Mombasa is the oldest and second largest city in Kenya after Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. It is a seaport city on the coast of Kenya along the Indian Ocean located in Mombasa Island. This city is the capital and administrative centre for Mombasa County. It is a major tourist and trade center and home to the largest and only seaport in Kenya-Kilindini Harbour and an international airport-Moi International Airport.
Mombasa is separated from the mainland by Tudor Creeks and Kilindini Harbour. It is connected to the mainland by Nyali Bridge to the north, Likoni Ferry to the south, and Makupa Causeway to the west.
Mombasa has tropical wet and dry climate.
January and February are the driest months while April and May are the wettest months with the rainfall at the peak.
Mombasa has high temperatures with slight variation due to its closeness to the equator ranging from 29°C-34°C
Best Time to visit Mombasa
You can visit Mombasa all year round since the weather is favourable at all times.
How to get to Mombasa
Mombasa has a well-developed network of roads which connects inside and outside the city. The highways connect the city to Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Malindi, Lamu and other parts of Kenya.
Mombasa is served by Moi International Airport where flights to Kenyan (Nairobi), European, and Middle Eastern destination depart every day
The city is also served by a Standard Gauge Railway offering human and cargo movement services.
Things to do In Mombasa
You can indulge in a number of activities here as this city offers 24-hr entertainment. They include
- Beach walks-Mombasa beaches
- Visit historic sites such as the Fort Jesus, Swahili Cultural Centre & Mombasa Old Town
- Watersports-diving, snorkelling, windsurfing etc.
- Mountain biking
Tourist Attraction Sites/Areas of Interest
- Mombasa Beaches (Diani, Nyali, Lamu, Vipingo, Watamu, Tiwi, Bamburi, Gazi, Kikambala, Shanzu, and shelly)
- Mombasa Marine National Park & Reserve
- Watamu Marine National Park & Reserve
- Malindi Marine National Park & Reserve
- Mombasa Village Centre
- Mombasa Tusks
Mombasa has great hotels that serve Kenyan, African, European, American, and Asian dishes. Mombasa Hotels will serve you to
Luxurious Mombasa Hotels have modern facilities and amenities such as private balconies, television sets, tea and coffee making facilities, cleaning services, room air-conditioning, fitness centre, spa, room service, and a
Family Mombasa Hotels go further to offer family rooms and children/babysitting services.
Cheap or Budget Mombasa Hotels have affordable prices letting budget travellers stay in a comfortable place while paying less.
Nightlife is vibrant full of live bars, clubs, and discotheques.