Made famous for its spices and the slave trade of the 19th century, Zanzibar Island offers a unique combination of outstanding beaches, along its eastern edge, interesting activities, such as visiting a working spice farm, and the cultural delights of Stone Town, with Arabian fortresses and minarets.
Diani Beach is a resort area on the Indian Ocean in Kenya, 30 km south of Mombasa. It is the most tourist-oriented beach of the so-called South Coast with a flawless, long stretch of white-sand beach hugged by lush forest and kissed by surfable waves. This resort town scores points with a diverse crowd: party people, families, honeymooners, backpackers and water-sports enthusiasts.
Mombasa, a melting pot of languages and cultures from all sides of the Indian Ocean, waits like an exotic dessert for travelers who make it to Kenya’s coastline. Having more in common with Dakar or Dar es Salaam than Nairobi, Mombasa has a blend of India, Arabia and Africa which can be intoxicating, and many visitors find themselves seduced by East Africa’s biggest and most cosmopolitan port.
According to informationcradle “Malindi doesn’t just have a blissful climate, beautiful beaches and a brilliantly bustling vibe; it’s also got style, chic and a hot, hot, HOT nightlife.” That is why some say it’s the second largest coastal town of Kenya, with two townships of Malindi and Watamu. Malindi offers stunning beaches & sunny shore lines that play host to a number of interesting & fun activities to keep visitors captivated through their holiday/vacation.
Watamu is a small coastal, north of Mombasa which is known for Watamu Marine National Park and Reserve. It has 3 bays: Watamu, Blue Lagoon and Turtle. Sandy beaches and coral gardens are the defining features. Seabirds, as well as green and hawksbill turtles, inhabit Mida Creek with its sand flats and mangrove forest. Inland, Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve is home to elephants, monkeys and rare birdlife.
Kilifi is a coastal town located north of Mombasa. It’s near Kilifi Creek, along an estuary of the Goshi River. The town is known for Indian Ocean beaches, including Bofa Beach, dotted with resorts. Nearby, green turtles swim among coral reefs in Watamu Marine National Park and Reserve. The Mnarani Ruins, archaeological remains of a centuries-old Swahili settlement, include 2 mosques and several tombs.
Lamu is a place like no other, a peaceful tropical island where life is lived at it’s own relaxed rhythm, but a place whose history is as mysterious and fascinating as the winding streets of it’s medieval stone town. The island itself is a beautiful place of rolling dunes and endless beaches, where tiny villages nestle among coconut and mango plantations and lateen sailed dhows ply the waters. But Lamu’s real attraction is its Old town.