The names of Zanzibar, Lamu, Mombasa and Mafia Island are charged with exotic stories of the Spice Trade and evoke romantic associations with such early explorers as Livingstone, Baker and Speke, and their contemporaries the likes of Hendry de Monfried and the Sultan of Oman.
For nearly 2,000 years, the coast of Kenya and Tanzania has been visited by merchants and sailors. Persians, Phoenicians, Arabs, Portuguese, Omani & Europeans all left traces of their passage and the cultural Kiswahili was born in the eighth century. There’s a selection of charming hotels on the shores of the Indian Ocean; on Lamu Island, Zanzibar Island or on Kenya’s coast.
Any safari is enhanced by a few days to engage in scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, boat trips, visits to historical sites or just relax on the tropical beaches.