10 Days in Mombasa Beaches, Malindi & Lamu Using SGR

Mombasa is known to have the best beaches in Africa and the entire globe. The beach is about 17 kilometres (11 mi) long, from the Kongo river to the north and Galu beach to the south and every year, thousands of holiday makers from different parts of the world throng the coastal Kenyan strip to enjoy the aura of white sandy beaches and exceptional weather. Mombasa is undoubtedly blessed when it comes to beach attractions; the long stretches of the beach, endless palm trees and cool breezes.

Anyone who comes to the Kenyan Coast is always keen to get a first-hand experience of the top beaches in Mombasa. You can never go short of things to do while visiting Mombasa beaches. Swimming, beach sports, diving, snorkeling as well as boat rides with transparent glasses at the bottom that allow you to see the rich marine life below are common; the experience is spectacular.

We have top 7 Mombasa beaches, Malindi & Lamu beaches that are a must visit in this itinerary since these beaches aren’t far apart; hence we shall visit them all as you experience unique characteristics and experiences.

DAY 1 – DIANI BEACH

On this day, we shall depart our Nairobi hotel early enough and be transferred to the SGR station. We shall be boarding the 0800 oclock train and arrive in Mombasa Island at 0100 oclock. We shall have our lunch in the Coastal Island of Mombasa then proceed to Diani by crossing the Indian ocean using the Likoni ferry.

Lying on the Indian Ocean approximately 30km south of Mombasa city, Diani beach is the most popular beach associated with plenty of sunlight that allows you to indulge and experience tranquility that you will not find anywhere else.

There are numerous world class beach resorts, widespread palm vegetation, giant coral reefs and a vibrant marine life put Diani Beach in its own class. While here, you can simply relax on the beach and unwind, take a walk, participate in beach sports or enjoy an afternoon picnic.

On arrival at our resort, we shall check-in the go visit the Colombus Conservancy. Colobus Conservation was established in 1997 as a not-for-profit organisation to promote conservation of the colobus monkeys and address the threats to its survival. The organization works in partnership with local communities to promote the conservation of the colobus, along with other endemic primate species, and the unique coastal forest habitat on which they depend. Today Colobus Conservation programmes focus on habitat conservation and community linkages as well as human/primate conflict management, welfare, education and research. The objectives and work of Colobus Conservation is recognised internationally by AZA Colobus Species Survival Plan (SSP), Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) accreditation and are supported by well known conservationists Jonathon and Angela Scott through their role as Patrons.

We shall later head back to the hotel for relaxation, dinner & overnight stay.

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

DAY 2 – DIANI BEACH

On this day after an early breakfast, we shall join Baracura for our todays’ outdoor activities, boat tours, water sports, scuba diving & snorkeling. Class are also offered here for deep,navigation, wreck, drift and naturalist diving. We shall enjoy our packed lunch in our hired boat as we proceed with our days activity. Later head back to our hotel for dinner & overnight stay.

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

DAY 3 – TIWI BEACH

On this day, we shall visit Tiwi beach and have our day relaxed at the beach. Tiwi is a quiet beach tucked away in Kwale, with very quiet serene environment. A stroll along the soft white sands is an absolute idea. Later in the afternoon, we shall head back to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

DAY 4 – NYALI BEACH & BAMBURI BEACH

After early breakfact & check-out, we shall leave Diani but before that, we will passby Diani beach art gallery and Diani snake park. Then later we shall cross back to Mombasa Island in time for lunch. Have a Swahili lunch in town as we check-in to our Nyali hotel. On this this afternoon, guest stall spend their day at leisure.

If you’re looking for a haven of tranquility that is not far away from the city and amenities, Nyali beach should be your ultimate destination. Nyali is located about 5km from Mombasa CBD. Located in the upmarket neighborhood of Nyali, the easy accessibility makes this beach rank highly amongst the top beaches in Mombasa.The good thing about Nyali beach is that it’s pristine, calm and quiet. Apparently, the crowds here are relatively few especially if you want to be on a laid back beach that allows privacy. The beauty is outstanding; there are hundreds of palm trees and plenty of beach sports.

You can do anything here; relax and gaze at the sun, swim, sunbathe or surf. Several top notch beach hotels are located on the shores.

Furthermore, there are large shopping malls nearby where you can quickly grab your snacks or swimwear.

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

DAY 5 – BAMBURI BEACH

On this day, we shall go visit Bamburi beach after breakfast, which is 3km away from our Nyali hotel.

Located about 10 km from Mombasa city centre, Bamburi beach has several beachfront hotels, apartments and villas. The famous ‘Pirates’ (Jomo Kenyatta Public beach) which is Mombasa’s and Kenya’s largest public beach is located on this stretch of Bamburi beach.

The Mombasa Marine Park is a major attraction here for those who’re fascinated with Marine life. Being the busiest public beach, there are several stalls where you can buy artifacts, traditional wear and snacks to enjoy on the beach.

If you love an active and lively beach; Pirates is a good option. You can relax, swim, catch up with friends or participate in beach and water sports, the beach fronts facing hotels are less busy and quiet as most people tend to remain on the pirates stretch.

We shall also visit Mamba Village and Wild waters for our afternoon activity when we are though with the beach activities. Later head back to our Nyali hotel for dinner & overnight stay.

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

DAY 6SHANZU BEACH

After Bamburi beach, the next beach further up is Shazu beach. Top world class resorts are located in the posh neighborhood of Shanzu that is well known to be peaceful and quiet. Shanzu beach is located approximately 14km from Mombasa CBD and has on numerous occasions, won the hearts of many as one of the top beaches in Mombasa.

Hotels on this stretch are closely packed together; there are also plenty of bars and relaxation spots where you can have some time off to reflect and indulge with nature.

The beachfronts are exquisite, quiet and relaxing. When you’re on Shanzu beach, make the most of your time because it’s one place you’ll not want to leave in a hurry. On this day we shall spend relaxing in the Shanzu beaches whole day. Later go back to our Nyali hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

DAY 7 & 8 MALINDI BEACH

We shall leave our hotel very early and visit Malindi. We shall spend our two days here.

It’s all about sandy beaches and gorgeous resorts, when it comes to a dream holiday getaway and this is what makes Malindi one of the most popular holiday destinations in Kenya. Malindi has a beautiful weather and climate. With the temperature between 76 – 82 degrees Fahrenheit, you will enjoy your stay in the coastal town.It’s one of the beautiful coastal towns in Kenya, steeped in rich heritage with several cultural and historic places to discover or re-discover. Its many beaches make the town an amazing setting for a perfect holiday or weekend getaway for lovers or families. Malindi has a wide variety of exciting activities due to its diverse landscapes and it is truly a paradise with serene beauty and unspoiled surrounds. If you are visiting Malindi for your next vacation, stay at some of the most stunning and luxurious resorts and hotels in the town. The hotels and resorts feature relaxing spas for exciting therapy and all-out indulgence, chic bars and restaurant for fine dining, relaxing swimming pools and much more. You can always relax and enjoy at any of Malindi’s retreat on your next holiday.

Many people visit Malindi because of its smooth sandy beaches and crystal clear water. Malindi beaches features a host of pristine coasts, beach resorts, beachside restaurants and sea activities. There is a beach for everyone in Malindi. The beaches are perfect for water activities such as deep sea fishing, surfing, diving, water-skiing, snorkelling, and many others.

Malindi is undoubtedly rich in its history and culture. The coastal town has some amazing places that should be a must visit in everyone’s lifetime. In this town and nearby areas, you will discover beautiful and historical places that will mesmerise you, such as nature parks, Marafa-Hells Kitchen, Falconry of Kenya, Mida Creek, Marine National Park, Vasco da Gama Pillar, Gede Ruins, Takwa ruins, Watamu turtle watch and other amazing places.

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

DAY 9 – LAMU BEACH

On this day we shall go to Lamu for a day trip then we head back to Malindi for dinner and overnight stay.

It feels somewhat adventurous to explore the old city walking around and getting lost in the labyrinth of the small and narrow streets. Lamu’s Old Town is characterized by a variety of different types of houses with influences from Arabia, India, Peru and Europe. You will walk pass houses with large and tall wooden doors, open verandas, curved balconies and beautiful decorative paintings and furniture.
At a place where it looks like if time has stood still, surprise yourself by seeing the daily local life. Everywhere you go the residents will welcome you with a big smile. Little kids are playing while their mothers are doing the laundry, see the older children coming home from school and hear people praying in the mosques.

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

DAY 10 – COPACABANA BEACH, MTWAPA

On this day, we depart Malindi very early and spend our day at Mtwapa.

Mtwapa is a famous town located 16km north of Mombasa city famous for its vibrant nightlife and party scene. Mtwapa is a tourist magnet suburb loved by both foreign and local tourists.I have realized that Mtwapa is associated so much with partying that people forget it also has a nice and quiet beach where you can sit and relax. From the beach, you get the chance to enjoy exotic views of the Indian Ocean and the Mtwapa creek.There are also numerous villas, private residences, restaurants and bars where you can go and have fun. Furthermore, Mtwapa has everything; good accommodation, shopping, banking facilities, entertainment and dining.Overnight at Silverpalm spa & resort.

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

DAY 11 – NAIROBI

We shall be transferred to the railway station in Mikindani to pick the 0800 o’clock train back to Nairobi.

 

Included Safari Features

  • Round trip transport from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru, Kisumu and Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Multi-lingual Professional Safari Guide/Driver.
  • Recommended accommodation.
  • Guaranteed departures for at least two (2) guests for Private trips, at least four (4) guests on Luxury trips and at least six (6) or more guests for budget booking.
  • Complimentary Mineral Water in the Safari Minibus whilst on Safari
  • Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
  • Safari vehicles carry cold drinks and mineral water
  • Guaranteed window seating with open top
  • All meals included while on safari
  • Pre–tour itinerary document
  • Extensive Game drives
  • 80% of the total sum of the trip should be paid before the day of the Safari.

Excluded Safari Features

  • Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages or meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • All applicable Game Park entrance fees.
  • Optional Night Game drives, Bird watching, Nature walks etc
  • Gratuity for Porterage / waiters at hotels, camps and airports
  • Christmas, New Year and Easter Supplement
  • Gratuity for your professional driver guide
  • Sundowner bush cocktails, balloon Safaris, Horse Rides, Chopper trips, Yatch trips, Drown recorded trips and bush dinner. Although they can be provided on request.
  • Cost of obtaining passport and visas while crossing borders.
  • International/ Local Airfares.

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