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Kenya Coast
Kenya Coast
Kenya Coast
Kenya Coast

...and you get stunning views directly from your room.

There are a plenty of activities available, from snorkelling, diving and fishing...

...to wind-surfing.

Kenya Coast

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View pictures from the Kenya Coast


The coast often lives up to its reputation. This is Tamarind Village, Mombasa.
This is one of the best parts of the world to enjoy a stay on a beach, whether here at Tiwi Beach…
…or here, at Diani Beach…
…with its low-key beach bars…
…and chill-out spots…
…or here in the far south near Shimoni…
…or further north at Malindi…
…or neighbouring Watamu…
…with its coral outcrops…
…or here in Lamu, where life goes at the speed of a dhow, or a donkey.
Between the well-known beaches, there are others, such as Tiwi Beach…
…and Kikambala, where you can either stay, or which can easily be visited…
…on a day excursion. This trip was to Wasini Island…
…in the far south…
…with its sparkling clear seas.
Other outings include creek trips…
…to some of Kenya's coastal backwaters…
…such as this peaceful jetty at Takaungu…
…or excursions…
… to the slave caves at Shimoni…
…or to any of the wide range of restaurants, such as this floating restaurant at Mtwapa.
Most of the main highway that runs along the coast looks like this…
…but if you turn inland this is a much more common scene.
Trips into the forested Shimba Hills inland from Diani Beach can bring adventures like this…
…but you don't have to go far to meet characters like this battered old colobus.
For a shot of history, start with the island city of Mombasa…
…which combines chaotic modern street life…
…with quiet corners in the old town.
Mombasa's centrepiece attraction is the Portuguese and Omani Fort Jesus…
…which is now a historical monument…
…and museum…
…that dominates the southeast corner of Mombasa island.
All along the coast, however, are the ruined remains of towns…
…and mosques…
and you can find living history in unlikely places, like Kongo Mosque at Diani Beach.
Wherever you choose to stay on the coast – in a private house…
…or a boutique hotel – …
…Expert Africa will ensure that every day…
…is as perfect as possible.
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The coast often lives up to its reputation. This is Tamarind Village, Mombasa.
The coast often lives up to its reputation. This is Tamarind Village, Mombasa.
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This is one of the best parts of the world to enjoy a stay on a beach, whether here at Tiwi Beach…
This is one of the best parts of the world to enjoy a stay on a beach, whether here at Tiwi Beach…
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…or here, at Diani Beach…
…or here, at Diani Beach…
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…with its low-key beach bars…
…with its low-key beach bars…
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…and chill-out spots…
…and chill-out spots…
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…or here in the far south near Shimoni…
…or here in the far south near Shimoni…
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…or further north at Malindi…
…or further north at Malindi…
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…or neighbouring Watamu…
…or neighbouring Watamu…
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…with its coral outcrops…
…with its coral outcrops…
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…or here in Lamu, where life goes at the speed of a dhow, or a donkey.
…or here in Lamu, where life goes at the speed of a dhow, or a donkey.
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Between the well-known beaches, there are others, such as Tiwi Beach…
Between the well-known beaches, there are others, such as Tiwi Beach…
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…and Kikambala, where you can either stay, or which can easily be visited…
…and Kikambala, where you can either stay, or which can easily be visited…
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…on a day excursion. This trip was to Wasini Island…
…on a day excursion. This trip was to Wasini Island…
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…in the far south…
…in the far south…
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…with its sparkling clear seas.
…with its sparkling clear seas.
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Other outings include creek trips…
Other outings include creek trips…
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…to some of Kenya's coastal backwaters…
…to some of Kenya's coastal backwaters…
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…such as this peaceful jetty at Takaungu…
…such as this peaceful jetty at Takaungu…
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…or excursions…
…or excursions…
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… to the slave caves at Shimoni…
… to the slave caves at Shimoni…
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…or to any of the wide range of restaurants, such as this floating restaurant at Mtwapa.
…or to any of the wide range of restaurants, such as this floating restaurant at Mtwapa.
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Most of the main highway that runs along the coast looks like this…
Most of the main highway that runs along the coast looks like this…
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…but if you turn inland this is a much more common scene.
…but if you turn inland this is a much more common scene.
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Trips into the forested Shimba Hills inland from Diani Beach can bring adventures like this…
Trips into the forested Shimba Hills inland from Diani Beach can bring adventures like this…
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…but you don't have to go far to meet characters like this battered old colobus.
…but you don't have to go far to meet characters like this battered old colobus.
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For a shot of history, start with the island city of Mombasa…
For a shot of history, start with the island city of Mombasa…
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…which combines chaotic modern street life…
…which combines chaotic modern street life…
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…with quiet corners in the old town.
…with quiet corners in the old town.
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Mombasa's centrepiece attraction is the Portuguese and Omani Fort Jesus…
Mombasa's centrepiece attraction is the Portuguese and Omani Fort Jesus…
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…which is now a historical monument…
…which is now a historical monument…
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…and museum…
…and museum…
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…that dominates the southeast corner of Mombasa island.
…that dominates the southeast corner of Mombasa island.
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All along the coast, however, are the ruined remains of towns…
All along the coast, however, are the ruined remains of towns…
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…and mosques…
…and mosques…
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and you can find living history in unlikely places, like Kongo Mosque at Diani Beach.
and you can find living history in unlikely places, like Kongo Mosque at Diani Beach.
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Wherever you choose to stay on the coast – in a private house…
Wherever you choose to stay on the coast – in a private house…
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…or a boutique hotel – …
…or a boutique hotel – …
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…Expert Africa will ensure that every day…
…Expert Africa will ensure that every day…
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…is as perfect as possible.
…is as perfect as possible.

Holidays visiting Kenya Coast

Just ideas, we'll always tailor-make a trip for you


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Kinondo Kwetu Beach Holiday

7 days • 1 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Enjoy a ‘home away from home’ on a beautiful beach, where you will be exceptionally well looked after by a superb team. This holiday can be as relaxed or as action-packed as you like.

US$3,580 - US$4,810 per person

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Peponi Beach Holiday

5 days • 1 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Discover the Swahili culture of the Kenyan coast, from the remote area of Lamu, during this chilled out, down to earth and atmospheric week on the beach.

US$1,840 - US$1,900 per person

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Elephant Safari

10 days • 3 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

This example of a mid-range Kenya safari and beach trip explores the wildlife of Tsavo west's volcanic plains and woodlands, Tsavo East's immense plains and the white sand beaches and lush environment of Diani Beach.

US$4,310 - US$4,630 per person

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Where to stay in Kenya Coast

Our suggestions for beach lodges in Kenya Coast


Pinewood Beach Resort

Pinewood Beach Resort

Pinewood Beach Resort is a relaxed resort-style hotel at the far south end of Diani Beach - an area known as Galu Beach.


87% (11 reviews)
Kinondo Kwetu

Kinondo Kwetu

Kinondo Kwetu is a small, owner-run, all-inclusive boutique lodge of exceptional quality situated on a remote stretch of beach south of the busier Diani Beach area.


96% (9 reviews)
Diani Blue

Diani Blue

Diani Blue is a low-key but stylishly comfortable small guesthouse, with high levels of service, in a busy, central part of Diani Beach.


94% (7 reviews)
The Sands At Nomad

The Sands At Nomad

The Sands At Nomad is a good-value, laidback, family friendly resort with lots of Swahili character.


80% (5 reviews)
Driftwood Beach Club

Driftwood Beach Club

The low-key and long-established Driftwood is a family-friendly, owner-managed, bungalow-style beach hotel on a beautiful stretch of sands just south of Malindi town.


87% (3 reviews)
Alfajiri Villas

Alfajiri Villas

Alfajiri Villas is an exclusive, owner-run, hideaway property consisting of three unique villas in a central part of the north end of Diani Beach.


100% (2 reviews)
Peponi

Peponi

Peponi is a long-established beach hotel, renowned for its good food, located in the village of Shela on the south side of Lamu island.


100% (2 reviews)
Mnarani Club

Mnarani Club

The Mnarari Club is located towards the seaward end of the beautiful Killifi Creek, and is an enduring favourite on the Kenya coast.


100% (2 reviews)
Ocean Sports

Ocean Sports

Ocean Sports is long-established and popular beach hotel right on one of Watamu's famous and beautiful bays.


90% (2 reviews)
AfroChic

AfroChic

Afro-Chic is a modern, Mediterranean-style ten-room boutique hotel on Diani Beach, with good food and a pleasant pool.


100% (1 review)
Shimba Lodge

Shimba Lodge

Shimba Lodge is a picturesque tree-hotel overlooking a forest waterhole in Shimba Hills National Park, with an aerial walkway and abundant wildlife.


80% (1 review)
Serena Beach Resort

Serena Beach Resort

Serena Beach Resort is a large beach hotel on Shanzu Beach, north of Mombasa town, on Kenya's Indian Ocean coast.


100% (1 review)
Kutazama

Kutazama

Kutazama is an owner-managed, boutique luxury lodge in the Shimba Hills in a stunning location overlooking the Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary.


100% (1 review)
Hemingways Watamu

Hemingways Watamu

Long-established resort hotel with a strong British following and a good reputation for deep-sea fishing.


80% (1 review)
The Sands at Chale Island

The Sands at Chale Island

The Sands at Chale Island is a beach resort offering plenty of activities and beautiful flora and fauna all around.


80% (1 review)
Kizingo

Kizingo

Kizingo is an owner-managed, rustic, barefoot beach lodge on the southwest tip of Lamu island.


No reviews yet
Tamarind Village

Tamarind Village

Tamaarind Village is a well managed apartment complex close to Mombasa city, with excellent restaurants, pools and visitor services.


No reviews yet
Kipungani Explorer

Kipungani Explorer

Kipungani Explorer is a relatively large rustic beach lodge on the west coast of Lamu island.


No reviews yet
Manfriday's Mida Cove

Manfriday's Mida Cove

Manfriday’s Mida Cove is a stylish beach lodge, suited to those who are sociable and will enjoy the engaging hosts and the convivial atmosphere they create.


No reviews yet
Che Shale

Che Shale

Che Shale is sand-and-palm-tree beach lodge of rustic bandas, dedicated to kitesurfing and chilling out, located on a remote and beautiful bay half an hour’s drive north of Malindi Airport.


No reviews yet
Diamond Beach Village

Diamond Beach Village

Diamond Beach Village is a rustic, owner-built, owner-run beach lodge, with simple rooms made from local materials, located where Lamu Creek meets the Indian Ocean.


No reviews yet
Manda Bay

Manda Bay

Manda Bay is a luxury beach hideaway in a remote corner of an island in the Lamu archipelago, on Kenya's northern coast. It has a huge range of water sports on offer.


No reviews yet
The Majlis

The Majlis

The Majlis is a modern 27-room resort hotel on the beachfront of Manda island.


No reviews yet
Water Lovers Beach Resort

Water Lovers

Water Lovers is a popular, low-key beach hotel in a central location on Diani Beach on the south coast of Kenya.


No reviews yet
Swahili Beach

Swahili Beach

Swahili Beach is one of the biggest resort hotels on Diani Beach, with a spectacular lobby and cascading swimming pool.


No reviews yet
House on the Beach

House on the Beach

House on the Beach is a comfortable family-size, private beach house with a large pool set by a cave complex, and a delightful garden leading down to the beach, in a secluded spot on Tiwi Beach.


No reviews yet
Msambweni Beach House

Msambweni Beach House

Msambweni Beach House is a secluded and luxurious boutique hotel on the southern Kenya coast, south of Diani Beach.


No reviews yet
Lamu House

Lamu House

Lamu House is a boutique hotel on the waterfront in Lamu town, with a swimming pool, bar and terrace restaurant.


No reviews yet
The Maji

The Maji

The Maji is a small, well managed beach hotel on the northern stretch of Diani Beach in southern Kenya.


No reviews yet
Funzi Keys

Funzi Keys

Funzi Keys is a remote beach property on its own private island on the far south coast of Kenya. Rustic in style, it will suit you if you cherish exclusivity over modern design.


No reviews yet
Tijara Beach

Tijara Beach

Tijara Beach is one of the smallest and quietest beach properties on Kenya’s coast, with a focus on rest and relaxation away from other tourists.


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