Mombasa is a major Kenyan tourist destination, famous for its splendid beaches, long history, and rich culture. Book your flights to Mombasa with Kenya Airways to get into the African spirit, and land feeling relaxed and ready to explore.
Travelling in Mombasa
Numerous local buses, called “matatus”, connect almost all parts of the city. You can also get around Mombasa by taxi and tuk tuks, also known as auto rickshaws.
Beaches in Mombasa
Visit the long white sandy Diani Beach for a plethora of exciting water sports, relaxation, and the chance to spot wild monkeys. Bamburi Beach is another popular spot, with palm-fringed white sands and clear waters. Unwind at the quiet Shanzu Beach and Tiwi Beach, and soak up the splendid views from the beach at English Point.
History and Culture in Mombasa
Stroll around the narrow streets of the historic Old Town, admire architecture, shop in artisan stores, and experience a culture with African, Asian, Arab, and British influences. Visit the UNESCO-listed Fort Jesus and learn more about local life and traditions at its diverse displays. Pick up locally made souvenirs at the Maasai Market, gaze up at the impressive Mombasa Tusks, and discover Mombasan culture at the Bombolulu Workshops.
Outdoor Activities in Mombasa
Keep your eyes peeled for elephants in the lush Shimba Hills National Reserve. Spot an array of birds and try fishing, boating, and mountain biking at Mtwapa Creek. Kayak through mangroves and spot crocodiles at Avicennia Island, take a dip at Funzi Sandbar, and relax in Haller Park.
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