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DIAMOND BEACH VILLAGE

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DIAMOND BEACH VILLAGE IN LAMU

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If your ideal, budget beach vacation on the Indian Ocean is staying in a modest thatch banda on shoreline, then Diamond Beach Village on Manda Island is the barefoot accommodation for you! The banda-hotel is designed to celebrate the traditions and culture of the local people by using only native materials and building methods. Part of the pleasure of staying on Manda Island is the simplistic lifestyle of this coastal community where people travel by boat, donkey or foot -- no cars are present on the island. Unimaginable peace and inaudible environ await AfricanMecca guests! The six solar power bandas feature a double or twin bed with mosquito netting, side table and en-suite bathroom with shower. You also have a private outdoor sitting area where you can relax with a good book or nap in the swing bed. The larger two-room family banda accommodates up to five guests. For an affordable and unique romantic seaside holiday on the Indian Ocean, the tree-house features three incredible levels, all built within a lovely Baobab tree. Although the privacy of the veranda and garden is perfect for a couple, the tree-house is large enough to accommodate up to six people, and children will love the adventurous spirit of distinct room choice. Another option for couples and small families who prefer solid walls rather than thatched woven walls is the Frangipani House, a two-story block construction house that has two bedrooms, views of the ocean from the top and secluded garden access from the bottom. Diamond offer a rustic, simple experience of beach living. Do not arrive here with the expectations of a frill resort accommodation.

Traditional dhows sail by as you relax in the shaded comfort of the beach restaurant that offers authentic Swahili dishes, Western favorites and vegetarian options. Each day the kitchen posts the menu on a blackboard, and you will be delighted to see papaya jam, banana pancakes, yellow lentil dhal, pan-fried red snapper, barracuda steak and many other healthy, palatable options. The sunsets on Manda Island are a spectacular part of your tranquil seashore trip to the Lamu Archipelago, and the Blue Moon Bar is the best seat on the island. Relax with a cocktail, enjoy the friendly company of other guests and watch the last light of the day reflected on the water. Conveniently, Manda Island is the perfect starting point for your exploratory Lamu beach tour and access to varied coral reefs. Aquatic sports lovers will also find Diamond Beach Village to be an excellent base for snorkeling, deep sea fishing, windsurfing, kite surfing and many other water activities. Your freshly caught fish can even be prepared for your dinner. One-hour and full day dhow sailing tours are another popular choice for your tropical coastal tour of Kenya's Lamu Archipelago. On the nearby island town of Lamu and UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can wander with an AfricanMecca guide through narrow alleyways to discover incredible coral rock architecture, Lamu Fort and Lamu Museum, as well as old-fashioned shops and markets with vendors offering souvenirs, artwork and other mementos during your splendid beach travel in Africa.

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  • AfricanMecca Safari could not have been more helpful through the entire process of planning our trip to Kenya. Our trip to Lamu (a suggestion by Raza) was incredible, and Kizingo is a perfect place to stay there. All in all, we had an amazing time in Kenya.
    Jordan Klein & Anna Kohanski - New York, United States
  • Lamu was fabulous. hot and sunny and we again were delighted with our accommodation. Everything was run smoothly and without any hitches and we are most grateful for a truly memorable holiday of a life time. You organised everything efficiently which made life so easy for us.
    Angela Cook - London, United Kingdom
  • I had just the BEST time in Lamu - quite probably the holiday of my life - and am determined to go back in November. I have to say, the holiday was made by Altaf's dedication to what I needed - he worked very hard to ensure I got the full ten night stay at Kipungani, and I was impressed to say the least. Many thanks - I'll be back.
    Jeremy King, Senior Producer GMTV - London, United Kingdom
  • Raza, I have returned from the trip to Kenya you arranged. It went quite well and all of your advice about hotels etc was correct and prevented me from doing things less than optimal. I really enjoyed Lamu; it is one of the best beaches I have seen.
    Dr Thomas Walshe - Boston, Massachusetts - United States
  • Raza, I want to tell you that all aspects of our travel arrangements with you ran smoothly. Our visit to Lamu was most enjoyable and a pleasant contrast to the highlands. I will unreservedly recommend AfricanMecca to others.
    Peter Moody - Cape Town, South Africa
  • I wanted to email you to say how well all your arrangements came together for Lamu - Peponi Hotel. The logistics worked very well, the venues fulfilled all expectations - the whole experience was splendid.
    Robyn Taylor - Brisbane, Australia
  • Lamu Palace was really quite exotic, with again wonderful people, in great location, I felt like I was in the movie Casablanca. I will recommend your company to anyone I know travelling to Kenya. In deep appreciation...
    Lynne Crawford - Boston, Massachusetts - United States

EAST AFRICA SAFARI & BEACH BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR DIAMOND BEACH VILLAGE IN LAMU KENYA

When beach vacationing at Diamond Beach Village in Lamu, we recommend experiencing some of the surrounding Lamu Island attractions and tour activities after your Kenya safari to Masai Mara for the wildebeest migration, Amboseli, Samburu or Laikipia - Lewa, Nakuru and Naivasha - Great Rift Valley Lakes. You can also day trek or climb the 2nd highest mountain in Africa - Mount Kenya.

You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Meru, Chyulu Hills or Tsavo East - Tsavo West ending with a twin-beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Mombasa.

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