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Bamburi Beach Hotel - North Coast, Kenya

North Coast of Kenya

Set amidst lush tropical gardens on a magnificent sweep of pure white sandy beach, the Bamburi Beach Hotel looks out over the Indian Ocean towards the coral reef of the marine parks. This large, bustling and friendly hotel makes the ideal family holiday venue - more especially because everything is all inclusive - so the kids can have whatever they want without heavy bills for the parents at the end.

Location and seasons
The Bamburi Beach Hotel is located on the Kenyan coast (12 km north of Mombasa, 25 km from Moi International Airport, 500 metres from the Mombasa Malindi Road). Kenya's northern coast, one of her most popular beach holiday destinations, offers clear blue sea, marine parks, excellent water sports, coral reefs, monsoon winds, numerous hotels and beach resorts, family vacations, sun n sand, cultural and beach travel and more. Close to Mombasa, it is also within easy reach of Malindi, Lamu, Diani and many other popular Kenya safari resort hotels.

The background
Kenya's stunning coastline (485 kms from Nairobi) runs 700 km between the Tanzanian and Somali borders and is renowned for its silken white sandy beaches, coconut palms, sheltered lagoons, pellucid blue waters, remote islands, uncharted mangrove swamps and mysterious Arab and Swahili ruins, many of which date back to the 8th Century AD. An idyllic climate cooled by the monsoon, the Swahili coast offers a daily average of 8 hours of sunshine, and the hot steamy climate is tempered by the monsoon winds: the south-easterly Kusi, which blows from April to October; and the north-easterly Kaskazi which blows from November to March.

Kenya's pristine and well-developed coral reef extends virtually without break from Shimoni in the south to Malindi in the north, some 230 Kms in total. The reef is broken only in a few places by river mouths and creeks; and of these the deepest and most sheltered safe channels through the reef are those that lie on either side of Mombasa Island.

Accommodation
Comprises 150 deluxe bedrooms with Arabian style furniture, set in three storey buildings, most with a superb view of the Indian Ocean. Every room has a ceramic tiled floor and private balcony. The rooms have either two twin beds or a queen size bed and a single bed. All the bedrooms can accommodate an extra bed or a baby cot. The bathrooms offer shower, wash hand basin and a WC. Hot water is supplied by solar heating system. Every room has a self combination safe. Facilities include: business centre, laundry, forex

Dining and bars
The main 'Ziwani Restaurant' offers a wide range of local, international and vegetarian buffet choices. It also offers three theme nights (BBQ, Fish and African). The 'Karibu Grill' centers on a fountained pool and specializes in grilled meat and fish. The 'Karibu Snack Bar' serves toasted sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and other child-friendly snacks throughout the day. The speciality 'Fisherman's Cav'e is a la carte (charged additionally) offers a wide range of seafood, oriental and continental cuisine. The 'Dhow Bar' is open 24 hours, the 'Ziwani Pool bar and Karibu Bars' offer poolside ambience and a wide range of cocktails, beers, wines, juices and more. Evening entertainment includes; disco, live music, traditional dancers, cabaret and acrobats.

Conference and event facilities
The Baraza Conference Centre will accommodate up to 150 guests in air-conditioned comfort and with full business and AV support. The hotel welcomes wedding parties.

Child-friendly
The club is exceptionally child-friendly and offers: family rooms, babysitting, children's meal times, numerous beach entertainments, games room, snorkelling and camel rides. Open from 10 a.m to 6 p.m The Children's Centre also offers a full time program including TV shows, videos, supervised swimming in the adjacent baby pool, drawing and painting, beach games and more.

What to see and do
The hotel has an 'animation team' who offer both adult and childrens entertainment to include trips to the nearby Ngomongo Cultural Village, the Butterfly Park, The Rene Haller Eco Park, Mamba Village and the Bombolulu Cultural Centre. They also host; Water aerobics, Water polo, Beach volleyball, Beach football, darts, squash, table tennis, billiards, dancing and 'crab racing'.

Other facilities
The hotel has two large free-form swimming pools, one with a jacuzzi. It also offers a beauty salon, gymansium, comprehensive water sports centre with a diving school (free scuba diving lessons), snorkeling, wind surfing, coral reef garden safaris in a glass bottomed boat, deep sea fishing, canoeing, peddle boating, two air-conditioned squash court, etc.etc.


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