The tourist hub of Kenya, Mombasa is a bustling coastal city with an intoxicating atmosphere. The tropical climate and white sand beaches make it a great alternative beach location that fuses sunbathing with a fascinating history and sightseeing.
There’s a wonderfully friendly atmosphere here that infuses into every street, hotel and restaurant. Beyond the tranquil beaches that are fringed by azure waters, there’s a wealth to explore here. From the historic Old Town to the marinas and fantastic diving spots, Mombasa is a great mixture of secluded spots and hubs of activity. Bordering the Indian Ocean, the marine life here is spectacular – a must for divers and snorkelers.
Scenic and awe-inspiring, the Shimba Hills National Reserve is situated just outside of Mombasa. One of the largest coastal forests to be found on the eastern side of Africa, and home to a number of spectacular species, this reserve is a truly remarkable place. The rich flora and fauna make this a superb setting for wildlife sightings, from the mighty elephant to fruit bats and antelope. Spend your time roaming the grasslands or picnicking in amongst the beautiful tropical foliage – it’s a stunning destination.