Monbasa Beaches or Zanzibar beaches?

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Aug 22nd, 2004, 12:24 PM
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Monbasa Beaches or Zanzibar beaches?

Hi again. I am planning a safari next year, like i said in a previous post. After the safari I was planning a stay in a beach in Zanzibar. After doing some search I saw that Monbasa also seems to have nice beaches.

To those who have already traveled there, which place should I choose? Are Zanzibar beaches better than Mombasa beaches? Is Zanzibar more exotic than Mombasa? If anyone could help me answering this question and the pros and cons of each place I would be very grateful.

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Aug 23rd, 2004, 04:37 AM
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Thirty years ago the beaches north and south of Mombasa were stunning. Guess the sand is still there, but if I were you, I would head to Zanzibar. Why?

Cos there are many other things to do there and the Swahili culture is in much greater evidence than it is in Kenya unless you go to Lamu, or somewhere less visited.

Also depends on whether you want resort or smaller scale.
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Aug 23rd, 2004, 08:08 AM
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Alice, thank you very much for your reply.
Zanzibar beaches are also great, aren't they? And I guess I can do more things in Zanzibar, while in Mombasa it is just beach.
I am thinking of staying at the Mapenzi Beach Club in Zanzibar and if in Mombasa at the Leopard Beach Hotel. Both look charming.
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