Kenya’s coastline stretches approximately 535km from the South coast in Mombasa to the North coast in Lamu. Mombasa is the second largest town in Kenya. It is now faster to get to Mombasa from Nairobi through railway transport which was launched recently.
What many tourists find pleasure in Mombasa include beaches, coral reefs, natural environment, cultures and the landscape. The ocean itself is exceptionally awesome and contains thousands of species of fish and other aquatic creatures.
Striking economic avenues in the region include fishing in the Indian Ocean and the Kenya Port Authority where many explorers like visiting. The coastal region is conspicuously identified by the presence of beautiful beaches where one would swim and bask in the sun as they watch the beautiful pulses of the rising and falling tides.
Travellers also appreciate the Fort Jesus Colonial site with thick coral walls that has been there for years. Coral reefs of distinct colors and nature have been in existence for thousands of years.
Visitors coming to Mombasa like passing by Bamburi-Mombasa’s cement producing company as they head to Haller Park. Haller Park sanctuary provides habitat to many wild animals and birds. Among animals reared in the park include tortoises and giraffes that freely play with humans as they feed them and take pictures. The history of large animals like snakes, crocodiles and hippos and fish conserved at the park draws visitors’ attention.
Lamu has Portuguese and Arab forts with thick wooden curved doors that attract the attention of many travellers from around the world. Deserted beaches in the island are worth walking through as one enjoys breathtaking from the beautiful natural landscape.
Donkey and dhow are the only transport means in the island, an aspect that attracts travelers to enjoy riding on animals. Interestingly, many visitors to the island like feasting on the local Swahili food.
Watamu is another beauty of its own. It has a vast natural beauty with oceanic detection. The beaches are awesome with fine sand, making it the best place to visit during holidays and weekends for relaxation and recreation.
Wasini island lies south of the Indian Ocean. Due to the lack of roads vehicles are not used in the island. Here, coral reefs are well exposed high above the surface of the ocean waters. Visiting Wasini is made more appealing due to snorkeling and playing with Dolphins.
To the south of Wasini Island is Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park, also known as the home of Dolphins. It is characterized by the presence of endemic animals. Coral reefs are more than enough and randomly spread in waters. Most explorers love touring the area for its best snorkeling environment, observing birds as well as sunbathing.