Top 6 Favorite Beaches for your Kenyan Coast Adventure

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The Kenyan coast has a lot to offer: from long stretches of pristine beaches to lush bushes bursting with wildlife and azure ocean waters that harbor various species of sea life. Here is a number of beaches listed by Jovago.comfor your rest and relaxation.

Lamu Beaches

LAMU-BEACHES
Top on the list of Lamu’s pristine endowments are picturesque sceneries, white powdery sands and the warm ambiance of Swahili hospitality. The beaches are uniquely surrounded by timeless architecture that dates back to the 13th century. Lamu is also home to various cultural festivals of international acclaim.

 

Diani Beach

DIANI

Voted 2014’s winner for Africa’s Leading Beach Destination, Diani’s peaceful setting coupled with the various beach activities makes it an ideal location for rest and relaxation. Diani is located about 30 kilometers from Mombasa and is served by several daily flights. Apart from the refreshing swims, you can also enjoy dhow safaris, a trip to the Columbus monkey center, kitesurfing and the Diani nightlife!

Vipingo Ridge, Kilifi

VIPINGO

Vipingo beach is is uniquely quiet and it is sheltered away from the Coastal bustle due to its location in Kilifi County which is not as popular with tourists. This makes it ideal for visitors in pursuit of solitude and exclusivity. This is also an ideal location for whale watching, kite surfing and snorkeling for anyone looking for such. If you are a golf enthusiast, you might want to consider Vipingo Ridge the latest addition to this magnificent destination

Watamu.

WATAMU

Watamu is highly recognized as home to the best snorkeling and diving areas on the East African Coast. Also of note, and very vital to the ecosystem is the Watamu Marine National park that is a major breeding ground for the rare green turtle. The park was among the very first to be established in the world, and is protected under UNESCO as a conservation site for various coral reef fish species and sea birds. It’s the only beach where you can watch turtles hatching.

 

Malindi Beaches

MALINDI

This is for the adventurous souls and thrill-seekers looking to have an active holiday full of adrenaline-fueling water sports. The surf is good almost throughout the year, making it a coveted destination for windsurfers. Malindi is the second largest town on the Kenyan Coast after Mombasa and attracts quite a large number of tourists throughout the peak season. Historic sites in Malindi include the Vasco Da Gama Pillar which was erected in 1948 by the famous Portuguese sailor cum explorer.

 

Manda Island

MANDA

Beyond Lamu and stretching miles to the north is Manda Island, a virgin and unpolluted destination with isolated and clean beaches, coupled with lush forests that are home to a variety of wildlife. Sport fishing, inland expeditions, or sundowner cruises are perfect ways of spending time in this bare-foot island.

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  • Greg

    May God protect us all.

    • Guest

      Amen!

  • Harakati

    2012 is coming soon…………….

  • Mazzdark

    No good deed goes unpunished, is the lesson here.

  • Courtesy Mzalendo

    Hey, i was actually there when it happened…………the lady rushed from room No. 6 i think……..she was staff to the hotel….she was moving towards the reception area and i was in between on the way out. She was vomiting chunks of blood continuously……..i called on the receptionist to see what was actually happening coz it was kind of unusual……thought she was vomiting red juice…………………she continued to vomit at a distance of around 10 meters and that was when the eyes started rolling out…..and i recall telling the receptionist that she would not be able to make it…….to me it looked VIRAL…..the blood vomiting continued for around three minutes nonstop…..while we stood helplessly…….

    (had decided i would not go near/touch or get close to her.)….REASON  THOUGHT IT WAS STAGE FOUR HIV/AIDS and TB WAS IN FULL BLOWN STAGE…..-NO GO ZONE………………………….soon she started loosing balance (after almost 3 litres of blood splattered on the floor)…and by this time she was being helped by a male colleague……it was a painful experience for her RIP………after “fear”, “panic”, “how should we”, “what can we do”, suggestions had been through she was taken downstairs……..the cab guy asked for 5k……….to take the lady to hosp……. lol ( little did he know he could be quarantined)i recall someone coming from downstairs saying her esophagus had come out………(couldn’t clarify whether that was it)through one of the hotel room windows i could see 2 two lady police women taking there time controlling the public and organizing the transportation to hospital (can’t blame them………FIRST AID doesn’t cover this area……)the cab was a white sedan….cant recall makeback at the scene…….the bloody scene was a mess, the hotel workers started cleaning with bare hands………………………………… HELL YES……with rags of course…..and moppersi advised gloves…..and not just the usual plastic gloves……because what first came to my mind was TUBERCULOSIS……. EBOLA NOW……………….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WELL AS THEY CLEANED THE AREA WITH JIK…….VIM……..OMO…….WATER…..i was suprized no forensics team had come by……oh sorry!!!!!!!! even the police to follow the path of the crime scene…….by the time i left……….close to eleven……..the area HAD BEEN CLEANED SPARKLING…..AND THERE WAS NO SIGN OF A BLOOD SCENE.BACKGROUNDher colleagues reported that she had been unwell and had resumed work from a one month sick holiday and that she would be coughing with lots of pain… she had been urged to stay home longer to recover from PNEUMONIA she had allegedly been diagonised with a week ago…….. but she opted to work….little did she know ………………………. by the time she came from the staff resting room vomiting she was prepairing to leave for home (definitely by public means) …. she had even asked one of her colleague to warm for her some water to use for medication…….Am checking in myself to KNH for clearence………..this could have been anywhere………

    • Daniella

      Damn!!! So many may have been exposed. Surely the Gov must track everyone down or all hell could break loose….God help us & watch over us.
      Make sure you stay in that hospital come what may until you are certified to be 100% healthy….All will be well.

  • Which hotel was this Mzalendo? You need to tell wananchi the hotel so that they can avoid it until the situation becomes normal.

  • Rugutcleopas

    people should take enough measures to avoid spread but first confirmation from health ministry but no panic

  • Mkuki14

    Its the end of the world!!!

  • R Mwangale

    Mzalendo I think you saw so much… This woman must have undergone so much pain. We just hope that the other hotel staff and anyone who was involved are checked. So unfortunate

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