The white and blue holiday and commercial city
Mombasa is Kenya’s main tourist destination. It is on the eastern coastline of Kenya, bordering the Indian Ocean which has made it a popular destination for its beaches. Mombasa offers a diverse marine life, world-class hotels and friendly atmosphere. There is a tropical climate all year and it is a great destination filled with activities for all ages.
One of the oldest cities in sub-Saharan Africa, and its precise date of founding remains unknown. The first accounts of Mombasa date back to the 12th century, when the Arab geographer Al Idrisi mentioned it as a a prosperous trading post in his writings.
With beachfront hotels appeal to travelers in search of sun, sand and surf, while its Arab, Indian and colonial European heritage makes for a wide variety of sights to see.
Melting pot of diverse exotic and indigenous cultures from all sides of the Indian Ocean. Intriguing similarities with coastal cities like Dakar or Dar es Salaam with blends of India, Arabia and Africa can be intoxicating, and many visitors find themselves seduced by East Africa’s biggest and most cosmopolitan port that adds to the city’s eco-tourism charm.
Equally known for its miles of white-sand beaches and well-protected game reserves, this eastern Kenyan city hugs the Indian Ocean, making it the ideal destination for both surf and safari.
Touched by centuries of colonization, Mombasa’s skyline is a collection of UNESCO designated Portuguese, Arab, and English architecture interspersed with modern hotels. Journey to Mvita—the central part of the city set on an island—by ferry or bridge to see Mombasa’s Old Town. Dotted by ruins, this historical district is awash in Swahili architecture and romantic ambiance. Walk the Haile Selassie Road and peruse market stalls filled with colorful vintage textiles, street food, and souvenir shops.