Severin Sea Lodge
A Safari Holiday at the Beach

Severin Sea Lodge is one of my favorite stopovers whenever I am in Mombasa. There are so many reasons why this is the lodge to choose when you want to combine bush and beach vacation.

Severin AccommodationAfirican Garden View Huts

Let's start with all the excursions they offer:

  • Sunset Dhow Safari: Evening sundowner dhow cruise along the gorgeous Tudor creek with a backdrop of sparkling city lights.
  • Bike the coast - explore the wonders of Mombasa at your own pace - the beaches, the breeze, the neighborhoods, and nature parks.
  • Secrets of the coast: Interact with locals face to face and get to know their culture and beliefs as you explore their history.
  • Camel ride on the beach.
  • Mombasa City Tour: Explore the city’s favorite attractions such as the famous “Pembe Za Ndovu” (elephant tusks), fortress Fort Jesus, the old town and old port, Hindu Temple, and Mombasa Village
  • Marine park exploration - enjoy the beautiful coral and plenty of coloured fish at various diving sites with the Baracuda Diving Team.
  • Hotel tour: Take one of the hotel's free heritage tours that they arrange for guests and feel history come alive.
  • Bush Safari to Severin Safari Club in Tsavo West National Park. A sister hotel to Severin Sea Lodge. I recommend you try their two nights bush experience.

Brief History

Animals Antiques

Opened in 1972 and conveniently located on Bamburi beach overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of Mombasa Marine Park Reserve, Severin Sea Lodge is one of the oldest establishments on the northern coast of Mombasa.

To date, it has maintained its iconic status as a favorite stop for many travelers heading out on a safari beach vacation - who want a little bit of ocean bliss and a little bit of bush bliss.

Being a family-owned business, the charms of the hotel have been maintained from generation to generation… bringing out an extension of Kenya’s bush safari’s to the beach. From the design, (the round African huts, canvas tented restaurant, real wildlife animal antiques furnishing on walls, and pictures that portray history) it depicts our county’s safari heritage.

The Severin Sea Lodge

On arrival, the ambiance of African bush and beach is almost on every corner.

Featuring relaxed and more personalized hospitality, Severin Sea Lodge has three restaurants. The Safari Bristol Restaurant, The Kisima Restaurant, and award-winning Imani Dhow Restaurant.

Our Tip. Have you ever dined in a dhow? Try Amani Dhow Restaurant. Having docked here from Zanzibar some forty years ago, it was converted into a Seafood restaurant. The ambiance is idealistic and romantic. Ooh… and there is a 20% discount on food and drinks for in-house guests.

The hotel features also three bars; the round table Safari bar, the Swing bar, and the swimmer bar, and two swimming pools located within a vast grove of palms.

Depending on your requirement you have several rooms to choose from, deluxe, superior, suits, or comfort bungalows which are either garden view, pool view, or sea view rooms. If you have a family, interconnecting rooms are the best option.

The rooms are all very spacious and they are furnished with handmade wooden furniture, high-speed internet, TVs, and modern amenities.

Occasionally they organize coastal or Italian or German theme nights for guests. Although there isn’t a kid’s club centre, they do organize some tailored fanfare for kips depending on their number.

Severin Sea Lodge is an Eco-friendly hotel and it has implemented award-winning environmental projects such as a biological treatment plant and integrated solar technology, photovoltaics, and a seawater desalination plant.

There is also a Give Back program to the community that helps improve the welfare of children in Mombasa. Severin Training Center offers free artisan programs to less privileged children to enable them to be productive in society.

Your stay will help to support this noble work.

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