Galu Kinondo Beach
Galu Kinondo Beach is a real dream beach with fine, white sand. Although there are restaurants, hotels and souvenir shops here, the atmosphere is a comparatively peaceful one because the sandy beach is very spacious and at low tide it is particularly wide. Not far away is Kaya Kinondo, the last remaining jungle on the Kenyan coast. It is of mystical importance for the local tribes. You can swim at Galu Kinondo even at low tide, which is unusual for the Kenyan coast. In addition, the beach is a hot spot for kitesurfers and the conditions for other water-sports activities are also good. If you are interested in nature, you should visit the nearby Colobus Conservation which looks after orphaned and injured monkeys.

Galu Kinondo Beach – Calm and traditional

Galu Kinondo is an absolute dream beach on the southern coast of Kenya, right next to the famous Diani Beach. Although you will find hotels, restaurants, beach shops and much more at Galu Kinondo Beach, it is astonishingly quiet here, as the beach is very spacious and wide so that there is plenty of space for large numbers of people to spread out.
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\r\n Galu Kinondo Beach has an impressive traditional appeal. Next to the beach you will find fishing villages and mangrove forests, as well as the only jungle left on the coast of Kenya. This is the Kaya Kinondo which has for centuries been of mystical importance for the elders of the local tribes. It is said that you can get in touch with your forefathers in Kaya Kinondo.
\r\nGalu Kinondo can be reached via several pathways which connect the beach with the Diani Beach Road.

Galu Kinondo Beach - Water-sports and souvenirs

Great for beach holidaymakers is that you can swim here even at low tide, which is unusual for the Kenyan cost. At low tide you will find a massive beach area with fine, white sand and a walk along the beach is therefore a real must. Galu Kinondo Beach is also popular with kitesurfers and it one of the most important kitesurfing spots at the Kenyan coast which is why there are several kitesurfing schools to be found here. In addition you can enjoy further activities such as jet-skiing and kayaking, as well as scuba diving. However, even the providers for these activities blend into the background and do not spoil the idyllic setting here.
The paths which lead to Galu Kinondo Beach are lined with small souvenir shops where you can buy something to take back home. If you are hungry or thirsty, you have the choice between the hotel complexes, the somewhat more expensive restaurants and the basic, but charming beach bars which are popular with the locals and some of which offer fresh sea food.

Colobus Conservation – give something back to Galu Kinondo Beach

Tourism has changed and is still bringing lasting change to the southern coast of Kenya. The native Colobus Monkeys are losing more and more of their natural habitat. The Colobus Conservation is an organisation which looks after injured young monkeys and also those who have lost their mothers. Orphaned young primates are brought to the Colobus Conservation from all over the coastal region of Kenya. They are looked after here before being put out again into the wild.
For holidaymakers a visit to the Colobus Conservation is a great opportunity to learn a lot about the monkeys and their habitat and to see in person some of the creatures there. If you would like to help you can also work as a volunteer here, or just donate money.

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Our rating
  • Relaxation
    8/10
  • Family
    5/10
  • Water sport
    9/10
  • Party
    1/10
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Galu Kinondo Beach is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 8/10 points
Place 5 of 25
This beach is perfect for anybody looking for relaxation, but not wanting to do without amenities.
Family: 5/10 points
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Even though It is not ideal here, you will still see some families around.
Water sports: 9/10 points
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This beach is a well-known hotspot for surfers from all over the world.
Party: 1/10 points
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There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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6/10
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Mvureni Fisherman Restaurant

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Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

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