The Kenyan coast is lined with pristine white sand beaches fringing the warm inviting waters of the Indian Ocean, which holds a world of spectacular coral reefs teeming with coral, myriad fish, sea turtles and dolphins. The coast has a long and exotic history, its calm blue waters the traditional passage of the Arabian Spice Trade. Along the length of this coast, Arab and Portuguese forts, Old Towns and the overgrown, deserted ruins of Swahili outposts bear witness to this fascinating history. In the winding medieval streets and bustling markets of Lamu and Mombasa Old Town, life has continued unhurried and unchanged for hundreds of years. This blend of natural beauty and living history creates an exotic paradise unlike anywhere else on earth.
The coastline south of Mombasa is a tropical paradise of palm fringed white sand beaches, where the calm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean meet beautiful coral reefs. The beaches are bordered by lush green coastal rainforests with prolific birdlife and variety of wildlife. A wide range of world class resorts, centered around Diani Beach, allow visitors to relax and enjoy this natural paradise with the best standards of accommodation, service and cuisine.
North of Mombasa is a world of enthralling history and natural beauty with a coast lined with pristine palm fringed beaches and a host of resorts. The beaches are broken by the wide mouth of Kilifi Creek, whose azure waters are a popular port of call on the international yachting circuit.
On the remote shores of Kenya’s far northern coast, the mighty waters of the Tana River meet the sea in a massive river delta. This isolated region is a truly unique location and a place of spectacular panoramic views, encompassing a scrubland teeming with game and birds and the endless rolling sands of deserted beaches.
The small town of Malindi is at the centre of a strip of idyllic tropical beaches offering the visitor a range of world class resorts and quiet relaxing hideaways. Further south, the sleepy village of Watamu is fronted by wide white beaches and home to a Marine National Park, which is ideal for divers and snorkellers.
Lamu is a place like no other, a peaceful tropical island where life is lived at its own relaxed rhythm, but a place whose history is as mysterious and fascinating as the winding streets of its medieval stone town. The island itself is a beautiful blend of rolling dunes and endless beaches, where tiny villages nestle among coconut and mango plantations and lateen sailed dhows ply the waters.