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Coast: Popular for its beaches and Swahili culture

Discover the beauty and charm of KENYA’s coast with its pleasant and famous beaches and exciting Swahili influence. Lounge on beautiful beaches and swim in warm blue waters extending to white sand beaches ideal for sunbathing or even as venues for water sports activities. Discover the history and constructing spirit of coastal regions such as Mombasa replied by the strong structure of Fort Jesus and crowded commercial centres. Tantalize your palate with the rich outdoor catering of Swahili food that is a fusion of African, Arabian, and Indian cultures. Meet the friendly people of an exotic land and experience being enchanted by their culture and folklore. The coastal region of Kenya is the best of the two worlds; you get your vacation, adventure, and discovery all in one package.

Itinerary

This itinerary offers a mix of relaxation, historical exploration, and beach activities, ensuring a memorable experience along the Kenyan coast.

Day 1: Arrival in Mombasa and Beach Relaxation

Arrive in Mombasa, Kenya’s coastal hub. Transfer to your beachfront hotel or resort, and settle in. Spend the rest of the day relaxing on the pristine sandy beaches, swimming in the warm Indian Ocean waters, or lounging by the pool. Enjoy a seafood dinner at a local restaurant or your resort, followed by an overnight stay.

Day 2: Explore Mombasa’s Historical and Cultural Sites

Begin your day with a visit to Fort Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to explore its rich history and impressive architecture. Wander through the Old Town, known for its narrow streets, Swahili architecture, and vibrant markets. Visit the Mombasa Marine National Park for snorkeling or diving to witness the stunning underwater world. In the evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and return to your hotel for the night.

Day 3: Day Trip to Diani Beach

Take a day trip to Diani Beach, one of Kenya’s most famous and beautiful beaches, located about an hour south of Mombasa. Spend the day soaking up the sun, swimming, or engaging in water sports like kite surfing and jet skiing. Visit the Colobus Conservation to learn about primate conservation efforts. Enjoy a beachfront lunch and relax until the late afternoon. Return to Mombasa for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4: Visit to Malindi and Watamu

Travel to Malindi, a town rich in history and culture, located about two hours north of Mombasa. Visit the Vasco da Gama Pillar, the Gede Ruins, and the Malindi Marine National Park for snorkeling and diving opportunities. Continue to Watamu, renowned for its beautiful beaches and marine life. Explore the Watamu Marine National Park and the Arabuko Sokoke Forest. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch in Watamu before heading back to Mombasa in the evening.

Day 5: Relaxation and Departure

Spend your final day relaxing at your hotel or exploring any remaining sights in Mombasa. Visit the local markets for some last-minute shopping or take a leisurely walk along the beach. After lunch, check out from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your departure.

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Important Information

Packing Tips:

  • Light, breathable clothing for the warm coastal climate.
  • Swimwear and beachwear.
  • Comfortable walking shoes for exploring.
  • Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
  • Snorkeling gear (optional) for marine activities.

Additional Notes:

  • Stay hydrated and carry a reusable water bottle.
  • Respect local customs and dress modestly when visiting cultural sites.
  • Consider a guided tour for historical sites to gain deeper insights.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are “from”, per person, based on 2 adults and 2 children (under the age of 12) sharing, and include all taxes. Subject to availability. 4 nights’ accommodation in an aparthotel in London. Breakfast daily. Day touring as per the itinerary.

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