Kenya Beach Holiday is undoubtedly a favorite beach Vacation.
In 2017, Kenya received nearly 1.5 million international visitors that got to enjoy the broad and diverse variety of scenery nature has gifted the country.
A visit to Lamu is like time traveling to the golden age of Swahili culture.
Lamu Island, in the northern coast of Kenya is,has one of the last great ports of traditional dhows -latin-rigged sailing vessels that were once the main form of transport between East Africa, India and the Middle East.The Island offers sunset and snorkeling trips as well as visits to the Takwa ruins on nearby Manda Island.
Get a feel of the culture at its most exuberant and liveliest in November,during the annual Lamu Cultural Festival. The festival holds competitions and activities such as swimming, the famous donkey race, traditional dances, dhow races, henna painting and cultural displays of the Swahili people well known for skills such as wood carving.
Traveling down the coastline is the country’s second largest city – Mombasa.
The city has however preserved its centuries-old history and heritage within Mombasa’s Old Town and the 16th-century Fort Jesus.
The Old Town was founded in the 14th century by Swahili sultans and still retains some of its ancient ways and architecture – the maze of narrow streets scattered with mosques, coffee houses and homes with massive wooden doors.
Heading to the south of Mombasa, is Diani Beach – a 17 Kilometer stretch offline-grained white sand and jade-colored waters protected by a coral reef.
Diani invites you to get soaked and lost in the beauty of the sun and sand, at the beach-front bars and restaurants or the cool surf-side villas. You can also pick up an outdoor sport while at it. Enjoy kite surfing, skydiving or jet-skiing with your friends and family.
If you visit between August and March,scuba and snorkel trips come highly recommended as the ocean is smoother. Dive to the bottom end of the Kenyan Coast, and visit Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and swim with the dolphins.
The park provides a safe haven for whales, dolphins, sea turtles, more than 250 species of tropical fish, and 56 different types of coral.