DIANI BEACH is a major beach resort on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya (in eastern Africa). It is located 30 kilometers (19 mi) south of Mombasa, in nearby Kwale County.The beach is about 10 kilometers (6 mi) long, from the Kongo River to the north and Galu beach to the south (the southern point of reference is an old Baobab tree). It is adjacent to the town of Ukunda, the population of which nears 100,000 inhabitants. A small airstrip is located between the beach area and the Mombasa-Lunga Lunga road. The water remains shallow near shore, with some underwater sandbars near the surface which allow wading with a clear view of the sandy bottom. Inland from the beach, there is extensive vegetation, including numerous palm trees which cover the coastal areas, unlike the dry acacia trees of the mountainous Kenyan Highlands. The Mwachema River flows into the sea at Diani Beach.
The general area is known for its coral reefs, black-and-white colobus monkeys, and for the closely located Shimba Hills National Reserve, a wildlife reserve which looks out over the Indian Ocean. Diani Beach has high-class restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, and several shopping centers. Diani Beach is also a popular kitesurfing location.
MOMBASA MOI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MBA)
Amani Luxury Apartments are only an hour’s drive from MBA via the Likoni Ferry crossing.
Mombasa Moi International Airport is the major inernational airport in the coastal region with direct connections to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Most international scheduled and chartered holiday flights from Europe, Middle East and Africa also land here.
UKUNDA/DIANI BEACH AIRFIELD (UKA)
Ukunda Airfield is a smaller airstrip located in Diani Beach. It handles light aircraft scheduled and charter flights providing connections to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport.
Amani Luxury Apartments are just 10 minutes’ drive from Ukunda Airfield. For more information check the Kenya Airports website.