August - September 2022 - Magazine 37

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Issue 37 Aug - Sep 2022

CONTENTS Welcome to Coastal Guide Coastal Guide is a bi-monthly magazine publication that is available at various outlets along Kenya’s coastline and Nairobi.




It is designed as a guide book, providing useful information and services to enhance your stay and make it easier for you find the things you need. Each issue of Coastal guide also reports on social and conservation initiatives in Kenya. Any support you can offer these initiatives will go along way towards retaining the beauty and unique charm that makes Kenya one of the best destinations in the world. Please remember when visiting Kenya, take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time.

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WHAT IS DIANI RULES? Diani Rules is an annual sports event started 30 years ago to bring people to Diani over the Madaraka weekend for some beach fun and to raise money for the Charity. Diani Rules got its name as all the sports played have their rules butchered, for example we play football with a rugby ball… Our changes create entertainment for both the participants and spectators as well as leveling the playing field allowing people of all fitness levels to participate. Most of the sports are played on the beachor in the sea. For the last Twenty seven years, all funds raised by the event have been donated to the Kwale Eye Centre. In previous years we have usually managed to raise Kshs1,500,000 per year through the support of great sponsors such as Safaricom, Civicon and Base Titanium.

LOCAL BUSINESS SUPPORT Thanks to the generosity of the local accommodation providers we negotiate special rates for accommodation packages for competitors and spectators. In the twenty-nine years Diani Rules has been hosted by: Nomads, Alliance Hotels, Diani Sea Lodge, Forty Thieves Beach Bar, Pinewood Beach Resort, this year we will be at Safari Beach Hotel.

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION We enlist the assistance of local South Coast residents to volunteer as officials, referees, and administrators. without whom we would be unable to run the event and are always looking for eager volunteers.


GET INVOLVED 30 Years of Diani Rules. This year we have set a Target of Ksh 3 million. Which we hope to get through sponsorship, entry fees and a grand raffle draw.

KES 60,000 TEAM SPONSOR We invite people from all over the world to participate as a team, in sports that have had their rules changed to level the playing field for all standards of players to participate. Teams are made up of eight players including a minimum three women. This year we provisionally have 16 teams participating. Sponsorship of a team gives eight competitors (minimum of three women in each game) two tee shirts each with team sponsors logo on the back, three dinners and two lunches for the three day event.

CONTACT US: Sponsorship and Organization: Kathy Phone No: +254 712 505490 Team Entry: Website:

Diani Rules 2022 20th - 23rd October, Safari Beach Hotel




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DIANI CHARITY GOAT DERBY he Goat Derby will be held on Sunday 9th October 2022 Tat the Leisure Lodge Golf CLUB. The day includes 10races where the goats, which are the stars of the day, run a circular racetrack in front of exited owners and cheering spectators. During the day there will also be a fabulous raffle, Mel Tote, Champagne tent, food stalls and prizes fir the best dressed lady, gentlemen and hat! For the children there is a bouncy castle as well a fancy dress competition. As the brain child of Pauline McKenzie, of the East Africa Women’s League, South Coast branch, the Goat Derby is now in its 21st successful year with our main sponsor N.C.B.A the Derby has raised Kshs. 23.5 million for the following various charities.


FLIES TO MARA Amboseli plus Lamu and Tsavo on demand!

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Diani /Ukunda Epilepsy Clinic, Kwale District Eye

This year, our target is to surpass the1.4 million shillings

Centre, K.S.P.C.A Cancer Hospice, Women’s Self

we made last year. You can help by supporting this

Help Groups, Msambweni Palliative Care Centre,

exciting event through the sponsorship of race for

Numunyumba Primary School-special Needs Unit,

Kshs. 35,000/- Or a goatfor Kshs 15,000/- we would like

Cerebral palsy Units.

to thank you in advance for your invaluable support and hope you will join us for this fun filled Day on sunday 9th october at 1pm







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2 Kenyan National Parks Named Among Top 10 in Africa

New Cashew nut varieties to Kenya Climate Smart boost industry in Coast region Project Revives Hopes for Lamu Cotton Farmers

According to Animals Around the Globe,

The farmers drawn from seven groups in the

Maasai Mara Game Reserve and Amboseli

areas of Bahari and Mkunumbi received

National Park are some of the best Safari

farming inputs from the initiative dubbed

parks in Africa.

Kenya Climate Smart Project.

The two national parks emerged among

The farmers received a variety of farming

the top ten in the continent alongside

tools, including a dual-system manual and

three entries from Tanzania, two from

motorized sprayers, insecticides,

South Africa, and one from Botswana,

gumboots, jembes among other farm

Namibia and Zambia.

inputs. The aim is to boost their

A famous tourist attraction at the mara

management and production of the crop.

reserve is the wildebeest migration that takes place between July and September. Tourists visiting Amboseli National Park are treated to the sight of large Elephant herds among other wildlife species.

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KTB rolls out campaign to boost domestic trave The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has launched a domestic tourism marketing campaign aimed at boosting efforts to revitalize the tourism industry. According to KTB, the partnership with the travel trade will see them combine resources, messaging, and marketing initiatives with an aim of sustaining longterm demand for domestic travel. Dubbed “you deserve a holiday” the campaign is tailored to support the sector by rallying Kenyans to travel to various destinations within the country to keep the domestic market a key anchor to the industry

Cashew nut farmers are set to benefit from a new variety of seedlings developed by the Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organisation (Kalro) in the Coast region. The organisation has rolled out a massive programme to empower farmers achieve their potential from the ‘dying’ nut industry. The new technology to boost cashew nut production for higher incomes. The research body has embarked on a programme to train the farmers at the grassroots level on the new technologies and distribute the new variety of seedlings it has developed. Source:

Lamu County is one of 16 counties benefiting from Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project


Battle to save colobus monkeys Kilifi Firm Develops Ventilator in Diani Beach.

As Diani becomes more populated and more attractive to tourists, the amount of development and traffic increases. But there are also other threats to this

A Kilifi firm has developed a ventilator that operates without electricity and helps infants who run out of oxygen. The firm behind is Vayu Bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (bCPAP) system, manufactured by Revital Healthcare (EPZ) Ltd in Kilifi County. It provides blended oxygen to the infants without the use of electricity. It is considerably cheaper, portable, has components that are re-usable after sterilization, and can be used at any hospital in any part of the country, compared to the normal CPAP systems in the market.

primate, as its striking fur has made it attractive to hunters. Colobus Conservation, an NGO, is on a mission to save the monkeys, who are facing the threats of deforestation and poaching and urged people not to see the primates as enemies, and instead plant more trees to make safe homes for the monkeys.





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