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Mombasa - Kenya

Mombasa, the city of salt and spice, seafaring stories and of intriguing traders from faraway lands has many faces. With the passionate calls to prayer, the flagstones of the Jain temples and the Zanzibar-bound dhows it shows its intoxicating blend of India, Arabia, and Africa.

Also known as the Island of War, Mombasa is East Africa’s biggest port and is actually an island connected by bridges and ferries. It is a cultural melting pot where many nationalities have enriched the city’s architecture and its cuisine. In the Old Town, fragrant spices from the local markets linger in the air and visitors step back in time to explore the ancient buildings.

Its beachfront hotels are popular for sun, sea and surf.

As with all major ports, Mombasa attracts its fair share of shady characters and occasionally ethnic tensions and security issues threaten to disturb the peace. Make sure you keep your wits with you when exploring this vibrant city.

Unfortunately, Mombasa and the Kenyan south coast have somewhat unfairly borne the brunt of the after-effects of terrorist and political violence with tourism having dropped off substantially since 2013. It appears to be making a slow recovery.

Experience the hustle and bustle of Africa’s biggest port town and book cheap flights to Mombasa with TripIndigo today!



Why visit Mombasa?

  • Good prices and excellent value if you look around.
  • Mombasa is the gateway to the Northern and Southern beaches and several national parks and reserves
  • Explore the vibrant city and make sure you don’t miss Fort Jesus, the Old Town including its famous fish market, Haller Park for a dose of city bound nature, Mamba Village, the Nguuni Nature Sanctuary a little further out of town and the Mombasa tusks
  • Discover the underwater world in the Mombasa Marine National Park
  • Heritage forged by Arab, colonial European and Indian influences makes for excellent sight-seeing

Information for visitors

Did you know?

  • Mombasa used to belong to the Sultan of Zanzibar until it was ceded to Kenya when it gained independence in 1963.
  • Due to the many changes of ownership during the centuries of conflict it is called ‘Kisiwa Cha Mvita’ in Swahili, meaning Island of War.
  • Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya.
  • The city is built on an island and is surrounded by a natural harbour. It is the main link for East Africa with the rest of the world as the vast majority of goods for East Africa come in through this port.
  • Wrapping a head-scarf around one's hair is a great way for women to avoid unneccessary and unwanted attention

Reasons to Visit

  1. Biggest Port in East Africa
  2. Versatile architecture and cuisines
  3. Old town and spice tour
  4. Marine National Park
  5. Goof local fabrics
  6. 2nd largest city in Kenya

City Tips

  • Traffic tends to grind to a halt during rush hours, try to avoid these when exploring this city.
  • As with any big city, some reas are safer than others, particularly after dark. Ask!
  • Hire a car and a driver
  • Tuk-tuks are are cheaper than taxis around the city quickly
  • Exchange currency at the bank or forex bureau
  • Internet Cafes are numerous but do not conduct data sensitive work and ensure to log out.