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A Tourist’s Guide to Mombasa

Mombasa - White Sandy Beaches

Mombasa – White Sandy Beaches

Spending some time in Mombasa, Kenya for a vacation can be extremely a relaxing and fun. If you are traveling there for business or with family, there are plenty of attractions to keep you busy for the duration of your trip.

Below are some of the key tourist attractions that make Mombasa such an ideal destination for almost anyone in the world.

White Sandy Beaches

The white sandy beaches of Mombasa, such as Nyali beach, are soft, luxurious, and lead to some of the most gorgeous, turquoise waters that you will find anywhere in the world. You can go snorkeling all day in these tropical, bath-like waters or take part in a Scuba adventure, exploring coral reefs, shipwrecks, and much more.

The Famous Elephant Tusks

Built in the 1950s as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II who was visiting Mombasa, Kenya for the first time, these elephant tusks are made from ivory and they are essentially an entryway into Old Town, Mombasa. Their history and significance are part of what makes Mombasa such an ideal vacation destination.

Craft Markets

Throughout Mombasa you’re going to find numerous craft markets where locals, including children, developmentally disabled adults, and many others create works of art that could be a great souvenir to take home with you.

Fort Jesus

Built by the Portuguese in the 15th century, this fort has changed hands numerous times throughout history, yet it continues to remain steadfast and strong overlooking the entry waters into Mombasa. No trip to Mombasa is complete without a trip to Fort Jesus.

Downtown Mombasa

If you’re looking for some nightlife fun, great cuisine, and much more, you can’t go wrong by spending some time in downtown Mombasa. There are some incredible five-star restaurants, amazing nightlife that combines locals and tourists all moving together to the sound of incredible music and beats.

These are just a few of the many reasons why a Mombasa vacation could be ideal for you and your family.