Mombasa Beach Holidays

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altKenya's coastal city of Mombasa  has some of the finest beaches in Africa if not in the whole world. Mombasa is very  popular with tourists for its exotic beaches, diverse marine life, world-class hotels and the fact that the water of the ocean is warm ideal for those looking for a quiet swim, a place for kids to play, deep-sea fishing, and water sports activities such as scuba diving and sailing.

Mombasa has also a good selection of beachfront hotels a real paradise for exotic vacation.

In addition to its beautiful beaches, Mombasa offers a diverse cultural history. The City traces many of its cultural traditions to former Portuguese, Arab and British settlers – all of which have left a lasting influence on the City’s food, architecture, and people. Therefore tours of the town, safaris in game parks, and camping trips can all be included in your vacation plan.

altThere are four main resort areas along the coast. The North Coast starts at Nyali, which is just a few kilometers from Mombasa centre, and stretch through Bamburi, Shanzu and Mtwapa, and up north to Kikambala beach.

Watamu and Malindi beaches are found  further north, off which are two spectacular marine parks in which are found some of the world’s most beautiful coral reefs rated as spectacular as Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and the Red Sea.  Deep sea fishing is just as popular along Watamu, Malindi and Diani.

 

Near to Watamu Beach are the ruins of a 15th century town called Gedi which was built entirely of limestone and coral. Remnants include a great mosque, a few smaller ones, the sultan’s palace, several houses and tombs. The nearby Arabuko-Sokoke Forest harbors several rare endemic birds and mammals.

Mombasa beaches benefit from the barrier reef that lies off the East African coast. It is the world’s second longest barrier reef from Somalia, along Kenya and all the way south  to Tanzania.