Mombasa is a place steeped in history, yet at the same time a fascinating commercial and cosmopolitan port town. Being the second largest city after Nairobi. Mombasa’s coastal location on the Indian makes it a good base for visiting the beautiful nearby beaches to the North and South.
Mombasa is an island connected to the mainland by bridges and ferries. The town overlooks a wide harbor, where commercial shipping mingles with traditional sailing dhows.
The true heart of Mombasa is found in the exotic old town, among the narrow winding streets and Arab architecture. Women wearing the traditional bui bui fill the narrow streets and busy markets.
At the water’s edge is Fort Jesus, an imposing fort that stands watch over the harbor. Modern Mombasa is a city of great diversity and life. This is a town where all are welcomed and quickly absorbed into this great coastal melting pot. Mosques, Hindu Temples and Christian Churches surround streets that thrive with a world of cultures.
Itsavo east and Itsavo West National park are easily visited from Mombasa and can be visited as day trips or with an inclusion of a night stay. Combining city and coast will give the visitor a mixture of relation and adventurer
The Nyali and Diana are the common beaches found around. The activities that you will experience includes, swimming, snorkeling and scuba all feature highly, to complement the less active pastime of sunbathing.
Bamburi beach is located 10kms North of Mombasa.
The coast which extends to the North of bustling Mombasa is a succession of beautiful white sand beaches. Being closer to city than the southern beaches.
Activities to enjoy includes; sand bathing, snorkeling, swimming, diving or taking a conducting a fish trip and windsurfing is also available along this stretch of the coast.
Diani Beach is located 30 kms south of Mombasa
Tiwi beach is both a great escape from the city and a good place to relax after a day of wildlife viewing inland. A tropical paradise of clear Indian Ocean waters, backed by gorgeus sands. Traditional dhow sailing boats can be seen gliding over the ocean.
Activities to enjoy includes; sand bathing, snorkeling, swimming, diving or taking a conducting a fish trip and windsurfing is also available along this central of the coast.
Diani Beach is located 30 kms south of Mombasa.
It’s probably the capital of Kenya’s beach tourism industry.
The beach provides destinations which offer a variety of restaurants, shops and other visitors’ facilities, ten kilometers long Diani beach is probably where you will find what you need. Activities to enjoy includes; sand bathing, snorkeling, swimming, diving or taking a conducting a fish trip and windsurfing is also available along this central of the coast.