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Can anyone recommend where to stay - Mombasa South Coast

Can anyone recommend where to stay - Mombasa South Coast

Old Oct 23rd 2002, 10:00 am
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Holyhandgrenade
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I usually stay north of Mombasa but this time I'm intending to stay on the
south coast, could anyone recommend a reasonable hotel (not too cheap) in
that area, also what are the attractions of the south coast?
Many thanks in advance,
Tim
 
Old Oct 23rd 2002, 9:06 pm
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Hans-Georg Michna
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"HolyHandGrenade" wrote:

    >I usually stay north of Mombasa but this time I'm intending to stay on the
    >south coast, could anyone recommend a reasonable hotel (not too cheap) in
    >that area, also what are the attractions of the south coast?
    >Many thanks in advance,

Tim,

when you go south (actually south-west), you find a road turning
left at Ukunda, leading to a road parallel to the beach,
dead-end on both ends.

At the very left end of this road is the wonderful Leisure
Lodge, separated in the cheaper "Hotel" and the more expensive
"Club". Choose the latter---it's truly one of the best.

If the Leisure Lodge Club is too expensive or already full, you
can go back along the road and wander from lodge to lodge. Most
of them are very good--I've stayed in several.

Ukunda also has a large airfield, so you can fly there and take
a taxi for the short distance to the beach.

Hans-Georg

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Old Oct 24th 2002, 2:29 am
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Pat Anderson
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    >I usually stay north of Mombasa but this time I'm intending to stay on the
    >south coast, could anyone recommend a reasonable hotel (not too cheap) in
    >that area, also what are the attractions of the south coast?
    >Many thanks in advance,
    >Tim
Tim,
Hans Georg has given you a hotel recommendation but you asked about the
attractions of the south coast as well. We usually stay in Watamu
but have also stayed on the south coast. I would say that it`s
scenically beautiful there, with palm and causarina trees alongside
the remarkably white sandy beaches.
There are a lot of hotels along that stretch of the coast and if you
also look in a travel brochure for Kenya you will find further hotels
to choose from.
Pat

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Old Oct 24th 2002, 4:04 am
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South coast is great - you can try tiwi beach, there are also many others
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Old Oct 24th 2002, 9:02 am
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Pat Anderson wrote:

    > Hans Georg has given you a hotel recommendation but you asked about the
    > attractions of the south coast as well. We usually stay in Watamu
    > but have also stayed on the south coast. I would say that it`s
    > scenically beautiful there, with palm and causarina trees alongside
    > the remarkably white sandy beaches.
    > There are a lot of hotels along that stretch of the coast and if you
    > also look in a travel brochure for Kenya you will find further hotels
    > to choose from.

I've also stayed in Watamu.
I think there are a few hotels and even an all-inclusive resort, but two I
can mention are Hemingway'sand Ocean Sports. They are adjacent to each
other. We stayed at Ocean Sports, which was much cheaper, and had no problem
with it. We'd be happy to stay there again. I believe Hemingway's has a good
reputation at its price point too. At both hotels you can do water sports,
goggling trips in glass-bottomed boats and snorkelling in the marine park,
in season. These weren't being run when we were there in July because of the
onshore monsoon, but we were there to visit Arabuko-Sokoke forest and do
some birding along the coast.

Easy to get from there to Malindi, Gedi Ruins etc.

Liz

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