North Coast

The North Coast stretches from Nyali to Kilifi Creek and includes areas such as Bamburi, Shanzu, past Mtwapa Creek, Kikambala and Kilifi. Long stretches of idyllic beaches that are fringed with swaying palms, casuarinas, oleanders and frangipan make the North Coast, a unique and fascinating stretch of Kenya’s Coast. The Mtwapa creek with its abundant birdlife and the Bamburi nature trail are a must for nature lovers

Kiwayu Island, on the edge of the Indian Ocean, is a place to disappear into the restore your soul. Miles of deserted beaches with soft white sand and soothing sound of waves will soon awaken the senses and lead you back to nature’s eternal rhythms.

Across the dunes lie the Dodori and Boni Game Reserves and many miles of unspoiled Africa. For centuries this was a calling point for the Arab dhows which traded in ivory, carpets and carved Zanzibar chests between Arabia and Mombasa and on to Zanzibar.

Lamu Island and archipelago is the “Venice of Kenya” with its magnificent old houses and narrow alleys that have defied the passage of time, delicate wood craftsmanship of yesteryear, numerous mosques and a thriving Swahili culture is an ideal resort for those who like going down memory lane. A visit to Lamu takes one back through time to a way of life that has remained unchanged for the last six hundred years. Donkeys are used as a mode of transport on the Island since there is no motorized transportation.

The coastal resorts of Malindi and Watamu are renowned for accessibility, beauty and diversity of marine life which lives just offshore. Their marine parks and reserves were the first marine parks and reserves established in Kenya.

Malindi which lies a few kilometres north of Watamu is the oldest of Kenya’s beach resorts. The town is a labyrinth of alleys, courtyards and gardens dating back to the 12th century. Here, time stands still and centuries of civilization have not altered the courtesy and the charm of the local people.