Bamburi Beach & Bamburi Beach Hotel
Not only is Kenya a fantastic safari holiday destination, but Kenya also has a beautiful coastline. This means that you can just enjoy a beach holiday in Kenya or if you prefer to get away from the beach for a few days, you can easily go and explore some of Africa's best wildlife on a safari.
Of the beaches, Bamburi Beach has to be one of the best beaches in Kenya. Not only does it have beautiful white sands, but it lies within the protected coral reefs of the Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve, making it an excellent place to go scuba diving or snorkeling. There are also some great hotels and beach resorts, with the Bamburi Beach Hotel and the Travellers Beach hotel the pick of the bunch.
Bamburi beach is located less than half an hour from the bustling costal town of Mombasa in Kenya. From Bamburi, it is pretty simple to get into Mombasa, as well as to travel further northwards up the coast to Malindi.
The cheapest way and a method that I have used is on the shared mini busses which are known as matatu's, they can get crowded with people going about their daily business. If you prefer you can also arrange for a private taxi that can be booked from the hotel.
Bamburi beach has plenty going for it, which must make it one of the best beaches, and beach holiday destinations in Africa:
- The weather is great pretty much all year round and so makes an excellent winter sun holiday destination.
- Kenya has some of the best tourist facilities in Africa and Bamburi beach does not disappoint, with some great beach resorts and hotels.
- Located within the Mombasa Marine National Park and has a protected reef just off the shore, which is great for scuba diving and snorkeling.
- As well as scuba diving, there are plenty of other watersports on offer at Bamburi beach, including snorkeling, kitesurfing, windsurfing, catamarans, waterskiing and glass-bottom boat rides over the reef.
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One of the best aspects of the hotels and beach resorts that have been developed on Bamburi beach is that there are no high rise buildings, all the hotels are single story or only a few storys high, as well as being pretty well hidden within the forest that backs onto the beach.
The Bamburi Beach Hotel is one of the most popular hotels on the Kenyan coast. It's Arabic inspired buildings and pool area that overlooks the beach, is stunning. The hotel is relaxed and is perfect for those who are on a budget and are looking for a lively place to holiday.
The Bamburi Beach hotel has 150 rooms on three floors, there are three restaurants, two swimming pools and all rooms come with a balcony or Terrace and most have a full or partial sea view.
The hotel is located right on the edge of the beach.
Video of the Bamburi Beach Hotel
Take a look at this video of the Bamburi Beach hotel that will give you a better idea of what to expect.
Most of the top package tour operators offer cheap beach holidays to the Kenyan coast. This is great news for the consumer as with the increased competition, the prices have dropped and a beach holiday in Kenya can be quite affordable depending on what time of the year you plan to travel. Because Kenya is located so close to the equator, their weather is pretty tropical and as such, their winters can still be pretty warm. The kenyan coast makes a perfect winter sun holiday location.
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