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Kenya Beach and Safari Holidays


After your big game safari, it is easily possible to enjoy a few days relaxing on the white, sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean coast, creating the perfect Kenya ‘safari and beach’ holiday. This is especially appealing to honeymooners and families looking to balance safari adventure and relaxation on a Kenya beach. The best beaches in Kenya offer a choice between tranquility with romantic settings to vibrant beaches with watersports, shops and restaurants.

Mainstream resort hotels offer excellent facilities and good value for money, whilst quieter, more boutique beach lodges are also available for anyone seeking a more relaxed, exclusive beach experience. A small range of private beach villas are also available. Browse the Kenya accommodation for options for your Kenya beach and safari holiday.

Please call us on +44 (0) 1787 888590 to discuss your Kenya safari requirements with one of our specialists, or email us via our Contact Us page.

Beach Holiday in Kenya

For luxury Kenya and safari beach holidays we would recommend at least three days to add on to the safari. Beach accommodation is cheaper per person per night than safari nights so you can upgrade or save budget with a beach vacation in Kenya.

Whilst it is possible to visit several different sections of the coastline, including the Malindi/Watamu area, it is Diani Beach to the south of Mombasa which is the most popular beach area and has the widest number of beach hotel options. The core area of Diani is relatively busy, with a few beach bars and restaurants, a shopping centre and a local airport, but the beaches become much quieter as you head south along the coast towards the coastal village of Msambweni.

Where To Stay On The Kenyan Coast

Best Beaches in Kenya

Malindi / Watamu

Malindi is blessed with stunningly long white sand beaches, as well as deep-sea fishing as well as excellent diving and snorkelling in the Malindi Marine National Park. Popular Malindi town is at the centre of some of the finest tropical beaches not only in Kenya, but in the whole of Africa.  At Watamu beach, shimmering white sand is fringed with private beachfront homes, jagged islands and rock pools invite exploration at low tide. This region is famed for breathtaking sunrises and sunsets and everything in between make for an unforgettable guest experience.

Diani / Mombasa

A popular resort renowned for its palm-fringed white sand beaches and accessible coral reefs. Diani beach is very laid back with a relaxed feel with a wide range of accommodation with top resorts offering children’s entertainment clubs and golf courses. Nyali beach is a hub for deep-sea fishing charters, where you can try your luck at catching marlin, sailfish, and other big game fish.

Beach Activities in Kenya

The Kenya coast offers idyllic relaxation after your safari as well as a host of marine activities such as snorkeling trips, scuba diving, deep-see fishing, sailing, wind-surfing, kite-surfing, paddle boarding and kayaking.

Dolphins are seen often close to shore, and it is even possible to witness humpback whales breaching out at sea between August and October.

Deep-sea fishing is particularly good between November and March.


Other Beach destinations in Africa

Should the Kenyan coast not be ideal for you, or you are travelling at the off-season time of year, there are a variety of alternative destinations to consider including Zanzibar (Tanzania), Mauritius and the Seychelles.


Zanzibar island is a short-haul island hop away by air from main safari destinations in Kenya. Zanzibar is a Tanzanian archipelago, with the historic trade centre of Stone Town the capital, with it’s Islamic and Swahili influences steeped in culture and spice markets. White sand beaches are dotted with beachfront cottages, exclusive boutique hotels and elegant spa resorts around the island, well spaced apart so the beaches are crowd-free. A Zanzibar holiday brings together dazzling beaches, coral reefs, cobbled streets and a taste of the East for a unique African experience.


Mauritius is a four hour direct flight from Kenya. Mauritius island has unspoilt white sand beaches, lush tropical greenery, azure waters and year-round sunshine. Luxurious ‘resort style’ hotels offer championship golf courses, destination spas and world class diving. Visit tea estates, independent rum distilleries and spot rare birds in the towering casuarina trees.  You’re spoilt for choice with restaurants, from street food to upscale Michelin star offerings, there are excellent Indian, west and north African, Creole and European flavours to try.


The Seychelles is a three hour direct flight from Nairobi – with a seaplane or boat transfer to one of the outer islands of the archipelago.  A year round destination, it has pristine waters, and unique tropical flora and fauna. Accommodation is ample on the Seychelles, with top end luxury all-inclusive bare-foot island resorts, to villas, apartments and lodges lining the shores of Mahé and Praslin. Enjoy birding, diving, snorkeling and sunset boat trips to spot whales and dolphins. Children will love the enormous giant tortoises. Travellers enjoy the Seychelles’ coral beaches and opportunities for water sports. Wildlife in the archipelago is also a major attraction.

All these beach destinations can be reached easily after your Kenya safari to create wonderful safari and beach holidays.

Please call our specialists on +44 (0) 1787 888590  to discuss your safari and beach requirements, or email us via our Contact Us page.



10 Nights

Amazing game in the Masai Mara, combined with Indian Ocean beach relaxation

From US$4,300 to $6,000 pp /
UK£3,450 to £5,000 pp


10 Nights

Superb game viewing in Kenya’s Masai Mara combined with Tanzania’s exotic Zanzibar

From US$5,050 to $6,500 pp /
UK£4,050 to £5,450 pp


10 Nights

Incredible game viewing followed by a few days relaxing on the beach

From US$8,895 to $12,000 pp /
UK£7,115 to £10,000 pp