Tandawazi Festival

8th - 16th April 2017
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Since 2015, Tandawazi has been using it’s reach to help drive domestic tourism in Kenya. We believe that if you combine captivating arts workshops, the incomparable Diani Beach & a great party to finish the festival off, there isn’t really any excuse not travel to Diani over Easter. Every Easter.


Here’s a list of places that will offer you a deal for your stay if you’re going down to Diani for Tandawazi. We’ve stayed at all of these places in the past and they are awesome.

Nairobi University Dorms

This is the budget option. It’s a great spot of you have full days and just need a safe place to put your bags down and crash.

There are no kitchen facilities on site but Bidi Badu is right next door so meals can be had there. Rooms start at 900 /- per person per night.

Contact: Joram Machayo – 0722 983965

Diani Beachalets

This is a brilliant budget option by the beach. It’s warm and friendly staff make you really feel like you’re at home.

Diani Beachalets has kitchen facilities and is a self catering option. This spot is a favourite amongst Tandawazi goers so hurry up and book before they sell out! Cottages start at 4000 Kshs per night.

Contact: 0729 528344 / 0734 408324



Situated just 150 metres away from Neptune Hotel down the dirt road towards Chale, Bidi Badu is Diani's clear winner in backpacker chill. Book early as this is a popular joint and regardless of if you get to stay here or not, do pop in to try their freshly grilled seafood platter. It is to die for!
Contact: 0721 131415 to book

Diana’s Place

Di’s place shares a wall with Diani Beachalets. It’s a 3 cottage property suitable for a variety of travellers.

The Rooftop bedroom is a beauty, you have to stay there at least once. Rooms start at 5000 Kshs per night

Contact: 0720 017012


Right opposite the street from Diani Beachalets are the wonderful Volcano private cottages. This option is perfect for travellers in need of a family atmosphere. This spot is also a favourite amongst Tandawazi goers so hurry up and book early.. Cottages start at 5000 Kshs per night

Contact: 0726 138303 / salima.bertoglio@libero.it


Hidden discreetly on Galu beach next door to Lantana are the Kusini Beach Cottages. They are the belle of the Galu Beach complete with infinity pool, personal chefs and luxurious rooms. Get in touch early and benefit from the new resident rates. Kusini fills up quickly.

Contact: 0721 652787 / info@kusinibeachcottages.com