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Alfajiri Villas Diani, Kenya

LOCATION:
Diani Beach, South Coast

ACCESS:
One hour from Mombasa Airport with 10 daily scheduled services from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta and Wilson Airports, (Kenya Airways and Air Kenya). ).
Direct flights from England, Germany, France, Switzerland and Italy in to Mombasa are also available.
Five minutes from Ukunda Airstrip, for private charters and a daily service to & from the Maasai Mara.

STYLE:
Bright and airy Caribbean style the Cliff Villa and truly African the Garden and the Beach Villas, beautifully decorated, with artefacts from Africa and the Far East.

DESCRIPTION:
Considered by many as the finest Villas on the East African Coast, Alfajiri Villas overlook the Indian Ocean and theirs elevated positions ensure privacy and stunning views. African Style villas where the theme is high Makuti roofs, ivory Danish floors, wooden beams, Lamu doors and impressive African and Far Eastern Artefacts. Most of the furniture is made on the property in the villa’s workshop. The gardens are meticulously maintained and include many palms from the villa’s nursery. Large verandas with huge hand carved sofas with cushions dominate the front of the villas where a stretch swimming pool sits on the edge of a small cliff merging into the sea and the horizon.

CLIFF VILLA:

ACCOMMODATION:
8 guests can be accommodated in 4 bedrooms all en-suite, dining room, kitchen, lounge and a large veranda over looking the Indian Ocean.
All rooms are air conditioned with mosquito nets.
All rooms have en-suite bathrooms. (2 double rooms + 1 twin room + 1 triple)

EXCLUSIVITY:
Guests at Alfajiri Cliff Villa have exclusive use of the villa and the pool.
No other guest, belonging to another group, will be booked at the same time.

SERVICE:
Discreet service from 14 experienced staff as and when required. Alfajiri won the 2002 Harpers and Queen award for the private villa providing the best service worldwide.

CUISINE:
Fresh seafood is brought daily to order from the beach and includes some of the best crab, prawns, lobster, octopus and sea fish available. The food at Alfajiri Cliff Villa is very light with a Mediterranean influence with 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 their guests. A good choice of quality South African wines and from Chile are available.

GOLF:
While staying with us you will enjoy unlimited golf inclusive of green fees and use of golf clubs.
An 18 hole golf course seats ideally located less than two minutes away from Alfajiri Cliff Villa.
This 18-hole championship golf course, home to the Diani Beach Masters, is recognized as one of the most exciting golf courses in East Africa.
Fully irrigated fairways run through Palm, Cashew nut and Casuarinas Pine trees.
The par 72 and 6084-meter course has 85 bunkers and a large lake, which guarantees a challenging and exciting game of Golf.
The golf course also plays host to abundant bird-life and several species of monkey.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDED:

* Relaxation
* Snorkeling to the coral reef with local fishermen, using a traditional African boat.
* Massages
* Yoga
* Vehicle available for local excursions within Diani Beach area
* Wi – Fi
* Gym, sauna and steam bath at a nearby property
* Golf inclusive of green fees and clubs

ACTIVITIES EXCLUDED:
There are various activities that are easily arranged locally:

* Diving and Diving courses PADI
* Kite Surfing
Horse riding
* Jet Sky Dolphin Safari and mangrove bird watching.
* Deep-sea fishing (marlin, sailfish, shark, tuna etc.)
World record marlin can be sought in the Pemba Channel some 45 km away.
* Safaris can be organized from Alfajiri Villas.
Close proximity to Tsavo East National Park.
Exclusive walking safaris can be organized at Galdessa Camp.
More information about Galdessa can be found on the website
* Excursions to the nearby Kisite Marine National Park and to Funzi Island.

THE TEAM:
The Villa is owned and hosted by Fabrizio Molinaro and his wife Marika. After completing medical school in Italy, Fabrizio has spent the last 23 years in Kenya in the safari business and travelling the world for artefacts for the house. Marika was in the fashion business for many years and she is now an interior designer for some of Kenya’s most luxurious houses, while running a workshop where she is producing the furniture that are decorating the villas. The staffs speak English, French and Italian and are unobtrusive.

SEASONS:
The Cliff Villa is open all year.

CLIMATE:
Alfajiri Cliff Villa has an excellent climate with little humidity from September to March. There is a continuous off or onshore breeze. During the month of July and April the weather could be windy and you could experience rainy days.

Jan/Feb Mar Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
Min/Max C 24-32 24-32 24-31 29-32 28-31 30-32 31-33
Rain mm 18 64 196 250 75 72 76

WHAT IS INCLUDED
Full board accommodation, imported wines, beers, imported spirits, soft drinks, airstrip transfers, laundry and Wi – Fi connection. Golf, snorkeling, massages and reflexology, vehicle available for the Diani area, tennis, squash and a health club are included at a nearby SPA.

WHAT IS EXCLUDED
Health insurance, gratuities, champagne & specific spirits and wines, deep-sea fishing, diving and diving courses, safari and excursions, guide accommodation.

WHAT TO BRING
Sun protection (hats, sun cream, glasses), lightweight rain jacket, swimwear, binoculars, cameras and film. Flippers, goggles and masks can be provided.

HEALTH PRECAUTIONS
The East African coast is a malarial area and prophylactics are recommended. A doctor is on 24-hour call and small 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.

COMMUNICATIONS
Alfajiri Cliff Villa is equipped with reliable telephones, a facsimile machine and e-mail.

GARDEN VILLA
ACCOMMODATION GARDEN VILLA:
8 guests can be accommodated in 4 large luxuriously appointed double bedrooms each with their own large bathroom, 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.

SERVICE:
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.

CUISINE:
Fresh seafood is brought daily to order from the beach and includes some of the best crab, prawns, lobster, octopus and sea fish available. The food at Alfajiri Cliff Villa is very light with a Mediterranean influence. 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 handpicked from trees and bushes around Diani. The Molinaro’s will adapt menus to suit the guests. A good choice of quality South African wines and from Chile are available.

SEASONS: The Garden is open all year.

BEACH VILLA

ACCOMMODATION BEACH VILLA:
4 double bedrooms with their own bathroom.
The 2 rooms on the ground floor are air-conditioned with split-level units and mosquito nets.
The other 2 rooms have no air condition but have fan and mosquito net.
All rooms have different interior decoration; the furniture and artefacts have been collected in different countries around the world.
NO air condition.

SERVICE:
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.

CUISINE:
Fresh seafood is brought daily to order from the beach and includes some of the best crab, prawns, lobster, octopus and sea fish available. The food at Alfajiri Cliff Villa is very light with a Mediterranean influence. 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 handpicked from trees and bushes around Diani. The Molinaro’s will adapt menus to suit the guests. A good choice of quality South African wines and from Chile are available.

Alfajiri is a paradise for children

The Molinaros have two young girls and the house has been designed with children in mind.
Two ayahs (nannies), who both speak English, are available
24 hours a day.

Plenty of games are available as well as a TV and video if needed.

Alfajiri is the perfect place for families with small children that are looking for a relaxing time and to have their children well looked after, all in absolute privacy.

“Tell your kids that the floors are made of sugar
and the bottom of the pool looks like a giraffe, and they will
be charmed.”
HARPERS & QUEEN April 2002.