Mombasa is a coastal city in Kenya. It is also the second largest city in Kenya. The city also boasts of one of the best white sandy beaches in Africa. The city is of great historical and cultural importance. The city has been known to be a trading centre since the 12 century.
When you visit the place you can also be able to see this from the architecture that has been preserved and from the people who currently live there. From the British, Portuguese, Arabs` & Swahilis all evidence of their heritage is found here. Even more because of this great heritage has made the city a place of culinary delight as evidence from the different types of cafes and restaurants that are here.
Mombasa has a nightlife that is almost legendary, the amount of fun you will get here is unbelievable since there is almost everything for everyone. If you are more into the beach, then you will find the beaches like Nyali, Bamburi & Shanzu a worthwhile experience. At the beach you will get to experience the warm waters of the Indian Ocean where you will be able to engage in all manner of water sports.
Mombasa Tourist Attractions include;
Shimba Hills National Reserve: This is a beautiful wildlife sanctuary where you will be treated to see the rare sable antelope, elephants & leopards amongst other animals
Kilifi Town: The town is known for its artists and their artistic showcases as well for the more adventurous types this is the place for you
Fort Jesus: probably Mombasa’s most famous tourist attraction, this is a fort that was built in the 16thcentury by the Portuguese and its located along the coastline
The Bombolulu workshops: these are workshops initiated by the Association for the Physically Disabled in Kenya and all manner of handicrafts are found here.
Gedi Ruins: these are ruins of Gedi which was a small town that was built from rocks
Old Town: To be able to experience the era in which the Arabs had great influence over Mombasa you will need to check out the old town. From the architecture to the people the experience is wonderful. You have to go with a guide because the paths are quite tricky as you may find yourself in someone’s living room.
Haller Park: This is a beautiful park where you will be able to experience a good mix of botanical gardens coupled with animals
Mamba Village: This is east Africa’s largest crocodile farm
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