|The 14th Century Kongo Mosque on Diani beach|
Sunday, 20 November 2016
Kongo Mosque Diani Beach
On the northern most tip of diani beach, stands a wonderful spiritual monument known today as Kongo Mosque (formerly Diani Persian Mosque).
It is reputed to be one of the oldest and most unique mosques ever built in East Africa which is still being frequented by worshipers on a daily basis. Built using coral stones in the 14th Century, the Kongo Mosque's location and atmosphere is nothing short of heavenly. The mosque is located on a dreamy white powdered beach, surrounded by coconut palms, ancient baobab trees and is literally just a few feet away from the turquoise waters of Indian Ocean.
Imagine yourself standing in prayer between these naturally cooled stone walls, feeling the light ocean breeze as you listen to rumbling sound of the waves landing on the beach... the feeling is absolutely supernal.
So on your next visit to diani beach, just remember that your trip will not be complete without a stop at the wonderful Kongo Mosque.
Till the next post,