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What is BLU52?
BLU52 is a unique brand of swimming pool maintenance chemicals. BLU52 4-week value pack is the flagship product in the Brand and is complemented by BLU52 pH Plus, BLU52 pH Minus and BLU52 Swimming Pool Water Test Kit. Combined our product range provides complete pool maintenance.
BLU52 4-week value pack is designed as a once a week solution to pool care that will keep your pool sparkling clean and blue 52 weeks of the year! The chemical formula in BLU52 is high on power but low on chlorine, for a healthier swimming pool environment.
The BLU52 product range is designed to deal with ALL problematic issues related to swimming pools. BLU52 4-week value pack contains a combination of algaecides, algistats, bactericides, oxidizers and water clarifiers in one easy to use dispenser.
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This extraordinary beautiful house is perfectly set only 150 meters from white sandy beach.
- 4 large bedrooms, each with own large bathroom. House has many windows and lot of light
- Extra toilet next to swimming pool and in entrance hall
- Large kitchen and entrance hall
- Large balcony around the entire house
- Spacious outdoor dinning patio
- Possibility to add an open room on the top of the roof
- Extra large swimming pool with a stylish Arabian pavilion ideal for pool BBQ, Open cinema or just relax next to the pool
- House has 1 bedroom staff house with toilet.
- Excellent for unique private home or for business.
- (4 bedrooms houses are generally sought after by group of tourists, easy to rent out and return the investment on rental income)
CISP is organizing the Malindi Music Festival for Children on February 19th to promote access to quality education through the Malindi for Education Campaign. Access to education in general is severely lacking in the area surrounding Malindi.
Following last year’s successful format, the festival will be free of charge and held at the old Sinbad Hotel. Festivities will commence at 10 am with a children’s fair including various activities for children art sessions for children including street theatre, face painting, balloon modeling, acrobats, a fire show, puppet shows, drama & songs.
The main concert will again take place in the evening starting at 8:30 with a diverse and star-studded international lineup including Paola Turci and Tony Esposito with special guests Eric Wainaina, NyotaNdogo, Susumila, AMREF JuaKali drummers, Mr. Bado and our friends from MADCA.
The Festival, hopes to also build on last year’s theme of celebrating both local culture and ethnic diversity in Malindi as well as in Kenya.
Acces to Education on the Coast
GoK statistics state that close to 66% of the populations of Magarini and Malindi Districts are considered to be living in poverty, unable to meet basic food and non –food requirements. This is significantly above the National average of 56%. Primary school enrollment rates are among the lowest in the country 84% for boys and 67% for girls compared to national averages 0f 95% and 90% respectively. Primary drop out rates stand at 44.7% and 59.9% for boys and girls. Secondary school enrollment rates are 14.7% for boys and 1.7% for girls in the district.
“These enrolment rates are unacceptable” said Marcella Ferracciolo, Country Representative for CISP Kenya. “Our programmes are designed not only to improve access but to ensure a level of quality especially in remote rural areas with no access to education infrastructure.”
The main issues surrounding access to quality education in Malindi and Magarini districts are linked to lack of infrastructure, lack of trained teachers, especially in pre-primary schools, lack of community awareness of the importance of education.
CISP education program
The Malindi for Education campaign supports the CISP’s Education program, initiated in 2007, which now works with 41 rural community schools reaching over 2.850 students in the area north of Malindi now called Magarini District. The program works more specifically on creating awareness about the importance of education within the impoverished communities, trains teachers and supports a Teacher training college, community school management, government programs linked to improving access to education, water and sanitation and health programs. The project works also to improve education infrastructure including support to public primary schools and building community run schools.
Many organizations have documented, especially in the area surrounding Watamu the fact that children leave school to pursue informal opportunities presented by the access to money that Tourisms bring. The Magarini District Education Office rates child labour as the highest reason for school drop outs, 53% of drop outs for boys and 26% for girls. Next on the list for girls is early marriage 25% followed by pregnancies 16%.
“We’ve been working with children’s clubs in schools through our Child Protection Program to ensure that children are empowered with information to and have access to an integrated system of child protection in order to combat these trends.” Said Tania Miorin, Area Coordinator for CISP’s Coast office.
The Malindi for Education Campaign, is also designed to raise awareness regarding these issues, in the areas surrounding Malindi but also amongst decision makers and potential donors. The Campaign advocates for increasing access to quality education by promoting the positive results that it yields.
Children who go to school tend to be healthier, safer, and have better futures as education increases potentials for better jobs and better lives for the children themselves and for their communities.
Contribution of Malindi Business Community
The festival is celebrating its second year thanks in large part to the generous support of a diversity of members from the Malindi business community. This year’s festival is promoting the “Malindi for Education Campaign” which identifies access to quality education as a priority. The Campaign also seeks to stimulate resource mobilization from the private sector for actions to improve access to education on the Kenyan Coast.
Key Supporters of last years edition of the Festival such as the Key Group, Casino Malindi, Milano Electronics, Air Kenya and GCM Generators decided to continue the generous support to ensure this year’s edition is just as successful. This year’s edition will focus on promoting the Malindi for Education Campaign, designed to raise awareness about important issues surrounding access to quality education. New partners this year include Imperial Bank and Royal Professional Sounds.
Thanks to these many generous donations, the festival will once again be held at the rehabilitated “community site” at the old Sinbad Hotel. The old Sinbad was rehabilitated by CISP and its partners last year in order to become a “community friendly space” which has since been used for many other purposes. This year, Ganesh Ltd and Naran Danji contributed resources to rehabilitate the area, removing hazards and making it safer so that it may host large numbers of people, specifically children.
One of the major goals of the Malindi for Education Campaign is to sign support agreements with especially Italian Tour Operators and Charter Airlines. Last year, an estimated 90.000 Italian Tourists came to Kenya according to the Kenyan Tourism Board and CISP’s goal is to raise at least one Euro from each tourist.
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So, the long rains are over and Diani Beach once again enjoys lots of sunshine during the day with warm nights . It is an excellent time to lie on the sparkling white sand as you soak up the sun, or do something in the warm turquiose waters of the Indian Ocean. If you need a break, then Diani Sunset Villa has exciting offers for those of you seeking some adventure.
Starting this September 2010 , Experience the following:
Beach & Bush 7 Nights
6 nights at the Luxurious Sunset Villa with endless possibilities of diani beach watersports and tours. Enjoy 1 night and 2 full days at the picturesque Galdesa Camp overlooking the Galana river. Take a wildlife adventure in Tsavo East National Park with the most exciting game drives where you are going to see the world famous Red Elephants as you tour the park made famous by the Man-eating lions of the 19th century.
Beach & Mombasa 7 Nights
7 nights at the Luxurious Sunset Villa with unlimited possibilities of water sports at diani beach and tours. Delight in a
full day tour to Mombasa that starts with a guided Morning walk in the old town followed by visit of Fort
Jesus and the Akamba wood carvers village.
After a delicious lunch you will set off to the elephant tusks and Bamburi Nature trail, a refurbished limestone quarry that is now home to an amazing array of wildlife and bird species.
Beach & Relax 7 Nights
7 nights Luxurious Sunset Villa Diani Beach with everything you need for total relaxation during your holiday. Choose one of 4 ancient massage treatments for everyday with a ritual of floral foot wash. Enjoy the gentle touch and beneficial power of African essential oils in the relaxing atmosphere of our tropical garden.
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7 nights Luxurious Sunset Villa with endless possibilities of watersports and tours. Enjoy a full day tour to the tropical forest of the Shimba Hills game reserve 50 km from Diani Beach, home to rare sable antelopes, elephants, buffalo and many others . Experience the adventure walk to Shederick falls with your family and an unforgettable lunch in the only tree house at the coast.
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There are at least a hundred taxis around Diani Beach that are easily accessible. Using a taxi around Diani is much the same as in other places. The taxis here are not heavily regulated, in fact very few are differentiable from the cars on the road.The best way to hire a taxi is to find one at a taxi stand. These are found at every shopping centre on the Diani Beach road and the Ukunda /Diani T junction. The easiest places to find taxis are Barclays Shopping centre, Bazaar, Petro, Diani Shopping Centre, Ushago and the area around Nomad Hotel.
You http://dianilife.comwill find the Taxis waiting and you can choose whichever pleases you most. The Taxi’s around Diani are 90% Toyota models between 1500-2000cc sedans and hatchbacks with Nissans making the other 10%. If you are waiting by the roadside, taxis will usually hoot and/or flash headlights at you as they approach and do not hesitate to flag them down. Negotiate the price before you get into the Taxi to ensure that you know how much to pay. Haggling is normal so neither party should be offended by the other’s offer.
Taxi’s in Kenya are supposed to have a yellow stripe running horizontally across the sides of car but not all have them. Usually, the new taxis do not have the stripe but you will be able to see a sticker on the doors or the lettering PSV (Public Service Vehicle) somewhere on the car. The taxis are not metered and mostly the drivers will calculate the fare based on the expected fuel cost and markup but all in all you will find a taxi ride along Diani Beach to be quite affordable.
Taxi drivers along Diani Beach are very loyal and when you find a good one, take his card and call him anytime in the course of your stay. That way, you will get better rates for the repeat business.Take a taxi at all times you travel after dark.
You will find that the drivers speak English but in a case where you are not able to communicate properly, write your destination on a piece of paper and the driver will take you there.
Tipping is not mandatory and the drivers know that so they will be extra helpful and courteous in the hope that you will leave “something small”. Taxis along Diani Beach are very clean and most in excellent condition. The drivers are very friendly, helpful, honest, and knowledgeable about the area.
Once you take a taxi, the driver cannot pickup other passengers unless they are with you and the fare charged does not depend on the number of passengers.Whenever you need one call 0733773079 from your hotel and a cab will be sent straight to your hotel in minutes. We have a price guide that will show how much you can expect to pay whenever you use a taxi in Diani.
Taxi service rate in Kenya Shillings
Diani Beach-Mombasa Airport Pick & drop from 3000
Airstrip-Diani Beach from 400
Along Diani Beach Road from 500
Ukunda – Neptune/Leisure from 700
Ukunda – Diani Shopping centre from 400
Remember, prices are negotiable and these prices can go higher or lower depending on the market forces such as demand, cost of fuel etc.
Mombasa is a town that blends old with new in a harmonious mix of colour, architecture and culture. Kenya’s second biggest city and East Africa’s busiest port, Mombasa still bears a strong touch of european, oriental, arabic and african influences that ornate its colourful past.
Mombasa has always been the most important town on the East African coast for about 15 centuries. It’s location , climate and natural harbour made Mombasa a place where wars for control were fought between the Arabs, Portuguese and English.In 1593 when the Portuguese had taken Mombasa from the Arabs, King Philip II of Spain then ruler of the joint Pohttp://dianilife.comrtuguese and Spanish Kingdoms expressly ordered a Port to be built.This port was the headquarter of Portuguese interests and was meant to guard the Old Port of Mombasa, Kenya from the Arabs. Interestingly, the port was built in the shape of a man.The Portuguese were able to hold onto the port for 3 centuries during which they survived countless skirmishes with the Omani Arabs. As the Portuguese Empire weakened, Seif Bin Sultan Al-Yaruby led Oman land and naval forces to a 2 year siege of Fort Jesus in 1696. The port was eventually captured in 1698. The port changed hands many times after that until 1895 when the British turned it into a government prison.In 1960 it was declared a national monument and has been restored and maintained by the National Museums of Kenya.An excursion to Fort Jesus is a walk down the history of Kenya’s coastal region as the various influences of the European, Arab and African rulers who reigned are still visible. Take our guided tour with a well versed guide who will show you around and make your time at Fort Jesus a complete pleasure.Barrel of a 600yr old Canon Overlooking old Mombasa port Inside Fort JesusFort Jesus is just a 40 minutes drive away from Diani and one can also decide to take an tour of Mombasa’s old town and walk through the narrow streets and experience smells, sounds and sights of a town built centuries ago.Rates for this excursion are $ 60 – GPB 35 – EURO 50.