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