Kenya takes the sea route

FE Online Posted online: Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 0000 hrs
Mumbai : India and Kenya share a long and rich history together. Most of the people know Kenya as a safari destination, but this country has more to offer than wildlife experience. From pristine beaches to coral reef, snow capped mountains, deserts, savannahs rich with big game drives, equatorial forests, etc Kenya has endless opportunities for adventure, discovery and relaxation options, something for everyone.

Kenya has some of East Africa's best beaches and Indian Ocean island getaways. Kenya’s 490 kilometre Indian Ocean coastline is one of the ideal place for a luxury beach holiday. The Kenya Coast offers a variety of beautiful beaches that all look out on to the glorious Indian Ocean. To the North is Lamu Island which offers a mix of beaches and culture. To the South is Mombasa, Diani, Watamu and Malindi for white beaches and variety of water-sports.

The snorkelling and diving around the offshore coral formations is one of the best experience in East Africa. It is a haven for those who are looking for a relaxing vacation, water sports and fishing enthusiasts can also enjoy the waters of Indian Ocean. The protective reefs have created ideal beaches with calm, inviting waters.

The offshore reefs are alive with coral, myriad fish, sea turtles and dolphins. The coral reef running the length of the coast protects the shoreline for swimming and provides scuba diving opportunities.

Other attractions showcase the diversity of flora and fauna in the region, marine parks and nature parks are destinations appreciated by many visitors. Also, there are opportunities to experience the different facets of the Kenyan culture and history – within the city, in some of the surrounding towns and even in remote villages.

Kenya is a destination known for its luxury safari and beach holidays that can be tailored to all. Kenya is home to one of Africa's most intriguing and historically important coastlines. It offers a combination of Swahili culture, palm lined beaches and colourful marine life.