Discover the Swahili Coast | Travel Advice

Why visit the Kenyan Coast?

The Kenyan coast is known for endless, dazzling white beaches, warm Indian Ocean waters and pristine marine reserves.

Beautiful beaches, superb diving and its own unique character combine to make the Kenyan coast the perfect end to a safari through Kenya.

Go deep sea fishing at the home of the Striped, Black and Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Broadbill, Mako, Tiger and other sharks, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, Giant Trevally among others.

The scuba diving, snorkelling and tag-release sport fishing here is among the best in the world. The area’s secluded resorts and villas are the ideal place to relax after the rigours of a Kenyan safari.

Why Visit?

  • Diani lies about 19 km south of Fort Jesus, Mombasa. The fort, built by the Portuguese in 1593 – 1596 to the designs of Giovanni Battista Cairati to protect the port of Mombasa, is one of the most outstanding and well preserved examples of 16th Portuguese military fortification and a landmark in the history of this type of construction.
  • Famous for beautiful and safe beaches, as well as spectacular diving, fishing and surfing.
  • South of Diani is where you find Wasini Island and the Wasini Marine National Park, one of the best snorkelling places in Africa.


Summer (October – April)
Min: 20°C/68°F Max: 34°C/94°C

Winter (May – September)INTER
Min:11°C/52°F Max: 25°C/77°C

The kaskazi wind blows in summer – hot days and clear skies. The kusi wind cools things for rainy April and a warm winter and spring