Beach and Coastal Tours
These beach resorts offer visitors an exquisite place to have fun and relax during their holidays.
Mombasa North Coast Beaches
The coastline north of Mombasa is a little livelier than the south coast and the resorts are closer to the airport and Mombasa City. Palm-lined beaches, crystal clear waters, coral reefs, and a profusion of water sports, resorts, and entertainment venues provide plenty of tourist action.
Mombasa Marine National Park fringes the coast here with multi-hued coral gardens, drop offs, and Kenya's best wreck diving on the MV Dania. Traveling north from Mombasa, Nyali Beach is the 1st stop. Shops and hotels line the beach here, including Mombasa's 1st mainland beach resort — Nyali Beach Hotel. Further north, Bamburi Beach and Shanzu Beach are also tourist hubs with a wide range of accommodation from luxury resorts to beach bungalows.
Mombasa South Coast Beaches
Mombasa's south coast, accessible only by ferry or air, is an idyllic seaside destination where you receive impeccable, personalized services in some of the luxurious boutique accommodations that are perfect for when you want to retreat into a coastal paradise. The most well-known of the beaches is Diani where you will ﬁnd most of the south coast resorts, many of which are situated in the clearings of the Jadini Forest. The other secluded beaches south of Diani are Galu, Msambweni, Funzi Island and Chale Island, and these tend to be more exclusive than the north coast beaches or even Diani with fewer visitors. Aquatic activity include deep-sea ﬁshing excursion, sailing, windsurﬁng, kitesurﬁng or waterskiing or discovering endemic marine species while snorkeling or scuba diving at Kisite Marine Park or nearby reefs. The picturesque setting of Mombasa's south coast is sure to revive your energy.
Lamu Island is full of beautiful white sandy beaches, which are perfect for ultimate relaxation during vacation. Manda Bay and Shela beach are the most popular beaches in Lamu. These beaches are known for their picturesque views and peaceful ambiance. These beaches are surrounded by luxury resorts built around the ocean. These beach resorts offer visitors an exquisite place to have fun and relax during their holidays.
Made famous for its spices and the slave trade of the 19th century, Zanzibar Island is much more than a stopping point on an itinerary, and can be seen as a destination in itself. What the island offers is a unique combination of outstanding beaches, along its eastern edge, interesting activities, such as visiting a working spice farm, and the cultural delights of Stone Town, with Arabian fortresses and minarets.
The name Bagamoyo is derivered from the word Bwagamoyo which means ”Here I throw down my heart", re-enacting the desperation and despair of the 'broken heart' captive slaves whose voyage into the unknown begun here. Some 70km north of heaven of peace on the coast opposite the southern tip of Zanzibar. It was the former capital of German East Africa and another eight UNESCO world heritage sites. While in Bagamoyo you will have a chance to visit an old prison where slaves were herded through underground tunnels to wait for dhows, the Mission museum with a wonderful collection of photographs, the wonders of msalabani where there is undried water, old German tombs at Mwanamakuka beach, the school of Art while here you will enjoy live show drama and a hundred of precious beaches.
There are actually three Kilwas. The oldest, Kilwa Kisiwani (Kilwa on the island), lies on a small island two kilometres offshore. Here are the ruins of the medieval city of Kilwa, once thought to be the site of King Solomon's mines. Kilwa Kivinje (Kilwa of the Censuarina Trees) was a major 19th century slave trading centre, while Kilwa Masoko (Kilwa of the market) is a regional headquarters.
The Kilwa area is of great historical interests and great scenic beauty. The Kilwas were at their height during the 12th century and continued until the 18003, ending with the abolition of the slave trade. Power shifted and soon all that remained of the Kilwa's former glory were the fabulous ruins along the coastline.