Top things to do

Top Choice National Park in Wasini Island

Kisite Marine National Park

Off the south coast of Wasini, this gorgeous marine park, which also incorporates the Mpunguti Marine National Reserve and the two tiny Penguti islands, is one of the best in Kenya. The park covers 28 sq km of prist…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in South of Mombasa

Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary

This sanctuary is a good example of community-based conservation, with local people acting as stakeholders in the project. It was opened in October 1995 to create a corridor along an elephant migration route between…
Top Choice National Park in South of Mombasa

Shimba Hills National Reserve

This park is among the easiest to visit in Kenya, within spitting distance of Diani Beach, with numerous driving routes and a couple of hiking trails. Its gentle grassy hills are interspersed with patches of forest …
Top Choice Seafood in Diani Beach

Sails

By far the most stylish place to eat in Diani, Sails is gorgeous: a canopy of billowing white canvas separates the restaurant from the stars, while waiters serve up fine dishes, particularly seafood, including Zanzi…
Top Choice Seafood in Diani Beach

Nomad

One of the best restaurants in Diani, Nomad benefits from stellar sea views from its terrace and a talented chef who cooks up such culinary magic as seared yellowfin tuna with smoked aubergine and ginger and coconut…
Top Choice Forest in Diani Beach

Kaya Kinondo

This forest, sacred to the Digo people, is the only one of the area's sacred forests that's open to visitors. Visiting this small grove is a nature walk, historical journey and cultural experience. As you make your …
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Diani Beach

Colobus Conservation Centre

Notice the monkeys clambering on rope ladders over the road? The 'colobridges' are the work of the Colobus Conservation Centre, which aims to protect the Angolan black-and-white colobus monkey, a once-common species…
Top Choice Japanese in Diani Beach

Shanshin-Ka

A spartan aesthetic and a full menu of authentic Japanese dishes are Shanshin-Ka's two distinguishing features. The portions of teriyaki, udon, tempura and yakitori dishes are generous, the sushi rolls are excellent…
Top Choice Bar in Diani Beach

Forty Thieves Beach Bar

A legendary beachside boozer with sand floors and waves crashing onto the shore just metres from the long wooden bar, Forty Thieves is a Diani Beach institution and you'll find it busy with daytime drinkers and foot…
Village in Wasini Island

Mkwiro

Mkwiro is a small village on the unvisited eastern end of Wasini Island. The gorgeous hour-long walk from Wasini village, through woodlands, past tiny hamlets and along the edge of mangrove forests, is more than rea…