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Kenya Coast

palm shadowsThe Kenya Coast has charmed many a visitor to it's shores, where the warm Indian Ocean meets equatorial East Africa. Views of dhows sailing beyond the reef evoke images of trader's centuries old. The Indian Ocean monsoon winds are as influential today as they were hundreds of years ago when the sailors from as far away as China began reaching these shores. With the arrival of foreign influence came promise of prosperity, goods and charms as well as hardships and war. Kenya's coast has an immensely interesting and rich history - with many a reminder of bygone civilisations, cultures, and historical events to be seen scattered along her shores.

The Kenya Coast is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with brilliant sandy white beaches, coral attols, mangrove forests, lagoons, creeks, remote islands, and secluded bays. Home to a vast array of marine and land flora and fauna.

The coast is a great tourism destination, in addition to the idylic beach life, the coast also offers world class entertainment, activities and accommodation facilities catering to a wide variety of tastes from the young and adventurous, to those seeking sun and relaxtion - or others keen on delving into the culture and history.

The Kenya coast also provides a vital contribution to Kenya's economy in more ways than tourism. The port of Mombasa is the gateway for most goods into East Africa and beyond. A thriving business community exists along the coastline. The coast has a myriad of farms from small fruit shambas to vast sisal plantations. Industrial activities include mining limestone coral deposits for cement and various processing plants near the port.

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