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Explore Top Mombasa Beaches For The Ultimate Fun


The 2nd largest city in Kenya, Mombasa, an island off the coast of the Indian Ocean, is the hub of coastal tourism in East Africa. It’s linked to the mainland by bridges constructed over the 2 creeks that separate it from the continent and has both a port and international airport to serve the tourists to the region. Climate-wise, Mombasa boast hot & humid tropical weather and is recognized for its popular north shore which has non-stop day-night entertainment in the form of clubs, great nightlife, bars, pubs, restaurants, discos and also opportunities for water-sports.

Mombasa is home to both small & large beaches each uniquely suited and varying in appeal for each traveler. If you are looking for ultimate Mombasa beach holidays, here are beaches to check out:

Diani Beach:

Located 30kms south of Mombasa, Diani Beach is accessible via road and air from Ukund Airstrip & the Moi International Airport. The beach sheds the image of a small haven for any tourist coming here for the first time. Scattered with soft white sand, swaying palm leaves and glittering ocean as far as the eye can see, you can’t find such splendor anywhere else in the globe.

There are so many activities to be enjoyed here at Diani Beach including water skiing, snorkeling, kayaking, beach games, jet-skiing, wildlife safaris, sky diving, scuba diving, and swimming with dolphins among others.

Shanzu Beach:

Located in Mtwapa, Shanzu beach is fifteen kilometers north of Mombasa. It’s the perfect place for tourists who wish to relish both day & nightlife adventures due to the several entertainment clubs in Mtwapa. For nature aficionados, the close by Shimba Hills National Reserve, which is just seventy kilometers south of Mtwapa, is a perfect place to check out for a glance of the African elephant, native trees, antelopes, small game and birds.

Other activities you’d like to enjoy here include a culture trip to Ngomongo village, scuba diving, snorkeling, glass-bottomed boat trips through the coral reefs and sailing.

Watamu Beach/Turtle Bay:

The picturesque Watamu Beach is located just 28kms from Malindi town. It’s accessible via the close by Malindi airport where you can connect a flight from the Jomo Kenyatta airport in Nairobi. It’s strategically placed close to Watamu national and marine reserve.

Top activities you can enjoy here include beach walks, swimming, diving, cultural visits, wildlife safaris, nature walks and many others. As far as accommodation is concerned, here you can find both high priced and budget hotels including the Sun palm beach hotel, Jambo Jahazi Bahari house, Twiga Beach Resort and Spa, Garoda Resort, Mawe Resort, Watamu Beach Hotel, Alawi Boutique Hotel, etc.

Get in touch with Safaris Online if you want to make the most of your Mombasa Beach holidays.

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