Zakale Expeditions

Comforts of the Kenyan Coast

Alfajiri Villas


Considered by many as the finest Villas on the East African Coast, Alfajiri Villas overlook the Indian Ocean and theirs elevated positions ensure privacy and stunning views. African Style villas where the theme is high Makuti roofs, ivory Danish floors, wooden beams, Lamu doors and impressive African and Far Eastern Artefacts. Most of the furniture is made on the property in the villa's workshop. The gardens are meticulously maintained and include many palms from the villa's nursery. Large verandas with huge hand carved sofas with cushions dominate the front of the villas where a stretch swimming pool sits on the edge of a small cliff merging into the sea and the horizon.

Alfajiri offers three separate private villas with private pools: the Cliff Villa, the Garden Villa, and the Beach Villa. The villas are owned and hosted by Fabrizio Molinaro and his wife Marika. After completing medical school in Italy, Fabrizio has spent the last 30 years in Kenya in the safari business and traveling the world for artifacts for the Villas. Marika was in the fashion business for many years and she is now an interior designer for some of Kenya's most luxurious houses, while running a workshop, where she is producing the furniture that are decorating the villas. The staff of 30 speak English, French and Italian and are very unobtrusive.

Cliff Villa
The Cliff Villa is a bright and airy, Caribbean-style, private house, which is beautifully decorated, with artifacts from Africa and the Far East. The villa can accommodate up to eight guests in four bedrooms, all en-suite, with a dining room, kitchen, lounge and a large veranda over looking the Indian Ocean. All rooms are air conditioned with mosquito nets. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms. The room configurations is: 3 double rooms, 1 twin room, and 1 triple room.

Guests at Alfajiri Cliff Villa have exclusive use of the property. The service is discreet and includes up to 14 experienced staff as needed.

Garden Villa
The Garden Villa is an African-style, private house, which is beautifully decorated, with artifacts from Africa and the Far East. The villa can accommodate up to eight guests in four large, luxuriously-appointed, double bedrooms, each with its own large bathroom and overlooking the Indian Ocean. The rooms are air-conditioned, with split-level units and mosquito nets. All rooms have a different interior decor, with furniture and artifacts collected from different countries around the world.

Beach Villa
The Beach Villa is an African-style, private house, which is beautifully decorated, with artifacts from Africa and the Far East. The villa includes two luxuriously appointed double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. One of the rooms overlooks the Indian Ocean, while the other looks over the infinity swimming pool. Two additional rooms can provide exciting accommodation for children only. Please note there is no bathroom at this level, so children would share one of the two bathrooms below. All rooms have mosquito nets. 3 rooms have AC and only one has no AC.

Guests at Alfajiri Cliff Villa have exclusive use of the property. No other guest, belonging to another group, will be booked at the same time. The service is discreet and includes up to 14 experienced staff as needed.


  • Relaxation
  • Snorkeling to the coral reef with local fishermen, using a traditional African boat.
  • Massage
  • Vehicle available for local excursions within Diani Beach area
  • Tennis, squash and a gym at a nearby property

  • Extra cost activities
  • There are various activities that are easily arranged locally at extra charge:
  • Diving and Diving courses PADI
  • Kite Surfing
  • Jet Sky Dolphin Safari and mangrove bird watching
  • Deep-sea fishing (marlin, sailfish, shark, tuna etc.) World record marlin can be sought in the Pemba Channel some 45 km away
  • Safaris can be organized from Alfajiri Villas. Close proximity to Tsavo East National Park. Exclusive walking safaris can be organized at Galdessa Camp
  • Excursions to the nearby Kisite Marine National Park and to Funzi Island.
  • Msambweni Beach House


    South Coast – Msambweni
    Msambweni House is in a quiet, unspoilt, unique setting on the beach surrounded by 28 acres of natural land. The house offers 700 feet of private beach along a tropical 4 mile white, sandy coastline with palm trees where guests can really feel at one with nature. It stands on a 40 feet high cliff and is safely sorrounded by a typical caral wall. Msambweni house is luxury uncompromised. It's a family owned and run exclusive house consisting of one main house, with three spacious rooms, one ocean suite and three totally private villas.


    Main House
    The main house with its lovely high ceilings, has three spacious, luxurious ensuite rooms with private verandahs, a luxury tented room and two extra rooms on the second floor. A 25 meters infinity pool and the winding jetty end in a perfect sundowner spot on a cliff overlooking the big Indian Ocean.

    Private Villas

    Not far from the main house are three Private Villas well-appointed with their own Jacuzzi's and swimming pools facing the sea.


    • Visiting the local village, snorkeling, sailing with a local fishing boat, mountain biking, daily relaxation massage, pedicure, manicure.

    Nearby (35 minutes drive):

    • 18 holes golf course
    • Scuba diving, motorised watersports
    • Deep sea fishing


    The main nearby excursion are:
    Kisite Marine Park: One of the best spots in the world for snorkeling or diving, lunch on Wasini Island.
    Shimba Hills: See sable antelope and elephant during your private picnic lunch.

    Waterlovers Beach Resort


    Diani Beach
    Water Lovers is a quaint beach resort on the tropical shores of the Indian Ocean. A mere 35 km from Mombasa, it is located in Diani Beach, on Kenya's South Coast, which is known for its white sands and turquoise warm waters - a perfect setting for a holiday in paradise by the ocean. ACCOMMODATION
    The hotel accommodates eight very spacious cottages, a self-contained villa and a swimming pool. Each cottage is outfitted with a private ocean view veranda. All eight WaterLovers suites are equipped with air condition, fan, mosquito nets, security box, audio station for i-pod, i-phone and other MP3 readers, complementary wi-fi internet connection, SIM card to use in your personalmobile phone for international and local calls. Both double and triple rooms are available.Every suite has a spacious private veranda overlooking the ocean and the style of the interior design is a blend of Swahili culture and Mediterranean style. For those who wish to get a taste of Africa while enjoying the privacy and comfort of a home, or for those travelling with family or friends and looking for a little privacy, there is private villa, which comes with a fully equipped kitchen. The villa offers two spacious double bedrooms on the ground floor, both equipped with air conditioning, fan and their own private bathrooms. On the upper floor gallery, you will find another two king size beds and a third bathroom complete with shower. All beds have mosquito nets and the interior design was inspired by the wonders of the natural elements surrounding the villa combined with European comfort.
    Water Lovers can be your base for numerous recreational and sports activities like kite surfing, windsurfing, diving, snorkelling by the coral reef, big game fishing, tennis or big game safaris. You can play golf at the 18-hole Leisure Lodge Golf Course just down the road or take an excursion to the nearby Kisite Marine National Park noted for its stunning and intact coral gardens with more than 250 species of marine life.

    Kinondo Kwetu


    Galu Beach
    This small boutique hotel is family-owned and lives up to its name: a home from home – for people wanting to enjoy family time or a honeymoon or a holiday with close friends. Peaceful white beaches, suites decorated with collectable African art, home cooked cuisine, activities on tap. ACCOMMODATION
    At Kinondo Kwetu there are a range of rooms and suites: Mama Taa Villa (7 suites), 3 double cottages, Mbuyu Cottage (1 double), Beach House (2 doubles). Every room and cottage has its own personalized character, as it is furnished and decorated with Swahili culture handicraft and antiquities. Rooms are equipped with king size beds, fans and mosquito nets.
    From Kinondo Kwetu there are plenty of water sport activities like water skiing, wake boarding, sailing, canoeing, boat excursions, snorkelling and deep-sea fishing. They specialise in scub-diving and cater for complete beginners to the highly experienced. It's also possible to arrange horse riding, mountain biking or a day trip to Shimba Hills.
    Kinondo Kwetu has two swimming pools, one very large and one smaller, there is a tennis court for guests to use and also a sauna. They also offer spa treatments for guests. {tab=Almanara Luxury Resort } Diani Beach
    Tucked amidst the towering palms and tropical gardens, Almanara Luxury Resort sits quietly - boasting six fully inclusive villas along with a spectacular Presidential Villa. Complete with personal chef and maid services, this all-inclusive resort provides guests with the chance to enjoy 7-star luxury while experiencing the genuine cultures of Africa.

    An exclusive collection of six Executive Villas and one Presidential Villa lay amongst the lush green gardens, providing guests with the ultimate experience in African Beach Holidays.
    Almanara Executive Villas x 6

    Offers fully air-conditioned accommodation, double bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom, and a sizeable aired verandah brought to life by authentic decor, maintaining the genuine cultures of Africa.
    Almanara Presidential Villa x 1

    A private rooftop terrace of your Executive abode or bathe in the sanctuary of the Casa Bella Presidential Villa's private infinity pool and Jacuzzi. A glass walk-way and grand hall adds to the prestigious appeal of the Presidential Villa, where you can expect to be waited on by your very own dedicated team of staff.

    Almanara Luxury Resort offers clients a completely personal service that will ensure all your desires are catered for. A personal chef and butler service is inclusive, along with Wi-Fi, Satellite TV, laundry and chauffeur services.

    Four Twenty South

    Diani Beach
    Four° Twenty' South is named for the latitude – it is almost exactly 4 degrees and 20 minutes south of the equator – as there were no landmarks in the forest which covered the area in the 1960s when the property was bought from Charlie May by Ken & Margaret Martin. Now, still owned and run by the Martin family, Ken & Margaret's daughter Hilary, Four° Twenty' South offers an authentic escape to a place where time is measured by the tides. The six houses, of varying sizes, screened from each other by foliage are set in a tropical garden which runs down to the Indian Ocean and a stunning powder white beach. Each is staffed with your own chef and maid and provides the privacy of your own home in which your timetable is entirely your own.

    Four Twenty South comprises six colonial beach houses surrounded by three acres of beautiful tropical gardens. The houses are all a stone's throw away from the dazzling white beach and turquoise lagoon of Kenya's Indian Ocean, protected by the living coral reef which stretches from the Red Sea to Mozambique. The houses range in size from two to five bedrooms. Each comes with a personal chef and maid who are professionals and whose aim is to make your stay as relaxing as possible. They will work around you, taking care of cooking, cleaning and laundry and are even happy to shop for you, although with fresh seafood and seasonal fruit and vegetables sold door to door by local traders, you may not find that such a chore. 2 Bedroom (4 people max): Tsulini, Kokare & Chikore 3 Bedroom (6 people max): Kualaka 4 or 5 bedroom (10 people max): Dzumbe

    You can go to the reef with Juma in his ngalawa (dug out canoe) and snorkel in the spectacular coral gardens. You can go kite surfing, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, play golf. You can explore the Coral Rag Forest (one of three remaining in the world) with Colobus Trust or with Kaya Kinondo (one of the sacred forests of the local Digo people) Have beauty treatments, reflexology, massage, yoga or Pilates lessons in the privacy of your cottage. You can also plan excursions to swim with dolphins, get close to the elephants, see the rare Sable Antelope in the nearby Shimba Hills. For those wanting to combine the beach with a safari, there are daily scheduled flights to the world renowned Masai Mara Game Park or take a trip by road to Tsavo East or West

    Che Shale

    Che Shale
    Che Shale hotel is an exclusive Kenyan beach hotel situated on a point between two deserted bays, sheltered by a fringing coral reef and secluded in thousands of coconut trees and lush indigenous vegetation. The lures here are vast empty beaches, stylish accommodation, fresh delicious cuisine and a variety of activities from deep-sea fishing to Kitesurfing.


    Che Shale Banda x 7
    Includes unique furniture carved out of blocks of mango and cedar wood, large lamps made out of palm fiber, private verandas with daybeds, open sky, outdoor shower and a constant ocean breeze that flows through out. Che shale has 5 one-bedroom bandas and 2 two bedroom bandas.
    Deluxe Bandas x 2

    An ideal choice to experience the more luxurious side of Che Shale, the recently built Deluxe Bandas offer the same Che Shale natural style, but with more comfort and amenities. Built on stilts to let through the cool breeze, the Deluxe banda features a king size bed, a private veranda with two sofas, a spacious bathroom and sea views.
    Kajama Banda x 3

    They are cheaper and more basic. Includes one double bed with a mosquito net, a mirror, a large lockable box and a covered veranda with a table and two chairs. These bandas are only steps away from the beach.

  • Alarm/Security
  • Babysitting Service
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Braai / Barbecue
  • Credit Card Facility
  • Dhow Excursion
  • Massages
  • Snorkeling
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Garden
  • Laundry Service
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service

  • Funzi Keys

    Funzi Keys
    Tucked away on an unspoilt island in the Indian Ocean, yet only 15 minutes flying time from Mombasa, The Funzi Keys´ unique appeal is its luxurious seclusion and beautiful natural scenery. Surrounded by water and superbly located on a west-facing beach with glorious views of the African sunset, this remote and exclusive hideaway is the perfect place to escape from the outside world in style.
    Designed to blend unobtrusively with its idyllic beachfront setting and to reflect the influence of the local culture and coastal architecture, the accommodation consists of nine spacious sea front cottages set along the high-water line and eight sea view cottages, all constructed of stone and thatch with large netted windows open to the balmy sea breezes. Each of the individually designed rooms has a hand carved king-sized four-poster bed and is furnished with local wooden artifacts and colourful fabrics. Beachfront cottages additionally have a jacuzzi with spectacular sea view! All cottages are provided with fans, safes and beach accessories in the oversized bathroom. In front of each cottage is a private sitting areas where guests can enjoy a drink and watch the sun go down in total privacy.

    • Sailing
    • Creek fishing
    • Windsurfing
    • Canoeing
    • Boat trip to Ramisi River or Funzi creek
    • Deep sea fishing and scuba diving in Pemba channel

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