May 28, 2009

Ukunda and Diani twin towns that love off Tourism

Filed under: Introduction — parto @ 4:12 am

The two towns share similar history and both depend on the tourism Industry.Diani which kisses the beaches,is home to at least 20 sat b-rated tourists and over 500 luxury villas and cottages while Ukunda, which is a few kilometres offshore, houses the hotel workers.Tourism boom in hotels on Diani Beach leads to brisk business and rental houses and other economic activities at Ukunda.

It is in Ukunda where expensive homes and apartments stand,some fronting the white sandy beaches. Thr towns have not been spared from political upheavals. During the 1997 Likoni clashes, Diani hotels were most affected. But the resorts have since risen from the ashes except fro the general slump in the industry occasioned by the post – election violence.

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