Traditional Maasai glass bead necklace


Golden sand, beautiful climate and turtles.

What more could you want?

Kenya mapWords are not enough to describe one of the world’s most beautiful beaches with golden sand, warm clear ocean water and glorious sunsets and sunrises. Towards Malindi and Watamu turtles climb the beaches to lay their eggs.

Going north through palms, you can take the pathway, made from coconut husks, to nearby romantic Che Shale. Here you can have lunch on the beach of locally caught shrimps, lobster or fish while watching the kite-surfers catch the wind.

Beyond this are the salt flats, where most of Africa’s salt comes from. It is a spectacular sight with shallow ponds of salt water evaporating in the heat.

Then further on, across a small creek, is the magnificent Robinson Island with a wonderful restaurant built from beach combing. It has no license so bring your own drinks.


Main advantages

  • Mambrui, a small fishing village, is just 15 minutes drive from Malindi Airport.
  • The Golden Luxury Villas are approximately 2 hours drive from Tsavo National Park, Kenya’s largest Wildlife Reserve.
  • The Maasai Mara, one of the wonders of the natural world, is only 2 hours away by plane.
  • Che Shale - where there’s an intimate, friendly restaurant on the beach and a kite-surfing centre.
  • Nearby is the exclusive Kola Beach Resort with whom we have a special arrangement.

    Kola Beach Resort and Restaurant Gold 55 offer a catering service, supermarket, on the beach spa, continuous beach service, boutiques, safari and tour agency, airport and taxi service

About Kenya

Kenya is regarded by many as the “jewel of East Africa” and has some of Africa’s finest beaches, most magnificent wildlife scenery and a well-established and sophisticated tourism infrastructure. This beautiful country stretches in an incredible, unfolding landscape from the coral reefs and white sand beaches to the summit of Mount Kenya.
Between these two extremes lies the Savannah, one-tenth of Kenya’s land with national parks and reserves, that cover all habitats from desert to mountain forest. Kenya’s main wildlife reserves are found in Amboseli, the Masai Mara, Samburu and Tsavo, where you can see thousands of different species of animals. Then there are the agricultural highlands, with massive coffee and tea plantations in the most spectacular stretch of the Great Rift Valley.
Kenya has a fascinating population with more than 40 different tribes, all with their own languages and cultures. Major tribes include the Kikuyu, the Luyia and the Luo, but the most famous are the tall, proud, beautiful red-clad Maasai, who still lead a traditional semi-nomadic lifestyle of cattle-herding along the southern border.

Kenya’s Tropical Climate

The weather on the coast is warm and tropical so it’s a wonderful place to come to get some winter sun. In Mambrui it is sunny with warm coastal waters ideal for swimming, fishing, scuba diving, sailing, kite surfing and much more!
Because of the climate there are many ‘Winter Sun’ charter airlines are now flying to Mombasa and Nairobi from the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands.

Twig fencing

Che Shale has a wonderful expansive beach where you can relax and then have lunch under the shade of the makuti covered restaurant.

Che Shale restaurant and bar

Massai WarriorsA myth about the Maasai is that each young man is supposed to kill a lion before he is circumcised. Nevertheless, killing a lion (when it mauls livestock) gives one great celebrity status in the community.

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