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Lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hippos, rhinos, and more. Everyone wants to go on safari. But imagine adding a world-class beach to your safari vacation.
How about starting or finishing your holiday on the world-class Kenya Coast and its crown jewel, Diani Beach? Beautiful, pristine, uncrowded, and sophisticated, Diani Beach rests at the edge of the easy blue-green waters of the Indian Ocean. Voted three times Africa’s finest beach destination, Diani Beach in Kenya is a long, immaculate strand of inviting shoreline.
Picture a Perfect Beach
Just 30 km (18 mi) south of Mombasa, Diani’s waters are clear and shallow, great for wading and relaxed exploring. The 17 km (11 mi) long beach holds another treasure: two stunning coral reefs, home to starfish, crabs, sea cucumber, lionfish, and much more. The reefs are also a refuge for plentiful sea turtles – a fun discovery on a snorkeling or SCUBA dive.
Not an overly wide beach, Diani is bordered by deep bands of lush vegetation and tall palm trees, swaying in the warm ocean breezes. Your Diani Beach hotel, like all the structures here, is low-rise, easily blending with the seascape.
Hang or Play
You may be tempted to just drift through your day, watching the surf roll in on this unhurried, uncrowded coastline, but Diani also offers plenty of restaurants, shops, and the nearby Shimba Hills National Reserve.
And, should you be looking for a bit more adventure, try your hand at kite surfing, jet skiing, or even sky diving. Plus the aforementioned sea diving in the balmy Indian Ocean.
Looking for something that’ll get you moving… but not too fast? You can also book a bike tour through the local villages.
Now for something truly unusual you won’t find elsewhere: go for a camel ride on the beach. Imagine loping along, high atop a camel near the water’s edge, the sea breeze wafting over you… as traders have done for centuries. It’s a moment certain to take you back in time.
We Specialize in Coastal Safaris
You can start your Diani Beach safari either from Nairobi or from the Coast. Either way, Africa Kenya Safaris offers tours to wildlife parks throughout Kenya finishing up at Diani. Choose from one-day/one-park excursions to nine-day full-out expeditions exploring six wildlife parks.
You can choose a tour beginning in Nairobi to all of Kenya’s great parks and upon completion, we’ll bring you to Diani Beach in a private 4 x 4 Jeep, or by rail on the luxury Madaraka Express. You can even fly to the coast if you choose.
Tours starting in Diani include local excursions like a Mombasa city excursion or snorkeling for dolphins from an authentic dhow.
We also offer safaris leaving from Diani to wildlife parks like the Masai Mara, Amboseli, and Tsavo. You can even take Fly and Drive safaris to maximize your time and also view Kenya from above.
So come enjoy the best of Kenya in its wildlife parks and at incredible Diani. Lie on the beach or play in the crystalline waters, Diani is the perfect beginning or finale for your African safari vacation.