Coast Province Travel Guide

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Mombasa

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Malindi

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Lamu Island

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Ukunda

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Malindi

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8,66,16

Watamu

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33,95,1

Mombasa Island

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Bamburi

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Tsavo National Park East

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Shanzu

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Kikambala

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Lamu

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Wasini Island

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3,20,1

Kilifi

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8,22,0

Funzi Island

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Voi

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Kwale

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Gede Ruins

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2,3,0

Mombasa

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  • Lizards

    Mombasa Warnings and Dangers

    I visited Kenya on six occasions so far but was never warned to keep an eye on lizards, so I assume that they are completely harmless to man. Nevertheless, the lizard is animal that creates some discomfort and backlash, because if its appearance. Hardly anyone like reptiles.In Kenya, there are different types of lizards, of those little that we see...

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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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  • Fort Jesus

    Mombasa Favorites

    I am very sensitive to any form of discrimination, especially when it comes to racial discrimination. In Kenya I realized that there is another form of discrimination that is based on greed and stupidity. I would call this discrimination with her real name, robbery.At the entrance to museum of Fort Jesus there is a price list which says:- 80 ksh...

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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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  • Scorpio Villas

    Malindi Hotels

    Mnarani Road, Malindi, 80200, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 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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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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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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  • Scorpio Villas

    Malindi Hotels

    Mnarani Road, Malindi, 80200, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 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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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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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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Bamburi

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  • Possibly Mombasas Best Pizza

    Bamburi Restaurants

    Fulvio's Pizzeria which used to be situated near Travellers hotel in Bamburi is now to be found in Mtwapa opposite Casuarina. The pizzas are easily the best in Mombasa and there is a real value for money. Of course service can sometimes be slightly slow, and parking tends to be a bit of a hassle at times but the pizza really is very good. Amongst...

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  • Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort

    Bamburi Hotels

    Malindi Road, Bamburi, 80100, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • comfortable and relaxed

    Bamburi Nightlife

    Drop Inn is located inside of the hotel Fontana, which is situated right along Malindi road and cannot be missed. It is typical and very characteristic traditional Kenyan construction with roof covered by wicker reed. Such buildings were used for tribal gatherings and celebrations.On the other side of the building there is a semicircular terrace...

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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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Shanzu

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  • Local market

    Shanzu Local Customs

    Local market places in Kenya will tell you the story of the settlement and the people there. When strolling and exploring was always amazed by the fact that even small villages could have big market places. The one at Mtwapa is really big and interesting but I suggest you to be careful if visiting it. I have noticed some bad guys around who...

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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

  • Crazy overcrowded place

    Shanzu Nightlife

    Banhof is located at the Malindi Highway, there where Mtwapa starting. It is overlooking "Causorina" club and you can't miss it, no matter if day or night time. In fact, if night time you can't miss it at all. It is pretty wild sort of club offering kind of dissolutely fun, lots of beer and lots of hot local girls. To me it looks much alike to...

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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

    My wife and I have been to tons of places, but by far the Majlis Resort has been our favorite among...

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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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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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Kilifi

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  • 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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