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Top ten best places to visit in Mombasa


Diani Beach

Diani is actually the most popular tourist destination in Mombasa and is just a short drive from Mombasa CBD. The is known for its clear white sands and turquoise waters. The relaxing palm trees in the afternoons and engaging in water sports like kiteboarding and snorkeling.

Fort Jesus

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is a historic fortress that stands as an exhibit to Mombasa’s rich history. It was built in the 16th century by the Portuguese. Nowadays it houses a museum showcasing artifacts and exhibitions about the city’s past.

Old Town

You can explore the narrow streets of Mombasa’s Old Town and witness its popular Swahili architecture and busy markets. You can get yourself into the local culture by having a taste of delicious street food. There are plenty of shops selling artefacs and sovenirs.

Nyali Beach:

Nyali Beach, located in the upmarket Nyali district, offers a calm environment as well as a variety of beachside resorts, restaurants, and bars. Relax by the ocean, eat fresh seafood, or participate in water sports like jet skiing and deep-sea fishing.

Mombasa Marine National Park:

Snorkelers and divers will love this marine park. Colorful coral reefs and a diverse range of marine life, including tropical fish, dolphins, and turtles, thrive in the crystal-clear waters. It is a must-see for nature lovers and water sports aficionados.

Mamba Village Centre:

Visit Mamba Village Centre, East Africa’s largest crocodile farm, for an unforgettable experience. Enjoy thrilling crocodile feeding sessions, a guided tour of the reptiles, and a supper at the on-site restaurant.

Haller Park:

Haller Park, formerly a limestone quarry, has been restored into a natural reserve and animal refuge. Take a trip through the park to see giraffes, hippos, zebras, and a variety of bird species. You may also take a picnic or a guided tour to learn more about the park’s conservation initiatives.

Mombasa Tusks:

The Mombasa Tusks, located in the city center, are prominent features that represent the city’s entry. These gigantic metal elephant tusks were created to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Mombasa in 1952.

Bombolulu Workshops and Cultural Centre:

At Bombolulu Workshops, you may discover the beauty and craftsmanship of local challenged craftsmen. The center creates stunning handcrafted jewelry, fabrics, and wood sculptures. Traditional cultural performances are also available to visitors.

Jumba la Mtwana:

Jumba la Mtwana, a 14th-century Swahili town ruins, transports you back in time. Explore the ruins of mosques, homes, and tombs while learning about the intriguing history and architectural marvels of the region.



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