1 Fort Jesus

Seven centuries of coastal history are on show in Mombasa’s fascinating castle-museum.

2 Tiwi Beach

The reef is close to the shore here, and there are some excellent, low-key cottage developments.

3 Kaya Kinondo

Explore the first sacred forest to be opened to visitors with a knowledgeable community guide.

4 Wasini

A tiny, undeveloped island community, with wonderful diving and snorkelling.

5 Arabuko Sokoke Forest

East Africa’s largest tract of indigenous coastal forest offers excellent guided walks and the chance to see monkeys and lots of birds and butterflies.

6 Gedi

Try to visit this lost city first thing in the morning or as the sun goes down, when the ruins are at their most atmospheric.

7 Watamu

The stunning bays, islets and casuarina-shaded beaches are matched by glorious coral gardens and good diving opportunities.

8 Lamu

A compelling, history-soaked city-state and UNESCO World Heritage Site, with no roads or vehicles.

Travel offers; book through Rough Guides

Kenya features

The latest articles, galleries, quizzes and videos.

6 reasons to stay in Nairobi before you head off on safari

6 reasons to stay in Nairobi before you head off on safari

Most people coming into Kenya will arrive in Nairobi, but head straight for the country’s vast national parks and beautiful coastline. Stay a little longer in…

23 Aug 2016 • Rough Guides Editors insert_drive_file Article
7 amazing African journeys

7 amazing African journeys

Africa is a continent of wild open savannahs, terracotta sunsets, thousands of vibrant green hills and rugged coastlines. Here, you can be chugging along on …

06 Jul 2016 • Harriet Constable insert_drive_file Article
23 incredible pictures of Kenya

23 incredible pictures of Kenya

Beyond the wildlife, Rough Guides photographer Tim Draper took an intrepid trip through Kenya to visit remote tribes and see stunning landscapes. Here, he share…

04 Apr 2016 • Tim Draper insert_drive_file Article
View more featureschevron_right

Join over 60,000 subscribers and get travel tips, competitions and more every month

Join over 60,000 subscribers and get travel tips, competitions and more every month