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Alfajiri Villas

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- Stunning beachfront location
- High-end property, impeccable service
- Snorkelling, diving, deep-sea fishing
- Dhow excursions, quad biking

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The exclusive Alfajiri Villas occupy an unbeatable location on Diani Beach, about ninety minutes’ drive south of Mombasa, east Kenya. Tucked into coral cliffs, these sumptuous private villas are just steps away from the sea, with unparalleled views out across the Indian Ocean. Facing directly east, the spectacular sunrises give the villas their name, which means 'dawn' in Swahili.

There are three separate villas along the shoreline. The properties vary somewhat in size and style, but all are beautifully decorated, featuring infinity pools looking out to the ocean horizon and excellent 24-hour service. Cliff Villa is bright and breezy, with exquisite fabrics and a relaxed, elegant feel. The large veranda features hand-carved sofas and a dining area. There are four bedrooms including a twin on the ground floor, two doubles on the first, and the Turret Suite at the top, which boasts 270° views of the sea. In contrast, Garden Villa is distinctly more East African in style with a spacious veranda beneath a makuti roof, and cultural artefacts and fittings. This villa is enclosed by lush gardens, lending it privacy and seclusion. It houses four luxuriously-appointed double rooms, each with their own bathrooms and is perfect for four couples travelling together. Beach Villa is similar to Garden Villa, fringed with palms, and with a high makuti roof, and adobe walls. The ground floor houses two double rooms, and on the first floor there’s a twin and a double; note that only three of Beach Villa’s four rooms have air conditioning. A la carte meals are served al fresco or indoors within the villas. The food is superb, consisting of fresh seafood from the beach and produce from local farms.

There’s a really good range of activities to enjoy from snorkelling on the coral reef, to visits to an orphanage and local villages in the Diani Beach area. Each villa has its own massage facilities, and use of a gym and sauna is available at a nearby property. Other activities in and around Diani Beach include diving, deep sea fishing, kite surfing, and lovely excursions by dhow to the Kisite Marine National Park. There’s also quad biking in the Shimba Hills, as well as day safaris to Tsavo East National Park.

Children are welcome at any of the three properties, although Cliff Villa has an ideal set-up for families, with the rooms differing in size and more flexible bed arrangements. There are no age restrictions, and two English-speaking ayahs (nannies) are available 24 hours a day. Note that parental supervision is essential at all times since the pool is unfenced and there are no lifeguards on the beach.

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  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil

    MissingPhilip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023

  • Dear Lisa, We are now back home and had a fantastic time. All the arrangements went seamlessly, transport and hotels were great. Laikipia was amazing, a very personal experience and they did all they could to accommodate everything we wanted to do. The river location was fantastic and ideal for the children as they got to swim in it. It is somewhere we would all like to return to. There might not have been the numbers that you get on the Masai Mara however we got to see lions with cubs, two black leopards, a golden leopard and the wild dogs as well as a huge number of other animals and birds. Thank you for suggesting to stay for 4 nights, it was just the right amount of time. The tamarin Hotel was a good choice as we were able to eat at the Carnivore restaurant which was an experience. Mauritius was lovely and relaxing, just what we needed after a very active time in Laikipia. Accommodation and service was great. Weather was good for most of the time, a few showers over the last couple of days. Thank you once again for organising it all. Sally

    MissingSally M reviewing Laikipia Wilderness and Plains on 11 August 2023

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