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Things To Do in South Coast Beach

Golf

Enjoy a round of Golf in Diani’s 18 hole golf course at Leisure Lodge Golf Club.Home to the Diani Beach Masters it  is recognized as one of the most exciting golf courses in East Africa. The par 72, 6084-meter course has 85 bunkers and a large lake, which guarantees a challenging and exciting game of golf.

Things to do in South Coast- Golf

Leisure Golf

Telephone :040-30-2620

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Location: Wasini Island

Fees: 50$ (18holes)

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How to Get There: By Car

 

Dolphin Safaris

A day dhow trip to Wasini Island, within the reserve, is easily arranged from Diani or Shimoni. This usually includes snorkelling and/or diving, and a seafood lunch on the island.This is an ideal way to spend the day. Dolphins often accompany the dhows through the reserve, and the island itself is well worth exploring.S

Diving and snorkeling boats on day trips to Wasini Islands or Dive sites often encounter dolphins along the way. These are bottlenose dolphins, and they are often seen in large family groups. The dolphins usually follow and feed on schools of fish.

They will often follow passing boats and swim into the breaking bow wave, using the slipstream created to coast along the side of the boat. This playful behaviour is very common among dolphins, who seem to take great pleasure in streaming from side to side of the bow, often breaking water and leaping into the air of the boat.

Dolphins are also known to join divers and snorkelers, and to surround and swim with people. This magical experience is a common occurrence on day trips in this area.

Things to do in South Coast- Dolphin Safaris

Dolphin Dhow

Telephone :040-320-2144

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Funzi Sea Adventureres

Telephone :040-320-2044

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Pilli Pipa Dhow Safaris

Telephone :040-320-2401

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Location: :Diani

Fees: 90$ P.P

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Water Sports

The area is serviced by World Class resorts, centred around Diani Beach, letting the visitor relax in style and comfort. The beaches here are broad expanses of pure white sand, while the ocean is warm and inviting, with protective reefs creating perfect calm havens for swimming.

Water sports enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice on the South Coast. Most of the resorts and hotels ranged along the beaches offer a wide range of water sports. Water-skiing, Sailing, Jetskiing, parasailing and much more can all be arranged easily at most of the hotels.

Things to do in South Coast- Water Sports

H2O Extreme

Telephone :0721-495-876

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Activities:windsurfing,pedalos,kayaking, kitesurfing

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Location: Leisure Lodge

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How to Get There: By Car

 

Boating

A range of boats can be hired to explore the coast, including Hobie cats and sailing skiffs. Sea Kayaks are also widely available, and are ideal for exploring remote coves and sheltered bays.

Shimoni is a good place for those looking to charter yachts. Both yachts and crews are available for private charter. The coast of Kenya is a great place to explore by yacht, or the perfect base from which to set sail for Zanzibar to the South or the Red Sea to the North.

We have no operators currently listed.

Things to do in South Coast- Boat Rides

 

SCUBA Diving

Learners snorkelling can be done in the ocean or while on a dhow safari to the Wasini and Chale islands.Diani is a diving haven for lovers of the ocean for  people wishing to diving.

Things to do in South Coast- Diving

Baracuda Diving

Telephone :040-320-2156

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Opening Times:N/A

Location: :Wasini Island

Fees: 275-350$ 5-6 Pax

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How to Get There: By Car

 

Diani Marine

Telephone :040-320-2367

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Activities: Diving

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Location: Diani

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How to Get There: By Car

 

Diving The Crab

Telephone :040-320-400

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Activities: Diving,Padi lessons,

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Location: :Nomad Beach Hotel

Fees: 275-350$ 5-6 Pax

Distance From Diani: N/A

How to Get There: By Car

 

Ocean Diving and Safaris

Telephone :040-320-3379

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Activities: PADI courses,dives

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Location: Diani

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Aqualand

Telephone :0733-78-73-36

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Location: :Diani

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How to Get There: By Car

 

Snorkelling

There are several diving spots along the coast and several companies that offer dive sessions for an affordable fee everyday.

Beneath the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean lies a world of undersea wonders. There are plenty of excellent dive sites all along the South Coast.

Diving is generally good all year round, although visibility lessens during July and August due to silting. There are dive sites ranged along the coast from Tiwi south to Shimoni.

Some of the best sites are centred around Kisiite Mpunguti Marine Reserve. This area is home to large Manta Rays which are occasionally encountered on dive expeditions.

Things to do in South Coast- Snorkelling

Baracuda Diving

Telephone :040-320-2156

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Location: :Wasini Island

Fees: 275-350$ 5-6 Pax

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How to Get There: By Car

 

Diani Marine

Telephone :040-320-2367

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Activities: Diving

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Location: Diani

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How to Get There: By Car

 

Diving The Crab

Telephone :040-320-400

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Activities: Diving,Padi lessons,

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Location: :Nomad Beach Hotel

Fees: 275-350$ 5-6 Pax

Distance From Diani: N/A

How to Get There: By Car

 

Ocean Diving and Safaris

Telephone :040-320-3379

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Activities: PADI courses,dives

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Location: Diani

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How to Get There: By Car

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Aqualand

Telephone :0733-78-73-36

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Location: :Diani

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How to Get There: By Car

 

Wreck Diving

Wreck Diving is possible at the Northern end of this strip of coast, on the MV Unfunguo, a former trawler, which has now become a thriving artificial reef. Since the wreck split open some years ago, the inner hull has become a massive haven for sea life, and makes for a truly spectacular dive.

There are many dive operators in this area, both private and those attached to resorts. Equipment, boats, refills and dive guides are all provided. International PADI, NAUI and SSI standards of safety and quality are all maintained. Full courses with qualified instructors and international SCUBA certification are available.

Many operators offer Night Dives and specialist Nitrox Diving. The best option is a day trip on a diveboat, catamaran or dhow with one of the many dive companies operating in this area.

For non divers there are plenty of options for fantastic snorkelling, with plenty of shallow and accessible coral gardens, especially at the Kisite Mpunguti Marine Reserve.

Things to do in South Coast- Wreck Diving

 

 

Fishing

Shimoni has a long standing reputation for big game fishing. The Pemba Channel is the best fishing destination, and there are many highly skilled local operators.

Fully equipped and stocked boats with the best available equipment and tackle are available for full and half day charters. The main game fish include Sailfish and Marlin, Kingfish, Wahoo, Horse Mackerel and others.

The best source of local information for fisherman is the Pemba Channel Fishing Club in Shimoni. A tag and release program ensures eco-friendly fishing. Big game fishing can be arranged in season (December-March).

Things to do in South Coast- Fishing

Blue Marlin Fishing Club

Telephone :+254-(0)40-320--3478

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Location: :Close to sentido Neptune

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How to Get There: By Car

 

Nomads Boats

Telephone :040-320-2156

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Location: :Wasini Island

Fees: 275-350$ 5-6 Pax

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How to Get There: By Car

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Pemba Fishing Channel

Telephone :+254 (0) 722 20 50 20/1

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Location: :Pemba

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Sky Diving

The skies over Diani come alive with the annual SkyDive Boogie - a major event which attracts sky diving clubs from all over the world. This is the perfect place for a sky-diving festival- at sea level it is possible to experience a full one minute accelerated free fall from 14,000 feet.

Best of all, divers land directly on the beach outside their hotel, and after a short rest, can climb back aboard their plane at Ukunda airstrip, just 10 minutes away.

Novices are welcome to experience the thrill of tandem dives, or to participate in a full skydive course.

Things to do in South Coast- Skydiving

Harro Trumpet

Telephone :20-884258

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Opening Times:August/November/December

Location: Diani/Watamu/Malindi

Fees: 300 $ p.p

Distance From Diani: N/A

How to Get There: By Car

 

Bird Watching

The South Coast is a perfect destination for coastal birding. The forest at Diani is a refuge for Fischer’s Turaco, Southern Banded Snake Eagle, Little Yellow Flycatcher and the Uluguru Violet Backed Sunbird.

Nearby Dzombo Hill is home to a Digo Kaya (see Cultural Safari) and is also home for the rare Sokoke Pipit, the African Crowned eagle and around 33 other forest dependent species.

Offshore, the Kisite-Mpunguti Marine Park has an important population of rare Roseate Terns, among other pelagic birds, centred on Kisite Island.

Things to do in South Coast - Bird Watching

Duara Safaris

Telephone :0704-300-002

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Opening Times:Throughout the year

Location: N/A

Fees: N/A

Distance From Diani: N/A

How to Get There: By Safari Van

Website: www.duarasafaris.com/wildlife

 

Visit The Colombus Trcust

The Jadini- Diani forest region is a refuge for the highly endangered Black and White Colobus Monkey. Both the Angolan and more common Guereza sub species are present here. A local group The Wakaluzu Trust is devoted to the conservation of these rare primates and their habitat.

The colobus and other primates of this area, including vervet monkeys and baboons are threatened both by traffic on the main coastal road, and by hand feeding by tourists which encourages anti-social and unnatural behaviour.

The Wakaluzu Trust works builds aerial bridges across the roads to prevent traffic casualties, and work to educate tourists against feeding monkeys.

They also have a program to sterilize male baboons to prevent over population problems that threaten the local eco-system.

They have set up a centre called Colobus Cottage at Diani that is base for their operations and provides information on local wildlife. It is possible to arrange to stay here and assist with this important work.

Things to do in South Coast- Colombus Monkey

Colombus Trust

Telephone :+ 254 (0) 711 479 453/+254 733 333 303 /+254 734 777 024 /+254 725 777 025

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Opening Times: Mon- Saturday

Location: Diani/Watamu/Malindi

Fees: N/A

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How to Get There: By Car

 

Game Drive At Shimba Hills

Take a game drive during the day to Shimba hills and enjoy a wildlife safari.Simba Hills is located 40 kilometers south of Mombasa and consists of rolling hills of grassland and remnants of tropical rain forest which together with the sea views makes it more beautiful. It makes a cool change from the coastal heat and a site of beaches. From here one can see the Usambara and Pare mountains across the border to Tanzania. Tourists can visit the Shimba Hills National Reserve and see herds of Sable antelope, Roan antelopes, Bushbuck, Bush duiker, suni blue monkey, black and white colobus, elephant, lion and buffalo among other animals.

Common species of birds include the Hornbills, Turaco, Barbets, Crested guineafowl, Honey guide and many others.

There are many activities one can do while in south coast.

Things to do in South Coast-Game Watching

Duara Safaris

Telephone :0704-300-002

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Opening Times:Throughout the year

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Fees: N/A

Distance From Diani: N/A

How to Get There: By Safari Van

Website: www.duarasafaris.com/wildlife

 

Swim on one of Kenya’s Most Beautiful Beaches

Swim in some of the finest beaches in in Kenya and the  world.The beaches in south coast are safe with no sharks as they are protected by the coral reefs .The waters are also very clear and warm .The clear waters, colourful reef and vibrant aquatic life make Diani Beach a must for all visitors.

Swimming in Diani

 

 

Kite Surfing

Go Kite Surfing while in south coast.For the more adventurous traveler. Take kite surfing lesons while on the beach.Dian is a world reknowned location for kitesurfers around the globe.

Things to do in South Coast-Kite Surfing

Kite & Surf Safari Kenya & Cro

Telephone :+254 (0) 722 20 50 20/1

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Opening Times:Dec- april

Location: :Pemba

Fees: N/A

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How to Get There: By Car

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Bike Riding

One of the best ways to explore the South coast and surrounding villages is by bicycle. This gives you the freedom to explore quiet village roads and trails. Cycling is a popular form of local transport in this area, and on most paths and roads you will encounter other cyclists.

Local people will always be willing to help out with directions and advice, and are often quite keen to meet and talk with visitors to Kenya. This is an ideal opportunity to get some fresh air and exercise, and get a new perspective on the area and local life.

Bicycles can be hired locally all along the coast either from hotels or private operators. Check the condition of the tyres, chain and frame before hiring a bike.

Tour around Diani’s attractions in bikes.Take a bike ride around Diani and meet with the local peoples of the coast.Enjoy village, forest and beach biking tours in Diani.

Things to do in South Coast-Bike Rides

Diani Bikes

Telephone : (+254) 020 802 3906   or  (+254) 0713 959 668

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Opening Times:Mon - Sun: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location: :Diani

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Distance From Diani: N/A

How to Get There: By Car

 

 

Buy Art at  Diani Art Gallery

Find art by artists all over Africa, from the West, North, South and East  of this continent. This gallery has already made a huge impression on lovers of  fine African Art in Diani Beach.

 

Things to do in South Coast-Buy Art

Diani Art Gallery

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Walking Through Kaya Kinondo Forest

Tour to the Kaya Kinondo forest and learn about the cultural and spiritual importance of the forest to the Digo people.The forest is also one of the oldest forests on Kenya's South Coast with 187 plant species, 48 species of birds and 45 of butterfly.

 

Things to do in South Coast-Walk Through Kaya Kinondo Forest

Kaya Kinondo Forest

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Location: Diani

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Whale Shark Diving

Visit the  East African Whale Shark Trust  EAWST and get involved in the conservancy efforts of protecting the whale shark that currently thrives on the warm waters off Diani Beach.Learn about the tag and monitor projects that are ongoing.Based in Diani beach, the East African Whale Shark Trust (EAWST) was founded in 2005 in response to the increase in the whale shark population along the Kenyan coast as well as increased interest from the tourist sector.

In February-March each year, there are almost guaranteed sightings of Whale Sharks on outer reef dives along the Kenyan Coast. The whale shark is the largest fish in the world, measuring up to 18 metres and weigh up to 20 tons. It feeds on platonic creatures and small fish, and has only tiny teeth.

In Kiswahili, the whale shark is called “papa shillingi” translating as “shark covered in shillings.” There is a local legend that God was so pleased when he created this beautiful fish that he gave his angels handfuls of gold and silver coins to throw down from heaven onto its back. So it goes that whale sharks have their magical markings and swim near the surface catching the sun on their backs as a way of saying thank you to their Maker.

One of the best dive sites is Nyulli Reef. A good deep dive site with strong tidal currents, this dive is best suited to experienced divers. Spectacular coral and plunging drop offs are home to excellent sealife, including snapper, barracuda, rare zebra sharks and massive Napoleon wrasse.

An easier dive is Kisite Point. There is plenty of large, tame shoals to be found here, with average dive depth at around 12 metres. Divers at the point often encounter hawksbill turtles and bottlenose dolphins.

 

Things to do in South Coast-WHALE DIVING

East African Whale Shark Trust

Telephone :+254720293156

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Opening Times:August/November/December

Location: Galu Kinondo Beach

Fees: N/A

Distance From Diani: N/A

How to Get There: By Car

 

 

Picnic on  Congo /Tiwi River

Tiwi river mouth is a very popular spot for sundowners with residents.Enjoy the beautiful sunsets over the palm lined banks and see where the first Swahili settlers landed.See the 800 year old Kongoni mosque ruins nearby that  bear witness to that.

 

Things to do in South Coast-Have a Picnic at Congo River

 

 

 

Spa Treatments

Get pampered as you treat yourself to a well deserved Spa.Seek tranquility and rejuvenation of mind, body and soul. The spa’s  offers a luxurious combination of original African products and European style treatments. The extensive menu of treatments for men and women.

 

Things to do in South Coast-Spa Treatments

Uzuri Spa

Telephone : (+254) 020 802 3906   or  (+254) 0713 959 668

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Opening Times:Mon - Sun: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location: Leopard Beach Hotel

Fees: N/A

Distance From Diani: N/A

How to Get There: By Car

 

Wellness at Diani Reef Resort & Spa

Telephone : (+254) 020 802 3906   or  (+254) 0713 959 668

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Location: Diani Reef & Spa

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How to Get There: By Car

 

Cloud Nine Health Spa

Telephone : +254 (0) 711 852 026

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Location: Alamanra Resort

Fees: N/A

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How to Get There: By Car

 

Afya Bora Wellness Club & Spa

Telephone : +254 (0) 711 852 026

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Location: Baobab Beach Resort

Fees: N/A

Distance From Diani: N/A

How to Get There: By Car

 

Camel Riding

Jump onto a camel and take a ride across the Diani beach.

Things to do in South Coast- Camel Riding

 

 

Canoeing

Enjoy Canoeing in the various south coast beaches of funzi Island.

Things to do in South Coast- Kayaking

 

How to Book for Activities to Do In South Coast

To book for  any of the activities below,contact Duara Safaris today to organise them on your behalf.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy fine white beaches and Swim in the warm Indian ocean.
  • Explore the 5 islands of Lamu archipelago.
  • Learn the history of the old cities of the coast.
  • Kite surfing in Diani.
  • Enjoy the local Swahili dishes of the coast.

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