Diani Beach, Kenya's Swahili Coastline and Beaches Featured

Diani Beach, Kenya's Swahili Coastline and Beaches 

 Protected by an offshore barrier coral reef on Kenya’s south coast Diani Beach is famous for beautiful white sandy and safe beaches fringed by palms and other indigenous bush, as well as spectacular diving, fishing and surfing experiences.

Diani with its beautiful beaches, superb diving sites and its own unique character combine to make the Kenyan coast's Diani Beach the perfect end to a safari through Kenya and the Rest of East Africa.

At Diani Beach go deep sea fishing at the home of the Striped, Black and Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Broadbill, Mako, Tiger and other sharks, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, Giant Trevally among others. Even better take an excursion to see the coral reefs, scuba diving and even swimming with the dolphins.

There are many hotels, shops and services; the beach itself is a long stretch of white sand fringed by palms and other indigenous bush. At Diani Beach there is still a nice sense of nature, most of the hotels have a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere, and in certain places you can still walk along the beach where there will not be throngs of people.


 Why Visit Diani Beach, Kenya's Swahili Coastline and Beaches.

  • Diani lies about 19 km south of Fort Jesus, Mombasa. The fort, built by the Portuguese in 1593 – 1596 to the designs of Giovanni Battista Cairati to protect the port of Mombasa, is one of the most outstanding and well preserved examples of 16th Portuguese military fortification and a landmark in the history of this type of construction.
  • Visit and stay at a place Famous for beautiful and safe beaches, as well as spectacular diving, fishing and surfing Diani Beach.
  • South of Diani is where you find Wasini Island and the Wasini Marine National Park, one of the best snorkeling places in Africa.
  • Visit an elephant sanctuary in Kwale Shimba Hills Game Reserve as well as other parks, reserves and conservancies deep in the East African interior from Diani Beach.
  • Visit the ancient community protected Kaya Kinondo Forest with 187 plant species, 48 species of birds and 45 of butterfly. The endangered Colobus monkey species can also be viewed from Diani Beach.

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