The Kenya Cost

The perfect place for a beach holiday and some of the finest deep-sea fishing in the world. The history of the coastline goes back over a thousand years. The Indian Ocean coastline that forms the Eastern border stretches for some four hundred and eighty kilometers from Somali to Tanzania with palm fringed pearly white sandy beaches. Extending from North to South lies a spectacular coral barrier reef with wonders of under water exploration in the blue lagoons and creeks. These attractions together with superb accommodation facilities make the Kenya Coast an incomparable holiday for both beach and nature lovers. It is possible to swim in the warm clear waters of the Indian Ocean all year round. The Kenya coast is divided into distinct resorts, namely:- Mombasa, North & South Coast, Malindi and Watamu, and Lamu each having its own unique characteristics and attractions.

Mombasa has a harmonious blending of the great cultures of Africa, Asia and Europe. The Old Town with its narrow streets with fascinating place of antiquity worth seeing. The 16th century Fort Jesus is a major attraction.

The North Coast and South Coast are long stretches of idyllic beaches that are fringed with swaying palms, casuarinas, oleanders and frangipan. The Mtwapa creek with its abundant birdlife and Bamburi nature trail on the north are a must for nature lovers. Diani/Chale Marine National Park and Reserve, Kisite Marine National Park are places with a dazzling array of technicoloured fish and coral gardens which are worth visiting.

Malindi & Watamu are renown for its beauty and diversity of marine life. Malindi's history dates back to the 12th century. Here time stands still and centuries of civilization have not altered the courtesy and charm of the people. The Gede ruins are a few kilometers from Malindi and are a fascinating glimpse of Islamic culture and village life. The ruins were mysteriously abandoned in the 17th century. 

Lamu takes one back through time to a way of life that has remained unchanged for the last six hundred years and here time seems to standstill. The Lamu archipelago is the Venice of Kenya as it is linked to the mainland and other smaller islands such as Manda and Kiwayu by waterways

 

 

Accomodations

Indian Ocean Beach Club

The Indian Ocean Beach Club is one of Kenya's newest hotels, with all the hallmarks of one of the finest; it is located 25 miles south of Mombasa town. It is situated in a prime location on a quiet stretch of white sandy beach, bordering a marine park on the Indian Ocean.

Indian Ocean Beach Club is designed in Swahili architecture, and is adjacent to history --next to a 16thcentury Mosque. 

 

Afro Chic

Afrochic, with it's beautiful furnished landscaped garden and it's free form crystal clear swimming pool with Jacuzzi, is situated right on the edge of the white Diani beach. The Diani beach, 27 km. On the south of Mombasa Island is regarded as the best stretch of beach on the Kenya coast.

From the international Moi airport of Mombasa, which is served by several flights AFROCHIC can be reached with an interesting drive of approximately one hour, including the few minutes ferry crossing of the channel to the harbour.

Attractions

  • The Coast is famous for its beautiful and safe beaches
  • Spectacular Diving
  • Fishing
  • Surfing