I could not recommend a place more, If I ever go back to Kenya I wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else other than Alfajiri!
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Diani Beach, Kenya
Alfajiri Garden Villa
- A fully staffed exclusive villa, ensuring ultimate relaxation
- Its elevated position ensures security, privacy and unforgettable views
- Private infinity pool, snorkelling, fishing and many more activities
Facilities includeAir-conditioning WIFI Air-conditioning Private infinity swimming pool Diving and diving courses
- Day Safaris
- Dhow Excursions
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Quad Bike Excursion
- Visits to the local village
- Gym, sauna and steam bath are available nearby
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About Alfajiri Garden Villa
Alfajiri Garden Villa overlooks the Indian Ocean and the elevated position ensures privacy and stunning views of Diani Beach, considered one of the best in Kenya, where it is possible to walk for 5 miles in either direction. Large main veranda under a massive makuti roof, ocra Danish floors, wooden beams, Lamu doors and impressive artefacts all reflect the outstanding attention to detail and high standard of interior design, most of the furniture is made in the family-run workshop. Your private infinity swimming pool sits right in front of your veranda merging into the sea and the horizon. Private dining is a la carte, served al fresco or in your villa. All meals are included, served daily at each villa, and all drinks including local and imported brands of alcohol.
Eight guests can be accommodated in four large luxuriously appointed double bedrooms each with their own large bathrooms, all rooms overlook the Indian Ocean. The rooms are air-conditioned with split-level units and mosquito nets. All rooms have different interior decoration; the furniture and artefacts have been collected in different countries around the world.
Discreet service from 25 experienced staff as and when required. Alfajiri won the 2002 Harpers and Queen award for the private villa providing the best service worldwide.
Fresh seafood is brought daily to order from the beach and includes some of the best crab, prawns, lobsters, octopus and sea fish available. The menus have a Mediterranean influence, olive oils, Parma ham and some cheeses are flown in weekly from Europe. The salads and fresh vegetables come daily from local farms and the fruit is hand picked from trees and bushes around Diani. The Molinaro's will adapt menus to suit the guests. The villa also has a large choice of good quality South African and Italian wines available.
The house is owned and hosted by Fabrizio Molinaro and his wife Marika. After completing medical school in Italy, Fabrizio has spent the last 25 years in Kenya in the safari business and travelling the world. Marika was in the fashion business for many years and she is now an interior designer for some of Kenyas most luxurious houses. The butlers speak English, French and Italian.
Garden Villa is located just up from Diani Beach. It overlooks what is considered the most beautiful beach in Kenya. Guests can walk down to the beach and take part in many activity options.
How to get there
We will assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.
Alfajiri Garden Villa is about 90 minutes from Mombasa Airport.
Ten daily scheduled services from Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Direct flights from England, Germany, France, Switzerland and Italy also available
Private charters can fly to Ukunda Airstrip (5 minute drive)
One daily service to and from the Maasai Mara and Nairobi Wilson airport
Alfajiri Garden Villa is 90 minutes from Mombasa Airport
Alfajiri Garden Villa is a 5 minute drive from Ukunda Airstrip
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
The Garden Villa is open all year round.
Alfajiri Garden Villa has an excellent climate with little humidity from September to March. There is a continuous off or onshore breeze. During the period from May to July the weather could be windy and you could experience rainy days.
The East African coast is a malarial area and prophylactics are recommended. A doctor is on 24-hour call and a well-equipped private hospital is less than a kilometre away. As with all destinations in Africa clear medical advice is required from your doctor & comprehensive medical insurance is strongly advised.
Travelling with children
This villa is hired out on an exclusive basis so children of all ages are welcome.
You hosts, the Molinaro's have lived with their two daughters for fourteen years at Alfajiri and the villas have been designed with children in mind. Two ayahs (nannies), who both speak English, are available 24 hours a day. Plenty of games are available and a TV and video if needed. Alfajiri Cliff Villa is the perfect place for families with small children who are looking for a relaxing time and to have their children well looked after, all in absolute privacy.
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