Getting There and About
Almanara Luxury Resort is located on Galu Beach, which is the central part of three stretches of 7km beaches that make up the 25 kilometres of Diani Beach. The beach is extremely clean and quiet, away from the hassle of the larger hotels situated further north. The area itself is considered an extremely safe and friendly environment.
A single entry Kenya tourist Visa is available on arrival at immigration. The cost is USD50 per person (US Dollar notes printed after 2003), £30 GBP per person, or €35 EURO per person. Please ensure you have either of these currencies on arrival. Please note: Kenya Shillings are not accepted for the payment of a visa. Please ensure the Visa Application Form has been fully completed along with the arrivals card you will have received on your flight prior to landing. Please use the full Almanara address for section 8 of the Visa Form.
Please consult with your travel doctor before leaving for Kenya. We recommend for all of our clients to ensure they have had the appropriate vaccinations along with their prescription of Malaria tablets. You travel doctor should advise you on this matter.
Please ensure you have taken out travel insurance before leaving. The Diani Beach Hospital is located approx 12km (10 minutes) from the resort and is of a high standard providing all the necessary medical facilities.
What to bring
Packing light is the key to success when travelling to the Kenyan coast. The summer months (December, January & February) reach highs of 30-35C, where as the winter months (May June July) bring a few showers – however rarely fall below 20C. One or two pairs of light long trousers for the evenings will suffice. Swimwear and light t-shirts are recommended for the day time. Guests are advised to bring sun block and mosquito repellent, although both of these items are available at the resort along with a variety of other basic toiletries. The villas are fully stocked with linen, bath and beach towels.
Almanara Luxury Resort
P.O. BOX 5468 Diani Beach,
- Distance from Moi International Airport, Mombasa: 50km (Approx 1hr30mins)
- Distance from Mombasa town: 45km (Approx 1hr)
- Distance from Likoni Ferry: 40km (Approx 45mins)
- Distance from Ukunda Airstrip: 7km (Approx 10mins)
Almanara offers complimentary airport pick up and drop off. Our spacious, fully air-conditioned cars provide private transfers for our discerning clients.
Almanara's brand new Cessna Grand Caravan can be chartered from Nairobi to Ukunda Airstrip (located 5 minutes from Almanara). The aircraft can also be used to access Kenya's famous game parks, including the Maasai Mara.