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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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  • 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

  • Hi Lisa
    It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
    Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
    Kind regards, John

    MissingJohn B reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 14 November 2022

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