Diani Beach

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Top Descriptions

Diani Beach is a popular spot on the Kenyan coast, especially if you’re into kite-surfing. And it’s true that the beach is quite typically beautiful with its powdery white sand – and the town’s location between Mombasa and is quite convenient if you’re just passing through. But don’t expect great value for money here, or a particularly wide range of accommodation and dining options. While tourists seem to like the spot, backpackers might be better off heading further north to or . – Daniel
 
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Top Tips

Diani Beach is a popular seaside resort, so do be careful coming here on a budget. Cheaper restaurants such as or (or providing for yourself at one of the many supermarkets such as ) might help out.
Don’t miss out on visiting both ends of the beach: and . And if you’re at the latter, you might as well drop by at the . Although, do time your visits to the beach well as the tides are very noticeable here. Swimming at low tide is almost impossible.
Consider visiting one evening for a meal so that you can witness the .
Taxi-like tuk-tuks will take you up or down the coastal road for KES30 per person. They only go half way along the road though, to the and then up to Ukunda. So if you need to go all the way along the beach you’ll have change tuk-tuks at that supermarket and pay another KES30.
 
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The Location

What should we know?

Name in local script:
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Environment type:ocean, white sand
Location type:rural, town
 
Religion type:Christianity, Islam

What can we see or do there?

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Animals:bushbaby, scorpion
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Average daily budget:KES3,718

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:4 nights
High season:December
Low season:March to May

How can we get in contact?

Language(s):English, Swahili
Timezone:UTC+03:00
Country calling code:254

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
Geographical feature:Indian Ocean

The Directions

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The Directions

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Number of attractions visited:4
 
Travel time to attractions:10 minutes
Travel time to next location:3 hours, 30 minutes
 
Altitude:sea level
Population:100000
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Local Availability

ItemSizeAverage Cost
Beer (multinational)500mlKES140
Beer (national)500mlKES110
Fizzy drink1 litreKES50
Fruit juice1 litreKES204
Gin (multinational)1 litreKES1,060
Gin (national)1 litreKES875
Milk1 litreKES90
Oil1 litreKES245
Rum (multinational)1 litreKES1,580
Rum (national)1 litreKES700
Vodka (multinational)1 litreKES1,299
Vodka (national)1 litreKES650
Water1 litreKES42
Whisky (multinational)1 litreKES2,599
Whisky (national)1 litreKES590
Wine1 bottleKES875
ItemSizeAverage Cost
Almonds100gKES170
Apples1kg
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Bananas1kg
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Bell pepper1kg
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Bread1 loafKES60
Carrots1kgKES99
Chillies1kgKES250
Chocolate (multinational)1 barKES80
Chocolate (national)1 bar
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Coconut milk1 canKES135
Cucumber1kg
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Eggs1 dozenKES180
Garlic1kg
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Ginger1kg
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Honey1 jarKES299
Ice cream1 unitKES50
Jam1 jarKES114
Onions1kgKES50
Oranges1kg
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Pasta1kgKES350
Peanut butter1 jarKES150
Peanuts100g
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Potatoes1kgKES80
Raisins100gKES65
Rice1kgKES105
Sandwich1 unit
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Tomatoes1kgKES99
ItemSizeAverage Cost
Antifungal shampoo1 bottle
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Conditioner1 bottleKES225
Condoms1 packKES100
Deodorant1 canKES175
Floss1 packKES145
Hand sanitizer1 bottleKES150
Laundry soap1 barKES40
Razors1 packKES395
Sanitary towels1 packKES115
Shampoo1 bottleKES265
Soap1 barKES60
Tampons1 boxKES240
Toilet roll1 unitKES30
Toothpaste1 tubeKES100
Washing powder1 boxKES160
ItemSizeAverage Cost
Antiseptic cream1 tube
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Bandages1 packKES75
Chapstick1 unit
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Contact lens solution1 bottle
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Headache tablets1 packKES100
Ibuprofen1 pack
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Mosquito repellent1 bottleKES315
Nail clippers1 set
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Plasters1 packKES20
Sun cream1 bottle
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Sunglasses1 pair
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Batteries4-pack
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Chilli powder100gKES135
Cigarettes (multinational)20-pack
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Cigarettes (national)20-pack
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Coriander100gKES185
Cumin100g
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Fuel1 litreKES91.50
Internet1 hour
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Lighter1 unit
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Matches1 pack
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Paprika100gKES165
Travel multiadapter1 unit
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Travel plug1 unit
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Turmeric100gKES145
Stock1 packKES29

Local Cuisine

DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Biryani (meat)KES350
Biryani (vegetarian)KES180
Breakfast (continental)KES400
Breakfast (cooked)KES733
BurgerKES600
Burger (cheese)KES650
Burger (vegetarian)KES550
CalamariKES883
Calzone (large)KES650
CarbonaraKES600
ChapattiKES37
Chicken wingsKES400
Curry (generic – meat)KES483
Curry (generic – vegetable)KES400
Eggs (how you like)KES186
Fajitas (meat)KES800
Fillet (beef)KES875
Fillet (fish)KES750
Fish and chipsKES800
Fish fingersKES425
French friesKES162
Fried (chicken)KES250
Fried (fish)KES800
Fruit saladKES256
Goulash (beef)KES650
Grilled (chicken)KES488
Grilled (fish)KES717
DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Ice cream (scoop)KES100
Ice cream (sundae)KES300
Kiev (chicken)KES600
Liver and chipsKES500
Mashed potatoesKES100
Mixed grillKES2,500
Noodle soup (meat)KES400
OmeletteKES207
Pancake (simple)KES350
Pasta (meat)KES517
Pasta (vegetable)KES525
Pilau rice (meat)KES350
Pilau rice (vegetable)KES190
Pizza (loaded)KES800
Pizza (simple)KES525
Pork chopsKES650
PrawnsKES750
Roasted (pork)KES700
RolexKES350
DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
SaladKES212
Salad (meat)KES450
Samosas (meat)KES168
Samosas (vegetable)KES350
Sandwich (basic)KES425
Sandwich (loaded)KES600
Sausage and mashKES600
Soup (meat)KES400
Soup (vegetarian)KES267
Spring rollKES300
SteakKES700
Stew (meat)KES427
Stroganoff (meat)KES600
Whole (fish)KES500
BeverageAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Bailey’s (shot)KES300
Alcoholic mixed drinkKES253
Beer (multinational)KES245
Beer (national)KES258
Brandy (shot)KES225
CappuccinoKES350
Champagne (bottle)KES3,400
Cider (bottle)KES280
CoffeeKES120
Cointreau (shot)KES400
EspressoKES250
Fruit juice (fresh)KES170
Gin (shot)KES250
GuinnessKES280
Malibu (shot)KES250
MilkKES150
MilkshakeKES250
Red BullKES265
Rum (shot)KES233
Sambuca (shot)KES250
SmoothieKES300
Soft drinkKES85
TeaKES113
Tea (herbal)KES75
Tequila (shot)KES225
Vodka (shot)KES233
Water (2L)KES258
Whisky (shot)KES233
Wine (bottle)KES1,333
Wine (glass)KES255

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