Diani Beach is about 17 kilometres (11 mi) long, from the Kongo river to the north and Galu beach to the south. Diani is one of the most prominent tourism resort areas of Kenya. With a flawless, long stretch of white-sand beach hugged by lush forest and kissed by surfable waves, it’s no wonder Diani Beach is so popular. The general area is known for its coral reefs, black-and-white colobus monkeys, and for the closely located Shimba Hills National Reserve, a wildlife reserve which looks out over the Indian Ocean. Diani Beach has restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, and several shopping centres.