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SNORKELING TOURS IN KENYA

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Marine conservation efforts along the Kenyan coast ensure that the coral reef and aquatic species thrive in the waters of the Indian Ocean. During your fun-filled beach holiday of Kenya, take some time to snorkel in the area’s many protected marine areas. On your AfricanMecca snorkel tour, you can spend an hour or more simply relaxing on the water’s surface and watching the surreal world below. Occasionally, and based on your comfort level, take a deep breath and swim to the bottom where you have an up-close view of the active marine life. Each of the four coral islands at Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park, one of the best snorkeling sites in Kenya, are encircled by coral gardens, and Kisite Island is the most engaging snorkeling site of all of the islands. Wearing only your swimsuit, snorkel and mask, you watch varied fishes like zebra, angel, snapper, butterfly, scorpion, rubber, puffer, damsel and too many other species to name! The fish dart about so quickly that you may have difficulty discerning between the various species, and occasionally a slow moving form may catch your eye. Perhaps it is a grouper, ray or another large underlife creature. Schools of spinner, humpback and bottle-nose dolphin are known to interact with snorkelers and divers, and the marine park in Kenya are recognized for having a variety of sea turtle, including loggerhead, ridley, green, leatherback and hawksbill. From the later part of June through December, humpback whales migrate through the area, and seeing one of these magnificent mammals in the wild is an awe-inspiring experience. With more than 360 species of fishes and 45 varieties of coral, you are sure to be enchanted by all that you see.
If you want to see turtles on land too, a visit to Watamu Marine Park will satisfy your curiosity as the nesting grounds for these wonderful animals are located close to the park. Other locations for snorkeling are Mombasa Marine Park and Malindi Marine Park. You can also snorkel at varied coral reefs at Manda Toto, Kiunga Marine National Reserve and Kiniyka in the Lamu archipelago. The best time to snorkel at these locations is two hours before or after low tide. Knowing the optimum locations, though, is a key part of your unparalleled beach trip to East Africa. At Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park, the most popular snorkeling site is the main coral gardens at the edge of the anchorage area. At the north end of Watamu Marine Park, pickhandle barracuda is frequently spotted in an area known as The Larder, and we recommend Turtle Reef for turtle lovers. Another location that we recommend is The Pothole. The main coral gardens are located in the central portion of the park, and at the south end are the Rock Cod Caves. Neap and low tide are the best times to snorkel at the caves, and AfricanMecca can secure the necessary permission for you to snorkel at the site. Another interesting site is a large inlet at the northern end of the North Reef of Malindi Marine Park where parrotfish, moorish idol, small octopus and other species are found after high tide. There are varied hotels located close to the marine parks in Mombasa, Funzi, Chale, Lamu, Watamu, Malindi and Kilifi.

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KENYA BEACHES & ISLANDS
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KENYA BEACHES & ISLANDS

Review Kenya's picturesque sandy white coastal beaches and tranquil islands embraced by tropical palm trees and delicate coral reefs that are ebbed by the tidal, turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

KENYA BEACH RESORTS
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KENYA BEACH RESORTS

Review beach accommodations in Lamu, Mombasa, Chale, Funzi, Malindi, Watamu, Kilifi. Mombasa includes North-South Coast - Diani, Galu, Msambweni, Tiwi, Nyali, Bamburi, Shanzu and Kikambala.

BEACH TOURS IN KENYA
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BEACH TOURS IN KENYA

The beaches and island of Kenya offer superlative tour activities, from scuba diving and snorkeling in marine parks, deep sea fishing to tours of ruins, forts, historical settlements, museums and much more.

SNORKELING IN KENYA
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SNORKELING IN KENYA

During your beach holiday Kenya, take some time to snorkel Kisite, Malindi, Watamu and Mombasa Marine Parks. You spend time relaxing on the water’s surface and watching the surreal world below.

SCUBA DIVING IN KENYA
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SCUBA DIVING IN KENYA

The Kenyan Barrier Reef is the second longest reef in the world, covering a distance of more than 140 miles from Shimoni to Malindi. The reef is one of the world’s greatest dive locations.

DEEP SEA FISHING IN KENYA
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DEEP SEA FISHING IN KENYA

The coast of Kenya is the ultimate destination for the big game fish that challenge even the most experienced angler’s skills. Kenya always offers the chance to catch world-record-size fishes.

BEACH HONEYMOON IN KENYA
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BEACH HONEYMOON IN KENYA

Your honeymoon is your opportunity to celebrate your new life together. A beach honeymoon in Kenya will give you the quiet sense of two souls spending time alone in a beautiful coastal paradise.

BEACH WEDDINGS IN KENYA
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BEACH WEDDINGS IN KENYA

One of the finest wedding venues is a romantic stretch of beach in Kenya where gentle waves roll upon the pristine sand, and the golden light of the sun creates an ambience that is as warm as love itself.

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KENYA FAMILY BEACH HOLIDAYS

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KENYA LUXURY BEACH HOLIDAYS

A luxury beach holiday includes boutique resorts, idyllic settings, sumptuousness cuisine, first-rate service and diverse activities, all designed to pamper you in Kenya's finest beach destinations.

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With so many safari parks and beaches from which to craft your ideal Kenya dream holiday, you may be torn between the high-pace action of a bush safari and the romantic setting of the Indian Ocean beaches.

MOMBASA ISLAND GUIDE
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MOMBASA ISLAND GUIDE

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.

MOMBASA BEACH GUIDE
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MOMBASA BEACH GUIDE

Bury your toes in the soft white sand while watching soothing waves lap the Mombasa shoreline. The aquamarine of the Indian Ocean stretches as far as the eye can see, meeting the blue sky on the horizon.

LAMU BEACH GUIDE
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LAMU BEACH GUIDE

Lamu Island is a distinctive beach and cultural travel destination in Africa. With a history that dates back to the 14th century, the island represents a time when life was much simpler and stress-free.

WATAMU BEACH GUIDE
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WATAMU BEACH GUIDE

In Watamu, you may come to realize that the stretches of soft white beaches, ocean breezes gently swaying the coconut palms leaves and turquoise, marine life waters are exactly what you imagined.

MALINDI BEACH GUIDE
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MALINDI BEACH GUIDE

The 13th-century Swahili town of Malindi has transformed into a distinct coastal destination where you find an intriguing blend of aquatic activities, old world style and modern-day amenities.

KILIFI BEACH GUIDE
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KILIFI BEACH GUIDE

Kilifi is a charming abode to spend your peaceful beach holiday in Kenya. Few tourists know about the town, even though the construction of a bridge over Kilifi Creek has made access much easier.

NORTH COAST MOMBASA
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NORTH COAST MOMBASA

Linked to the mainland by the Nyali Bridge, the North Coast is a haven for seaside and water lovers alike. The four beaches – Nyali, Bamburi, Shanzu and Kikambala, draw thousands of visitors each year.

SOUTH COAST MOMBASA
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SOUTH COAST MOMBASA

Mombasa's South Coast, accessible only by ferry or air, is an idyllic seaside destination where you receive impeccable, personalized services in some of the luxurious, boutique beach accommodations.

FUNZI ISLAND
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FUNZI ISLAND

The island of Funzi is known primarily for its tranquil beaches and seclusion on the South Coast of Mombasa, but as you explore the island you also find mangrove forests, mixed forests and wetlands.

CHALE ISLAND
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CHALE ISLAND

Seven miles from Diani Beach is the charming island destination of Chale where pristine white sands edge the Indian Ocean that protects an abundant coral reef that is teeming with diverse marine life.

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SAFARI PRICES FOR KENYA
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SAFARI PRICES FOR KENYA

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AFRICA TRIP IDEAS FOR KENYA
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PARKS & RESERVES IN KENYA
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ACCOMMODATIONS IN KENYA
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BEST TIME TO VISIT KENYA
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AFRICANMECCA REVIEWS

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  • On behalf of myself, my wife and my two adult daughters, I want to sincerely thank you and AfricanMecca Safaris for our fabulous recent safari to Amboseli National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.
    Robert Schenkein - prVision Photography Studio - Colorado, United States
  • Dear Raza, The accommodations you recommended were superb. We loved them all -- Giraffe Manor, Wilderness Trails, Governor's Il Moran, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and Mnemba Island Lodge.
    Pat Bernard, Vice President, Global Channel Sales, Novell Corp - New Hampshire United States
  • Jambo Altaf and Raza! We are back on earth now after our fabulous honeymoon. This is to say THANK YOU so much for organising a week in Kenya that we will never forget.....!
    Dr Krina Zondervan, Oxford University - United Kingdom
  • Jambo Raza!!! The safari trip was spectacular! Everything went off without a hitch. We loved the Masai Mara. The migration was awesome. You listened to what I wanted and delivered it perfectly.
    Judi & Chaim Platt - Toronto, Canada
  • I cannot say enough about the quality of AfricanMecca. Their teams in Kenya and Tanzania were top notch. Raza, again thanks to you and your entire organization! We will be repeat customers.
    Dan Kobick - Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers - New York, United States
  • Jambo Raza, The Lake Nakuru outing was great! We saw lots of pelicans, some flamingos, both black and white rhino... We've already recommended a Kenya safari to friends and relatives. Thanks again
    Scott Aaronson - Associate Professor, M.I.T - Boston, United States
  • This is to let you know my guests, The Bryant's, had a wonderful time on the trip Samburu, Masai Mara/Kenya, Chobe/Botswana & Victoria Falls/Zambia. Everything was perfect! Thank you..
    Christine Milan - MT Carmel Travel - Connecticut, United States

EAST AFRICA SAFARI & TOUR HOLIDAY IDEA FOR KENYA

When visiting Kenya, we recommend combining your safari to Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu or Laikipia - Lewa, Nakuru and Naivasha Rift Lakes. You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Meru or Tsavo East - Tsavo West ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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