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The Coast of Kenya offers some of the best luxury safari and holiday destinations along the East African coast. Mombasa, Malindi and Lamu are particularly very popular among international tourists as they boast some of the finest beaches in the world.   People
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Luxury Holiday Safaris: Popular Vacation Sites Along the Coast of Kenya


Published 9th December 2008
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Travel Planning & Tips, Kenya, Beach, Fishing, Snorkeling

Fort Jesus in Mombasa Kenya

 

The Coast of Kenya offers some of the best luxury safari and holiday destinations along the East African coast. Mombasa, Malindi and Lamu are particularly very popular among international tourists as they boast some of the finest beaches in the world.

 

People who have been to the Kenyan coast have confessed that Mombasa, Malindi and Lamu are the most ideal destinations for a fantastic tropical beach holiday. I don't want to exaggerate the splendour of the Kenyan beaches but nothing sounds more true than to wake up to the beauty of Mombasa.

 

Located some 480km by road from Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya bordering the Indian Ocean. Mombasa is a haven for those looking for quiet, relaxing Kenya luxury safaris,water sports and game fishing opportunities.

 

Snorkeling, diving, sport fishing, dhow cruises during day-time as well as romantic sailing dinners with live music are possible in Mombasa.The city has more to offer than just pristine beaches. Remnants of historical and cultural attractions from centuries ago still remain here. Fort Jesus (pictured) built in 1593 by Portuguese to mark their new territory is one of the most famous historical attractions along the East African coast.

 

Other attractions that showcase the diversity of flora and fauna in the region as well as nature parks attract thousands of visitors. Mombasa is the capital of Kenya coastal tourism and home to the Moi International Airport.

 

Malindi, located 150km from Mombasa, is also a fascinating town to explore as it boasts many attractions and a rich cultural history. Some of the most popular attractions here are the Malindi Marine National Park & Indian Ocean, Arabuko Sokoke Forest and Hells Kitchen, among others. Malindi Marine Park is the best place to go snorkeling and scuba diving in Kenya's famed coral reef with dolphins and whale sharks.

 

Hells Kitchen, located about 36 Kilometres north West of Malindi, is a spectacular canyon that resulted from iron mining and erosion. There are also a number of interesting historical attractions in Malindi that include Vasco Da Gama's Pillar, Portuguese Chapel, Gede Ruins and Watamu Village. Malindi can be accessed by road from Mombasa or by air via domestic flights to Malindi Airport.

 

Lamu is a must visit destination for everyone interested in learning about the Swahili history and culture. Located 265Km north of Mombasa, Lamu archipelago comprises six large islands and countless smaller ones. Despite its remote location Lamu has a large number of tourist attractions and activities.

 

Lamu attractions include beaches of Shela and Kiwayu island, Lamu Museum exhibiting the history and culture of the people of Lamu, among others. Water sports like deep sea fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, wind surfing, water skiing as well as Lamu dhow cruises are some of the popular activities for Lamu visitors.

 

Due to its location near the equitor, the Kenyan coast enjoys a tropical climate hence it is an ideal year-round beach destination. US passport holders need a visa to enter Kenya, but they can get it at the airport or border crossing when they arrive in Kenya. However, nationals from Commonwealth countries (including Canada and the UK) do not need a visa.

 


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