From WaterLovers it easy to organize many daily excursions and our staff are always happy to be of assistance in finding the ones suiting you best.
We can organise a wonderful safari aboard a dhow, the typical Arabic sailboats, to visit Wasini Island and Kisite Marine Park, where you can see dolphins in their natural habitat. The day starts off with a short drive to Shimoni, a fishing village on the southern tip of Diani Beach. Sailing the dhow you finally arrive in the wonderful world of Kisite National Park only to snorkel with the dolphins - amazing. You then head to Wasini Island for a delicious seafood lunch served at a private restaurant overlooking the bay. After you have had a chance to relax in the African sun you will be taken back to WaterLovers in the afternoon. We recommend the tour operator Pilli Pipa as one of the more professional operators.
A one-hour drive from WaterLovers it is possible to reach Mombasa old town for a walk in the antique streets of the city, visiting Fort Jesus and the fruit and vegetable market, ending the day with a dinner at the Tamarind Restaurant, considered the best seafood restaurant in Africa.
Built in Arab style, the restaurant has a starlit terrace perched on a cliff overlooking the old harbour of Mombasa. At the Tamarind you can also have an evening cruise aboard the dhow with live music and a delicious dinner prepared in Swahili style on the deck in front of the guests.
Diani is famous for the rare breed of Colobus, an almost extinct black and white monkey, unique to this area of East Africa. With just a five-minute drive you reach the Colobus Trust, an organization for the conservation and the protection of the Colobus monkeys (www.colobustrust.org). At the trust you can have a one-hour visit of the centre and the surrounding forest.
Kenya is worth a journey even only for the local population, especially the children with their wonderful bright smiles. If during your stay you want to visit a local village, donate clothes or educational material to the children, we can advise you different projects. In particular, WaterLovers supports Rainbow for kids, a non-profit organization created by a Belgian teacher who has decided to leave her career to dedicate herself to the education of the kids of the Ukunda village.
Just 2 km from WaterLovers an Amazonas landscape, the Congo river; a river entering into the ocean, a beach full of baobab trees and an old mosque. Many birds can be spotted and the location offers an especially breathtaking sunset from the river, surrounded by a palm forest and mangroves.
There is also the Shimba Hills natural reserve, a sanctuary for elephants, buffalos, antelopes and other wildlife, located a little further inland and just a 40-minute drive from Diani.
Finally for the more sporty, it’s wonderful to rent bikes and go cycling on the long beach of Diani.