Located south of Mombasa, Kenya on the east coast of Africa, Diani Beach rests between the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean and open plains of the Shimba Hills National Reserve. Stretching 25 kilometres along the coastline, pearl white sands and lush green forests provide a backdrop of serenity that defines paradise.
Tucked amidst the towering palms and tropical gardens, Almanara Luxury Resort sits quietly – boasting six fully inclusive villas along with a spectacular Presidential Villa. Complete with personal chef and maid services, this all-inclusive resort provides guests with the chance to enjoy 7-star luxury while experiencing the genuine cultures of Africa.
The Boutique Hotel is comprised of 5 ocean view rooms and suites with bespoke dining and exclusive facilities, such as stunning infinity pool & Jacuzzi along with rooftop gym and games room. 6 Executive 3 bedroom villas are perfect for larger groups and families, complete with private dining and personal chef & butler services. There is a central swimming pool and Jacuzzi for the 6 villas. No request is too great as the team of staff strives to meet your every need with discretion and efficiency enduring you leave Almanara totally relaxed after a well deserved break.
Each of the six Executive Villas is fully air-conditioned, boasting 3 double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathroom, plus a downstairs cloakroom. All of the rooms have been individually decorated with local artwork and bespoke furniture.
Almanara Luxury Resort is located on Galu Beach, which is the central part of three stretches of 7km beaches that make up Diani. The beach is extremely clean and quiet, away from the hassle of the larger hotels situated further north.
Diani Beach is one of the most exclusive locations for Kenya beach holidays. Situated on the South Coast of Mombasa, the 25 Kilometre strip is made up of Tiwi Beach, Galu Beach, Chale Island, Funzi Island and Kinondo.
Golf, Tennis, Horse Riding and more, Diani has a huge variety of activities sure to suit all who visit. A trip to see the protected Colobus Monkey’s is a must, whilst a tour of an ancient “Kaya” forest will help you learn the origins of the coastal tribes. The Wasini Island trip aboard Pili Pippa’s famous Dhow is a fantastic way to visit the Kisite National Marine Park where you can snorkel and swim with the dolphins, before heading to the island for a seafood lunch.
Vast savannahs peppered with immense herds of wildlife. Snow-capped mountains on the equator. Traditional peoples who bring soul and colour to the earth. Welcome to Kenya.
The survival and abundance of Kenya’s wildlife owes everything to one of Africa’s most innovative and successful conservation communities. Through some pretty tough love – Kenya pioneered the use of armed rangers to protect rhinos and elephants – Kenya stopped the emptying of its wilderness, bringing its wildlife back from the brink after the poaching holocaust of the 1970s and 1980s. More than that, in places like Laikipia and the Masai Mara, private and community conservancies bring tourism together with community development and wildlife conservation in a near-perfect marriage. In other words, if you want your visit to make a difference, you’ve come to the right place.
Peopling that landscape, adding depth and resonance to Kenya’s age-old story, are some of Africa’s best-known peoples. The Maasai, the Samburu, the Turkana, Swahili, the Kikuyu: these are the peoples whose histories and daily struggles tell the story of a country and of a continent – the struggle to maintain traditions as the modern world crowds in, the daily fight for survival in some of the harshest environments on earth, the ancient tension between those who farm and those who roam. Drawing near to these cultures, even coming to understand them a little better through your presence among them, could just be a highlight of your visit.
When you think of Africa, you’re probably thinking of Kenya. It’s the lone acacia silhouetted against a horizon stretching into eternity. It’s the snow-capped mountain almost on the equator and within sight of harsh deserts. It’s the lush, palm-fringed coastline of the Indian Ocean, it’s the Great Rift Valley that once threatened to tear the continent asunder, and it’s the dense forests reminiscent of the continent’s heart. In short, Kenya is a country of epic landforms that stir our deepest longings for this very special continent.
This is the land of the Masai Mara, of wildebeest and zebras migrating in their millions with the great predators of Africa following in their wake. But Kenya is also home to the red elephants of Tsavo, to Amboseli elephant families in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro and to the massed millions of pink flamingos stepping daintily through lake shallows. Africa is the last great wilderness where these creatures survive. And Kenya is the perfect place to answer Africa’s call of the wild.