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Kenya Beach holiday

When most people think of Kenya, they imagine sprawling savannah plains, teeming wildlife and excellent safaris. While a safari in Kenya is one of Africa's top experiences, a Kenya beach holiday is also highly sought after.

Think pristine, powdery beaches, warm tropical waters, and spectacular coral reefs, and you'll have a good idea of what a Kenya beach holiday is about. Marine life along the coast is also spectacular, making destinations here very popular for snorkelling, swimming and diving. We recommend adding a beach excursion to your safari, as after scouring the dusty savannah for wildlife, a few days spent lazing in the sun on a tropical beach makes for a lovely combination.

The Lamu Archipelago is located off the northern part of the Kenyan coast, and consists of a number of small islands, the most popular of which is the unspoilt Lamu Island. Besides offering some of the most beautiful of Kenya's beaches, Lamu Island also offers a simple and laid-back experience. The island also features a number of historical sites to explore that reflect the island's unique culture and history, as well as colourful markets and a range of water activities ranging from dhow cruises to snorkelling and swimming with dolphins.

If it's a relaxed atmosphere and palm-fringed beaches you're after, the South Coast of Kenya is highly recommended. Family beach holidays here are crammed full of exciting activities for every member of the family, from golf to exciting activities for children at the kiddies clubs. The South Coast is also a great place for honeymooners looking to experience an idyllic Kenya beach holiday in absolute privacy and seclusion.

Mombasa, one of Kenya's most popular beach destinations, is filled with sun-worshipping crowds and offers a fun, vibey atmosphere, as well as some of the larger resorts along Kenya's coast. In addition to the excellent beaches, Mombasa also offers bustling markets, historic buildings and a cultural fusion of East and West. North of Mombasa, Malindi offers some of the best beaches and beach resorts in Kenya. Located within the Malindi Marine National Park, scuba diving and snorkelling are superb, as is the deep-sea fishing.

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