Coast Province Travel Guide

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Mombasa

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311,804,34

Malindi

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66,194,4

Mombasa Island

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18,25,0

Watamu

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33,111,1

Lamu Island

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37,113,14

Ukunda

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11,49,16

Tsavo National Park East

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115,293,0

Bamburi

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26,158,11

Malindi

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8,64,16

Kilifi

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8,22,0

Shanzu

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14,171,2

Kisite

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0,9,0

Wasini Island

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3,7,1

Voi

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0,32,0

Lamu

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35,23,2

Kwale

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Gede Ruins

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2,3,0

Chala

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0,3,0

Mombasa

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  • Visit the Shreecutchsatsangswaminarayan...

    Mombasa Things to Do

    The temple is easily found being on Haile Selassé blvd right opposite the Mombasa train station and a couple of hundred metres from the Pembe Mbili : the famous entrance to Mombasa with two pairs of crossed elephant tusks making the M. Decided on in 1957 the temple was inaugurated in 1960. The different scriptures and teachings of Swaminarayan are...

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  • Royal Court Hotel

    Mombasa Hotels

    When all hell was breaking lose in Mombasa the Royal Court was safe as houses. The bar on the roof...

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  • Indo Africa

    Mombasa Restaurants

    Tremendous scran best Panjabi place in Momabsa nocks spots of the sing restaurant near the Sikh temple. In all the many visits I'd paid to Mombasa I'd never been to this place but being a veggie used the New Chetna next door but when Kenya was kicking off with post election violence the New Chetna had closed its doors not only on the rioters but me...

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Malindi

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  • Malindi

    Malindi Warnings and Dangers

    Generally in the resort you are totally safe, most of the people in Kenya are very nice and sweet person to talk to, they can teach us more than we can think, you only have to use a normal sense of caution to avoid any unpleasant situation that may occur.....for example avoid to walk alone along the beach, don't go too far from your resort, don't...

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  • Kilili Baharini Resort & Spa

    Malindi Hotels

    Casuarina Road, PO Box 93, Malindi, 80200, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Turtle Bay Beach Resort

    Malindi Hotels

    Watamu 10 Mombasa, PO Box 457, Malindi, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Be careful with the monkeys!

    Malindi Warnings and Dangers

    All around the place there were lots of monkeys. and we laugh when they played their tricks One day when we were resting a monkey came into our room, took Pringles from the table and ran out before we realize what happened.Advice: be careful with the monkeys!

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Mombasa Island

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  • Fort Jesus

    Mombasa Island Things to Do

    A visit to the -16th century; Fort Jesus in the Old Town is a "must",located on the edge of a coral ridge overlooking the entrance to the Old Port of Mombasa, was built by the Portuguese in 1593 to protect their trade route to India and their interests in East Africa.

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  • Crime & Prostitution

    Mombasa Island Warnings and Dangers

    Generally Mombasa is one of the safest towns in Kenya, thats because of the tourist industry, but still every week someone is killed by muggers. The Kenyan authorities are not doing enough to reslove the problem. Majority of the incidents happen to rich local businessmen rather than tourists.Saying that a couple of years ago raiders raided a hotel...

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  • Wood Carvings@the beach

    Mombasa Island Tourist Traps

    You've just arrived at your hotel and checked in, you are suffering from jet lag but the white beach and turquoise water looks so inviting.You step out on to the beach only to be overwhelmed by beach traders, trying to sell you wood carvings. I decided to buy 20 key rings from one of the traders, I paid him half the money in advance and guess what...

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Watamu

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  • Horse riding in Watamu

    Watamu Sports & Outdoors

    The Sun Palm Hotel in Watamu is offering horse riding treks. I went for a 1-hour trek with 2 friends, and we were very happy with the horses. They were well trained and in good condition. My friends had no horse-riding experience, and they each had a person with them who was leading them as they were a bit nervous. So we were well looked after and...

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  • Hemingways Resort

    Watamu Hotels

    I would like to add another hotel in Malindi. Best regards, HANS last visit on May, 2005.

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  • Gedi ruins, snorkeling and ice cream.

    Watamu Things to Do

    The Gedi ruins are great, photographers to get there at about 16:00 in summer, its amazing, how things have lasted this long and the history. the guides are great and worth their tip at the end. snorkeling was great, the coral is in slowly returning to its former spectactle but a great and cheap excursion. then we found a ice cream shop near the...

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Lamu Island

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  • Coach/Mini Bus

    Lamu Island Transportation

    Update....2013.... Tahmeed now provide Bus service from Nairobi to Mombasa and possible to book Mombasa-Lamu combined. Nairobi Booking/Departure from River Road near the intersection of Accra Road...Original Post*** Dec 2011The cheapest (but not comfortable) way to get to Lamu Island is by Coach/Bus from Mombasa.From Nairobi, various companies have...

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  • Kizingo

    Lamu Island Hotels

    P.O. Box 138, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Henna painting

    Lamu Island Local Customs

    You can ask some local women to make a henna painting for you, a traditional way of decorating the hands and feet, usually for a celebration like a marriage.They do it at a very low price, and the result is stunning!Watch out that they don't use hair dye though (colour is very black), because it can be very strong many people get an allergic...

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Ukunda

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  • Jeep Safaris in Kenya

    Ukunda Things to Do

    Jeep Safaris in Kenya its the Best here in Kenya.Here you found all African Animals and you found all African Landscape, When you go with a Jeep or a Safari Bus to a Safari, then you need a good touroperator. The best is when you book before you travel to Kenya. Then you have time for reading all the information about the Camps or Lodgen, the roads...

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  • Pinewood Village Beach Resort

    Ukunda Hotels

    Galu Beach, Ukunda, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Seashells for sale

    Ukunda Warnings and Dangers

    Amongst the host of different souvenirs available for the tourist visiting Diani beach are some examples of local sea shells. Now I don't know how these are collected but they are almost certainly harvested as live animals from the nearby reef thus depleting the natural population.Supporting this trade only encourages and provides a market for...

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Tsavo National Park East

  • Road between Mombasa and Tsavo

    Tsavo National Park East Transportation

    Update: That road has been improved a lot since the last time we were there. Now (2013) it's really a highway. Not many potholes anymore - but still a lot of traffic ... of which especially the trucks are dangerous. They tend to overtake everywhere - and hope you as the smaller vehicle make way. You better do! Accidents are numerous - mostly...

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  • Vista

    Tsavo National Park East Things to Do

    We turn a corner and there, before us, was an incredible number of elephants (and any number of safari jeeps making a beeline for the site!), the plains spread out before us, the river cutting through the earth, the distant mountains. I think it was this moment that I realised we really were on an African safari :)

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  • Voi

    Tsavo National Park East Things to Do

    Inside the park itself, Voi provides accommodation or, more commonly, is used as a lunch pit stop for the safari jeeps. It's a busy place at these times and there can be hundreds of people arriving fairly close to each other. Hotel provides an all you can eat buffet for rhis service.Accommodation looks comfortable without luxuries and there's a...

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Bamburi

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  • Rent ngalawa

    Bamburi Things to Do

    Ngalawa is double outrigger canoe, a traditional boat of the Swahili people from eastern African coastline. It is usually around 6 meters long boat with narrow hull and has hydrodynamical shape and single triangular sail. Ngalawa canoe featuring one or two lateral support floats, known as outrigger, which are fastened to one or both sides of the...

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  • Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort

    Bamburi Hotels

    Malindi Road, Bamburi, 80100, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Nest

    Bamburi Off The Beaten Path

    These are nests of one small bird, the body is bright yellow and red colored neck. In their own image this bird look like a canary but I have doubts because of the red colored neck, which is not typical for the canary bird. In addition, canaries sing very nice and loud, this I know for sure because when I was a kid had a couple canaries. For the...

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Malindi

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  • Malindi

    Malindi Warnings and Dangers

    Generally in the resort you are totally safe, most of the people in Kenya are very nice and sweet person to talk to, they can teach us more than we can think, you only have to use a normal sense of caution to avoid any unpleasant situation that may occur.....for example avoid to walk alone along the beach, don't go too far from your resort, don't...

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  • Kilili Baharini Resort & Spa

    Malindi Hotels

    Casuarina Road, PO Box 93, Malindi, 80200, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Turtle Bay Beach Resort

    Malindi Hotels

    Watamu 10 Mombasa, PO Box 457, Malindi, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Be careful with the monkeys!

    Malindi Warnings and Dangers

    All around the place there were lots of monkeys. and we laugh when they played their tricks One day when we were resting a monkey came into our room, took Pringles from the table and ran out before we realize what happened.Advice: be careful with the monkeys!

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Kilifi

See all 8 Kilifi Tips
  • By gone days

    Kilifi Transportation

    Back in the 70's the only way to get to Malindi from Mombasa was by road and the ferry in Kilini across the Rare River.Now a bridge has been constructed this delay has fortunatly been done away with

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  • Internet

    Kilifi Favorites

    I noticed a few internet cafes around Kilifi town itself which I never got around to using, mainly due to the fact that there was also an internet café two minutes walk away from where I was staying in Mnarani.Corner Stone Computers is on the main drag in Mnarani on the right as you head from the main Mombasa – Malindi road it is situated what the...

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  • Top view of the creek

    Kilifi Restaurants

    Mixture of local food and pizza at Kilifi Cub. All looked the part but I was more concerned with the cold beer or the occasional soda with a really nice view. Pilsner

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Shanzu

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  • Camel ride or taking photos

    Shanzu Tourist Traps

    If you have a small children they will definitely want to mount a camel and ride along the coast, on the soft white sand. I don't remember exactly how much one riding tour cost but certainly not expensive, and the children will enjoy it a lot. This camel on Coral Beach hasn't a significant turnover because foreign tourists usually come with no...

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  • Flamingo Beach Hotel

    Shanzu Hotels

    Shanzu, 81443, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Shanzu raha

    Shanzu Local Customs

    When you arrive at the hotel, which is normally closed with safety wall, the hotel manager will warn you not to go out from the safety area, and especially never to do it after dark. According to his stories, outside the hotel walls rule lowlife bandits who prey on the unwary "mzungus" (white tourists) with an aim to attack, beat up and rob all...

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Wasini Island

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  • Look for Fiddler Crabs in the Coral...

    Wasini Island Things to Do

    After lunch some of us went off to the Wasini Island Coral 'garden'. This is an area close to the village, where the coral stands have been exposed due to changes in sea level. There is a boardwalk that enables the visitor to explore the mangroves where the mud-burrowing fiddler crabs and mudskipper fish can be easily seen. There is an extra fee of...

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  • Blue Cottages

    Wasini Island Hotels

    Punda Shamba, Wasini Island 80100, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Charlie Claws - miss this one.

    Wasini Island Restaurants

    This is on the south end of Wasini Island. Nice idea. Shame about the completely irresponsible menu item selection. When you are sold this trip they dont tell you about the hundreds of thousands of innocent victims who have eaten there before you - and cleaned out local stocks of mud crab in the process. They also dont tell you about the feral...

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Lamu

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  • Lamu house, Affordable price, good...

    Lamu Favorites

    Hi all, last few days i were in Lamu, its one of my favourite place. Travel on Donkey, sleep on luxurious dhows gave me good experience. its my dream place also, that i love of traditional swahili culture. Lamu is the quiet place for all your dream holiday. i took the rent house with 'lamu house rental' , its perfect one, their quality of serve is...

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  • The Majlis Lamu

    Lamu Hotels

    I visited The Majlis one month ago. I had already heard about this hotel from my friend who visited...

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  • Check out the mangroves!

    Lamu Off The Beaten Path

    Mangroves are weird trees that grow half in, half out of the water, depending on the tides. They're also becoming rare. 70 percent of Kenya's remaining mangroves are in the Lamu archipelago. I had the most interesting trip to an outfit that's practising sustainable forestry. The guy who runs the business is very well-versed and enthusiastic! I was...

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