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Wonderful Watamu: The popular coastal resort of Watamu (20 minutes/24 kms from Malindi) centers around the small town of Watamu, home to an exotic mix of local residents, visiting Maasai warriors, Italians, Germans and the remains of the old British settlers. The 8km white sandy beach, fringed by palm trees, and lapped by the sapphire-clear waters of the Indian Ocean, has been voted one of the top ten beaches in the world.
The southerly part of Kenya’s Indian Ocean coastline, which runs 700 km between the Tanzanian and Somali borders, is renowned for its silken white sandy beaches, coconut palms, sheltered lagoons, pellucid blue waters, remote islands, uncharted mangrove swamps and mysterious Arab and Swahili ruins, many of which date back to the 8th Century AD. Boasting an idyllic climate, cooled by the monsoon, the Swahili coast offers a daily average of 8 hours of sunshine.
The Kenyan coast is roughly divided into ‘North and ‘South’ of the island city of Mombasa.To reach the south coast, it is necessary to cross from the island of Mombasa via the Likoni Ferry to the start of the south coast beaches. The link to the north coast is via Nyali Bridge, which leads from the island (via the suburb of Nyali). The Kenyan coast offers a colourful history. From the 9th century onwards, Indian and Arab traders mingled with the indigenous population to create ..
Kilifi Creek is a beautiful creek opening off the Indian Ocean north of Mombasa. Geologically, it is a drowned valley, which came into being relatively recently in Kenya’s geological past. Stretching inland for 15kms it is 58kms north of Mombasa, an ancient Swahili town set on pure sandy beaches. High cliffs line the entrance to this natural deep-water harbour, which can be accessed only through a break in the reef.
‘Where there are breakers, there is also a door through the reef’: South of Mombasa, lies a magnificent sweep of silver sand, sapphire sea and waving palms. The southerly part of Kenya’s stunning Indian Ocean coastline, which runs 700 km between the Tanzanian and Somali borders, is renowned for its silken white sandy beaches, coconut palms, sheltered lagoons, pellucid blue waters, remote islands, uncharted mangrove swamps and mysterious Arab and Swahili ruins, ...