Msambweni is a small fishing village within Kwale County, in Southeast Kenya. Jinchini House is further on from the village in a quiet spot with some other private houses and is a 30 minute drive from Ukunda Airstrip. This makes Jinchini perfectly suited to combine a Kenyan safari with a coastal holiday. You can also drive to Tsavo in around 5 hours or catch the Madaraka Express Train from Mombasa to Voi, just outside Tsavo.
What to do in and around Jinchini House, Msambweni.
Kisite - Mpunguti Marine National Park
About an hours drive from Jinchini is Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park. Sail on a traditional dhow around Wasini Island, snorkel in the islands marine conservation area and be amazed at the sight of dolphins.
Charlie Claws: www.wasini.com / or www.pillipipa.com
This charity run organisation helps protect the endangered Anglan Colobus Monkey. A guided walk along the nature trail for a personal introduction to a wild colobus troop and other wild monkeys - vervets, sykes and baboons.
Kite Surfing, Windsurfing, SUP
h2--extreme.com or www.thekenyaway.com near Diani
Guided quad or buggy drives
Explore Diani, or Shimba Hills on single or double buggies or quad bikes. Prices start at around £50 for a single buggy. http://xplorediani.com/
Leisure Golf Club, Diani
A picturesque championship size 18 hole coastal course buttressed by the vast ocean on one hand and lush tropical vegetation on the other. Leisure lodge resort: www.leisurelodgeresort.com
Scuba Diving in Diani
Enjoy one of the most wonderful scuba diving experiences from Diani Marine Diving Centre. www.dianimarine.com
Mini safari at the Shimba Hills National Park
An hour's drive from Jinchini is the Shimba Hills National Park and the impressive Sheldrick Falls; rich in game including elephant, and the home of the only sable antelope in Kenya. There is accommodation at the Shimba Hills Lodge built around a natural forest watering hole. www.kws.org/parks_reserves/SHNT.html
Restaurants and Bars
Sails Beach Bar and Restaurant, Diani Beach Rd www.almanararesort.com
Sands at Nomads www.thesandsatnomad.com
The Salty Squid Bar at Kenyaways, Galu Beach
Piri Piries Bar and Restaurant at Diani Shopping Centre www.piripiries.com
Ali Barbours cave restaurant www.abibarbours.com