Mombasa is Kenya's second largest city. It has a long, rich history dating back over 1500 years when it started as a trading port. The Portuguese explorer, Vasco Da Gama, landed here in 1498 and established a Portuguese colony at the coast. Arabs from Oman later took control of the city and left their mark on the region. Mombasa has a rich, vibrant Swahili culture. There are several 3, 4 and 5 star hotels just to the north and south of Mombasa, known as the north and south coast respectively. These hotels provide for excellent accommodation, rich cuisine and a host of activities for holiday makers. Day trips around the city of Mombasa and a visit to Fort Jesus, built by the Portuguese in 1593 are arranged. The town also has several nightclubs and restaurants. Airport: Mombasa Moi International Airport is known as Moi International Airport and is served by several European and other Regional Airlines.
Mombasa Beach Holiday Tour:
Day 1: Nairobi - Mombasa
Flight from Nairobi to the coastal town of Mombasa on the Indian Ocean Coast. Met and assisted. Transfer to your beach hotel on half board accommodation, Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa, D.
Day 2 - 3: Mombasa
Two nights of leisure at your beach resort on bed and breakfast accommodation, Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa, B,D.
Day 4: Mombasa - Nairobi
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Nairobi where the beach safari ends, B.
Tour price: US$ 640 per person sharing. Single room supplement: US$ 165.
Mombasa beach safari tour cost includes:
-Roundtrip airfare, Nairobi - Mombasa - Nairobi
-Local government taxes
-Return airport transfers in Mombasa
-Half board accommodation at Whitesands Beach Hotel & Spa
Mombasa beach safari price excludes:
Whitesands Beach Hotel & Spa is an ideal place for relaxation, excitement, business or pleasure. Located on one of the finest beaches North of Mombasa and only 20 minutes from Moi International Airport, Whitesands Beach Hotel enjoys one of the longest sea fronts on the East African Coast. There is an attractive wide beachfront with lawns and palms. The resort is set amongst 22 acres of tropical gardens, swaying palm trees and fish ponds. Five free-form swimming pools are complemented with waterfalls, a secluded island with an exhilarating waterslide.
All 340 rooms and suites at the Whitesands Beach Hotel have balconies or verandahs and offer ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning, direct dial telephones and in-room safes.
The executive rooms also offer satellite television and minibars. The hotel has a business centre and offers conference facilities for upto 400 people. The presidential suites comprises two ensuite master bedrooms and a spacious lounge. Both suites have jacuzzis and a large verandah overlooking one of the swimming pools. Other faclilities within the Whitesands Beach Hotel include 4 restaurants with a 24 hour coffee shop, open air grill speciality restaurants and pavilions. There is also a floodlit tennis court for the more active and sporty visitors plus a host of water sports including windsurfing, pedalos or kayaks, scuba diving and cruises to the reef in glass bottomed boats.
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Kenya Beach Holidays
Kenya & East Africa have some of the best beaches in the world. Miles of sun-kissed, tropical beaches and blue skies, in addition to great hotels, makes the coast the perfect compliment to a wildlife safari.
The beaches are reef- protected and therefore safe for swimming. We have a wide selection of Kenya beach holidays, ranging from 5 star hotels to private beach villas and cottages.
Beach locations include Mombasa, Malindi, Lamu and south coast.
Beach Holiday Locations
Mombasa is Kenya's second largest city and has a rich history dating back over 1500 years when it started as a trading port for merchant ships from the Orient, Arabi and Europe. The Portugese explorer, Vasco Da Gama, landed here in 1498 and established a Portugese colony at the coast.
There are a range of hotels to the north and south of Mombasa, known as the North and South coast respectively.
Mombasa North Coast Beaches
These are beaches to the immediate north of Mombasa, upto and including the Kilifi beaches. The beaches include Nyali, Bamburi and Shanzu and Kikambala. There are many hotels along this stretch though the concentration of the hotels thins out while moving towards Kilifi. There are various activities on offer ranging from nature trails to fishing and golf.
Mombasa South Coast
To get to " South Coast" from Mombasa, one takes the Ferry across a narrow channel, usually a colourful experience owing to lots of noise and bustle of the swahili people as they go about their daily business.
South Coast is generally a quiter and cleaner stretch of coastline than the North coast. Beaches include Diani, Tiwi and Gazi, leading upto the Pemba area. Accommodation varies from hotels to cottages.
Lamu is a small, historic coastal town, with narrow winding streets, old mosques, colourful markets and uses donkeys and dhows for transport rather than vehicles.
The slow pace of life here, magnificent beaches and the rich culture make this an exotic place to visit where time seems to stand still. The perfect place for honeymooners and couples.
This exotic island is famous for its beautiful beaches, rich Swahili culture , architecture and a very relaxed pace of life.
Zanzibar has several quality hotels and resorts along its beaches as well as in Stone Town,it's interesting capital.
Mombasa Serena Beach Resort & Spa
Situated within Shanzu Marine Park, the hotel lies on a white sandy beach, 18 km north of Mombasa. The hotel is modelled on the famous northern Coast Town of Lamu, and resembles a Swahili village, with tropical gardens and palm-shaded lawns. Moorish architecture is evident every corner you turn. Visitors here will discover a tranquility and romance of a forgotten era. The standard of service, comfort and entertainment has earned this gem of a hotel a mention in the "Leading Hotels of the World" list.
Dining here is an adventure, with choice of restaurants. The Jahazi Grill specialises in grilled seafood, the Sokoni Plaza in salad and light meals, and the Fountain Restaurant in theme and gala evenings. No of rooms: 166. Activities: Tennis, squash, water sports, dhow cruises, glass-bottom-boat trips.
Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa:
Set amidst the swaying palms and fragrant frangipani trees on the north coast is Whitesands. The tropical climate is complemented by Arabic architecture and the private balconies of each room, most of which have a view of the Indian Ocean. There is an attractive wide beachfront with lawns and tall palms. Many of the rooms overlook the ocean and beach. The lounges and dining areas are in four separate open-sided pavilions with colorfully decorated pillars and ceilings. The hotel has more then 350 rooms and is large. Conference facilities: 3 conference rooms (max.400 theatre).