Inken Scharpwinkel-Smith
Inken Scharpwinkel-Smith Travel Specialist
"Safaris in Kenya are enriched by the vibrant cultures of the Maasai and Samburu peoples."

Kenya Coast Holidays

Kenya’s idyllic 480-kilometre coastline stretches south from its northern border to the boundary with Tanzania. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean lap sandy beaches fringed with coconut palms and tropical islands lie offshore. Much of the coast is sheltered by coral reefs, which offer good scuba diving and provide natural protection for swimming and watersports. The consistent winds and the warm, uncrowded waters have made the Kenya coast one of the Indian Ocean’s premier kitesurfing destinations in the last five years. The average temperature is 28ºC, tempered by the monsoon winds. The Kenya coast is north of the cyclone belt, so the traditional weather pattern is short rains in November and long rains in May. March and November are generally the hottest months. Divers generally avoid the windy season, June – August.

Towns and islands reflect the history and intermingling cultures of the Swahili coast: from the 9th century, Arab and Indian traders mingled with the indigenous people, creating the vibrant Swahili culture which continues to this day. The World Heritage Site of Lamu was a thriving port for four centuries and you will find fine examples of traditional Arabic architecture along its narrow streets. While Mombasa is modern Kenya’s second city and principal port, the old city is a place of winding alleys with intricately carved doors, Arab verandahs and bazaars. The 15th-century Gedi ruins, south of Malindi, are the most impressive, but remains of old Swahili settlements are found the length of the coast.

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Kenya Masai Mara Eco Safari and Beach
  • Beach
  • Responsible
  • Safari
  • Wildlife
From £2900 per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Kenya
An incredibly rewarding and meaningful safari and beach holiday, this itinerary is perfect for those who wish to travel with a clear eco-conscience with stays in two responsible yet luxurious resorts.
Trunks & Turtles - Kenya Family Safari & Beach
  • Family
  • Safari
From £2999 per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Kenya
This is the ideal safari and beach break if you are looking for an active family adventure that suits a wide age range. The holiday takes in the game-rich Masai Mara and the wide sandy beaches of Watamu, north of Mombasa.
Exclusive Kenya Safari & Beach Holiday
  • Safari
From £5865 per person
16 day holiday
Flights included
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Kenya
Stay at exclusive Elsa’s Kopje, recent winner of the coveted Harper Bazaar award, and drink in the stark barren beauty of the Samburu...
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