Diani Beach is a vibrant, intimate little paradise on the quiet shores of the Indian Ocean just 1 hour's drive South of Mombasa Kenya. Diani Beach is about 10 kilometres long and incorporates Tiwi Beach, Galu Beach, Chale Island, Funzi Island, Msambweni and Kinondo.
Attractions Near Diani Beach, South Coast of Kenya
Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve
Shimoni, about 120 kilometres from Mombasa, is the gateway to the adjoining Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve. As you sail to the Marine Park, you will see dolphins play with your boat. From there you may visit the Wasini Island to see its unique moon-like landscapes.
Shimba Hills National Reserve
The Shimba Hills National Reserve is located 40 kilometres from Mombasa, is near the South Coast holiday resorts. It stands at an altitude of 300 - 400 metres and consists of rolling hills of grasslands, alternating with beautiful patches of equatorial rain forest remnants and is the only home to the last breeding herd of sable antelope in Kenya. The reserve offers a cool change from the coastal heat, and panoramic views of the ocean to the south and the Usambara and Pare mountains across the border to Tanzania.
Animals found in the Reserve include elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, red duiker, bushbuck, bush duiker, suni, blue monkey, black and white Columbus, servile cat and black-faced velvet monkeys. Birds are plentiful with common species like hawk eagle, crested guinea fowl, hornbill, turaco, barbet, honey guide, woodpecker, flycatcher, shrike, oriole, sunbird and many others.