The quiet fishing village of Shimoni is located 561km to the southeast of the capital city of Nairobi and has a long colonial history dating back to the slave trade. It is a popular tourist destination, offering impressive beaches and a number of nearby national parks, including Shimba National Park. Its most historic site of interest is the Shimoni Caves, where slaves were chained before being sent to Zanzibar by ship. Attractions include diving and fishing. Shimoni hotels offer affordable rates.