Top 5 best places to visit in Kwale

Kwale County is located on the south coast of Kenya. Kwale borders Tanzania to the South West, Taita Taveta to the West, Kilifi to the North, Mombasa to the North East and the Indian Ocean to the East. This County covers a total surface area of 8,270.2 square km and accounts for 1.42 percent of Kenya`s total surface area.

Shimba Hills National Reserve in Kwale


Shimba Hills National Reserve is one of the largest coastal forests in East Africa the first being the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest. This national reserve is rich in flora and fauna and it hosts the highest density of African elephants in Kenya. There are also other animal species found in the area such as Sable antelope, elephant shrew, bushy-tailed mongoose, and other small mammals like fruit bats. This particular forest is an important bird area and is endowed with forest birdlife while the grasslands hold localized species such as red-necked-Spur fowl, Croaking Cisticola, and Zanzibar Red Bishop. The scenic Sheldrick Falls and the dense Mwaluganje Forest are also found here along with four campsites. 

Places to stay while visiting Shimba Hills National reserve.

Ocean Village Club

The Ocean Village Club hotel offers an outdoor pool and restaurant. This Villa is set in Diani Beach in the Coast Region, 700 meters from The Diani Beach Shopping Centre.

Searenity Beach Villa

Searenity Beach Villa is situated on Diani Beach, a few steps from Diani Beach. This particular Villa features accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden, and a shared lounge.

Asha Boutique Hotel

Set in Diani Beach, 600 meters from Diani Beach, Asha Boutique Hotel offers accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden, and a terrace.

Sawa Sawa Beach House

Sawa Sawa Beach House offers rooms in Msambweni. The accommodation provides a private beach area, as well as an outdoor swimming pool and a garden. The property features a restaurant.

Pinewood Beach Resort and Spa in Kwale County

Pinewood Beach Resort and Spa are located on Galu Beach and 10 km away from the Ukunda Airstrip. This boutique hotel features water sports facilities, an outdoor pool, and restaurants.

Places To VisitPlaces to stayRates
Shimba Hills National Reserve  Ocean Village Club
Searenity Beach Villa
Asha Boutique Hotel
Sawa Sawa Beach House
Pinewood Beach Resort and Spa  
Kes 31,801
Kes 25,467
Kes 17,523
Kes 6,230
Kes 23,714  

Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park

Kisite Mpunguti in Kwale

Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park is a protected area that features 252 species of reef fish, about 56 genera of hard corals, 2 common species of seagrass, and numerous sponges. This Park is famous for its population of turtles: Green and Hawksbill turtles normally spotted in their hang-out, Kijamba cha Kasa.

Where to stay while visiting Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park

The Sands at Chale Island

The Sands at Chale Island is situated on Chale Island along a white sandy beach, The Sands at Chale Island is surrounded by indigenous forest and offers magnificent sea views. The Sands resort boasts 3 outdoor pools and a spa.

Baobab Beach Resort & Spa

The Baobab Beach Resort & Spa offers accommodation on Diani Beach. With a lush garden, the resort overlooks the Indian Ocean and offers a 3-tier pool, a spa center, and a selection of restaurants.

Lantana Galu Beach

Lantana Galu Beach is an award-winning beach resort, unique in style and character – like no other on Diani Beach, Kenya! It is situated on the tranquil side of Diani Beach, Kenya. Lantana Galu Beach is set in lush tropical gardens along one of the most exclusive and pristine beaches on the Kenyan coast. Enjoy tasteful Swahili-style spacious beach holiday suites and villas, personalized service, and the freedom of organizing your own space and time.

 Sunset Villa Boutique Resort

Sunset Villa Boutique Resort is located in a breathtaking 6-acre – lush tropical garden and it is only a 10-minute walking distance away from the white and sandy beaches of Diani. Sunset Villas Boutique Resort offers in the main house, two standard rooms, one suite with one double and one single bed, and a spacious private balcony, facing the swimming pool and tropical garden, one deluxe suite with one bedroom, spacious living room, and terrace, right in front of the swimming pool. And at the side wings, there are additional two standard rooms. Two private garden villas with two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom each. Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, outside BBQ, pizza oven, pool beds, pool towels, lounge & cinema, bar & restaurant.

Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park  The Sands at Chale Island
Baobab Beach Resort & Spa
Lantana Galu Beach
Sunset Villa Boutique Resort
Kes 34,120
Kes 27,059
Kes 28,215
Kes 6,692

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Kaya Kinondo Forest

Kaya Kinondo in Kwale

The Kaya Kinondo forests play a key role in the Mijikenda religious sphere, it symbolizes their beliefs and practices as they are regarded as the ancestral and sacred homes of the Mijikenda peoples.

Places to visit while visiting Kaya Kimondo Forest

Aestus Villas Resort

Aestus Villas Resorts offers a garden and outdoor pool. It is located on Diani Beach, 2.4 kilometers from Colobus Conservation. Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest is 3.6 kilometers from the property.

Soul Breeze Backpackers Diani

Soul Breeze Beach Resort is what you might call your friendly and enchanting paradise on Diani Beach. In the Soul Breeze Backpackers Diani, you will enjoy being there, savoring the best in Kenyan hospitality in a refreshing, pleasant atmosphere.

Kaya Kinondo Forest  Aestus Villas Resort
Soul Breeze Backpackers Diani  
Kes 13,629
Kes 3,245

Tiwi Beach

Tiwi Beach is located southwards from Mombasa. The beach has white sand, and the beach line stretches for several kilometers. The bottom is sandy. Ebbs considerably affect the swimming possibilities for tourists, but small pools remain on the beach, and you can bathe there while on Kenya Safaris. Flows bring algae and sea urchins, so it is not recommended to swim there without special shoes. There is no infrastructure on these beaches but you can rent a sling chair and an umbrella. The shore has a small café with fresh seafood dishes.

Places to stay while visiting Tiwi Beach

Hillpark Amare Resort

Hillpark Amare Resort features an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, garden, and bar in Tiwi. Featuring a concierge service, this property also provides guests with a children’s playground.

Tiwi Tatu

Tiwi Tatu boasts a garden, an outdoor pool, and sea views, It is located in Tiwi. This cottage offers a private beach area.

Bellezza Tiwi Beach Cottages

Set just 1.7 km from Diani Beach, Bellezza Tiwi Cottages features accommodation in Tiwi with access to barbecue facilities, a terrace, as well as a 24-hour front desk. It is situated on the beachfront, this property has a shared lounge, a garden, and a private beach area. It offers 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom; this apartment has a flat-screen TV. Free private parking is also available at the apartment. Bellezza Tiwi Cottages offers a children’s playground. A car rental service is available at the accommodation.

Tiwi Beach  Hillpark Amare Resort
Tiwi TatuBellezza
Tiwi Beach Cottages
Kes 12,980
Kes 18,172
Kes 20,768

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Colobus Conservation Centre

Colobus Conservation Centre in Kenya

Colobus Conservation is a non-profit conservation organization designed to promote the conservation, preservation, and protection of primates like the Vulnerable Angolan Colobus monkey (Colobus angolensis palliates) and its coastal forest habitat in southeastern Kenya

Places to stay while visiting Colobus conservation center

Amani Luxury Apartments

Amani Luxury Apartments is located on Diani Beach in Ukunda. This resort features a swimming pool. This self-catering accommodation includes free Wi-Fi in all areas and has a terrace that leads into the garden.

Oasis Diani Beach Villas

The Oasis Diani Beach Villas is set on Diani Beach in the Kwale region and Diani Beach is reachable within 700 meters, This Villa offers accommodation with free Wi-Fi, BBQ facilities, an outdoor swimming pool, and free private parking.

Severin Safari Camp

The Severin Safari Camp offers an outdoor pool and a spa and wellness center, Severin Safari Camp is located in Voi. Free Wi-Fi access is available in this tented camp.

Colobus Conservation Centre  Amani Luxury Apartments
Oasis Diani Beach Villas
Severin Safari Camp
Kes 12,850
Kes 14,667
Kes 14,407

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