Kenya’s Indian Ocean Coast is a whole new world, the history and cultural traditions, golf as well as water sports to be experienced and enjoyed at the easy –paced along the South and North Coast of Mombasa.The Lamu Archipelagos plus the other exotic pristine islands. Home to some of the world’s finest beaches made up of miles of white powdery sand boarding the Indian Ocean.
Famous for its pristine golden sandy beaches such as Diani Beach, Msambweni, Shimoni caves, Wasini Island, Shimba Hills National Reserve, and Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, part of Tsavo National Park, Sheldrick Falls and Maji Moto Springs. The coast provides a great platform for water sports. Sport fishing with professional anglers hooking big catches which they tag then release again in the sea. The Northern Coasts comprises of Nyali, Kilifi, Watamu, Malindi and the Lamu archipelagos as well as the other Islands such as Manda Island.
While on your beach holiday in the area wildlife parks are within an easy reach fly from the Ukunda Airstrip.You may drive through Mombasa or Kinango to both Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Park or another safari destination such as the Masai Mara Game reserve and Amboseli National Park etc. Day trips to the nearby Shimba Hills Game Reserve and Game Park, Mwalughanje Elephant Sanctuary or the Kisite –Mpunguti National marine Park/Reserve. Shimoni caves a popular destination for their historical background during the slave trade.
The area is packed with historical, cultural, religious and natural wonders including the fascinating Shimoni Caves which was previously used as religious ground by the local African communities (Kaya Shrine) and hiding places. It is claimed that the Arabs slave traders used the caves as slaves’ holding areas waiting for the arrival of dhows to transfer them to the infamous slave market in Zanzibar for onward shipment to Arabia.
Highlights of Kenya Coast
- Accommodation in extra ordinary places and experiences
- See pristine coasts rich in sea life
- Land based –itineraries
- Nature and bird walk
- Cultural immersion visit the local villages
- Laze on the warm tropical beaches of India Ocean
Adventure and Pleasure at the Kenya Coast
- Dhow cruises
- Wind surfing
- Water Sports
Wasini Island Wasini Island is a jewel of the south coast of Mombasa. Wasini is a small Island in the South of Kenya- Tanzania Border next to Shimoni caves some seventy-five Kilometers south of Mombasa. Wasini Island is about 5 km long and 1 km across. The neighboring Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park the main attraction of the Island are marine Life and Coral Gardens. The Island is a great place to see dolphins, fish and turtles.
Funzi Island The Funzi is nestles 35 kilometers away from Kenya, Mombasa ‘s Diani beach an unspoiled island in the Indian Ocean, and is only 15 minutes flying time from Mombasa, The islands pristine white sand, green eucalyptus tree forest and mangrove provide a unique appeal the luxurious secluded and beautiful natural views.
Chale Island Chale Island, a small romantic island set in coral gardens is 50km south of Mombasa and 10km south of Diani Beach on the Kenyan South Coast. Diani beach is 25 miles south of Mombasa. Kenya's stunning coastline runs 700 km between the Tanzanian and Somali borders and is renowned for its powder sand of astonishing beaches.
Shela Village Lamu Shela Village on Lamu Island is amaze of narrow sandy lanes, ancient tall stone houses, makuti thatched dwellings, mosques, ruins and a spacious square fringed by a few market stalls, small shops. Old town is the longest surviving settlement in Kenya and also the best preserved Swahili habitat in East Africa comparable to its peer the Zanzibar in Tanzania.
Manda Island This splendid Island is part of Lamu Archipelago located on Frangipani Manda Island east coast side of the Indian Ocean. The island is a perfect place for relaxation and enjoying the sun. The atmosphere on the Island quickly allows all thoughts of modern day stresses dissolve. The island is filled with palm trees and other lush tropical vegetation. Manda Island is one of the many unspoiled, idyllic islands of the Lamu Archipelago.
Kiwayu Island Kiwayu Island portrays everybody’s wish of a delightful desert island Paradise. Set high up north eastern the Kiwayu Island, part of the Lamu Archipelago and is the furthest of the Kenyan Indian Ocean islands. Kiwayu is bordered by three nature reserves one marine and two terrestrial and is part of the Kiunga Marine National Reserve.