MOMBASA NORTH COAST BEACH HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE IN KENYA
Linked to the mainland by the Nyali Bridge, Mombasa’s north coast is a haven for seaside and water lovers alike. Interrupted only by the mouth of Kilifi Creek, the white sand beaches extend as far as the eye can see and just below the surface of the azure blue waters is a breathtaking coral reef that is teeming with marine life, making Mombasa’s north coast an internationally-recognized location for reef and wall diving, as well as wreck diving on the MV Dania.
The four beaches on the north coast – Nyali, Bamburi, Shanzu and Kikambala– draw thousands of visitors each year, as do the large sea-front hotels and resorts that overlook the Indian Ocean. The suburb of Nyali is home to the world-famous Tamarind Restaurant and Dhow, as well as the cement silos of English Point, show grounds of the Agricultural Society of Kenya and Mamba Village, and the historic Nyali Golf Club offers squash, tennis and an 18-hole golf course that are accessible to you when you stay at one of the north coast hotels or resorts.
When visiting the north coast beaches on low tide, the retreating waters allow you to walk out to the fringing reef, an almost surreal aquatic experience. The northern seashores also allow you to swim during the high and low tides. The beachfronts on the north coast are open to the public with the highest concentration on the Bamburi and Nyali strip since it is easily accessed by the bridge.
The accommodation costs in the north are generally less than the south coast, making it a very family-friendly coastal destination and also perfect for those AfricanMecca lodgers who want a sandy seaside destination with easy access to Mombasa and also for a high-energy schedule of water sports, day trips, golf and other activities, although the setting certainly encourages you to take time to relax and enjoy the views of the sandy coast dotted with casuarinas, oleanders, screwpines, frangipani and palm trees swaying in gentle ocean breezes.
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GUIDE ON MOMBASA
As you walk along the winding streets of Mombasa, you will be captivated by the mixture and acceptance of varied cultures, history and coastal metropolitan flair that is reflected in the people and architecture.
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WHERE TO STAY IN MOMBASA
The South Coast is where you will find the highest level luxury accommodations, few of which are The Funzi Keys, AfroChic Diani and also Alfajiri Villas where Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have stayed.
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TOUR MOMBASA ATTRACTIONS
Mombasa Island and its surrounds offer varied tour attractions, from 16th century built Fort Jesus, old town area, dhow dinner cruise, fishing to snorkeling, diving at Kisite and Mombasa Marine Parks.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT MOMBASA
When combined with a wildlife safari, the two dry seasons from July through October and January until February are the best times to visit Mombasa as the sky has few, if any, clouds, and sunshine is abundant.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI & BEACH BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR MOMBASA IN EASTERN KENYA
When beach vacationing in Mombasa, we recommend combining your safari to Masai Mara for the wildebeest migration, Amboseli, Samburu or Laikipia - Lewa, Nakuru, Elementaita, and Naivasha - Great Rift Valley Lakes. You can also climb the 2nd highest mountain in Africa: Mount Kenya.
You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Meru, Chyulu Hills or Tsavo East - Tsavo West for an offbeat wildlife tour.
You can end your vacation at the Indian Ocean for a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour on the exotic spice island of Zanzibar, Lamu, or Watamu.
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