Uganda safari combined with Kenya Coastal Beach holidays

Holidays at The Kenya Coastal Beaches

Discover Kenya's hidden treasures beyond safaris and wildlife, where stunning beaches and Indian Ocean islands await your exploration. Imagine relaxing on fine white sand, surrounded by vibrant blue waters, perfect for swimming, sailing, and watersports. Dive into the adventure with snorkeling or join whale shark safaris, witnessing these majestic creatures along the warm tropical waters, especially around Diani from October to April.

The Kenya coast offers diverse experiences, from bustling resorts in Diani, Mombasa, and Malindi to intimate island lodges in the Lamu Archipelago, catering to families, sun enthusiasts, honeymooners, and romantics alike. The best part? You don't have to choose between a wildlife safari and a beach vacation. Kenya makes it easy to combine both, with seamless logistics and tailored itineraries. Explore our range of holidays and safaris or let our African Safari Experts create the perfect package for you.

Kenya's Beaches Combined with Uganda's Wilderness

Combining Kenya's coastal paradise with Uganda's incredible primate experiences, wildlife encounters, and thrilling activities creates an unforgettable African adventure. Start by indulging in the serene beauty of Kenya's beaches, enjoying the sun-kissed shores and vibrant waters. Then, venture into Uganda's lush forests for captivating primate encounters, from chimpanzee trekking to the awe-inspiring gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Immerse yourself in Uganda's diverse wildlife with game drives in various parks, soaking in the splendor of African fauna. For adrenaline-seekers, white water rafting along Uganda's rivers and exploring the tranquil Ssese Islands offer an exciting contrast to the coastal relaxation. This unique blend of Kenya's coastal beaches and Uganda's primates, wildlife, and thrilling activities promises a multifaceted and enriching African journey that satisfies both relaxation and adventure seekers.



Discover Kenya's coastal paradise and Uganda's wildlife wonders in one amazing journey! Relax on beautiful beaches and encounter incredible wildlife, just like our thrilled travelers have shared in their reviews. Find inspiration in our Kenya Coast Beach Holidays and Uganda Wildlife Safari reviews for your unforgettable East African adventure!

  • star ratingUganda the Beautiful - Writing for my husband as he did a solo tour in Uganda: Absolutely amazing journey and wonderful country. Encounter Africa delivered everything that they said they would, and Patrick... read more

    Kristine K
    August 14, 2023

    star ratingAn amazing lifetime experience to see the most beautiful animals. Loved it! - I can wholeheartedly recommend this tour. It was awesome! My guide and driver for the 5 days was Stephen. He was friendly and knowledgeable. It was great meeting him. The... read more

    Jonathan B
    August 3, 2023

    star ratingExcellent experience with Encounter! - Seamless experience from start to finish. Great communication with Denis when booking. Denis gave me several options for lodges/tours and provided guidance along the way when deciding which was the... read more

    July 9, 2023

    star ratinggreat agency - we had an amazing experience using Encounter Africa, very professional staff, super reactive, reliable and friendly. the hotel selection that was proposed was very good value for money and the... read more

    edouard h
    August 21, 2023

    star ratingOUR TRIP WAS INCREDIBLE - My partner an I had the most incredible vacation! It is difficult figuring out which safari company to choose since there are so many. BOOK THIS ONE!! We travel the... read more

    July 21, 2023

    star ratingAmazing experience!  - My husband and I did the three day gorilla trekking tour. We had an amazing time! Our driver Martin really made the experience. When we travel we like to try... read more

    Serene S
    July 4, 2023
  • star ratingWorth every penny! - We did the two-day Gorilla Trek excursion from Kigali, Rwanda to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and back.

    July 10, 2023

    star ratingThe whole experience, from start to finish, was absolutely amazing. Adams is THE MAN!! Everything ran seamlessly, from pick up to drop off. Adams was great at keeping us entertained... read more

    Sarah B
    July 28, 2023

    star ratingExceptional service and an amazing experience!  - Excellent service - Was able to curate my own trip with assistance from the company. Everything was so easy and payments safe too. Easy booking, great communication, great driver/guide, really... read more

    August 12, 2023

    star ratingAmazing trip to Uganda - I booked my trip with Encounter Africa Safaris. It was a five das trip As a solo traveller. Dennis, the organiser, was extremely helpful and caring during the whole... read more

    July 25, 2023

    star ratingGreat Safari Tour - Wow, what an amazing tour we had. Gorillas, chimps, tree climbing lions, elephants and much more. Our guide Jason was really knowledgeable and very easy going. Thanks alot for a... read more

    Lewis B
    July 28, 2023

    star ratingWe did the 3 day Gorilla Tracking Safari and it was a truly once in a lifetime experience. Leading up to the event, Dennis was wonderful for communicating and Godwin,... read more

    August 27, 2023

The best Kenya Safari Destinations

Mombasa Beaches

Mombasa, Kenya's coastal gem, beckons with its vibrant blend of history and sun-soaked beaches. Visitors can explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town, where Swahili architecture and ancient fortresses like Fort Jesus transport them to a bygone era. The city's vibrant markets, such as the Old Town Market and Biashara Street, offer a taste of local culture. Mombasa's beaches, including Nyali and Bamburi, provide perfect settings for relaxation and water activities. Fort Jesus, Haller Park, and the enchanting Marine National Park are must-visit attractions that showcase Mombasa's rich cultural and natural heritage.

Watamu Coastal Beaches

Nestled along Kenya's coastline, Watamu is a paradise for nature lovers and beach enthusiasts. Its crystalline waters and pristine beaches set the stage for idyllic relaxation. Marine life thrives in the Watamu Marine National Park, attracting snorkelers and divers to explore vibrant coral reefs. The Gede Ruins offer a glimpse into the region's Swahili-Arab past, while the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest entices birdwatchers with its diverse avian species. The Watamu Turtle Watch, dedicated to the conservation of sea turtles, provides a unique and heartwarming experience.

Malindi Coast

Malindi, a coastal town with a rich history, boasts a unique blend of ancient charm and modern vibrancy. The Portuguese Chapel, a relic from the 15th century, stands as a testament to Malindi's historical significance. The Malindi Marine National Park draws snorkelers and divers to explore its underwater wonders. For those seeking cultural immersion, the Malindi Museum and the Jami Mosque offer insights into the town's diverse heritage. The pristine beaches of Malindi, such as Silversands and Marine Park, provide serene escapes with opportunities for water sports and relaxation.

Diani, Kenya's South Coast Boaches

Diani, situated along Kenya's south coast, is renowned for its powdery white-sand beaches and vibrant atmosphere. Colobus Conservation, dedicated to the protection of colobus monkeys, adds a touch of wildlife conservation to the coastal experience. Visitors can indulge in water activities like kite surfing and snorkeling in the warm Indian Ocean. The Shimba Hills National Reserve, located nearby, invites nature enthusiasts to explore its diverse ecosystems and catch a glimpse of rare wildlife. Diani's lively bars, restaurants, and beachfront resorts complete the perfect blend of relaxation and entertainment.

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