Published on 19 June 2015

paperwork for travellingTraveling abroad requires a passport. From time to time, people have lost important papers, airline tickets, reservation confirmations, and even their passport. If you are vacationing in Mombasa and have lost your passport, take the following three steps right away. Don’t delay. If you delay, it can complicate the matter tremendously.

Step #1: Contact the local authorities.

Even though you may have lost them on your own and didn’t have them stolen, a police report may be necessary depending on your country of origin and your embassy’s requirements. It’s best to contact the local authorities and have a formal report filed with them.

Step #2: Contact your local embassy.

You may have to make an appointment to go to the embassy and speak to somebody about your lost passport. You may have to show them a police report (see Step #1) or provide them other documentation, including a driver’s license, airline ticket, or even a hotel reservation. If you’ve lost everything you have, don’t panic.

Step #3: Fill out the application.

There will be an application to gain a replacement passport. Emergency passports are not the same as the one you just lost because they only have limited validity, and not every country will accept them, so if you have other destinations on your agenda before returning home, check to see if they will accept an emergency passport for admittance into their country.

Losing a passport can certainly be a traumatic event, but as long as you remain calm and realize it can be replaced, you can still go on about your vacation in Mombasa and have the time of your life.

Published on 15 June 2015


Traveling with Little Ones: How to Make it Memorable (in a Good Way)If you’re planning to visitabout mombasa for the first time ever, you’re in for quite a treat. This is one tropical destination that leaves most first-time visitors in awe of its beauty and wonder.

If you’re planning to come here for a week, that may be just enough time for you get to a good taste of what this tropical city has to offer. If you’re planning on spending two weeks or even more here, you’ll have plenty of time to get everything done.

In the event that your time is limited here, below are five questions that you should ask yourself to determine whether you want to go shopping, to the beach, or do something else. Keep in mind that these questions are more ideally suited for those vacationers who may only be spending five or six days here.

Question #1: How important is it to relax by the beach?

You may be an avid beachgoer in your home country, and if so you’re going to want to spend a considerable amount of time on the white sandy beaches and possibly even snorkeling in the turquoise blue water of the Indian Ocean. Spending one or two days at the beach here will mean a lot less time for sightseeing and doing other things.

Question #2: Do you want to see some incredible safaris?

There are numerous safaris that you can take part in north and south of Mombasa. Here you can see giraffes, elephants, and a number of other wildlife right there out in the open. Any single excursion could be an all day event, so you’ll need to plan properly.

Question #3: Do you enjoy shopping?

If you enjoy shopping then you’re going to want to visit Old Town Mombasa and stop by the numerous stores and street vendors to see the wonderful trinkets and mementos you could bring home with you.

Question #4: How important is it to you to go shopping?

Some people go shopping wherever they are, even though many of the items they purchase could be found in their own country. You need to determine how important shopping is for you, but if you do go shopping at least one or two days, make sure you spend some time talking to the locals.

Question #5: Do you think you’ll return to Mombasa in the future?

Once you visit Mombasa, you’ll likely want to come back again and again. If you don’t know the next opportunity you will have, it becomes even more important to carefully plan out your time here to maximize your enjoyment.

Published on 12 June 2015

3 Reasons You Should Choose a Travel Agent for Your Mombasa TripWhenever you’re booking a trip to Mombasa, Kenya, it’s a good idea to use a travel agency. Some people have a tendency to think of travel agencies as a waste of money, especially in today’s environment with the Internet and other strategies that can be used to book a hotel, plan a tour, and focus on other accommodations and reservation.

Let’s look at three reasons why anyone planning a travel tip or even a business trip to Mombasa should make their plans through a travel agent instead of trying to book it all on their own.

Reason #1: Not all of the best deals are easily found online.

Some hotels, restaurants, and other attractions don’t advertise their best rates online. They understand the Internet is continually growing and expanding and provides a great opportunity to reach more and more consumers, but travel agents often have access to the best opportunities, amenities, and rates around.

Reason #2: A travel agent will be looking out for your best interest.

It’s easy to assume any type of travel agency is only interested in maximizing their profits, but in reality most travel agents want to ensure that their clients have the best time, the best reservations, and the best hotel accommodations, whether they’re traveling to Mombasa or anywhere else in the world.

Reason #3: In the event of travel delays or other issues, somebody will advocate on your behalf.

If the plane is delayed, if you miss a connection, or some other issue arises that causes you to be delayed while en route to Mombasa, your travel agent may very well be able to keep in contact with the hotel, restaurants, or other places where you have reservations to ensure everything is on track for your arrival.

That can be incredibly comforting, especially during stressful moments of travel.

Published on 10 June 2015


3 Reasons You Should Book Your Mombasa Trip YourselfIn a previous article we talked about three reasons why it’s a good idea to book your next Mombasa vacation through a travel agent. In this article we talk about three reasons why you should consider booking it on your own. Why the discrepancy? By the end of this article you will see.

Reason #1: You’re in control of everything.

A lot of people simply assume that travel agencies are working with hotels and other facilities in the vacation destination and will book only with certain ones in order to maximize their own profit. If you book the vacation yourself, you control everything, including the hotel you choose, the tours you look at, and even the restaurants you visit.

Some people prefer to maintain complete control over every aspect of their life, even though they may miss out on some incredible opportunities.

Reason #2: You’re looking to save as much money as possible.

When you go online and look at various hotels throughout Mombasa, you can organize the search results with regard to cost from low to high. That can help you save a lot of money, but you could end up miles away from the white sandy beaches that make Mombasa such a desirable vacation destination.

Reason #3: You’ve done it before.

If you’ve booked vacations for yourself in the past, especially the places you’ve visited before, you may think doing so in a new destination is no different. In truth, unless you’ve been to Mombasa several times in the past, you might not have the first clue about where to stay, the best destinations, whether you want to stay in the southern end or the northern end, closer to the beach or further away, or anything else.

It’s best to rely on a travel agent to help you book this vacation, but of course you may prefer to go it alone. In that case, you certainly take your chances.

Published on 08 June 2015

4 Common Mistakes People Make when Booking a Mombasa HotelIf you’re planning on booking the Mombasa Hotel yourself, there are a few mistakes you want to avoid. Booking a hotel yourself, especially in a foreign country, may seem practical especially with all of the available resources on the Internet, but the last thing you want is to arrive in Mombasa to find out that your reservation didn’t go through properly, you ended up with the wrong amenities, or didn’t get the type of room you anticipated.

Below are four common mistakes people make when booking hotels for themselves, whether they are heading to Mombasa on vacation or somewhere else.

Mistake #1: Focusing on price first.

Everyone wants to save money, especially on hotels. However, if you focus on saving as much money as possible with your Mombasa Hotel as your top party, you could miss out on some incredible opportunities, views, and amenities.

Mistake #2: Overlooking certain amenities.

Maybe you would like an iron for your clothes or a refrigerator to keep your leftover food or beverages cold. If you book your hotel and don’t pay close attention to the amenities they have, you could be frustrated when you arrive.

Mistake #3: Not confirming the reservation.

Even though you received a reservation number or confirmation number when you booked your hotel, it’s always best to call the hotel directly at some point before your scheduled flight leaves to make sure the reservation is still in the system. The last thing you want is to arrive and have to scramble for a room.

Mistake #4: Assuming they have a nice view.

When you book online, especially through the Internet, you will notice amazing views in the pictures. However, when you book your room you may not be given a direct choice on whether that room faces the ocean, those incredible views, or the parking lot. That could be disappointing to discover your view is of the building right next to you.

When you keep these potential mistakes in mind, it should help to maximize the chances that you’re going to book the right hotel room and have the time of your life in Mombasa.

Published on 04 June 2015


6 Items You Must Bring on Your Mombasa VacationWhen you’re heading to Mombasa, Kenya for a vacation or even a business trip, there are a number of items that you should absolutely consider taking. For the purposes of this article, it’s about going on things to do in Mombasa, so we will focus on the items that will make your vacation time that much more enjoyable.

Item #1: Toiletries.

It’s a good idea not to forget your toothbrush and other essential items that you use for personal hygiene. These items are certainly available throughout Mombasa, but when you land and reach your hotel, the last thing you want to do is run around trying to pick everything up once again.

Item #2: Swimsuits.

Notice that this is plural. You could be spending a significant amount of your time at one of the white sandy beaches in Mombasa. You should have at least two or more swimsuits with you so one can be drying out while you’re enjoying swimming in your other one.

Item #3: Sunscreen.

This is another type of item that is readily available throughout Mombasa, but it can be expensive if you purchase it there. Sunscreen is important because you’re close to the equator and that means you are at an increased risk of getting burned.

Item #4: Travelers checks.

Bringing cash along on your vacation is a good idea, but travelers checks are safer way to travel to foreign countries. Getting travelers checks before you leave can also help you avoid overspending by relying on an ATM card or credit cards.

Item #5: Passport.

Any time you travel out of the country you’re going to need your passport, so don’t forget to bring it because you won’t be able to board your plane without it.

Item #6: Comfortable walking shoes.

If you’re planning on spending any amount of time in Mombasa, Kenya, you’re going to be walking around for at least a few days. Make sure you have walking shoes that are comfortable to wear and will protect your back and legs from excessive fatigue.

When you bring these items along, you will be having an incredible time on your vacation to Mombasa, Kenya.