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Diani Beach is a major beach resort on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya (in eastern Africa). It is located 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of Mombasa, in the nearby Kwale County. The beach is about 10 kilometres (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 (see photo at right), 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 centres. Diani Beach is also a popular kitesurfing location.

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Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Diani Beach, Kenya. Explore Diani Beach travel guide before you plan your trip here. A gripping city on its own right, Mombasa also deserves a visit. Mombasa, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Haller Park, Fort Jesus Museum, Diani Beach. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Moi International Airport. A vacation to Diani Beach can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Diani Beach*

  • Pollution Statistics in Diani Beach

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    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 100 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 87.5 (Very High)
  • Diani Beach: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Diani Beach for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Diani Beach.

    • Burglary and Theft 71.15 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 68.18 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 70.83 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 56.82 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 55.77 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 66.67 (High)
    • Drug offense 79.55 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 23.08 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 59.09 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 64.58 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Diani Beach - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 30.11 (Low)
    • Climate Index 73.79 (High)
    • Pollution Index 75.86 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 60 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 75 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.43 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Diani Beach

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Diani Beach

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.04 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.55 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 24.13 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 43.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32.18 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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