The largest city at the Coast and the Second largest city in the Kenya, Mombasa is located 483Km from Nairobi and is roughly 8 hours by road and 50-55 minutes by air. Mombasa is divided into Mombasa Island, North Coast and South Coast Mombasa. Mombasa Island has towns such as Kizingo, Tudor, Makadara and Ganjoni just to name a few. North coast has the upmarket Nyali, Kongowea, Bamburi, Shanzu, Mtwapa and Bombolulu while South Coast has Likoni and Diani beach. Activities one could indulge in are swimming in the ocean, water/beach volleyball, deep sea fishing, wind surfing, snorkeling, golf and tennis
Transport in Mombasa
The Moi International airport facilitates transport into Mombasa by air while the Mombasa port by sea. One can get around Mombasa by use of Matatus or tuk tuks and the Ferry when getting to South Coast from North Coast.
Attractions in Mombasa
Mombasa Marine Parkis along the Bamburi Beach area, the Mombasa marine park protects mangroves, Sea grass beds and coral reef. Various activities such as diving and snorkeling as well as taking boat rides in a glass bottom boat can be undertaken while at the Marine Park.
Haller Park is located next to the Bamburi Cement Factory along the Mombasa Malindi road. The park is truly a sight to behold and is one of the most successfully rehabilitates quarries. The Lafarge ecosystem has various animals such as vervet monkeys, elands, Oryx, warthogs, giraffes just to name a few. A fish farm is also found inside the park and has a large school of Tilapia. At the Bamburi Nature Trails one can also have a walk around the well shaded trails to with the vervet monkeys swinging above your head. Butterfly Pavillion displays the various butterflies
Mamba Village is located in Nyali, the Mamba Village as the name suggests is a crocodile farm, and is feted as East Africa’s largest crocodile. One should visit the crocodiles feeding times as the crocodiles display their aerobic and fighting skills
Fort Jesus built by the Portuguese from 1593-1596, Fort Jesus is a UNESC World Heritage site. The Fort was built to shield the Portuguese from the onslaught of the Omani Arabs.
Bombolulu Workshops and Cultural Centre located in Bombolulu area the workshops work with the physically challenged individuals to help them overcome their physical limitations and empower them socially and economically. Products from the workshop range from jewelry, textile wood and leather pieces.
Nguuni Nature Sanctuary Located in Bamburi area, the wildlife sanctuary is home to quite a number of giraffes, ostriches, elands, waterbucks and ostriches. One can feed the ostriches and giraffes at the sanctuary which is quite a fun activity.
Family Friendly Hotels in Mombasa
When making a choice on whether a hotel is family friendly, one has to consider if the hotel has gone out of its way to ensure that the child is not left out. This is from having family rooms, baby pools to having a kids club and a specially designed animation program for the kids. Family friendly hotels in Mombasa include; Serena Beach Resort and Spa which has special family rooms, Voyager Beach Resort has a kids club. These are some of the family friendly hotels found in the North Coast area.
Conferencing in Mombasa
If looking into doing your business in Mombasa while at the same time enjoying the sun and sand that is characteristic of Mombasa, you could opt for the various hotels in Mombasa that offer conferencing facilities. These hotels in Mombasa can accommodate different numbers of numbers of delegates depending on the size of the conference halls. Hotels in Mombasa that provide conference facilities include; those in Nyali area such as Sun Africa Beach Resort, Pride Inn Hotel and Conferencing and Reef Hotel. Jumuia Beach Resort in Kikambala area near Mtwapa and Bamburi Beach Hotel in Bamburi.
Houses and Apartments in Mombasa
For those who would opt out of staying in hotels in Mombasa, they can consider houses in Mombasa. These Holiday homes in Mombasa offer self-catering options to the tenants or they can provide a chef who will prepare meals for the tenants. House in Mombasa include Nesma Homes and planet apartments in Nyali, Prestige apartments is Nyali and Cowrie shell and Indiana Beach apartments both in Bamburi. These apartments in Mombasa and Houses in Mombasa are quite popular just like the hotels in Mombasa. Most of these apartments in Mombasa have a restaurant on site should one not feel like self-catering.