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JADINI FOREST
The Jadini Forest maybe is the last, of once extensive coastal woods, sacred to the natives as they believe that the dead spirits live on in the trees and their surroundings. Is excellent for bird watching and a favorite haunt for leopard too. Here you will see white-bearded Colobus monkeys and noisy swarms of horn-bills, doing some acrobatics on the strong branches of the baobab trees (Adansonia).

Mainly, the Jadini forest is home to Baboons, Vervet monkeys and the endangered Colobus, you can pick up more information in the WAKULUZU: Friends of the Colobus Trust at:

Internet Address: http://www.colobustrust.org/
Address: P.O. Box 5380 , 80401 Diani Beach, Kenya
Telephone: + 254 (0) 40 320 3519 / + 254 (0) 20 202 4139
Email: info@colobustrust.org


SHIMBA HILLS NATIONAL PARK
Shimba Hills Reserve is a small reserve located behind the beaches of Diani and Tiwi, is home to hordes of wild animals, including bush pig, giraffes, monkeys, zebras, ostriches, warthogs, waterbuck, among others. Its main attraction is the Sable antelope, which can only be seen here in Kenya. You can find here the famous Sheldrick Falls (25 meters high)

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KONGO MOSQUE
The Kongo Mosque, also know as Diani Persian Mosque, is one of the major religious monuments of Kenya, famous for its unique African architecture, is the only remaining stone building from a Wa-shirazi settlement. Built between the 14th. and 15th. century, Kongo Mosque is almost intact, even Islamic leaders have encouraged their community to begin worshipping there again.

This enigmatic building surrounded by baobabs, lies at the north end of Diani Beach, in very fertile area (local farmers bring their produce to their colorful markets). It is most easily reached through the Indian Ocean Beach Club.


TIWI BEACH
Tiwi is 17km south of the Likoni Ferry; it is a tropical paradise on the coasts of the Indian ocean, with relatively quiet stretches of white sandy beaches covered with coconut palms. Tiwi is a spot for sun-worshippers and snorkelers; it is easy to arrange snorkel gear here to explore the spectacular reefs.


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