Tiwi House is one of the most exclusive coastal properties in Kenya. The house is perched atop a small cliff overlooking a private beach on the Indian Ocean and is set in 5 acres of indigenous bush blended with a designed garden.
Tiwi House is situated at Tiwi Beach on a cliff top above the Indian Ocean, fourteen kilometres south of Mombasa in Kenya and three kilometres off the main Kenya/Tanzania road.
One hour to Ukunda Air Strip or Mombasa’s Moi International Airport which has around 10 scheduled services to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport daily via Kenya Airways. The house is 20 minutes from Ukunda Airstrip for private charters and almost daily service to & from Nairobi, Mombasa, the Maasai Mara, Tsavo East and West and Amboseli with Air Kenya, Safarilink, JamboJet and other airlines.
Tiwi House is a beautifully furnished modern house that captures the indigenous Swahili/Arabic style. Many old trees surround the area with numerous native birds and wildlife present, including bush babies, vervet and colobus monkeys, monitor lizards, mongoose, dik dik, serval cats and many more.
The house has three large bedrooms, each of which has its own bathroom. There is a fourth bedroom, “en suite” with the third. This has three beds and the whole suite is ideal for one family with younger children. A large “infinity” swimming pool, immediately in front of the house, looks over a semi private beach, reef and the Indian Ocean. The house will host up to 9 very comfortably and, depending on the guest mix, there is plenty of room for a few more!
You can either cater for yourselves or, if you wish, hire a cook for €15 a day. He or she will have been trained to cook seafood in both Swahili and European styles. Fresh fish, crabs and prawns come daily to the door. Local fresh fruit and vegetables are also delivered. Otherwise, the house comes with a full complement of staff included in the price.
ACTIVITIES: In the immediate vicinity there are many scenic walks, and an easy scramble along the reef at low tide are the lovely Tiwi rock pools. One can also go along the reef and beach to the Tiwi river. Here you can see magnificent sunsets silhouetting the ancient Baobab trees near the old Kongo mosque, a building dating back centuries. The river is home to many birds including the rare nightjar heron.
Diani, a popular European tourist destination is 12 kilometres drive away to the south. There you will find banks, restaurants, supermarkets, boutiques, bars, discos, casinos, car rental, hospitals, dentists and an 18-hole championship golf course.
Deep sea fishing and any kind of safari can also be arranged from there.The nearest game park is the Shimba Hills Reserve, just 30 minutes drive from the house. The park is famed for it's elephants, cape buffalo and the rare sable antelope. Further afield but still only three or four hours by car is the largest game reserve in the world, Tsavo National Park. Here you will find all the big game Africa has to offer, including rhinoceros.
There are air links from the local Ukunda airstrip to all other major parks in Kenya, including the famed Maasai Mara. The marine parks of Shimoni and Kisite are just over an hour away by car.Tanzania is a one and a half hour drive down a properly tarmaced road.Mombasa is served by Moi International airport and the town itself has recently achieved city status. Almost anything can be bought or made in this thriving, historically important old Swahili town which has a rich cultural mix.Mombasa has a rail link to Nairobi, Uganda and, eventually, to southern Sudan.
10th March 2017 - 11th April 201(URL HIDDEN)£120 per night
12th April 2017 - 21st April 201(URL HIDDEN) £175 per night
22nd April 2017 - 21st December 201(URL HIDDEN) £150 per night
22nd Decemb(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)th January 201(URL HIDDEN)£200 per night
11th January 2018 - 25th March 201(URL HIDDEN)£150 per night
26th March 2018 - 6th April 201(URL HIDDEN)£175 per night
7th April 2018 - 30th June 201(URL HIDDEN)£120 per night
1st July 2018 - 23rd October 201(URL HIDDEN) £150 per night
There may be discounts depending on occupancy.
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A Cook may be engaged @ €13 per day
Car hire, taxis and/or airport transfers along with safaris can be booked on request but are not included in the daily rate.
HEALTH PRECAUTIONS:The East African coast is a malarial area and prophylactics must be taken. A doctor is on 24 hour call and two small but well equipped private hospitals are in Diani. As with all destinations in Africa clear medical advice is required from your doctor & comprehensive medical insurance is strongly advised.
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Whilst there are five bedrooms and four bathrooms, one bedroom and its bathroom is only used by the hosts who will not be there whilst guests are in residence.
Whilst hosts will not be available, the full time staff are present and will do all they can to help.
See general welcome above.
Please consider rewarding staff as appropriate before leaving.