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8-Day Kenyan Coastal Paradise: Mombasa & Lamu Escape


Kenya, often celebrated for its iconic savannahs, houses another gem – its pristine coastline. In this 8-day coastal escape, journey from the lively port city of Mombasa to the historic, UNESCO-protected Lamu. This itinerary unfolds like an ancient Swahili scroll, narrating tales of sultans, seafarers, and Swahili poets against the backdrop of azure waters and white sandy beaches. Dive into the coral-rich waters, meander through narrow town streets brimming with history, and savor exquisite Swahili cuisines under star-lit African skies. Unplug from the modern world in Lamu, where donkeys still dominate the streets, and dhow-building craftsmen still honor age-old techniques. As you progress through this coastal paradise, you’ll find more than relaxation; you’ll discover Kenya’s soul.

Day-by-Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Mombasa – Coastal Introduction

Arrive in the bustling city of Mombasa. Check into your coastal resort and, as the sun sets, indulge in a beachfront Swahili dinner, with the Indian Ocean waves serenading your senses.

Day 2: Mombasa – Fort Jesus & Old Town

Explore Fort Jesus, a 16th-century Portuguese fort. Wander through Mombasa Old Town, with its Swahili architecture and ancient mosques. Evening at leisure on the beach.

Day 3: Mombasa – Marine Park Snorkeling

Dive into the Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park. Revel in snorkelling adventures, witnessing vibrant marine life and beautiful corals. Enjoy a beach barbecue at sunset.

Day 4: Mombasa to Lamu – Transitioning Eras

Travel to Lamu, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Witness the juxtaposition of modern Mombasa and timeless Lamu. Evening free to explore the narrow, winding streets.

Day 5: Lamu – Swahili Architecture & Donkey Rides

Discover Lamu’s architectural heritage, from grand Swahili houses to ornate mosques. Opt for a traditional donkey ride, the island’s primary mode of transport.

Day 6: Lamu – Dhow-Building Workshops

Visit local dhow craftsmen, understanding the intricate art of boat-building. In the evening, embark on a sunset dhow cruise, embracing coastal tranquillity.

Day 7: Lamu – Beach Relaxation & Swahili Feast

A day at leisure on Lamu’s pristine beaches. As night falls, relish a traditional Swahili feast under a canopy of stars.

Day 8: Lamu Departure

After a leisurely breakfast, depart with cherished memories of Kenyan coastal wonders.

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  • Luxury lodge accommodations
  • All meals and select beverages
  • Guided game drives and park entrance fees
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Cultural interactions with the Maasai community


  • International airfare
  • Visa and personal insurance
  • Optional activities and personal expenses
  • Gratuities

Safari Tips

Can I combine a safari in Kenya with a beach getaway in Mombasa or Diani?
Absolutely! Kenya offers a unique opportunity to combine thrilling safaris with relaxing beach vacations. After your safari adventure, you can head to coastal towns like Mombasa or Diani Beach, where pristine white sandy beaches and turquoise waters await. You can indulge in activities such as snorkeling, diving, or simply unwinding on the beach, creating a perfect blend of wildlife encounters and beach relaxation.
Are night game drives allowed in Kenyan national parks and reserves?
Night game drives are not permitted within the national parks in Kenya. However, some private conservancies and reserves, like Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Maasai Mara Conservancies, do allow night game drives. This provides an opportunity to see nocturnal animals that are active after sunset, such as hyenas, leopards, and nightjars. Check with your safari operator or specific conservancy for availability and regulations.
What is the Wildebeest Migration in Kenya and when is the best time to witness it?
The Wildebeest Migration is a captivating natural phenomenon that takes place in Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve. Each year, millions of wildebeest, accompanied by zebras and gazelles, migrate from Tanzania's Serengeti National Park to the Maasai Mara in search of fresh grazing lands. The best time to witness this spectacular event is usually from July to October when the herds cross the Mara River, facing thrilling encounters with crocodiles. It's an extraordinary wildlife spectacle that should not be missed if visiting Kenya.

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