Diani Travel Diary

I’ve been working on this post for 2months you guys no jokes. lol

My friends and I traveled to Diani, Mombasa a few months ago and it was a blast!

Story time…

So first the devil tried it! He tried to come between me and my Diani. For about 40mins or more I was denied entry passed the imigration because I suddenly couldn’t find my yellow fever card yet I had presented it at the preceding check points. But fast forward the Lord came through, I was the last person to board before take off. Won’t he do it?

We left Kigali around 8:30pm and touched down in Mombasa around 10pm. We had booked a villa in Diani through airbnb and the manager was kind enough to pick us up at Moi International Airport. From Mombasa we crossed with the ferry to get to Diani and reached our destination around midnight.

Day1: Our first day was very chilled, we spent it at our beautiful villa, unwinding. We stayed in for the most part of the morning hoping to head to the beach in the evening when the manager broke the news that we can’t go out late because it was a -low season- which meant -thieves season- which meant -bad news-(in very short words). So he suggested we try an early start the next morning and we did just that. We drank, ate and played games.

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The beautiful garden at our villa
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Inside the villa
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Sitting area
The pool area





One of the dogs at the villa


The back porch

Day2: I had booked my skydive appointment on this day so we spent the better part of it at the skydive Diani offices. You can read all about my experience here. And spent the afternoon & evening at Swahili beach resort which is such a beauty you guys! I highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Diani. Sadly, my camera’s battery died 5minutes into reaching  the resort so I didn’t capture much.

The view from the skydive Diani offices
The beach from the skydive Diani offices
Getting strapped for my tandem jump


Also, tuk-tuks are mandatory!
Swahili beach resort



Day3: We had our lunch at Forty thieves bar & restaurant on this day, watching the blue ocean and heavy waves which unfortunately disrupted our camel rides. We headed back to Mombasa later that afternoon where we visited the Fort Jesus. The fort was built in the 1500s by the Portuguese and houses a museum.




Fort Jesus


Tourist behaviour

Day4: We headed back to Kigali, after such a short but very wonderful trip.



Javas cafe – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport



Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Check out more snippets of our trip on this vlog.

I loved Diani and can’t wait to go back to explore more. First place I visit when I go back is the Ali Baba caves that we had planned to visit but didn’t get a chance to because we had so little time. Have you been to Diani, what was your experience like? Share with us in the comment section below.

Love & Love,



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