Tiwi Baobab House is a beautiful, elegant beach house located on the Kenyan coast. This spacious family home is beautifully furnished and...
Tiwi Baobab House is a beautiful, elegant beach house located on the Kenyan coast. This spacious family home is beautifully furnished and immaculately maintained by highly capable and loyal staff. The house is located on the main stretch of Tiwi Beach, where the beach and sea bottom are sandy, and with swimming, wind surfing and snorkelling directly in front of the house. The Tiwi reef is fully accessible at low tide, along with Tiwi’s wonderful rock pools. Walking south down the beach for 10 minutes, one can wade across the Mwachema Creek at low tide to the historic Congo mosque and Diani Beach.
The house itself is beautifully sighted on a rise overlooking Tiwi Beach, taking full advantage of the breeze which blows off the Indian Ocean. Set in two and a half acres of gardens, the spacious grounds include one of the largest and oldest Baobab trees on the South Coast.
This exclusive retreat is away from the hustle of so many of the coast’s crowded and tourist-intensive beaches, and yet it is only a 10-minute drive south to Diani Beach with all of its restaurants, shopping, banks, hotels, medical facilities, golf, diving and fishing activities, as well as the Ukunda Airstrip from where one can access all of Kenya’s major game parks. The Shimba Hills Game Reserve is less than an hour’s drive to the west, and Shimoni, the Kisite Marine Park, Wasini Island and Pemba Channel big game fishing are just an hour to the south.
Self-catering is made easy with fruit and vegetable stands nearby and with Tiwi’s local fishing fleet just down the beach. Fishermen bring their daily catch of snapper, kingfish, calamari and octopus to the kitchen door and can also take orders for next day delivery of fresh crab, shrimp and lobster.