The dhows heading to Kisite and Wasini

The dhows heading to Kisite and Wasini

Sailing the dhows to Wasini

Sailing the dhows to Wasini

Island fever, for the few who might become briefly infected, is easily remedied:

Mombasa to the north, with its ancient saffron-walled battlemented Fort Jesus and its treasure trove old town, is an hour's drive away.

Easier still is Diani Beach, a resort town, which offers a plethora of eating, drinking, partying and people watching opportunities, where you can browse boutiques, ride a camel along sand the colour of caster sugar, arrange to play golf or tennis or go scuba diving, windsurfing, kitesurfing or bodysurfing  

You can drive up into the Shimba Hills for a morning walk to and a swim in the Sheldrick Falls or you can enjoy a late evening game drive, elephant are regularly sighted, and sundowners.  If you aren't self driving, we can arrange a day out with an excellent guide.

An hour south, at Shimoni, you can go deep sea fishing, or don a mask and snorkel and witness the underwater world at Kisite and then feast on fresh crab on Wasini Island at lunchtime.

Or you could stay put: swim, snorkel, search the lagoon for the debris of long ago shipwrecks, walk the trees, explore the slave cells and ancient wells.

Or just stick your feet up and watch the sea and the sky.

Kitesurfing on Diani Beach

Kitesurfing on Diani Beach

Elephants in the Shimba Hills

Elephants in the Shimba Hills