Watamu is a lovely town at 2h30 drive from Mombasa. Here you will find one of the most beautiful beach in Africa . We spent 10 days there and it was a blast, we visited the Mangrove forest, the Gedi Ruins but also did snorkeling in this beautiful Indian Ocean. We choose to book through Airbnb, with our daughters it is really our favorite kind of stay. We can follow our own rhythm and during the stay we feel like really living in the city we visit !
Diani Beach is a major beach resort on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya, it is located 30 kilometers south of Mombasa. It can be reached directly by plane, but from Kigali it was easy to have a flight to Mombasa , and then using the ferry and road to arrive at this small paradise .
This town was just a fishing place 40 years ago, but in the 70s when tourists wishing to come to Africa found Kenya the ideal place, as there was so much strife and problems in other African countries and it was the beginning of a touristic boom. Hotels were built along the coast road, which was at that time a dusty road. Since then Diani has continued to expend without losing its charm and simple atmosphere. You will not feel that you are in a very touristic area if you avoid the big hotels.
Nairobi is a beautiful and vibrant city. If you have the possibility to do a citytrip , you definitely should! Even if you are going on safari in Magical Kenya, take some time for Nairobi : you will not regret it!
There is plenty hotels, but I am a airbnb addict. I love the idea to have a place for my own, to enjoy the city as a local for few days and following my rythm.