Cowrie Shells Beach Apartments – a tasteful development of 85 elegantly furnished and serviced luxury beachfront apartments situated on Shanzu’s Bamburi beach – tropical paradise on the east coast of Kenya,

Sitting right in the middle of the pristine Mombasa Marine National Park & reserve whose idyllic white sand beach and warm turquoise waters open a world of endless possibilities for that dream holiday


Our Apartments


Our Amenities

The Cowrie Shell experience is all encompassing; with state of the art facilities for a contemporary luxury living environment. And we let no detail go overlooked in making sure that each moment of your life overflows with opulence, luxury and style.

Swimming pool


24/7 Reception

Free WI-FI


Onsite Restaurant


Private Beach

The Area

Bamburi Beach

Bamburi Beach is an incredibly calm beach that boasts of fine soft sand and calm waters. It is definitely one of the most ideal places to go in order to experience a fantastic vacation with family.

Highlights: Ideal destination for sun lovers and sand seekers, the Bamburi Beach is a must visit for anyone who enjoys walking or swimming or unwinding on the beach. You can enjoy water sports like scuba diving and snorkelling here. Camel rides are also a prominent activity here. Visit the beach to find some relaxing peace Timings with self.

at Cowrie Shell Beach Apartments
The Weather

Climate & weather

March is the hottest month in Mombasa with an average temperature of 27.5°C (82°F) and the coldest is June at 23.5°C (74°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 9 in December. The wettest month is May with an average of 260mm of rain. The best month to swim in the sea is in March when the average sea temperature is 30°C (86°F).

NOW 30°C 24H 28/30°C

The Swahili

Culture & traditions

The Swahili originated from the intermarriage of Arabs with the coastal Bantu communities. The Swahili live in urban centers along the East African Coast. A major cultural hub in Kenya and the African Great Lakes, Mombasa’s proximity to Zanzibar, Nairobi and the Indian subcontinent, as well as its large shipping and maritime industries gives it a diverse mosaic of cultures. Music is a main feature of Mombasa’s culture.

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