Coast Province Travel Guide

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Mombasa

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Malindi

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Watamu

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Lamu Island

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Mombasa Island

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Tsavo National Park East

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Bamburi

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Ukunda

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Shanzu

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Voi

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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 Museum

    Malindi Tourist Traps

    Lovely old building but hardly worth going inside! Not a lot here but it is right on the front facing the ocean on beachside road.

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  • 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

  • The street is my shop

    Malindi Local Customs

    Kenyans love to trade, selling everything whats possible and impossible to sell. Some of them will bring their shops right in front of your doorstep, if you give them the address. Most of them sell goods for very small commission, serving some big boss who stands in behind. They will never get rich, all they want is to feed the family and...

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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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  • The Sands At Chale Island

    Lamu Island Hotels

    Diani Beach Road, P.O. Box 5546, (Formerly Chale Paradise Island), Ukunda, 80401, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • 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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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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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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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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  • Baobab Beach Resort & Spa

    Ukunda Hotels

    Diani Beach, PO Box 32, Ukunda, 80400, Kenya

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    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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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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Top Coast Province Hotels

Kikambala Hotels
1 Hotel
Bamburi Hotels
26 Reviews - 158 Photos
Watamu Hotels
33 Reviews - 111 Photos
Wasini Island Hotels
3 Reviews - 7 Photos
Ukunda Hotels
11 Reviews - 49 Photos
Shanzu Hotels
14 Reviews - 171 Photos
Mombasa Hotels
310 Reviews - 809 Photos
Malindi Hotels
66 Reviews - 194 Photos
Malindi Hotels
8 Reviews - 64 Photos
Lamu Island Hotels
37 Reviews - 113 Photos
Lamu Hotels
38 Reviews - 23 Photos

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