Mombasa North Coast
Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya and a major tourist destination located on the Eastern coastline of Kenya bordering the Indian Ocean. A place steeped in history, yet at the same time fascinating commercial and cosmopolitan port town. The true heart of Mombasa is found in the exotic old town, among the narrow winding streets and Arab architecture. The air here is always heavy with the scent of spices along the narrow streets and busy markets. The dhows dock daily at the habour with fresh fish and goods from all along the coast.
The beaches just north of Mombasa are popular with overseas visitors to Kenya wanting a tropical beach holiday. The North Coast is linked by a road bridge to Mombasa town and offers a variety of activities, restaurants and nightlife. It is a popular destination for its World renown white sandy beaches. Mombasa offers a diverse marine life, world-class hotels and friendly atmosphere. There is a tropical climate all year; it is a great destination filled with activities for all ages.
Mombasa South Coast
Just south of Mombasa is the famous Diani beach. Most renowned on the East African Coast, for the long, soft, white sandy beaches making it a tropical paradise. There is also an offshore reef which is ideal for snorkelling and it keeps the waves low making it an ideal beach for paddling and swimming.
Watamu is located north of Mombasa, near Malindi. This is one of Kenya's finest beaches and the site of a Marine National Park offering excellent snorkelling and scuba diving. The nearby Arabuko Sokoke forest is a bird watchers paradise and the extensive inland Mida Creek hosts a wide variety of splendid birdlife.
Lamu is a small island off the north-east coast of Kenya. The waterfront Swahili town of Lamu is made up of historic Arabic-style buildings and narrow bustling streets. There are very few cars on the island and Lamu is untouched by mass tourism. Donkeys are the main mode of transport and quite ideal due to the narrow streets. The choice of hotels includes small attractive family run hotels, private holiday homes, beach hotels as well as secluded chalets.