1. Diani Beach
Well if you are in south coast then the number one place you cannot miss is Diani Beach. Often voted amongst the top beaches worldwide. The beach has fantastic colourings for its scenery. White sandy beaches, crystal clear flawless waters, lush green palm trees it is simply the best. It’s always alive with ocean dwellers. 101 activities to do here; swimming in the ocean; snorkeling, boating, diving, jet skiing, sky diving, camel riding, dolphin swimming, sand Pictionary become a mermaid and a hundred others. You cannot get bored or tired with Diani.
2. Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari
This has to be amongst the most beautiful parts of the world. This is a tailored and specialized snorkeling and diving day safari to Kisite Marine Park. It’s a superb site for snorkeling and diving. Dolphins are the major attraction here but there are so many other types of fish as well. If you are lucky you may even come across a Humpback Whale.
3. Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest
This is the sacred forest of the Digo community. It’s a community eco-tourism project. Here you can experience the Digo culture, walk in shady groves and see rare plants and animals. The local community uses this forest for a number of things; traditional medicine, making boats, clothing carving e.t.c. The forest is a strong part of the cultural heritage.
4. Shimba Hills National Reserve
The one Day Shimba Hills safari (is about 40km from Diani Beach) begins with picking up from your hotels and driven to Shimba Hills National reserve. The park is is a tropical rain forest, interestingly cool & calm compared to the temperature and humidity of Diani Beach. Shimba Hills National Reserve is a very small park and offers the last of Kenya’s coastal rainforest, waterfalls and the rare sable antelope. Other animals that can be seen on this safari include colobus monkeys, antelopes, kongoni, waterbuck, klipspringer, impala, gazelles, giraffes, buffalo and leopard, a wide species of monkeys and birds. The park also has many elephants roaming around. Full morning game drive in the reserve with a visit to Sheldrick falls. A gentle 45 minutes’ walk down the hill takes you to a spectacular waterfall. What to take with you:
- Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight.
Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks.