About this Location
Located on Kenya’s Eastern coastline bordering the Indian Ocean, Mombasa is an island connected to the mainland by bridges and ferries. The town over looks a wide harbor, where commercial shipping intermingle with traditional sailing dhows. It has become popular for its exotic white sandy beaches that stretch for miles along the North and South Coasts, diverse marine life and world-class hotels. In addition to its beautiful beaches, Mombasa offers a multiple cultural history. The City traces many of its cultural traditions to former Portuguese, Arab and British settlers. Their lasting influences can be seen and felt on the City’s food, architecture, and people. Mombasa is ideal for those looking for a quiet, relaxing time.
Activities: Deep-sea fishing, and water sports such as scuba diving and sailing.
Getting Around: Being the main entry point for the entire coastal region, Mombasa can be accessed directly from Nairobi by air, road, or rail. There are scheduled flights to Mombasa, public means vehicles and taxis to get around the town and in plenty. Mombasa old town and the area around Fort Jesus can easily explored on foot.