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Discovering Diani: Part 2

Hello Wanderlusters!
Happy Hump Day!
I hope you have been well. I’m back today with Part 2 of Discovering Diani! So grab your cup of tea and enjoy the read!


The second Day of our Diani trip was a jam-packed day. Most of us wanted to wake up to catch the sunrise but it was futile. We woke up by 7:30 am and went straight to the beach. At this time, the tide was low and we could enjoy the water whilst collecting shells. Breakfast was ready by 10 am, we ate then set out to go the African Pool.

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The African Pool is a natural forming “pool” of some sorts that people swim in. There are two ways of getting there, either climbing down a small cliff or walking through a sea urchin-infested area. Of course we took the sea urchin route! The short trip is 50ksh per person. We walked with a guide who was very informative showing us different sea creatures such as the sea star, the sea slug and sea urchins. In his culture, the sea slug can be taken to a witchdoctor and a potion is made in order to keep a man away from your wife! 😀

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sea star

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The walk was around 10 minutes and most of it was spent dodging sea urchins. Unfortunately, one of us fell victim to the spikes of the urchin and the guide got a young papaya fruit and used its juice to do a minor surgery on her foot. It was seemingly effective.

A few people got into the African Pool due to fear of urchins. The rock that helped form the pool is a wonder. You could see the layers from the many years of erosion to make it.

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On top of the cliff

We soon climbed the mini cliff and set out to the camp site but we soon located a pool which we illegally swam in. 😀 We are about that thug life!

We were back to the campsite to shower and have a lovely time by the beach, taking walks and getting henna tattoos.


That afternoon we went to the small Ukunda Town for late lunch and a little shopping at Nakumatt Diani. We  had some delectable street food and nyama and kuku choma with ugali and kachumbari. We noted that everyone in Diani is seemingly very nice! Even cat-calls sound polite! 😀 I could get used to that.

We were soon back at the campsite for a dinner, a late swim and an amazing night bond fire. Soon it was already morning and this time I got to see the sunrise.


Our final few hours at Diani was spent relaxing at the beach. By 11:30 am we began our long drive back to Nairobi concluding the trip.


Diani is a stunning getaway that is life-changing. This blog post does not even do it justice. You need to experience it for yourself.

Hope you enjoyed the read and there will be a little montage for Part 3 and a Diani Tips post.
Have a lovely rest of the week!

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