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Kenya
Reviewed 16 January 2012

We spent one week in December 2011 at the Shambani in the Baobab villa. To our surprise the villa was bigger and better than we had imagined. We booked and paid through the internet and the owner Paolo kept his end of the deal. The staff were friendly and service minded. Salim our driver was already waiting at the airport...

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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 14 March 2011

We spend a week in the Simba cottage, and had the luck to have Batuta as our cook. It was wonderful! Great people, clean pool, not to busy, and great food. Our kids loved the monkeys on the roof early in the morning!

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 7 March 2011

I just came back from Shambani Cotteges and I want to share my good memories :) We spent there one week and I truly recommend that place to couples, families with children and people who don't like crowded hotels. The place is quite and beautiful, there's all you can need when you want to relax - great staff (many thanks...

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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 4 March 2011

After spending more then one week at Shambani we can give the warmest recomendations to spend your holliday here. The personal service given by the staff is the best ever experienced. It is a memory for the rest of or life that we for sure will return to. The warm climat and beautiful suroundings is something we must experience again....

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 26 February 2011

We were looking for a place to rest for a week during European winter and found this place in Shambani. Not far from the beach and a nice clean pool to cool down and relax. The house (Baobab Villa) is not only spacious from the inside, but outside we found several places to read and relax (even sunbathing on the...

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Reviewed 21 January 2011

We spent a week at Shambani and everything was better than expected, the lodge, the gardens, the position and most of all the friendliness of the staff who were always more than helpful. The beach is only 5 minutes away and the matatu to go to the southern beaches and to the shops stops in front of the gate.

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West
Reviewed 17 January 2011

We greatly enjoyed our one-week stay at Shambani Cottages. The surroundings are gorgeous with native trees and plants between the cottages. Beautiful pool and beach area nearby. Very private and peaceful. It is geared toward spending quiet, private time, rather than social events. We took a group safari which was nice, but it may be worth spending more money to...

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Diani Beach, Kenya
Reviewed 5 January 2011

We stayed at Shambani cottages, in the Baobob villa. We found it to be a lovely and spacious accommodation; perfect for a large family. The air conditioning in the bedrooms was especially appreciated. The pool onsite is close by (approximately 500 m) and is very private since it is only shared with the 7 other cottages on site. The many...

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turku
Reviewed 3 January 2011

We stayed in Shambani during cristhmas and new year 2010-2011 with to of my friends. The cottage was nice, people are very friendly. Pool is ok, expect that more than once during the best swimming time there was some clening going and you couldn't use the pool. Security is good, 24 hours the day. If you are a light sleeper...

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Farnham, UK
Reviewed 2 January 2011

We stayed in the Flamboyant villa at Shambani for two weeks, with two boys 8 and 11, and it was a perfect location for Christmas and New Year. We were picked up from the airport by Salim, after a very long trip, and he took care of everything. On arriving at Shambani we were met by the very welcoming and...

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Address: Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: $49 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“Make sure all food is locked away - the monkeys get in and take everything!!”
 of 5 bubbles emilyrosep2016, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“Simba is more open than the other cottages which I found great for the views.”
 of 5 bubbles ChaffinchSarah, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
“If a couple take Tembo for exclusion”
 of 5 bubbles trottingkenyan, 30 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Baobab villa has a great view and its specious.”
 of 5 bubbles Hellen1986, 22 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Shambani Cottages have 1 bedroom cottages, 2 bedrooms cottages and 3 bedroom cottages. We stayed in Flamboyant cottage which is 2 bedroom one bedroom was downstairs and the other bedroom was upstairs. Both bedrooms were en-suite. The living room is spacious with plenty of natural lighting during the day. Upstairs there balconies are spacious enough for relaxing and have an area for outside dining. There is also an open roof deck for sunbathing.”
 of 5 bubbles 992santanam, 8 Apr 2015 | Read review
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