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Shambani Cottages
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Reviewed November 2, 2009

Just returned from a magical week staying at Shambani cottages on Diani beach, Kenya. We arrived to find the fridge stocked, fresh fish included, offers of any help we might need and then left to our own devices. It's a beautiful setting, the rooms and kitchens clean and equipped with everything you need from a self catering point of view. It's a little way from the restuaurants/bars further up the coast but easy (and cheap, KES50 for 2) to catch a local minibus up the road. The beach is stunning and within easy walking distance, just beware the 'beach boys' who will try to sell you everything! Shambani doesn't have a private section of beach, but it was fine to pitch ourselves close to areas that other hotels/resorts have. The perfect place to get away from the real world and live and the Kenyan 'pawli pawli' pace.

Shambani also organise safari trips to Tsvao East National Park for 2-6 people. We ended up taking a private tour just for the 2 of us which while a bit pricey ($350pp after some negotiation), was absolutely worth every penny. We got the bus to ourselves, the guide could take detours on request and as much time taking in the wildlife as we liked. We did a 2 day/1 night trip and stayed at an eco lodge in the centre of the park. Permanent tents, a stocked bar, meals included and the chance to see animals up close in their natural habitat made this a fantastic addition to the holiday.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 18, 2009

We spent a week this April at Shambani cottages. We were most impressed by the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, from being fetched from the train station, receiving a complimentary basket of fruit in our cottage, having the pool man provide coconuts for our children to the very helpful and friendly lady cleaning our cottage. The cottages, garden and beach were beautiful.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 18, 2017
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Room Tip: Tembo Cottages
  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2017
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Room Tip: Am Schönsten sind die Cottages am Pool, die anderen sind aber auch einfach aber liebevoll eingerichtet.
  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: April 2016, traveled as a couple
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