Oh, look what I got for ye here… I found a fantastic holiday bargain to Kenya with the help of Hotels.com and Budetair.ie, so make your hotel and flight bookings separately!

You will fly from Dublin via Istanbul and have a lay-over there, that’s why I have added a cheap but good hotel close to Istanbul Airport (find the details below in the link). On the next day you will arrive in Mombasa, Kenya’s beach front on the warm Indian Ocean. The ride from the airport to the hotel will only take you 15 minutes. Stay at the popular and well reviewed Severin Sea Lodge (79% on Tripadvisor + Certificate of Excellence). It is located directly at the paradise-like Bamburi beach and its fine, white sand. You will be accommodated in modern African-styled rooms with free wifi, a patio or a balcony. In the room you find an LCD TV with satellite and in the bathroom you there is a bathtub as well as a rainfall shower. Comfy bathrobes are provided by the hotel and make you feel at home right away. Sounds already quite luxurious. At the resort you can relax at the nice pool in the shade and in the sun or take advantage of the full-spa service, there is even a fitness centre!

But I have to say the most amazing thing is simply the beach front! Just step outside the resort and find yourself at the beautiful sandy beach with the blue ocean in front of you. You can actually spend hours in the water since it’s so warm, or go snorkelling and discover the amazing underwater world that can only be a couple of metres away in a cave. Simply amazing!! But do follow a guide for this and ask the hotel about specific persons who organize the short trips, they’re so cheap, I paid like €5! So don’t forget your sunscreen, 15 minutes in that sun even in September can burn your skin massively. But there is enough shade on the beach where you find refuge :) Oh and a must is definitely to eat a fresh coconut and drink the cool water inside. It’s so delicious! I’m sure you’ll find somebody who’ll climb up a tree for you to get one. I tried it once and made it a feet above ground…. embarrassing :D If you like you can of course go on a safari, simply ask the hotel staff. Tsavo East National Park is actually very close and an incredible experience. Seeing the Big Five is something you will never forget! So enjoy your trip to paradise.

Mombasa, Kenya

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