Explore the Idyllic Coast
A beach safari is a sun, sand and sea affair, and you will have all that during your holiday in the tranquil coastal region of Kenya. Trickle in through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, hop on another flight to the coast or enjoy a road trip meandering through different landscapes until you find the pristine shores of the Indian Ocean.
Coral reefs, palm trees, sun-bleached sand and turquoise waters will form the beautiful landscape of your residence for the few days and nights you will be at the coast. Stay in luxury resorts perched along the coastline, with unrivalled view of the ocean. Sleep to the soothing roar of waves in the ocean and wake up to a gentle breeze and the sun.
Spend the day walking along the beach, having fun in the water, exploring under the water or relaxing in your suite reminiscing all the fun and splendour of this location. Savour excellent dishes from sunrise to sunset and have a team of staff at your service every minute of day or night.
WaterLovers Beach Resort
Spend the first three days of your safari in paradise. It sits on the long sandy stretch of Diani Beach. Quintessential of a tropical beach resort, WaterLovers is spectacular. Sand, white sand, carpets the compound leading to the clear waters of the ocean. Arched palm trees wave at the sky dancing to the tune of the ocean breeze, thatched structures in the compound paint an African theme and wooden walkways raised from the ground lead to different sections of the lodge.
WaterLovers Beach Resort is an intimate has eight suites and a two-bedroom villa. All units are air-conditioned and furnished with a security box, audio station and Wi-Fi access. The dining experience is memorable. You have a wide selection of cuisines at the on-site Tides Restaurant, which is a poolside dining area with amazing view of the ocean. All meals are made from fresh ingredients sourced in the neighborhood or in the region. The Ocean Spirit Beach Bar will treat you to a wide section of cocktails, juices while soothing music plays in the background.
WaterLovers Beach Resort has a lot to offer on your holiday. Activities include kite surfing, wind surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling and deep-sea fishing among others. Add several long walks on the beach to the list of must to activities and you will have an unforgettable safari. This lavish lodge is close to a number of interesting places such as Kisite Marine National Park and the Leisure Lodge Golf Course.
Drive from WaterLovers Beach Resort on Diani Beach to Chale Island. This small island is about 10km south of Diani Beach. It coins the name Chale from the Digo tribe, whose warrior called Chale was buried here ages ago. This community still holds ceremonies on this island.
Chale Island is a beautiful, intimate place. It is a haven for birds and land mammals such as antelopes, monkeys and baboons. The Sands Hotel occupies a section of the island while the white sandy beach and an indigenous forest cover the other part. Walk into this luxurious lodge and a team of hospitable staff will check you into one of the spacious 50 rooms. This hotel has suites, penthouses, bandas and tower rooms. They are furnished with bits of African furniture and interior décor. Each room has a unique design and set of luxuries. For example, the penthouse suites have a Jacuzzi on the rooftop so you can watch the sunset in a memorable setting.
Activities on this island include snorkeling, kayaking, game fishing, sailing, excursions in the neighborhood, windsurfing and getting a spa massage. Visit Diving the Crab Center for lessons on scuba diving before you take on the real ocean.
Katika Ziwa is your destination for excellent seafood cuisine. This restaurant is in the middle of the forest, beside an inland lake. The main restaurant affords you spectacular view of the beach while you enjoy a variety of dishes from Kenyan cuisine to Italian and oriental meals.
Your stay to The Sands will be a new experience. You wake up to a delicious breakfast, explore the beach and the ocean and get back to the lodge for a relaxing night after dinner.
Voyager Beach Resort
Nyali Beach is your next destination for a spectacular holiday in the luxurious Voyager Beach Resort. This oceanfront lodge has 236 cabins beautifully furnished to showcase an aquatic theme. These cabins face the scenic gardens within the lodge while others have amazing view of the ocean.
To give you nothing but comfort, the cabins have mini bars, tea and coffee makers as well as hairdryers and electronic safes. The restaurant staff makes sure you enjoy sumptuous meals from different parts of the world. The Minestrone Restaurant treats you to a finger-licking Italian dinner while the Smugglers Cove will serve you sumptuous seafood. You can also request for snacks and ice cream in between the main mealtimes.
Sports available include canoeing, aqua-cycle, catamaran, snorkeling and scuba diving, table tennis, water basketball, beach soccer, water polo and lawn tennis. For sailing and windsurfing, beginners can get lessons, at a nominal fee. Voyager Beach Resort is a family friendly lodge. It has adequate accommodation for families in interconnected rooms, and the babysitting service caters for toddlers so their parents can have some time alone on the beach or in the ocean. The older children, below 16 years, have amazing adventures and explorations through the Adventurer’s Club. They learn about wildlife found in this region and take part in games such as treasure hunts.