If you’ve never been to Diani, then you have not had the best of the Mombasa coastline. Diani resort town in Kwale County is famed for its white beaches and has now been voted the sixth best destination in Africa in 2017 by a US travel website, TripAdvisor. Tripadvisor is the worlds largest and most influential travel website with 300+Million visitors per month…. ….after several successive years of declining tourist numbers this rating should come as a very welcome boost to to the local industry…..
“Diani is a destination with sparkling white sand beach and lush green vegetation,” Trip Advisor notes.
“Diani invites you to relax under a beach umbrella with a refreshing drink. Try a camel ride for the tourist experience or book a bike tour inland for a glimpse of life of local villages.”
Diani has been ranked ahead of Zanzibar Island, which was placed at position 8 after Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
Morocco’s Marrakech was voted the best destination in Africa while Merzouga, also in Morocco ranked second followed by Cape Town Central in South Africa, Fes in Morocco and Arusha in Tanzania.
The latest ranking of Diani town as a top travel destination in Africa comes just a month after Diani beach was ranked seventh best in Africa by the same website. The ratings on Tripadvisor are derived from a star rating system given by the public, so the recent improvement indicates a growing satisfaction with the resort by its visitors.
Among the top activities Tripadvisor recommends that one can indulge in Diani beach include; dhow safaris, sky diving, camel rides, and surfing among others.