Holidays to Mombasa

Kenya’s second largest city, Mombasa is as distinct from Nairobi as Los Angeles is from New York. With a multicultural populace and an economy built on coastal tourism and ship trade, the city challenges all African stereotypes. Warm and tropical, Mombasa’s influences are as Arabic as they are African. Closer …

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How to get to Mombasa

Here's what you need to know about getting to Mombasa. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Mombasa takes 10 hours, 15 minutes.

When to go to Mombasa

Typical Holiday Price

£718 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Mombasa varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - June is the cheapest month to go to Mombasa.

Where to stay in Mombasa

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Mombasa, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Mombasa

mattberlin23 | FlickrFort Jesus
Fort Jesus
malczyk | FlickrMombasa Marine National Park
Mombasa Marine National Park
derekkeats | FlickrMwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary
Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary
Nomadic by Nature | Trip by SkyscannerBamburi Beach
Bamburi Beach
Sun International South Africa | FlickrPirates Beach Club
Pirates Beach Club
Regina Hart | FlickrNguuni Nature Sanctuary
Nguuni Nature Sanctuary

Reviews of Mombasa

Aseem .
Aseem .

I Absolutely loved every moment of my trip to Kenya. The safari was Amazing Savannah Secrets safari! Made the trip the best it could be can't wait to go again!


Arab forts. Portuguese architecture. Perfect palm-fringed beaches. Clear turquoise water. Kenyan culture. Fusion food by default, with a population that has included residents from China, India, North Africa, Great Britain, and surrounding East African nations. The train to Mombasa is one of the best parts about coming here. You're guaranteed to see giraffe, elephants and other wildlife from your dining car seat.

Sean Patrick
Sean PatrickSanta Clara

After a few months of volunteering; it's a great place to relax and wined down.

Adex Mushabe
Adex MushabeKampala

the weather was so cool and just stayed at for Jesus for a little time hope to go back this long holiday of December. any friend who supports me can join me and we goooooo we gooooo

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