Fabled for being the five most dangerous and difficult animals to hunt, the Big Five are now the most sought-after animals to capture on a point-and-shoot. Whilst sitting firmly at the top of every safari checklist, nature’s most magnificent animals are as elusive as ever before, making tracking them an exhilarating and unforgettable adventure. Home to all five showstoppers, the national parks of South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia and Botswana, are excellent destinations for a chance to see them all. On foot, by horseback or in the comfort of a 4x4, traversing the plains of sub Saharan Africa in search of these celebrated animals is the undisputed original safari experience.
Why we love the Kenyan coast
Safari and beach is a winning holiday combination and as the home of the big five safari, Kenya is a leading light. Increasingly after a safari on the Kenyan plains we look to more exotic climes such as the Seychelles, Zanzibar and Mozambique for our beach R&R. Here our Kenya specialists say why we should stay closer to home and stick to the Kenyan coast for beautiful beaches and top watersports.
Bjorn, our Kenya product manager, loves the Kenya coast because it’s easy to combine with a safari.
Bjorn is a big fan of safari and even ran a safari lodge before joining us! He also loves a good beach. For him, Kenya offers the perfect safari and beach combination. Why? Because, unlike most safari destinations, in Kenya you can safari in the morning and be on the beach in the afternoon.
“I’ve tried and tested a number of safari and beach combinations, but nothing comes close to the ease of a Kenya safari and beach holiday.”
Bjorn recommends our Classic Kenya itinerary. Call Bjorn now on 020 3141 2810 to design your luxury beach holiday on the Kenya coast.
Jen, our beach expert, loves the Kenya coast for the powder white sand beaches.
Give Jen a long stretch of white sand lapped by the warm Indian Ocean waters, and she is happy! Which is why she is a fan of the Kenya coast.
“The beauty of the Kenya coast is it gives you the white sand beaches that the Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles and Mauritius are famous for, but unlike those islands, the beaches here extend for miles, and it is often a more affordable option too.”
Jen recommends staying at Msambweni Beach House – a peaceful boutique hotel on a wonderful bit of beach
Ben, our founder, loves the Kenya coast for the water sports.
Being a keen kite surfer, the Kenya coast has long been a favourite of Ben’s – where you can easily spend a day out on the water. Aside from kite surfing, other water sports on the menu include diving, snorkelling, deep-sea fishing, windsurfing and paddle-boarding.
“In my opinion, there is nowhere better for kite surfing and water sports on the East African coast. I’ve tried a few spots but nothing beats the Kenya coast!”
Ben recommends staying at Almanara Beach Villas, which has a range of water sports equipment and is located next door to Kenyaways Kite Village for keen kite surfers and those who want to learn! Call us now on 020 3141 2810 to design your luxury beach holiday on the Kenya coast.