Beach safari, yap! In Kenya that is; its true Kenya is quite a surprising place with its serene beauty, but most people think of jungle but not beaches. Kenya eastern border line is covered by some of the most beautiful white sandy beaches in Africa, protected by coral reefs that make the tropical clear blue waters ideal for swimming plus a host of other beach activities.
The good thing about Kenya beaches is that they are close to the game parks which allows one to combine the all popular animal safari with a beach safari; and after all the turquoise waters stay warm day and night, hence you can always end your day by spending your evening on the beach
A day on the beach in Mombasa can always be capped with the great nightlife of the city coupled with an ethnic Swahili cuisine; I guarantee you will always come back to Mombasa.
Diani beach is a short distance from Mombasa and it’s quite relaxed compared to Mombasa with a nice setting a family day at the beach, it’s quite popular though due to its spectacular palm trees that stand along the white sandy beach with clear waters and great coral reefs and home to Kisite Marine Reserve.
If your safari is around the month of March or April, Daini beach is one of the places where you can swim with the whale shark, the world’s largest fish, is an elusive, highly migratory oceanic fish.
Diani beach is also one of the best scuba diving spots in all of the Kenya beaches, being home to the marine reserve with over 350 species variety of coral life, it’s an underwater world that is worth exploring.
Malindi is popular due to its stunning beaches and also home to most of the tourist resort in Kenya. This is the place for deep sea fishing and snorkeling. Malindi is also home to Malindi national park, so you can have a double pressure of an animal safari and a beach safari
Lamu Island is popular for vacations and honeymoon for people who like privacy, with its unique villas and Swahili-style beach houses Lamu is worth a visit, and a short distance north of Lamu is Kiwayu Island which great for water sport, this is where you get to mingle with the rich and famous.
A safari in Kenya that it’s capped with a day or two on the beach will be one that you will always remember.