About Us - Overview
Paradise Lost is rich in history, culture, and other attractions, all of which you will have the opportunity to experience when you pay us a visit. For general information about Paradise Lost, please visit the following pages:
Kenya is Africa’s original and best safari destination - so why not include a visit to Paradise Lost in your trip to Kenya. We have a rich mosaic of cultures, historical sites and beautiful beaches to explore.
Shirazi is one of the most remote and unspoilt regions on Kenya’s 480 kilometers of coastline. Protective coral reefs make ideal conditions for swimming, sailing and a range of water sports, and are also a major attraction for scuba divers and snorkellors - all of which are available within easy reach of Shirazi.
History of Paradise Lost
The Shirazi region, and the entire South Coast was a route for shipping and dhow trade both from Swahili settlements in the north and southwards to Zanzibar. At Paradise Lost you will find ruins of a mosque and some pillars and stone walls, nested among the trees.
Culture at Paradise Lost
A visit to Paradise Lost offers a rare opportunity to experience the cultures of the Southern Kenyan coast firsthand, and to be welcomed into the everyday life of a typical traditional Village.
Wildlife at Paradise Lost
Surrounded by palm forest, a marine estuary and the freshwater Ramisi River, Paradise Lost has a diverse range of habitats for wildlife. It is common to see families of Sykes monkeys frolicking through the palms. At night, the nocturnal bush babies are often seen on the mango trees which abound at Shirazi.
Birdlife at Paradise Lost
Shirazi has three separate bird habitats - the dense palm forest, marine estuary and freshwater river wetlands, which means an extremely diverse range of bird species can be found here.