Longing for some peaceful coziness amidst African wilderness and colourful riot? Vipingo Beach is then a top destination if you’re looking for an unconventional change.
Linking Vipingo village with the ocean, with white, fine sand that soothes your feet as you tread, the beach is hugged by green, coastal forest and washed by the Indian Ocean. Stretching out at approximately 30 kilometres north of Mombasa, the coast comprises of small Swahili villages and residential properties near or overlooking the beach.
The rich vegetation found at Vipingo Beach creates a perfect habitat for numerous animal species. Remote, away from the bustle of the city is where you can truly enjoy the beauty of life, and Vipingo is where the green forest meets white, sandy beaches, crystal-clear blue waters and coral riffs.
Old tombs and mosques seem to break with the green surroundings in a historical change of setting. Folk tales about spirits and superstition add a sense of supernatural of an age long gone.
Most of the accommodation options in the area include guesthouses and beach houses available as holiday rental properties.
A few kilometres inland from the beach, on the ridgeline, a large development project has taken place in recent years. Overlooking the sisal plantations and the ocean, Vipingo Ridge is perhaps the most stylish development that the region boasts, with an 18-hole golf course and residential lodges.
Whenever you feel like having a snack or a drink, check in at the beach bar nearby! After all, what’s more pleasant on a hot, lazy afternoon than a nice refreshing drink, a traditional Kenyan dish in the company of your loved ones?!
From the Horse’s Mouth: “I had lunch here with some friends this week, at the Club House. The service was good. Friendly and warm staff. The food was good too though I must say my friends loved their food more than I did mine. I had the prawn skewers. Their fruit punch/fruit cocktail was fantastic! The view from the Club House is really nice but it was painfully hot and the plug in contraptions they have for AC aren't really useful. They should definitely consider ceiling fans or a way of improving the dining experience in view of the temperatures. We went to the pool bar to have a few drinks. There was no wait person in sight and we waited for over 20 minutes! Overall, I'd say it's worth visiting.” (Terry M)