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Camels on Diani beach, Kenyan Coast, Kenya

Kenyan Coast

Forget what you know about the Kenya coast. It is beautiful, welcoming and the perfect place to end your safari.

Pick the right place and you will have the beaches to yourselves. Dazzling coral reefs are protected by offshore marine parks where you can have fun in, on or under the water with activities ranging from diving and snorkelling, big game fishing, paddle-boarding and world-class kite surfing.

Diani beach, Kenyan Coast
Kenyan Coast, Kenya
Boat on beach, Kenyan Coast, Kenya
Kenyan Coast, Kenya
Fishing boats in Lamu Port, Kenyan Coast, Kenya
Kenyan Coast, Kenya
Tropical fish, Kenyan Coast, Kenya
Kenyan Coast, Kenya

A little more about the Kenyan Coast

Hints of a fascinating history, as the traditional passage of the Arabian spice trade, are seen scattered along the lengths of the coast, with Portuguese and Arab forts and the deserted ruins of Swahili outposts reminders that this is home of Swahili culture with a rich heritage.

It is of course, the beaches that draw you in, where you can spend time worshipping the sun on the tropical shores, where your every need is catered for at discreet, yet luxurious retreats, or you can enjoy a private, fully staffed villa, with miles of exclusive beach to yourselves. It’s all about knowing where to look.

Experiences

Tell us what you love doing and we’ll curate a journey that’s perfect for you.

Coastal Adventures

Try sailing, kayaking, wakeboarding and more from the beautiful beaches that carpet Kenya’s Indian-Ocean coast.

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Diving and Snorkelling

Take advantage of the excellent diving and snorkelling with world-class marine reserves.

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Swahili Culture

Discover the rich Swahili culture, ancient ports and colourful markets.

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Discover Kenyan Beaches

Discover the endless beaches, blue sea and swaying palm trees – the perfect end to a safari.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Jackie Devereux

I was born in Zimbabwe. With a dad who was in the police force, we moved from place to place. I have always been passionate about travel. My grandparents mentioned that our ancestors set off from the Horn of Africa – Ethiopia – looking for better cattle pastures. They ended up settling in the south-eastern hills of Zimbabwe, in the Great Zimbabwe area.

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Illona Cross

Illona has visited Kenya numerous times, as well as spending time in the Masai Mara as a safari guide at one of the camps. Having explored much of the country and stayed at a variety of camps and lodges, she always enjoys the diversity of activities on offer, including her personal favourite, horse riding.

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Bridget Cohen

Aged five and with my Curious George toy safely tucked under my arm, I set off with my family to travel around Europe in an orange VW minibus. Looking back on the adventures we had along the way, I now know that this was where my love for travel and exploring began.

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Chris Johnston

Chris has explored much of Africa over the years, yet holds firm the belief that Kenya offers the best big-game experience in the world. He has walked, driven, mountain-biked, ridden and paddled past some of Africa’s most exciting wildlife whilst on safari in Kenya. And such is the style and comfort of the country’s lodges, all this was whilst within easy reach of an ice-cold G&T.

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