Kenya - Mombasa & the South Coast (PDF Chapter)
This is the Mombasa & the South Coast chapter from Lonely Planet’s Kenya guidebook.
Governed by Swahili rhythms and the rise and fall of the tides, life here moves to its own beat. Thanks to the long interplay of Africa, India and Arabia, this coast feels wildly different from the rest of Kenya.
- step barefoot onto the miles and miles of soft white sand of Diani Beach, and later kitesurfing its waves
- explore a centuries-old fort and shop for spices and antiques in the labyrinthine streets of Mombasa’s historical heart
- go elephant-spotting at Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, a tremendous success of a local conservation project
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Mombasa & Around, Shimba Hills National Reserve, Tiwi Beach, Diani Beach, Gazi & Chale Island, Funzi Island, Shimoni & Wasini Island, Lunga Lunga, North of Mombasa, Nyali, Bamburi, Shanzu Beach, Mtwapa.
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