Kwale, Kwale, Kenya Accommodations

Accommodations in Kwale

Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
The SpaceWe are a friendly and relaxed place where you can be yourself. Parking right at your entrance. Accommodates up to five guests. Kitchen is well equipped and has an open floor plan with living room. Store with iron board, iron box and cloth stand. Guest AccessThe pool and sitting areas are separated from the rest of the compound for more privacy. There is also a cleaning and washing service if required which has to be paid separately. Interaction with GuestsThis is my home and I love to give ideas on what to do or where to go and eat. You like to get a feel of your environment? We enjoy to make your stay memorable and give you our best hospitality. You prefer to discover yourself what there is, then we give you space. The NeighborhoodIt is quiet and has villas and family properties and one gets a nice feeling of how people live. Our place is like a small village, accommodating local professionals. It's also close to public transport, attractions, shopping and beach. Getting AroundWe are only about 150 meters away from public transport. Motor bike taxis passing in front of our gate and tuktuks available. Parking next to the apartments. It's not far from the airport and a taxi is the best option. Other Things to NoteWe are in close walking distance of shopping, restaurants, beach and public transport. It's also very private and homely. Our security are our guard dogs which are release in the evening. You want to come in or go out in the night, our guard will assist you.
Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
The SpaceThis house, called Pumzikatu (meaning place of relaxation) sits on Shimba Hills ridge above an elephant sanctuary and with views as far as the eye can see. You may awaken in the clouds and then as it burns off see the starlings and hundreds of other birds show off, or chase the monkeys from the little swimming pool and you don't get anything done as you keep looking for elephants and following the herd as it moves around in the trees below. A micro climate makes it very pleasant and soporific and peaceful and there is no pollution in the air. However in half an hour you can be in the heat of the beach, Diani Beach. And then you can return to the tranquility of Pumzika-tu. There you have comfortable rooms, three with king size beds and one with a queen size double bed and with three bathrooms (a king and queen share a bathroom and great for a family). Motana will keep the place clean and I can bring in a cook to do some light cooking (and is happy to learn from guests) and the two permanent watchmen/gardeners/helpers take care of your safety. You use our Safaricom dongle for the internet. We now have electricity and generator backup. There is a lovely bar and a super bar-b-q. At night some lanterns will be lit for atmosphere and a fire for ambience although not really necessary in the hot season, but nice in the rainy season. There are lovely walks and guided tours through the forest by local forest wardens. Guest AccessKwale is a small town with a local market and very colourful one on Wednesdays. They are now building a modern shopping centre which some love and some think a shame. There are two ATMs in the village and you can buy your basics, and fruit and vegetables, beer and sodas but no wine or liquor. For delicatessan things, good meat, fresh fish and canned stuff, you go to Ukunda and Diani Beach. There you will find modern supermarkets, banks and ATMs, clothes, art and souvenir shops. Two airlines fly from Nairobi (Wilson) to Diani Beach (Nairobi international to Mombasa international in just over an hour. I can organize pick ups and car hire at very reasonable rates, and also tours and visits. Kwale Tours, Said is my preferred agent and I use him exclusively as he is in Kwale and very knowledgeable. He can collect you and take you to a supermarket to stock up and then up to the house (via the beach if you fancy a beer and a swim on the way up to the ridge. Then he can leave you with a car. Diani Beach is just south of Mombasa where you can cool off in the sea which is protected by the reef. You can chill out in beach bars and restaurants, swimming, take dhow trips, kite surfing and go deep sea fishing or just walking or taking a camel ride along the beach. There a small but delightful game park 10 minutes from the house where you can see giraffe, wart hogs, buffaloes, elephants, monkeys, dung Beatles and other wild animals including the rare and beautiful sable antelopes with their black coats and long circular horns. There are many, about 600, elephants who enjoy a corridor into the elephant sanctuary at Mwaluganje Forest and it is these that regularly visit beneath Pumzika-tu. A visit to the park can be followed by a restaurant meal where fish eagles can be seen to fish and monkeys and bush-babies abound. Interaction with GuestsI live in Nairobi and only visit to check you in and show you around and help you settle in and if there is an emergency I will fly down. Said, Saidi and Matano will look after you splendidly. I don't have a driver but one can be booked for you at a reasonable price by Said, Kwale Tours. The NeighborhoodI love the Shimba Hills as a very special place and the village is so typical of rural Africa that it is most interesting with an orphanage, a home for mentally challenged children and its nice little schools and market. There are some great African restaurants and local fruit, vegetable and meat market. Getting AroundYou can take boda bodas (small motorbikes) for 100/= from the house to Kwale and then a mutatu, small bus to the Ukunda and Diani Beach and to Mombasa. You can also hire a car with or without a driver from a designated, checked person called Said (who will take you on Safari, accompany you to the park or beaches until you feel comfortable with going solo. He has the lowest prices and you can pay him directly. A nice seven seater car that can go on Safari costs 4500/= per day and 5500/= with driver. Other Things to NoteMombasa is now overcrowded and has traffic problems but it is worth visiting Fort Jesus and the old arab town and for about 1000/= a guide will latch himself onto you. You need to negotiate a price for the few hours with him and he will start at 3000/=. There will be an information pack in the house. Kwale Tours would also take you and is probably a better bet but it would be more expensive as he would take you from Kwale (but it is all negiotiable).
Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceOne of the first houses built on this stunning escarpment and overlooking the Elephant Reserve. Elephants are often seen from the verandah and come within several metres of the property. The large verandah offers the perfect relaxation area with one of the best views in Kenya. Stunning sunsets are very much the norm here with a stunning night sky to follow. The elevation on the ridge means that the property is lovely and cool at night - a welcome respite from the relentless coastal heat! Guest AccessFull access to the entire property that has a large kitchen with cooker and fridge. BBQ facilities and a back up generator. Interaction with GuestsThere is a housekeeper who has separate accommodation on the property. She is also an excellent cook and will offer her services for just £10 per day (Kshs 1500). Guests purchase the ingredients. The NeighborhoodFantastic views over the Elephant Reserve and on into Tanzania. The property is elevated so gets nice an cool in the evenings - perfect if you want to escape the styfling coastal heat. Only a 40 minute drive to the world famous Diani Beach. Getting AroundHaving your own car is highly reccomended. Taxis can be hired from Diani and we can recommend a friendly and reliable driver. Other Things to NoteThe house is only 15 minuts from the Shimba Hills park entrance and 30 minutes from the Mwalunganje Elephant Reserve.
Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
    Enjoy African life house play with the kids in our small village, eat African food and health, learn our African culture. From our village to Diani beach is 38km, 45 minutes drive. We do also safaris at affordable rates (URL HIDDEN)
    house
    2br house
    • Pets Allowed
    Incredibly spacious and decorated in a unique North African style, Saruni Samburu's large rooms are better described as 'houses', each with its own private seating and dining area: 2 en-suite family houses
      • Each spacious house consists of two bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin bedroom), each with their own en suite dressing room and bathroom (hot running water, shower, bath and flush toilet), and a shared dining and seating area with veranda.
    All rooms can fit extra beds, to accommodate children under the age of 16yrs only. park entry fees $90 Included Full board, soft drinks, beer & house wine Excluded Day & night game drives, guided walks Bush breakfasts & sundowners Airstrip  transfers Cultural  visits & visits to Samburu rock art caves Massage  and other spa treatments Limited laundry Conservation fee Extras Excl.  use of vehicle - half day $320, full day $640 Drawing  safari supplement - $100 pppd Bush walks - $30 pp Sundowners - $30 pp Bush breakfast - $30 pp Drinks  supplement - $30 pppd Extra  lunch - $30 pp Airstrip  transfer - $60 per vehicle (max 5 pax) Shared game drive - $70 pppgd Check  out 10h00
    house
    2br house
    • Pets Allowed
    Incredibly spacious and decorated in a unique North African style, Saruni Samburu's large rooms are better described as 'houses', each with its own private seating and dining area: 2 en-suite family houses
      • Each spacious house consists of two bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin bedroom), each with their own en suite dressing room and bathroom (hot running water, shower, bath and flush toilet), and a shared dining and seating area with veranda.
    All rooms can fit extra beds, to accommodate children under the age of 16yrs only. park entry fees $90 Included Full board, soft drinks, beer & house wine Non-luxury  spirits Day & night game drives, guided bush walks One 1/2h complimentary massage per villa Bush breakfasts / lunches along Ewaso Nyiro river Bush dinners at Lion's Rock Transfers  to cultural visits & Sundowners Airstrip  transfers Warrior  for a week program  - special courses in bush skills, animal tracking and guiding Visits  to Samburu rock art caves Limited  laundry Excluded Champagne,  luxury spirits & select wines Massage and other spa treatments Conservation fee Extras Extra  lunch - $30 pp Exclusive  use of vehicle per day - $300 Cultural  visits - $10 pp Drawing  safari supplement - $100 pppd Check  out 10h00
    Home/Apartment
    5br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Smoking Allowed
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    • Swimming Pool
    Villa Madinina is the perfect place to spend a weekend, a week or weeks to forget everyday's hectic and enjoy Kenya's beaches. Diani is one of the most beautiful parts of the popular south coast of Kenya. 5 minutes away from the sandy beaches of Diani. Comes with al the serenity one would ever wish for.
    Bedroom
    Bedroom
    • Smoking Allowed
    • Breakfast
    • Parking
    The SpaceShimba Hills Lodge is only 45 minutes drive away from Diani Beach and 45 minutes from Mombasa town. Getting AroundThe lodge can be reached only by car. Other Things to NotePlease note that the KWS (Kenya Wildlife Service) charges entrance fee for the reserve where the lodge is located. The fee is 25 USD per person for 24 hours and ca. 3,5 to 12 USD for the car, depending on the size. The park fees are not included in the room rates. The reserve can be entered between 6am and 6pm.