It’s not all about white-sand beaches, palm trees and cocktails. There are adventures to be had in paradise, too. The world’s third largest ocean inspires thrill-seekers, whether you are looking for out-of-this-world scuba diving, combining a beach holiday with a safari, or learning to sail a dhow.
Sailing around Lamu
The safari is Kenya’s big ticket, but its coastline and islands also impress. A two-hour flight from Nairobi lies the island of Lamu, one of the coast’s original Swahili settlements. Go snorkelling and fishing and learn to sail on the Flipflopi, a boat made from recycled beach plastic, manned by the same crew that built it. Master boat builder and skipper Ali Skanda will take you to a deserted island for a barbecue.
Far and Wild Travel offers a 10-day holiday from £3,120 per person, full/half-board mix, including activities and internal flights. farandwild.travel