The Kenyan Coast is a picturesque region with palm-fringed beaches, turquoise waters, and coral reefs. The landscape is dotted with traditional fishing villages, historical landmarks, and lush forests teeming with wildlife, creating a paradise for beach-goers, adventurers, and nature enthusiasts alike.
With soft white sand beaches, warm clear seas and gently waving palm trees, Kenya’s picturesque coastline is the perfect addition to a safari, with a host of things to do, both in and out of the water.
From deep sea fishing to paddle boarding, scuba diving to snorkelling, swimming with dolphins, kite surfing and glass bottom boat trips, the water-based activities are endless.
On land, you can explore Lamu Town, the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa. Characterised by narrow streets and coral stone houses with intricately carved wood doors, Lamu is a fascinating melting pot of Swahili, Arabic, Persian, Indian and European cultures.
Just south of Lamu, Watamu is known for its marine park and home to a small turtle centre you can visit to learn about their conservation work firsthand. There are also a host of wonderful shops selling beautiful beadwork and carvings.
The Swahili cuisine along the coast is diverse and flavourful, packed with a wealth of culinary influences. Whether you dine in one of the many great restaurants or are catered for in your hotel or by a private chef in your own villa, you will be truly spoilt. A fusion of African, Arabic, Indian and European ideas and fresh ingredients including incredible fish, cardamon and coconut milk, coriander and chili results in healthy, nutritious and delicious meals that you will miss on your return home.