Kenya Beaches & Islands Holiday Guide


As you envision your ultimate safari in Kenya, the images of vast savannah plains, remarkable wildlife encounters, and the Great Wildebeest Migration in the Masai Mara may come to mind. However, there’s a hidden gem waiting for you beyond the wilderness – Kenya’s stunning coastal destinations. Access To Kenya Safaris invites you to explore the captivating coastal experiences that await you in this diverse East African country.

Secluded Beach Escapes: While Kenya is renowned for its terrestrial wonders, its pristine beaches and islands are equally captivating. Locations like Msambweni, Funzi, Che Chale in Malindi, Galu, and Lamu offer tranquil seclusion coupled with a myriad of aquatic and terrestrial adventures. Access To Kenya Safaris offers you the chance to add a seaside dimension to your fast-paced wilderness tour of Kenya.

Beachfront Diversity: The allure of Kenya’s beaches lies in the contrasting beauty of soft white sands against the azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Each beach setting boasts a unique experience to suit individual preferences. The vibrant beaches on Mombasa’s North Coast cater to families and those seeking proximity to the mainland. In contrast, the privacy and tranquility of the South Coast in Mombasa are ideal for couples, small groups, solo travelers, and families. Malindi offers picturesque blue waters and stretches of beach alongside its 13th-century coastal town.

Captivating Marine Life: Beneath the surface of Kenya’s warm Indian Ocean lies a mesmerizing world of marine life. Kenya boasts some of the world’s most incredible dive sites and snorkeling reefs, including the second longest barrier reef globally. Dive and snorkel among the reefs of Kisite Marine Park and Mombasa Marine Park, witnessing the vibrant marine ecosystem. Watamu Marine Park and Malindi Marine Park provide awe-inspiring experiences with over 100 types of coral and more than 600 fish species.

A Variety of Seaside Activities: Beyond the underwater wonders, a range of activities awaits you. Glass-bottom boat rides offer a mesmerizing view of the colorful marine life. Evening dinner and dance sails on traditional dhows add a touch of romance to your seaside journey. Engage in aquatic sports like windsurfing, kitesurfing, and jet-skiing. With miles of pristine coastline, Kenya offers ample space for relaxation and refreshing cocktails by the hotel bar.

World-Class Fishing: Surprisingly, Kenya is a world-class fishing destination. The waters off its coast host some of the world’s largest and most challenging game fish. From amateur to professional anglers, Kenya offers thrilling deep sea fishing experiences. Throughout the year, you can catch dorado, wahoo, giant trevally, kingfish, and more. For the experienced angler, July to March is the ideal time to catch yellowfin tuna, sailfish, marlins, and even swordfish.

Exploring Beyond the Shore: Kenya’s beaches and islands are home to not only natural beauty but also cultural treasures. Shimba Hills National Reserve offers terrestrial species near the South Coast. Explore historical sites like the Old Town of Mombasa, the abandoned Gedi Ruins of Watamu, and the Mnarani Ruins of Kilifi. Lamu Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, presents a blend of history, architecture, and serene beaches.

Access To Kenya Safaris ensures that your beach holiday in Kenya is as enriching and captivating as your wildlife adventures. From pristine beaches to vibrant marine life and cultural gems, Kenya’s coastal destinations offer a multifaceted experience that complements your safari journey.

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The best time to visit Kenya is from June to October when there’s virtually no rain and daytime temperatures are not too hot. However, with a diverse geography and a moderate climate, Kenya is considered a great year-round safari and beach holiday destination.

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