With its sandy beaches and famous nightlife, Mombasa provides beautiful views of the Indian Ocean Coast. It is one of the largest cities in Kenya and forms the gateway to the beach resorts of the North and South Coast. If you’re looking for a relaxing break in a city that’s usually buzzing with activity, make small visit to Nyali, Malindi, Watamu and Lamu and enjoy the gorgeous views of Mombasa from one of the many untouched beaches. The possibilities for an unforgettable holiday experiences are endless in fascinating Mombasa.

A short visit to Mombasa is possible for 90 days; visa can be acquired on arrival at the point of entry. You don’t need to stress yourself for visa; you just get the visa stamp at the airport for $50.

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With its  vibrant beaches, people and culture, holiday to Mombasa will have you hooked…Your holiday starts the minute you step into the city of Mombasa.

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Mombasa city is loaded with attractions for visitors and it’s a pleasure to wander around and savour the unique flavours of this city. South Beach is the place to see and be seen in a huge number of cool bars and restaurants. Holidays here offer adventures outside of the city too, as some major Kenya attractions lie within easy reach of the city. Travel to Mombasa to see the best of a traditional African city and enjoy holidays in all-inclusive resorts that snuggle in close to the white sands of the Kenyan coastline.  There’s also the chance to complement holidays in Mombasa with a safari, if you fancy a taste of safari.

Places to Viisit

  • Haller Park, the largest animal sanctuary in the area, home to hippos, giraffes, zebras and buffalo, and an enormous variety of reptiles and insects in the botanical gardens. haller-park-hippos-and-crowned-crane_0-1
  • Fort Jesus is Mombasa’s most popular tourist attraction, built in the sixteenth century by the Portuguese, the fort features torture rooms and prison cells, and canons, which were used to defend the fort from invaders as well as rioting locals, can be seen both inside and outside of the fort.Fort_jesus_mombasa
  • The Mombasa Tusks; this is a symbolic representation of entrance into the heart of the town which was built to commemorate the visit of Queen Elizabeth in 1952, as it lay directly on the path from the port to the town. Ivory was considered to be an exquisite commodity during the time, and the tusks were meant to welcome and embrace the Queen and the British Empire.mombasa2
  • Mamba Village, which is situated in Nyali, is East Africa’s largest crocodile farm. Mamba-Village2

Mombasa enjoys a tropical climate and offers fantastic weather all round the year with an average of 27°C. Most parts of the country experience two rainy seasons: the ‘long rains’ falling over a ten week period between April and June, and the ‘short rains’ over a five week period between November and December. The rain tends to fall mainly at night and is usually a short and heavy tropical downpour. There is plenty of sunshine all the year round and summer clothes are worn throughout the year. However, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning.

Whether you’re off for a romantic vacation, family trip, or an all-inclusive holiday, comfort and convenience are what you can expect in Mombasa.
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