Useful Info

What, where, when & how

Useful Info

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.

Full address

Almanara Luxury Resort
P.O. BOX 5468 Diani Beach,
80401, Kwale District
Kenya

 

Airport Transfers

Almanara offers complimentary airport pick up and drop off services. Relax in the private comfort of one of our spacious, fully air-conditioned cars, while our driver shows you the first sights of Kenya on your way to paradise.

 

Visa Information

A single entry Kenya tourist Visa is available on arrival at immigration. The cost is USD $50 per person (US Dollar notes printed after 2003), £30 GBP per person, or €35 EURO per person. Please ensure you have one 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.

 

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 25C. One or two pairs of light long trousers for the evenings will be more than enough, although shorts for the guys and light dresses for the girls are perfect for most of the year. 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 which are replenished daily.

Getting There

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)

 

Private Charter

Almanara’s  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.

 

Medical Information

Please consult 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 can 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.

 

Weather

Diani weather is mostly stable year round. The monsoon winds that blow across the ocean establish the seasons. The kaskazi wind is lasts from October to March with November bringing the “short” rains. The kusi is the more powerful and colder of the two winds, lasting from April until September, with rain expected between May and June. During the months of “rain,” the climate remains warm. April and May are naturally the regions rainiest period, with January to February recording the least rainfall. The wettest month in Diani Beach is May. Months between December and April are the hottest, reaching an average maximum of 33°C throughout the day. It’s cooler in July and August, reaching just 27°C as a high.