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Shopping in Mombasa

There’s little chance that you’d want to leave the sandy Mombasa beaches to go shopping, but should you need to, there are plenty of options available:

Nakumatt Nyali: This hypermarket has everything under one roof, from fresh produce to furniture, and is conveniently located within walking distance from Nyali Beach Hotel and Voyager Beach Resort.The centre that houses it also contains a bookstore, pharmacy, internet café, ATM machines, butchery, restaurants, a Kenya Airways booking office and a Safaricom (local cell-phone service provider) retail shop, amongst other shops.

Nakumatt Cinemax: This well-stocked supermarket is also located in Nyali and is Mombasa’s only 24-hour supermarket. Also available within the shopping complex is a movie theatre, casino, bowling alley, bar, coffee shop, internet café, bank, clothing store and a couple of restaurants.

Nakumatt Likoni: Located in close proximity to the Likoni Ferry, this superstore is particularly busy all through the day. The building contains a goldsmith, ATM machines, bookstore and access to phone services (both local and international) at reasonable rates amongst other services.


Nawal Centre in the Mwembe Tayari area and Lulu Centre situated approximately 2km from the town centre, both offer a variety of merchandise, from foodstuffs to clothes.