Things To Do At The Kenyan Coast

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Things To Do At The Kenyan Coast

The Kenyan Coast commands a strong sense of identity. Besides the sandy beach and blue turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, it will enchant you with an impressive blend of scents, sounds and colours.

On the north of the coastline stretches several beaches such as Nyali, Shanzu, Kikambala and Vipingo that are worth taking a visit to as they have some first-class beach hotels and lodges. There are so many things to do in Mombasa too. In this guide, I take you through holiday destinations in Kenya’s coast

Things To Do In Diani Beach Kenya

Diani beach is located at the south coast and with it carries an abundance of hotels catering to all tastes from small boutique properties if you are a discerning traveller then this is the beach to go to.

Some hotels cater to family travellers. Visitors can also enjoy water sports such as windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling and scuba diving. The beach is adjacent to Tiwi Beach, Galu Beach, Chale Island, Funzi Island and Kinondo.

Things To Do In Shanzu

Shanzu is about 20 kilometres from Mombasa city along the Indian Ocean coast. The town is a lovely spot with superb beaches and many beautiful interesting places to visit.

To get to Shanzu, take the main Mombasa- Malindi highway and cross the Nyali Bridge. The Shanzu Holiday Market has a lot of small shops and a Bazaar that offers a large collection of local crafts at very affordable prices.

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The Portuguese built Fort Jesus in 1593. The site chosen for this fort was a coral ridge located at the entrance of the harbour. The fort was built to secure the safety of Portuguese living in the East African Coast. It has had a long history of hostilities by interested parties that used to live in Mombasa.

Things To Do In Lamu Kenya

Going to the report Island of Lamu is like travelling back in time. I have shared here on ten things you can do when you visit Lamu Island. Lamu has retained its appearance and character over the centuries.

The town has narrow streets with no cars and the only means of transport are donkeys or by see and motor-powered boats. Lamu area contains wildlife and wide beaches. The beauty of this ancient world is celebrated daily. However, every year during the annual Lamu Festival all are welcome to experience the marvel of this coastal gem.

Things To Do In Malindi Kenya

Malindi is a place full of history dating back to the 15th century when the Portuguese visited the shores of the coastal region. It was a prime trading post at the time. Sometimes the town is referred to as Little Italy. It is located at the centre of a strip of idyllic tropical beaches offering the visitor a range of world-class resorts and quiet relaxing hideaways.

The Vasco Da Gama Pillarin Malindi stands just south of the town at the Vasco Da Gama Point. The pillar marks the very last stop in Africa before Vasco Dagama sailed across the Indian Ocean to India in 1498.

Things To Do In Watamu Kenya

Watamu offers wide sandy beach fronts. This tranquil haven is home to several established resorts such as Turtle Bay Beach Hotel, Blue Bay Village, Watamu Beach Hotel, Hemingways Resort among many other private guesthouses scattered through the forest along the shoreline.

In this area, Watamu Marine National Park is the ideal spot if you are into diving and snorkelling. The Marine Park boasts over 600 species of fish in just 10 square kilometres.

Nyali and Bamburi

Nyali and Bamburi beach are located the Southeast coast facing the Indian Ocean offers long miles of pale sandy beaches, packed by private villas, hotels, and gardens. These beaches are suitable for you if are looking for a beach holiday with the convenience of Mombasa attractions close by.

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Comments

  1. A number of people have recommended Kenya to me so it’s great to look at a review of the coastline (as I’m a beach addict!).

    1. Sharon Lumbasi

      Since you are a beach addict, you will enjoy the wide selection of beaches on the Kenyan coast. There is lots of varieties too πŸ™‚

  2. Kenya seems like such a cool place to visit, definitely have to add it to the bucket list now πŸ™‚

    1. Sharon Lumbasi

      Yes, it is really cool πŸ™‚ Diversify and enjoy your travel

  3. This is a cool post, especially because every time I hear about Kenya, I only get to know about the safaris and massais. It is nice to know that Kenya also has good beaches.

    1. Sharon Lumbasi

      I agree with you, about the safaris, however, Kenya has so much to offer

  4. Kez

    I love Kenya! I didn’t make it to the coast when I was there last year, but I will be going back to explore it more thoroughly!

    1. Sharon Lumbasi

      Please do, you will not regret it.

    2. Kenya looks amazing! I am embarrassed to admit ive never been to Africa at all. Bit i will soon and this will be my go to post for Kenya. Thanks!

      1. Sharon Lumbasi

        Thanks, Kez!

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  6. I have heard so many great things about the beaches in Kenya, this is just adding to my wanderlust. I am always up for a beach and dive holiday, and Watamu Marine National Park sounds like a must-do location. Thanks for the helpful guide.

    1. Sharon Lumbasi

      You are welcome, you will definitely enjoy the Kenyan coast when ready to come over.

  7. Lamu sounds like the kind of destination I’d head for, and an ideal opportunity to do a bit of slow travel through Kenya. I hope to get to this part of the world one day. So many new places to see in this world before they get developed or spoilt.

    1. Sharon Lumbasi

      Thanks, Jay there is a lot to see around the world and so many hidden gems. I am not sure though that you will get to see Lamu Island and town in one day maybe a 2 day itinerary will work.

  8. Kenya is in my list of places to explore! I’m bookmarking your post for future reference!

    1. Sharon Lumbasi

      Thanks, Anna!

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