the part of Mombasa that is
reminiscent of the days when the Arabs exerted
a heavy influence on the town and its culture, and
especially in the architecture and language
(Kiswahili has a lot of phrases derived from
various Arabic dialects). It is well known for its
ancient buildings, extravagant art designs and
curio shops that sell antique and popular Kenyan
souvenirs. Old Town is best seen when explored by
foot with an experienced guide, as the streets
are too narrow to accommodate a large number of vehicles.
Diani Golf Club invites you to experience their
fantastic course. This interesting coastal course
is full of natural features providing both a
picturesque and challenging round. It is truly
amazing to see the baby monkeys playing in the
trees and bunkers - so different from anywhere
you may have played before.The bar/restaurant is
very reasonably priced and a sell a lovely glass
of chilled wine for you to enjoy after your game!
Bike The Coast
Discover the real Africa by cycling off the
beaten track. See local people in their
settlements and traditional African villages,
with palm and mango tree forests.
Enjoy fantastic views of Creeks and Ocean
around the Diani Coast area. Ride through
the bush along the edge of the Indian Ocean.
All in all see sights of the Diani area that
average tourists miss.
Fort Jesus is Mombasa’s most popular tourist
attraction and is located along the coastline
near the Old Town. Built in the 16th century by
the Portuguese during the era when Mombasa
served as a transit point for the slave trade
and commodities. The interior comprises of
torture rooms and prison cells where slaves
were kept in captivity before being traded.
Mamba Village, which is situated in Nyali, is East Africa’s largest crocodile farm.
A tour of the farm starts with a movie on the life cycle and behaviour of crocodiles,
followed by a comprehensive tour of the rest
of farm, ending with the highlight of the
day: a spectacular scene of blood-thirsty
crocodiles fighting for food during feeding
time. Excellent cuisine is available at the
Mamba Restaurant, and the house specialty is
superbly grilled crocodile meat. Souvenirs of
your visit can be bought at the Mamba Souvenir
shop located within the village.
Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park
Sail on a traditional Dhow around Wasini Island,
snorkel in the island’s marine conservation area
and be amazed at the sight of Dolphins as they
swim by. This is an incredible experience.
Try your hand at fishing and catch your very
own fish supper. Then later enjoy a fresh fish and seafood barbeque. Truly a day to remember!