The house has 4 large air conditioned bedrooms, each with its en-suite bathroom and solar heated water and shower. Each has a balcony, either facing east toward the sea and the sunrise or inland and west to the sunset. The main balcony facing the sea has table and chairs - it's a place for the family to eat breakfast or relax with a drink in the evening. The house sleeps 9/10. The 2 bedrooms facing the sea each have a big double bed and the other bedrooms are a twin and a triple, with another single bed in the study.
The dining room has a large dining table and the lounge area is comfortably furnished with a settee and easy chairs, a TV and DVD player and a variety of board games. The kitchen is large and fully equipped.
There is a lovely swimming pool with a big shallow end for children to play in safely with sunbeds, a table with sunshade and chairs.
There is an Estate Manager, who lives nearby and looks after you completely A maid comes daily to wash clothes and clean.
Let us arrange your Game Park Visits: Kenya is rightly famed for its wildlife National Parks. From the house, suggested visits include :
Tsavo landscapes are some of the most dramatic in Kenya, the animals are that bit wilder and the parks receive comparatively few visitors.They are about 2.5 hours drive away, off the main Mombasa – Nairobi highway. You see herds of elephants, lions, buffalo, giraffe, leopard, zebra, wildebeest, ostrich, warthogs, antelopes and gazelles. We can arrange day trips or overnight stays in the Park lodges.
We can arrange for you to fly from nearby Diani Airstrip to the world famous Masai Mara reserve, with its annual wildebeest migration. This typically involves a stay several nights overnight in the park.
Dolphin spotting at Wasini
A trip to Wasini Island – an eco-tourist destination – which is about 90 minutes drive south, involves a day out with a dhow trip to take in dolphin spotting, good coral reef snorkeling & an excellent lunch on one of the small islands.
Enjoy the Sea Life and Watersports: Snorkelling
You can snorkel off the beach or at a number of nearby sites where there is plenty of coral and tropical coral fish.
If you are interested in Scuba diving, we work with the best Dive Centres in Diani and can arrange this for you. There are some excellent coral reef dive sites, including an interesting wreck, where you can see turtles, octopus, nudibranchs, anemones and a huge range of fish. You frequently see dolphins on your way out to the dive sites, which sometimes play by the boat as it travels along.
The Scuba centre we use also offers a full range of PADI courses and qualificaton, plus “try dives” for newcomers to the sport.
Deep Sea Fishing
There is deep sea fishing for marlin, sailfish and tuna at Shimoni, which can be arranged with some excellent and very experienced crews.
There are jet skis, windsurfing and kite surfing at Diani, which we can arrange for you. This includes courses for those interested but inexperienced.
Sea and bird life: For any interested naturalist, there are a wide range of places to explore. The intertidal lagoon between the beach and the fringing reef at low tide is full of life and worth exploring both at day and at night. Regular sightings include octopus, cuttle fish, tiger, lynx and gold ring cowries, nudibranchs, moray eels, crabs, snake eels, sea hares and varieties of sea urchin. A group of Marine Biologists stay each year, who are building up a guide to the underwater flora and fauna. There are a range of identification books at the house.
There are a mass of wading birds working the intertidal zone at low tide, including sacred ibis, the raucous haddeda ibis, egrets, herons, storks and many smaller birds, They are gradually pushed in toward the beach as the tide comes in, making it easy to get close to them. You may see pied kingfishers fishing at high tide too. In the garden, there are lilac breasted rollers, finches, wagtails and other small birds.