Kenya Beach Holiday Safari
Kenya’s eastern boundary is an unbroken line of blue, an azure strip of ocean lying within the protective shelter of reef. The coastline of Kenya is a tropical idyll of soft white sands and gentle sea breeze, where the passing of a day is marked by the slow arc of the sun. The pace of life on the coast is notably slower, languid, more relaxed and at peace with the world.
The turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean brought Kenya’s history to exotic life, washing these shores with influences from all over the world. To explore the coast is to explore history itself, and unwind a fascinating tale written on the winding streets of the 14th Century town of Lamu, or in the bustling dhow docks of Mombasa or the ghostly ruins of Gedi, a deserted city lost deep in the jungle. Dive beneath these waters and discover an undersea paradise. The coral reefs teem with fish, a kaleidoscope of colour and life.
Come ashore to beach resorts and hotels that let you relax and experience this paradise in style and comfort. Lay back and enjoy yourself, or get out and explore. Immerse yourself in a unique coastal culture as rich and rewarding as the local Swahili cuisine. Step back from the beach and discover expanses of rainforest, game rich river deltas, and much more than you ever expected.
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Mombasa is Kenya’s second largest city and has a rich history dating back over 1500 years when it started as a trading port for merchant ships from the Orient, Arab and Europe. The Portuguese explorer, Vasco Da Gama, landed here in 1498 and established a Portuguese colony at the coast.
Mombasa North Coast Beaches
These are beaches to the immediate north of Mombasa, up to and including the Kilifi beaches. The beaches include Nyali, Bamburi and Shanzu and Kikambala. There are many hotels along this stretch though the concentration of the hotels thins out while moving towards Kilifi. There are various activities on offer ranging from nature trails to fishing and golf.
Mombasa South Coast
To get to ” South Coast” from Mombasa, one takes the Ferry across a narrow channel, usually a colorful experience owing to lots of noise and bustle of the Swahili people as they go about their daily business. South Coast is generally a quieter and cleaner stretch of coastline than the North coast. Beaches include Diani, Tiwi and Gazi, leading up to the Pemba area. Accommodation varies from hotels to cottages.
Lamu is a small, historic coastal town, with narrow winding streets, old mosques, colorful markets and uses donkeys and dhows for transport rather than vehicles.
The slow pace of life here, magnificent beaches and the rich culture make this an exotic place to visit where time seems to stand still. The perfect place for honeymooners and couples.
This exotic island is famous for its beautiful beaches, rich Swahili culture, architecture and a very relaxed pace of life.
Zanzibar has several quality hotels and resorts along its beaches as well as in Stone Town, its interesting capital.