Kenya’s coast comprises 536 kilometres of sandy beaches, port cities, fishing villages and tropical greenery – all looking out on the clement Indian Ocean. Mombasa, Kenya’s vibrant capital and oldest city, resides on this shoreline.
While the country is renowned first and foremost as a safari destination, this long stretch of coast draws many visitors annually, who stay at the luxury resorts and retreats that dot the shores. Desirable spots for a beach escape include Diani, Lamu Island, and Mombasa itself. Off shore, coral reefs teem with marine life presenting snorkelling and diving opportunities. A few days spent on the Kenyan coast is an idyllic way to bring an East African safari to a close.
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"Seeing animals unique to Madagascar in their natural environment and able to photograph them as they fed and interacted with each other [was inspirational]. The tour guide, Tokey, had an amazing knowledge of all of the wildlife, plants - latin names included - and the history of the country and its people and customs.
Mr Ian Culley"
"The safari into the Serengeti will be remembered for our lifetime. Lions feasting on a buffalo kill, evening sunsets, staying in tented camps with the sounds of the wild around us.
Mrs Suzanne Vincent"
"We had a marvellous time! Our driver Rarjed was brilliant at finding the animals and positioning the car just so. Seeing our first lion on the first day was so exciting. The view of the Masai Mara from Serena Mara lodge was an awe inspiring experience. Watching two male giraffes fighting was an unforgettable sight. As you can see it is impossible to pick the most inspirational moment, the whole trip was a dream come true."
"A good holiday which provided an excellent introduction to Madagascar, in a short space of time. The holiday was well planned, which meant that I was able to see a lot in one week. The tour manager was really excellent - one of the best tour managers I have had on a holiday of this kind.
"My husband and I both thought the tour was excellent - very well thought out and executed - but John made the trip for us. I would rate him as one of the best tour leaders I have ever encountered - and I state that after travelling widely and frequently for over 40 years. John worked continuously in the most conscientious manner. Nothing was ever too much trouble and he took a huge pride in his work. John definitely added a quality and enjoyment factor to our travelling experience. I hope this young man has a great future in tourism - he is certainly a credit to your company. Our driver was very good, too. I was enchanted by the beauty of the landscape and would love to return to Madagascar sometime in the future. Thank you for show-casing this beautiful island in such a great way.
Mrs Jeanette Ruberry"
"The scenery was amazing throughout the tour, but the two main sights for us were St. Georges cruciform rock church and the Blue Nile falls. Both truly amazing.
Mr David Eyres"
"Although the rock churches of Lalibela were particularly impressive, it was the overall balance of sights that impressed us: the stelae of Axum and the castles of Gondar plus the magnificence of the Simien Mountains and Lake Tana.
Mr Roger Darlington"
"As this was our first tour of this nature, we only had our own expectations and this tour surpassed them all. The tour guide’s knowledge was excellent and helped to add to the enjoyment of our holiday.
Mr Douglas and Barbara"
"[What was inspirational was ] the sheer range of experiences from the vibrant city of Cape Town to the vistas of the wineries around Franschhoek and Stellendosch and the drive through the mountains to Sanbona in the Little Karroo. Seeing white rhino and elephants at sunset and then the amazing fynbos at Grootbos near Walker Bay. Every day brought something new and fresh.
Mrs Lindsey Riley"
"The knowledge of our safari ranger and tracker was amazing. To see the animals at such close range, yet in a natural surrounding was unbelievable. We saw a lioness stalk and kill her prey which was sad yet incredible, after all it is what happens for their survival. The elephant drinking out of our plunge pool outside our lodge was the icing on the cake. The food and menus at the Great Fish River Lodge was excellent. I cannot fault the accommodation, food, or the staff they were fabulous.
Mrs Margaret Lambelle"
"Our holiday was wonderful! The whole safari flowed smoothly from one exciting adventure to another. It was brilliant! We would like to thank Cox & Kings for delivering the perfect experience.We really feel we had excellent value for money. I will always recommend Cox & Kings, we are now your biggest fans.
"Arriving at the Shamwari Game Reserve was the high point of the holiday. Luxurious accommodation in a superb location. Great service, food and game drives combined to make a truly one-off experience.
Mrs Janice McGlashon"
"An excellent itinerary. Transfers were seemless.
Mr and Mrs. Johnson"
"Seeing so many animals in their natural surroundings and our guides ability to spot wildlife and his knowledge of the animals and plants we saw. The private journey was well worth the extra cost because our guide got to know what we wanted to see and did his best to find the things that were most interesting to us.
Mrs Christine Crouch"