About Tiwi

Country:
Kenya

Location:
Tiwi Beach, South Coast, 17 kms south of Mombasa town.

Access:
One hour from Moi International Airport in Mombasa which has around 10 scheduled daily services with Kenya Airways from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Our cottages are also 15 minutes from Ukunda Airstrip. For private charters there is a five times a week service at Ukunda Airstrip to & from Nairobi, the Maasai Mara, Tsavo East and West and Amboseli with Air Kenya. Confirm the latest schedules with the airlines or your travel agent.

Description:
The cottages are renovated old colonial houses set amongst 10 acres of beautiful natural surroundings and indigenous palm trees. They are tastefully furnished from designer furniture and many soft furnishings. Many old trees surround the area with numerous native birds and wildlife present, including bush babies, many vervit monkeys, monitor lizards, mongoose, (dwarf, white tailed and marsh varieties) dik dik, serval cats and many more. Two cottages (Honey Comb and Queen's Nest) are on the beach. Forager cottage is located in a private secure compound set 150 meters back from the beach amongst tropical palms. All cottages, however, have access to the private beach.

Activities:
In the vicinity there are many walks and less than a kilometer along the reef at low tide are magnificent rock pools where you can swim or simply admire. It is also a beautiful walk along the beach to the Tiwi river. Here you will find magnificent sunsets silhouetting the ancient Baobab trees near the old Congo mosque, a building dating back centuries. The river is also home to many birds including the rare nightjar heron.
Diani, the tourist centre on the south coast is only 10 kms away. There you will find banks, restaurants, supermarkets, boutiques, bars, discos, casinos, car rental, hospital, dentist and an 18-hole championship golf course. A nearby hotel in Tiwi also offers windsurfing, diving, squash and tennis and a very modern gym. Deep sea fishing and any kind of safari can be arranged prior to your arrival. The nearest game park is the Shimba Hills, just 20 min. drive from Beehive Cottages. The park is famed for it's elephants, cape buffalo and the rare sable antelope. Further afield but still only a few hours by car is the largest game reserve in the world, Tsavo National Park. Here you will find all the big game Africa has to offer.

Health Precautions:
The East African coast is a malarial area and prophylactics must be taken. A small well equipped private hospital is in Diani. As with all destinations in Africa clear medical advice is required from your doctor & comprehensive medical insurance is strongly advised. For further updated information www.amref.org