Other Activities

Safari Excursions, Dhow Trips & Cultural Visits

Things to do

Golf, Tennis, Horse Riding and more, Diani has a huge variety of activities sure to suit all who visit. A trip to see the protected Colobus Monkey’s is a must, whilst a tour of an ancient “Kaya” forest will help you learn the origins of the coastal tribes. The Wasini Island trip aboard Pili Pippa’s famous Dhow is a fantastic way to visit the Kisite National Marine Park where you can snorkel and swim with the dolphins, before heading to the island for a seafood lunch.

Wasini Dhow

Full day trips to Wasini Island and the Kisite National Marine Reserve can be arranged with Pilli Pippa Dhow safaris. You’ll be driven to Shimoni where you will be met by the crew aboard a traditional Arabic Dhow. They sail you out to the Kisite National Marine Reserve, where you can snorkel the pristine coral reefs. If you fancy going a little deeper, Discover Scuba Dives (DSD) are available on board. After a morning on the reef, you will head over to the island for a sumptuous selection of seafood and traditional swahili dishes.

 

Golf, Tennis & Horse Riding

A round of Golf can be arranged on the 18 hole Par 72 Championship course at the Leisure Lodge Country Club & Golf Resort (20 minutes from Almanara). Club night is a weekly affair with tournaments being organised on a monthly basis. Kindondo Kwetu offers Tennis on their hard courts if you’re looking for an active afternoon. Kinondo also offer horse riding in their paddocks or on the beach.

 

Culture & Wildlife

If you’re looking for wildlife, then look no further than the Colobus Trust. This charity run organisation helps protect the endangered Angolan Colobus, and help rehabilitate the remainder of our Monkey species – which include Baboons, Sykes and Vervets. Remaining on the topic of trees, a visit to the local “Kaya” forest is a must. You will be met by the local patrons of the Kaya, who will take you on a tour of the forest and explain the history of the Digo (coastal) people and their connections with nature.

 

Safari Excursions

Diani is a great base if you are considering a safari whilst in Kenya. Flights run daily from Ukunda, our local airstrip, to Amboseli, Tsavo and the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. Whether you’re looking for the perfect walking safari, a remote lodge, or wish to see the wildebeest crossing the Mara River, we can help plan the perfect safari for you. Overnight trips can be organised along with half and full day excursions.