Holidaying in Kenya is an amazing, eye-opening experience. There are so many beautiful places to visit from safaris in the Mara to hikes up Mount Kenya.
There are tea and coffee farms less than one hour away from Nairobi, and there are beautiful lakes less than two hours away.An appealing destination for most holiday-lovers has to be the beaches of Kenya. Getting there is easy- just a 45 minute flight to either Malindi to the north, Mombasa and Diani that's further south. Other alternatives include driving down or taking a bus, both of which would take about seven to eight hours (if speed limits are maintained).
In between these major coastal towns are smaller idyllic ones, where time stands still and life is simple and fuss-free. One such town is Msambweni- a tiny fishing town resplendent with palm trees and little children playing with old bicycle tyre tubes in the sand.
The town is about a 20-minute drive south from Diani, closer to Tanzania, and I had the pleasure of spending a few days in Msambweni at a most idyllic boutique hotel- Msambweni Beach House.
Each day began with an absolutely gorgeous sunrise.
And our breakfasts were quite something.
Right after breakfast one day, we were invited to spend the morning on a dhow.
After about an hour or two of sailing, we came upon a sand bar. It was surrounded by ocean all around.
And afterwards as we were sailing back through the mangroves, we met a fisherman! We met him just in time since we were lost and needed directions.
We got back in time to find this view from our villa.
And that evening, we dined on the beach to the sound of the waves.