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  • Dear Michele, A very big THANK YOU for the amazing holiday in Kenya and Zanzibar. After receiving information from two other organisations, I was not happy and my instinct told me to look further afield and this was a decision that I shall be thankful for. You knew exactly what we were looking for and even with the short notice you came up with a perfect itinerary and provided every detail necessary. Your advice about tipping, clothing, luggage etc., was followed and paid dividends. I do not know how you managed it, but the amount of time at each Kicheche Camp and at Ras Nungwi and Stonetown was perfect. Not too little and not too much. What I was dreading the most was meetings and transfers as I have had bad experiences. There was no need for concern as everything went off without a hitch and we had the most wonderful people meet us and make sure we were taken care of. I think our biggest hassle was filling out Immigration cards on the aircraft. If you especially arranged for us to see every wildlife imagineable – then thank you. I don’t think we missed anything. My only (half-hearted) complaint was that the food and drinks was so superb I put on weight. Thank you Michele and everyone at Safari Consultants, We shall be back.

    Geoff and Beate travelled to Kenya and Zanzibar
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The Kenya Coast

The Kenya coast offers numerous excellent beach options to consider after your Kenya safari. In the far north are Kiwayu, Lamu and Manda Islands, offering lovely open beaches, a relaxed atmosphere, some interesting culture and exclusivity away from large coastal resorts. In the far south, Funzi Island is a relatively unknown beach option combining comfort and escapism.

The central coastal region is dominated by the better known centres of Mombasa and Malindi/Watamu. To the south of Malindi is the beautiful Watamu Marine Park which offers good snorkelling opportunities. To the north of Mombasa, the Nyali and Bamburi beaches offer a range of large hotels, whereas to the south, the famous Diani beach has a mixture of both large beach resorts and small, exclusive beach houses.

Deep sea fishing is excellent along the whole Kenya coast (September to March is best), whilst scuba diving is best from Malindi southwards.

There are two main prevailing winds – those from the north-east (called the ‘kaskasi’) blow from around October to March/April, whilst those from the south-east blow from April/May to September/October (known as the ‘kusi’). The south-easters produce choppier seas and poorer snorkelling and diving conditions, but with the increased wind offer excellent sailing and wind surfing.

For further information on combining a beach holiday with a safari in Kenya please call us on 01787 888590 or contact us to speak to one of our friendly safari specialists.

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