On the eastern coast of Kenya, the city of Mombasa offers a tropical climate, diverse colonial history, and attractive beaches. Mombasa is a popular tourist destination as well a regional cultural and economic hub, covering Mombasa Island and sprawling onto the mainland over Tudor Creek and Kilindini Harbor. Moi International Airport
is to the east of the city, next to Port Reitz. A train ride from Nairobi provides access to the city as well and can make for a unique experience. Getting around the city is done with bus-taxis and tuk tuks.
There is plenty to do when in Mombasa, and the majority of the fun can be found on Mombasa Island. Churches, mosques, and temples signal the cultural diversity of the city and reflects on the history of the city and its strategic location. So too does the architecture of the buildings with their Portuguese and Islamic elements. Travelers can step into time when visiting Old Town and Fort Jesus
. The biodiversity of the area is also an appealing draw with creeks, safaris, islands, and national parks showing off beautiful flora and fauna alongside an abundance of wildlife. The beaches of the north and south coast are excellent respites in between trips with some being better for swimming while others are better for picturesque settings.
Accommodation in Mombasa favors the east coast along the Indian Ocean and Mombasa Marine Park
. Mombasa Island and its collection of attractions and city services also provides hotels and lodges. Find the most suitable accommodation for you by clicking on our interactive map and exploring Mombasa for hotels and must-see destinations.