What to do... along the coast?

• NGALAWA (AFRICAN CANOE)
This is a very nice trip in a typical African sailing canoe, which will take you to the outer main reef on a low tide for snorkelling and sun bathing. Rates are KSH. 1000 per person. The trip will last between 3-4 hours. TIP: Organize a cool box from the Marine bar and sign for drinks on your room number.

• COLOBUS TRUST
Is a charitable primate research sanctuary, which has been set up specifically for the conservation of the rare Angolan Colobus monkey, which are indigenous to Diani. Situated on the beach before Africana Sea Lodge (15 minutes walk from Diani Marine). This is a very interesting project, which Diani Marine supports and we recommend you to visit there. Homepage: www.colobustrust.org

• SHOPPING... AROUND DIANI
There are 3 main shopping centres in Diani, one is located at Chandarana 5 minutes walk from us. Another one is 1.5 km from Diani Marine the Muthaiga shopping center, and the last one Nakumatt, just at the junction about 2.4 km from our place, you can get there by matatu or taxi. You will find many curio shops, bars, restaurants, banks, taxi services and pharmacy.

Prices are generally not fixed (except for the supermarket) and a 20% discount can normally be made on a purchase depending on how hard you bargain and how much you are buying. There are cash point machines (ATM) in Diani, at Diani shopping Center next to Muthaiga super market, at Barclays Bank or in front of Nakumat super market. Forex rates are generally fixed, change your money at Kenya Commercial Bank or Barclays. Current Barclays' exchange rates can be obtained from the Diani Marine office on an updated daily basis. ADVICE: Check prices in the shops before you bargain with local roadside or beach salesmen.

• UKUNDA MARKET
Visit Ukunda open-air market and check the local township. Only 10 minutes from Diani by matatu or taxi. Organize from the Village reception.

• 1 DAY MOMBASA CITY TOUR
Start with a tour of Fort Jesus built by the Portuguese in 1593 and visit the Fort Museum. Later, enjoy a walk through the Old Town towards the old Dhow Harbour. Driving around the island, you will feel the timeless atmosphere of this ancient Arab town, whose history dates back to the 13th century. Now drive along the seafront and the harbour entrance, before continuing through the centre of Mombasa. Then you will visit the Bazaar with its colourful array of local fabrics, the Hindu Temple and the world-renowned landmark of Mombasa, the huge Elephant tusks on Moi Avenue. Finish off at Akamba woodcarvers, where magnificent carvings can be purchased.

• SPORTS ACTIVITIES

DIVING – provided here, inside divers village.

Safari Beach Sports Center – Facilities available include gym, squash, tennis (Floodlite), aerobics, step training, and volleyball. Situated at the Safari Beach Hotel. Daily and weekly memberships are available for non- hotel guests. Get there by taxi or matatu from Diani Marine.

Golf Club – Located opposite Leisure Lodge Hotel. Has a 18 hole championship golf course.

Gym and Aerobics – Available at Leopard Beach Hotel. You can contact the hotel on 040 320 2087

Kite Surfing and Wind Surfing – Just next door there is a H20 base where you can make courses. Wind Surfing Other than Diving Diani Marine offers wind surfing activities. Usually scheduled depending on the ocean tides

Your Diani Marine Team will strive to make your holiday an enjoyable and relaxing experience.

The most important thing for our company is that you (our guest) receive the best possible service and leave Kenya happy! If you do have any problems, queries or complaints please feel free to voice them to our Management staff. It is very difficult to solve complaints once you have left our premises.

A problem aired is a problem solved!

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