While the school calendar has squeezed previously longer holidays into just a week or so, you can find interesting ways to spend quality and relaxing family time. With a congested school calendar, children are finding themselves overloaded. And so are parents who are working extra-time to keep up with the short terms.
To unwind, the Kenyan Coast offers a new world of experience from the daily hustle and bustle. From sandy beaches to mangrove-lined creeks, the Coast blends the bright lights and colours of the tropics with the sparkling azure blue of the Indian Ocean.
The coastline is steeped in history, great diversity and life – the perfect diet to reboot your mind. It has something for any taste and budget with hundreds of hotels and resorts to choose from, plus a wide choice of dining and partying options.
With Magical Kenya deals, the Kenyan Coast guarantees you once-in-a-lifetime experiences, rich with cultural heritage and natural attractions, tied together with warm and friendly locals. Here we sample areas that can give your family an unforgettable experiences.
Mama Ngina Waterfront
The scenic seafront along Mama Ngina Waterfront is 3km long and one of the most breathtaking parks on Mombasa Island. As a popular picnic site, enjoy the manicured gardens, local refreshments and snacks ranging from madafu to cassava crisps with chili and lemon, to roast corn.
The waterfront has an amazing view of the sea where you can enjoy watching huge ships sail in and out of the port. The location is of great historical and cultural importance to the people of the Coast from the towering Baobab trees to the historic bunkers.
Kite Surfing in Watamu
Regarded as one of the best in the world, kite surfing in Watamu is an unbeatable experience. Whether you want to start lessons, are a beginner or a pro, you can find strong and consistent winds all year round. Nice experience to begin building confidence in your children. Even when the wind is low, you can always partake in some unforgettable Paddle Boarding or Snorkeling!
Mombasa Old Town Multi-Culture Essence
As a family, you can take a walk through Mombasa old town and feel the freshness of how past locals, Arabs, Asians, Portuguese and British have co-existed for hundreds of years. Delight yourself with the old buildings with ornately carved doors and balconies and you can sample antiques, souvenirs, spices and fragrance oils to take a piece of Mombasa with you wherever you go.
Tsavo West National Park
Known as the land of lava, springs and man-eating lions, the park is also home to the iconic Mzima Springs with its crystal clear waters. Take in the majestic sight of the jungle wild of elephants, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, buffalos, rhinos, elephants and giraffes. Yes, now you can get wild in the wild.
Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East National Park is among Kenya’s oldest parks. Tsavo East is flat with dry plains, cut across by the Galana River, Yatta Plateau and Lugard Falls. You’ll never miss to catch any of the elephants, buffalos, lions, leopards and plenty of rare birdlife, which offers a twin opportunity to learn about nature as you enjoy life.
The Beach Experience
Mombasa is to beaches what oxygen is to air, so it is said. With palm-lined beaches, crystal clear waters, coral reefs and entertainment sports, North and South Coast beaches offer something for everyone. Here we are talking about the likes of Nyali Beach and Bamburi in the North which offer a calm and relaxing ambience as well as the more alluring beaches in Lamu and Malindi.
On the beaches a family can enjoy trips in glass-bottom boats that give a safe glance of the ocean underneath. But with the souvenirs for sale, if you decide to leave you will always carry a part of the coast with you.
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