If you are planning on taking a different sort of beach vacation this year, consider staying along the coast of Kenya close to Mombasa (Kenya’s second largest city). Here, you can not only enjoy the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, but also embark on some exciting excursions to view Africa’s wildest animals!
One of the best hotels outside of Mombasa is Msambweni Beach House and Private Villas. This gorgeous resort only has six suites and is one of the most intimate hotels in our collection! It’s not just the size and, consequently, the unique atmosphere of this family-run resort that make it so different.
Msambweni is surrounded by 28 acres of countryside and is located right on 700 feet of private beach in Africa – definitely a trip of a lifetime.
Guests have the option of staying in one of the three spacious suites in the main house, one of the two villas, or in the luxury tent.
In the main house, you’ll love the high ceilings, private verandahs and Swahili décor. The chalk-white walls and white linen keep the Msambweni feeling cool when it is hot outside. We particularly enjoy the resort’s infinity pool, right close to the house.
The Villas have their own swimming pools and Jacuzzis overlooking the Ocean. Guests who stay in the villas will enjoy their own private cook and waiter, who are available for your every need at all times.
Guests often spend their entire vacations relaxing on the pristine beach or tanning by the pools. But, if you want to get up to some serious mischief during your stay, take advantage of the numerous activities available either at Msambweni or close by. For example, you can go snorkeling, fishing, kite surfing, wind surfing, mountain biking, diving and deep sea fishing. Nearby, there’s also an 18-hole golf course for avid golfers.
Animal lovers and safari fanatics are also in luck, Close by, you can visit Kisite Marine National Park (one of the best spots to swim with sea turtles and dolphins), Shimba Hills (where you can see sable antelope and elephants) and the Masai Mara (a large park reserve that is only 30 minutes away).
At Masai Mara, you’ll see the “Big Five”: lions, African elephants, cape buffalo, leopards and black rhinos, Africa’s most beautiful and sought after animals.