Mombasa Holidays

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 to the Seychelles than the Sahara, ... Read more
Mombasa is filled with the seedy coastal charm of a port city. Attractions range from water sports on white sand beaches to souk-like alleyways with Arab-owned curio and textile shops. Visit the 400-year-old Fort Jesus historical museum, toast the sunset with a dawa cocktail upon a traditional dhow sailing ship, or dine on Arab-African fusion cuisine in casual or high-end restaurants at beach resorts north and south of the main city.

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Things to see and do in Mombasa

  • Fort Jesus
    9.012 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark
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  • Nyali
    8.76 reviews
    Other, Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Other
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  • Mombasa Marine National Park
    9.54 reviews
    Outdoors, Park
    Popular withAdventureFamilies
  • Old Town
    10.03 reviews
    Sights and Museums
    Popular withHistoryAdventure

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  • 9.8
    Adventure Travellers
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  • 6.8
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  • 6.6
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Durham

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.

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Santa Clara

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

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Kampala

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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London

my birthpace,visited first time in 43 years. Best beeches in the world and easy to get by.

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Nizwa
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Mombasa may sound like the evil lion from the Lion King but it's actually a sultry, steamy seaport full of Graham Greenish characters and echoes of the now defunct slave trade - narrow alleyways, Portuguese forts and crumbling colonial villas. Raucous nightlife and the nearby postcard beaches of Tiwi make Mombasa a most beckoning port of call in East Africa.

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Local from Mombasa

The best place.....................

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Local from Mombasa

Just Pound.

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Nairobi

one of bestever

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Kampala

It's really nice and interesting place .

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Mukalla

this amazin east africa city

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