Day trips to Shimoni/Wasini Island and the Kisite/Mpunguti marine park. – From Diani Beach.
Kisite Marine Park “Home of the Dolphin”
Located on the southern Coast line of Kenya the Unspoiled, beautiful and sun kissed, the Kisite Marine Park a protected scenic islands and special habitats of a wide range of endemic marine animals and breeding migratory birds. It lies in the coral gardens south of Wasini Island and encompasses three small coral rag forest islands, each with considerable areas of fringing reef. Kisite is one of the most rewarding snorkelling locations on the south coast. our guests are guaranteed of an enjoyable bird watching, diving and of course, sunbathing.
Funzi Island – Day Trip:
Funzi Island is a settlement in Kenya’s Kwale County. south of Diani Beach after Msambweni Hospital , Funzi consists of four mangrove covered islands where Funzi Island is the main island and the only one with permanent inhabitants. There is one village on the island with approximately 1500 members of the Shirazi Tribe. The absolute majority are Muslims and sustain on fishing and agriculture. The archipelago is located in Kwale district and is less known to tourists than the nearby Diani Beach.
Funzi Island is known for its pristine beaches and as Kenya’s best nesting site for a variety of sea turtles, such as green turtle, Chelonia mydas, hawksbill, Eretmochelys imbricata and leatherback, Dermochelys coriacea. These species are classified as either endangered or critically endangered by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) but are found on Funzi due to a low degree of human disturbance on the natural sandy beaches. However, the turtles are becoming increasingly threatened in Funzi due to the expansion of non-environmental tourism and a heavy pressure from destructive fishing methods and various pollution sources.
Popular excursions for visitors in Funzi are the crocodile safari in the nearby Ramisi River or to going on a cultural tour in the village and enjoy a traditionally cooked lunch. The best swimming experience in the area will undoubtedly be on the naturally formed sandbank just offshore from Funzi village. Its fine sand ripples appear only during low tide and it stretches well over a kilometer in length.
A locally formed group called Funzi Turtle Club has started an ecotourism project with the support of Kenya Sea Turtle Conservation Trust to increase the protection and awareness about the local environment.
Shimba Hills National Reserve –
The Shimba Hills National Reserve is about 40km from Diani Beach,
The trip begins with picking up from your hotels and driven to Shimba Hills National reserve. The park is is a tropical rain forest, refreshingly cool compared to the heat 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 has one of the highest population density of elephants. Full morning game drive in the reserve with a visit to Sheldrick falls. Go down the hill, 45 minutes gentle walk takes you to the breathtaking spectacular fall.
South Coast – Kwale County is The Only location you will be able to view the biggest Mammal in The sea and on Land in a space of 40 KM From Diani Beach to Shimba