Bamburi Beach falls within the protected reef corals of the Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve, 12 kilometres north of Mombasa. Jomo Kenyatta Beach is the last remaining public beach along this coastline – its sweep of soft sand is among the best you'll find in Kenya. The hotels are tucked behind the main front, each with their own ocean-front patch. And there’s no end of beach bars, open-air discos and nightclubs to keep things lively.
Jomo Kenyatta Beach is a 5-kilometre silk-sanded ribbon, backdropped by palm trees and flowering beach convolvulus. Baobab and cashew nut trees add to the tropical vibe. The shallow turquoise water is kept calm by an offshore reef, so it’s perfect for little ones. This part of the coast is popular with watersports enthusiasts, and you can take your pick from snorkelling, sailing, water-skiing, jet-skiing and sea kayaking. Most of the hotels also have their own watersport centres with certified dive courses.
Marine national park
The Indian Ocean is loaded with coral, tropical fish, and dolphins. Strap on a face mask and snorkel to see them up close. If you prefer to stay dry, you can book a glass-bottom boat trip into the Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve, 5 minutes away, where turtles, sea cucumbers and patterned butterfly fish dart in and out of the coral gardens.
What was once a disused quarry is now home to Haller Park wildlife sanctuary and farm. The project’s taken time and vision, but it’s paid off. The old wasteland has been transformed into a thick forest hiding a network of walking and cycling trails. Allow plenty of time to explore and you’ll get to see hippos and buffalo, and tortoises as big as a 2-man tent. It’s a 5-minute drive south.
Day 1 - On arrival into Nairobi you will be met and transferred to your hotel to relax prior to the start of the Capital to Coast Safari. This safari visits the Masai Mara with its open grasslands attracting large numbers of game and predator, followed by Lake Naivasha with its prolific birdlife and hippos. At Amboseli marvel at the spectacular views of Kilimanjaro and numerous elephant whilst at Tsavo your lodge overlooks a waterhole frequented by lots of wildlife.
Day 8 - Your safari conveniently ends in Mombasa where you will be dropped off at the four star Sarova Whitesands resort. The hotel is located on a beautiful stretch of Bamburi Beach set in 22 acres of tropical grounds and offering a wide range of facilities. Whilst here why not take a tour of the historic quarter of Mombasa town or end a perfect day on a Dhow dinner cruise, call for details.
Day 13 - After a relaxing five nights by the beach it's time to bid farewell as you transfer to Mombasa airport for your flight home.
13 day Kenya Safari & Beach from £1699
Prices are per person based on two sharing. Flights not included. Discount flights available from most UK airports.