Things to do in Mombasa

Mombasa – a perfect holiday getaway offering a blend of classy and wild!

Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya, located on the eastern coast of Kenya on the border of the Indian Ocean. This beautiful city has been an independent kingdom since 1746 and the present culture of Mombasa reflects its past as it embraces with enthusiasm the future.


Things to do in Mombasa

The city has an interesting past and if you are in to history you will find a lot of things to do in Mombasa. The city streets are lined with a number of ancient ruins like the Portuguese Fort, the Old Town and the Forte Jesus de Mombasa. There are many buildings that have a strong Islamic influence as well.


Mombasa Beach

Being located on the coastline makes it one of the most popular destinations for beaches. The Mombasa Kenya Beach offers a plethora of activities for tourists thanks to its wide variety of marine life and water sports.


Mombasa National Park and Reserve

Mombasa National Park and Reserve is actually a marine park, one of the few in the world. It is spread over a sprawling 2500 acres; this includes the Bamburi-Nyali reef crest habitat, a portion of a lagoon and a back reef. It offers adventure activities like snorkelling, diving, etc. The coral reefs are a must see and this is definitely one of the coolest things to do in Mombasa


Mombasa Safari

Many african holidays are synonymous with wildlife safaris and Mombasa has a number of reliable organizations who host safaris, both in water as well as on land. There are pre-planned packages, as well as exclusive customized packages that you can tailor to your needs.


Mombasa Golf Club

The Mombasa golf Club is another must visit place for the sporty traveller. This vintage golf club celebrated 100 years in 2011.


Mombasa Nightlife

Mombasa also has a very happening nightlife, its beaches dotted with night clubs, bars, hotels, fancy restaurants and many more, organizing all night bonfire parties.


When to go to Mombasa

The climate is typically tropical with temperatures ranging between 25 and 31 degrees Celsius. An ideal time to visit would be during the dry seasons – July through October or from January to March.

Mombasa Facts

Population1 200 000
LanguageEnglish, Swahili
CurrencyKenyan Shilling
AirportMombasa Moi Intl, Kenya (MBA)

Mombasa average temperatures

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Golf in Mombasa

While there aren't many courses near Mombasa, there is one course that offers a great 18 hole experiences in Nyali Golf and Country Club. It is a stunning course, set near the Nyali beach and nearby hotels. If you want something closer to Mombasa, the Mombasa Golf Club is the oldest golf club in the country as it turned 100 years old in 2011 but it only features a 9 hole course. If you just want a morning of golf, it might just be the perfect place to get it!

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Mombasa - Fort Jesus, Mombasa

Built to protect the port of the town of Mombasa, Fort Jesus is the greatest and most well preserved example of Portuguese military fortification from the 16th century. Fort Jesus is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because it was built at a moment in time and a place crucial during emerging globalization culturally, politically and commercially.

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Water Parks in Mombasa - Wild Waters in Kenya

In Mombasa you'll find the only family entertainment center of its kind in Kenya, Wild Waters! It caters to all ages and tastes and whether you are looking for some relaxation or some thrilling fun this park is the place to be. Take your chance to combine a day full of fun together with beautiful coastal sunshine!

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