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THE KENYA COAST


The white sandy beaches, lined by coconut palms and their crystal water coves are protected of the surge and the currents of the East Indian by coral reefs, with an amazing biological wealth which is protected in several marine national parks.
Kenya coast is divided into four regions (apart from town and port of Mombasa) South Coast, North Coast,  Malindi & Watamu and Lamu archipelago.

mombasa

Mombasa
Mombasa town is a mystical mixture of ancient and modern with a cosmopolitan population blending Africa, Arabia, Asia and Europe. Here you will find the old town, a maze of narrow streets and pedestrian lanes with quaint shuttered houses and open fronted shops, Fort Jesus, which is open to visitors and which houses an interesting museum displaying antiques from the length of the Kenyan coast, also on display are finds from the Portuguese warship the Santa Antonio D’Atanna  which sank near the fort in 1697.

A visit to the Kamba carvers village near the airport is a worthwhile experience. Visitors can make short excursions to Shimba hills, jJumba la Mtwana-the slave master’s house.

sandy beaches

The South Coast
Along the south coast there are myriads of reef fishes to bee seen with no more than a mask and snorkel.  the reef building corals, home of these innumerable fish are themselves the world’s most spectacular architects.

The North Coast
Long stretches of idyllic beaches, fringed with palms, screpines, casuarinas and scented with oleanders and frangipani make the north coast a visitors paradise. Here you will find the Tamarind Dhow ( a floating restaurant)serving sea food, Mamba Village (a crocodile farm-the world’s largest) and an entertainment complex. Also nearby is the Bamburi Nature Trail (where sterile quarries have been turned into a sublime oasis, where wildlife and birds inhibit the forest, glades, pools and streams.

Watamu and Gede

Kenya’s greatest archaeological heritage, the ruined city of Gede(sometimes Gedi), a lost city whose population inexplicably vanished in the 17th century.  The outer wall of the lost city encloses an area of about 18 ha and a well-informed guess would put the population at around 2500.  Many of the houses together with the Sultan’s palace have been restored.

gedi ruins

Malindi
Kenya holds several world records for big game fish and it was here that Hemingway lingered in the 30’s to enjoy his favourite sport. The coral gardens in the middle of the park, seen by skin diving, snorkeling or peering through the hull of a glass bottomed boat is the fascination. Technicoloured fish of various sizes and impossible shapes swim in a dazzling array. Flutemouths, thornheads, halfbeaks, zebra and parrot fish, hawkfishes, lizard fishes, trigger fishes, porcupine fish, puffers and hundreds of others bejewel the reef. Octopus pulse away in fear, rays wriggle to conceal themselves under a coat of sand

 

Lamu and the Lamu Archipelago


lamu

Lamu is an interesting, historic place to visit attracting lots of visitors all year round. The ancient town has narrow winding streets, historic mosques, a fort, colorful markets and uses donkeys and dhows for transport with barely any sight of advanced modern technology. The slow pace of life here, magnificent and uncluttered beaches and the rich culture makes this an exotic place to visit where time seems to stand still.

 

SAFARIS

 

TEA-KBW-Kenya's Beach Wonderland(10 Days)

DAY ONE: NORTH COAST Morning flight to Mombasa. Transfer to Serena Beach Hotel after a tour of the city of Mombasa and lunch. Dinner and overnight at this first class beach hotel.

DAY TWO TO DAY FIVE: NORTH COAST At leisure either relaxing by the beach, engaged in water sports or exploring the nearby nature trails and historic ruins.

DAY SIX: LAMU Afternoon flight to Lamu after a lunch cruise on the Tamarind Dhow. Dinner and overnight at a Lamu Hotel.

DAY SEVEN TO DAY NINE: LAMU The day is spent at leisure. Accommodation in Lamu is on full board basis.

DAY TEN: NAIROBI Morning flight to Nairobi. Transfer to your hotel. Evening dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant before proceeding to the airport for your flight back home.

 

TEA-MBP-Mombasa Beach Paradise (7 Days)

dianiDAY ONE: NAIROBI - MOMBASA The morning is spent relaxing while the afternoon is occupied by a visit to the nearby Nairobi National Park that nestles with the city as its backdrop. Take the "Lunatic Express" train to Mombasa arriving early the next morning. Dinner and overnight in the sleeper.

DAY TWO: MOMBASA - SOUTH COAST Transfer by vehicle to hotel on the renown Diani Beach, where the next few days are spent enjoying the unspoiled white sands of these beaches. Accommodation is on half board to enable you sample the varied cuisine that is found in the eateries of the many hotels that dot this coast.

DAY THREE TO DAY SIX: DIANI BEACH These days are spent by the beach sunbathing or engaged in the numerous water sports that are available including, Scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, big game fishing and deep sea diving.

DAY SEVEN: DIANI - NAIROBI Morning flight to Nairobi after transfer by road to the coastal town of Mombasa. Dinner at Carnivore before flight back home.

SAFARIS

 

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