Luxury beach break South Coast, Kenya - private package

The beach at Msambweni - home of Saruni Ocean and perfect for an exclusive luxury beach safari in Kenya

THE BEACH AT MSAMBWENI - HOME OF SARUNI OCEAN AND PERFECT FOR AN EXCLUSIVE LUXURY BEACH SAFARI IN KENYA

Top reasons to choose a luxury beach break on the South Coast of Kenya

Perfect end to a luxury Kenya safari

The south coast of Kenya makes a Bush and Beach safari combination easy. Safaris are highly rewarding but after a week or more of getting up at the crack of dawn and adrenaline pumping at thrilling game sightings, body and mind can do with a few days of relaxation on a beautiful Indian Ocean beach before returning to the stress and demands of everyday life.

Msambweni beach - pristine 4km long unspoiled beachfront

Msambweni has a secluded wide sun-soaked white sandy beach away from the crowds, fringed with palm trees and lapped by warm Indian Ocean waters. It is located in a safe area of the Kenyan south coast near the Tanzanian border. 

Calm waters ideal for swimming and water sports 

On the south coast of Kenya, rich coral reefs protect the beaches, creating calm waters ideal for swimming and water sports such as kitesurfing, stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing, kayaking, body boarding and boat excursions.

Spectacular scuba diving and snorkeling in Kisite Mpunguti marine park

Kisite Mpunguti marine park offers some of the best snorkeling and diving on the African coast. The reefs are visited by dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays, and the most gentle ocean giants of all, whale sharks. The reefs at Kisite Mpunguti are among the best in Kenya in terms of species diversity and coral quality.The warm pristine waters are host to a bewildering variety of sea life that makes Kisite Mpunguti famous for its "coral gardens" under the sea.

Whale shark encounters 

The whale shark is the world’s largest fish. It is an elusive, highly migratory oceanic fish that occasionally ventures to a handful of coastlines. The Kenyan coast has in recent times seen an increase in whale shark populations. They often swim near the surface and sightings of these gentle and curious creatures by snorkelers and divers are a memorable experience.

Legendary big game fishing 

Big game fishing on the Kenyan coast has brought many great fishermen to Kenya, including Ernest Hemingway. A thrilling experience can be had fishing for marlin, sailfish, barracuda, gilthead, tuna, king cod and snapper.  

Romance and relaxation 

Perhaps you are simply looking for the ultimate in peace and privacy, some blissful spa treatments and pampering massages, a few rounds of golf, or for a special romantic break. Lay back, relax, and let the rest of the world drift away at an exclusive beach resort on Kenya's south coast.

Superb culinary experience

On the Kenya south coast, the bounty of the Indian Ocean and some of the world's best fresh seafood  are right on the doorstep. Mediterranean influences combine with African inspiration to create delightful local dishes.

Pristine coastal forest 

Even at the coast, the famous Kenyan wildlife is never far away. Discover a world of birds, endangered colobus monkeys, forest elephants, the Sheldrick waterfalls, and the rare and unique sable antelope at Shimba Hills national reserve which protects one of the last intact rain forests in Kenya. 

Our preferred luxury beach accommodation on Kenya's South Coast

  • Saruni Ocean 

When Saruni Ocean opened in December 2014, it changed the benchmark of what luxury and beauty should be on the Kenyan coast - a deserted splendid beachfront away from the crowds, beautiful thatched and air-conditioned villas with unending views of the ocean, and a pioneering health and wellness retreat. Saruni Ocean is an intimate property offering something totally unique on Kenya's undiscovered south coast in magical Msambweni – the perfect escape for a honeymoon or for family downtime on the beach, and a fantastic beginning or end to any safari adventure. It has six beautifully designed villas comprising of 14 stunning suites. Centered around a holistic health and wellness experience, guests at Saruni Ocean can relax, rejuvenate and unwind at the unique Sarunity Thermae & SPA and on the four kilometres of pristine, white sand beach. Saruni Ocean equals attention to detail, beautiful style, fresh cuisine, and a secluded location – a truly exceptional and luxurious experience. 

On request your personal luxury beach safari itinerary in Kenya could include alternative accommodation.

Make a difference in an African community - book a Kenya South Coast beach safari

Saruni Ocean works closely with the local Digo community in providing training, employment, income and opportunities.

Support conservation efforts on the Kenyan South Coast

The land surrounding Saruni Ocean belong to the Digo people who keep commercial development in this area to a minimum. They are fishermen and farmers and live a largely traditional lifestyle. Saruni Ocean has partnered with them to support conservation of this pristine stretch of Kenyan coast line.

Best time of year for a Kenyan South Coast luxury beach holiday

The south coast of Kenya has a warm tropical climate, influenced by the large scale pressure systems of the Indian Ocean and the two monsoon winds: Kaskazi and Kusi. The average day temperatures range from 22 °C to 34 °C.  March is usually the hottest month, and the coolest is July. Rainfall peaks in May, and fair amounts of rain can also be expected in April, October and November. February is the driest month. Sea temperatures range year-round from 25°C to 28°C. During the Kazkazi season, the sea is particularly transparent and free from sea weeds and it is the best time for diving and snorkeling. The fishing season is from July through to late April.

Contact us for a personalized African luxury safari itinerary that includes a beach break on the Kenyan South Coast 

We create a private luxury African safari package, tailor-made to suit your own specific profile and requirements. We recommend to combine your luxury Kenyan South Coast beach break with luxury lodges and  safari camps in Kenya or elsewhere in East Africa. On request your luxury Kenya marine safari can also be combined with luxury safari camps and lodges in Southern Africa, but this will involve more travelling.

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