Reaching Mombasa and Checking into Severin Sea Lodge

After riding in the mobile sauna for hours, with two kids at war with each other, bouncing along a highway littered with potholes and dodging zebras, we went straight to the resort and stayed in for the night. It’s amazing how stepping into a resort makes you forget where you are and what you’re surrounded by.

We stayed at Severin Sea Lodge right on the Indian Ocean in a neighborhood called Bamburi along the north coast. The place is lovely. I generally prefer to stay in-town, with the locals, how the locals live and all that, but I completely forgot about Mombasa City once we got our rooms.

Kenya! A land full of natural beauty, rich with culture and tradition. Fascinated by freedom and adventure, the German industrialist Rudolf Schulte, Sr., purchased a palm grove bordering the Indian Ocean in the early 1970s — the foundation stone for Severin Touristik was laid.

What Rudolf Schulte once initiated, his son Severin Schulte has carried on. The goal, however, has remained the same: to present you, our guests, with one-of-a-kind travel experiences throughout the world, both on and off the beaten path.

Mzee had a business back in the day that catered to these resorts. He met owners, staff and anyone who was/is an anybody at these resorts. It’s the holiday season, high season, summer and rates are generally through the roof. But because of mzee and his friendships, let’s just say what we paid for three rooms for three nights and four days with complimentary breakfast and dinner and access to a private beach and all the other amenities, it was an absolute steal.

If it wasn’t for mzee, we might have had to stay at the Masam Guesthouse on the mainland.

Severin Sea Lodge in Mombasa, Kenya

View from our room. The units were designed like the traditional homes of Mombasans, the grass roofs.

Severin Sea Lodge in Mombasa, Kenya

A dance floor that no one used while we were there.

Severin Sea Lodge in Mombasa, Kenya

One of several open-air bars

Severin Sea Lodge in Mombasa, Kenya

A sitting area to lounge with views of the ocean

Severin Sea Lodge in Mombasa, Kenya

Restaurant shaped like a dhow, a small boat

Severin Sea Lodge in Mombasa, Kenya

Another open-air bar just steps from the beach

Nduku and Najwa at Severin Sea Lodge in Mombasa, Kenya

My two ladies

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