28 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
2 guests - 1 room
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Mombasa is Kenya’s most popular tourist destination; hugging the Indian Ocean it boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Once ruled by Portuguese, Arabs and the British, Mombasa has a wonderfully eclectic mix of architecture, history and culture.
There are plenty of airlines that to fly to Mombasa, and there is a good choice of hotels in Mombasa to choose from as well. For the budget traveller Mombasa Backpackers and Backpackers Nirvana offer great accommodation at rock bottom prices. Bechara Guest House is a budget alternative, close to the train station with very friendly staff. Sun ‘n Sand Beach Club and the Royal Reserve Safari and Beach Club are excellent for families, with pools, restaurants, proximity to beaches and plenty of organised activities to choose from. Villa Annchen is a blissful, peaceful haven on the north coast with a natural stone pool, lovely views and king size beds.
Fort Jesus, built by the Portuguese, the Hindu Temples and Mombasa Tusks (built to celebrate Queen Victoria’s visit in 1952) are some of Mombasa’s main historical attractions. The Bombolulu Workshops are also well worth visiting. They employ over 150 people, many with disabilities, and encourage them in the art of local craft making and design. Stroll around the old town popping in and out of little souvenir shops, head for the wilds with a nature walk, bird watching in Mtwapa Creek, seeing the animals in Haller Park or simply relaxing on the soft white-sand Diani and Tiwi beaches.
As dusk falls on Mombasa, admire the colossal sunset from a beach side bar or seafood harbour restaurant as you feel all your cares drift away.
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Don’t miss out on the wonderful Golden Crust Bakery in Ratna Square in Nyali. Serving hot exotic breads, this is a real gem of a place, loved by the locals.
Home to hundreds of miles of stunning coral reef, it is well worth taking a cruise on a local dhow to see the breath-taking array of colourful marine life that live in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
For a hotel with history, stay in the Swahili inspired Kinondo Kwetu. Home to a Swedish family that came of Africa with Isak Dinesen, author of ‘Out of Africa’, this beautiful retreat on an isolated beach is simply heaven on earth.
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.
After a few months of volunteering; it's a great place to relax and wined down.
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
my birthpace,visited first time in 43 years. Best beeches in the world and easy to get by.