Feeling at home in Shambani’s lush cottages

One of the three bedroom cottages at Shambani. PHOTO/Jan Fox

What you need to know:

  • This mass migration to the west, though, meant that the normally steep Easter prices at the Coast had dropped — making some of the more upmarket hotels and cottages more affordable.
  • Shambani’s eight self-catering cottages are set in a lush garden of bougainvillea, flamboyant and palm trees, which easily makes up for the fact that the plot isn’t on the beachfront.
  • Ali Barbour’s is probably the best option for dinner among all of Diani’s restaurants. It sits within the sunken chambers of a 150,000-year-old coral cave, just over 200 metres back from the beach.

In light of the various incidents of insecurity recently, it’s hardly surprising that many Kenyans favoured the beaches of Lake Victoria over those of the Coast.


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