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Beautiful Kenyan coast beaches.
With some of the most golden paradise beaches of the Indian Ocean, Kenya’s coast offers a tempting beach idyll either as a romantic destination or as relaxing conclusion to your exciting luxury safari.
The coastline of Kenya is over 480 kilometres long from Tanzania in the north to Somalia in the south and has long beaches of soft white sand lapped by the azure ocean. There are small off-shore islands with intimate lodges surrounded by waters rich with multi coloured fish and enticing coral reefs just waiting to be discovered by divers and snorkelers. The four Marine National Parks and five Marine National Reserves protect the fragile habitat of the coral undersea world and its inhabitants.
The cultural history of Kenya stretches back over a thousand years and the influences of the different cultures are still evident today – English, Portuguese, Turkish and Omani Arabs. Many of its ports are unchanged with the same view of dhow’s working their sails back and forth on the horizon. Short scheduled flights link the coast with Nairobi and the game reserves where you can, if you wish, transfer by water to one of Kenya’s small islands.
One of the most peaceful locations to visit is Lamu which is a little coastal town where it seems as if time has stood still. The narrow streets twist their way between historic buildings and beautifully decorated mosques. The community goes about its daily business much as it has done for thousands of years in the ports and bustling markets using slow donkeys and sea borne wooden dhows. The harbour is a place to spend a leisurely hour or two watching the sails of the craft billowing out in the gentle ocean breezes taking them steadily in and out of the historic port.
Lamu is a peaceful place of little villages nestled among coconut and mango plantations with its old stone town, one of Kenya’s oldest, a place of mysterious, winding medieval streets and the port of Lamu has existed for over a thousand years. There are no vehicles permitted on the island and naturally the sea borne dhow is the dominant form of transport.
Funzi Island with its luxurious beach lodge Funzi Keys, offers its guests a totally charming island hide-away of excellent seafood, white beaches, a range of water sports and close proximity to the Marine National Park. A short fifteen minute flight from the bustling town of Mombasa brings you into an atmosphere of tropical calm.
Just a twenty minute boat ride from historic Lamu Town and you will arrive at the private Manda Island where the small boutique hotel of Manda Bay is set on the north western tip of the island. Manda Bay is a perfect location for both couples and families with accommodation in bandas on the beach, excellent cuisine and range of exciting water sports. Within walking distance of the lodge lies the Manda Settlement, the oldest recorded ruins on the East African Coast which are surrounded by 100 year old baobab trees.
Kenya has many superb and luxurious beach locations and Opulent Africa can find the perfect one for you that will meld seamlessly into your Kenyan safari itinerary so that it will feel like you step off the game reserve and into the Indian Ocean.