Discover the culture, origins and fun of Mombasa. Indulge in Mombasa’s rich and exotic shopping experiences. Explore Mombasa’s exotic markets for personal treasures. Then tour the city’s Arabic and Portuguese past and witness their present-day influence in this white and azure-blue metropolis.
Mombasa is Kenya’s main tourist destination. It is located on the Eastern coastline of Kenya bordering the Indian Ocean which has made it a popular destination for its beaches. Mombasa offers diverse marine life, world-class hotels and a friendly atmosphere. There is a tropical climate all year; it is a great destination filled with activities for all ages. Mombasa is a regional cultural and economic hub; oldest (circa 900 AD) and second-largest city(after the capital Nairobi) in Kenya with an extra-large port and an international airport, and is an important regional tourism center, steeped in history, yet at the same time fascinating commercial and cosmopolitan port town.
Visit historical and cultural places: the Fort Jesus, the Mwembe Tayari open-air market, the local bazaars, handicraft carvers, walk through the famous curvy alley-roads, the business district. North of the island stops at Mamba Village Visit (Crocodile Farm Tour) situated in Nyali, is East Africa’s largest crocodile farm. The Crocodile Farm Displays the age, weight and length of crocodiles. You will also see hatchlings to 5 meter long “big daddy” – the man eating monster, sun basking along the tropical garden trail. At five pm. daily, the crocodiles are fed and you can see them jump high in the air to snap the meat. Further North Nature Trail Park (Haller park) – for a variety of game animals and birds, which are not so easy to see, inhabit the fenced area and wind up at Ngomongo Cultural Center – get a glimpse of the lifestyle and cultures that existed for centuries before “civilization” came to Africa, view different traditional tribal huts are set up in this themed village, with peoples from the different tribes portraying their ancestors.