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Mombasa, Kenya's second largest city and biggest port is a multicultural tourist destination. Early settlers like the British, Arabs, the Portuguese, and Asians added to the mix of culture, and their influence is still evidenced in the architecture, language, and cuisines. Coral reefs fringe the coast, providing fantastic snorkelling and diving opportunities, especially at Mombasa Marine National Park and around Wasini Island. Learn more about the culture, food and lifestyle of the Mombasa Coastal people with us.
Mombasa is a tourism-based city located on the east coast of Kenya, which also doubles as one of the State Houses of Kenya. It has an extra-large port, an international airport, and is an important regional tourism centre. Its strategic location on the Indian Ocean made it a historical trading centre, controlled by many foreign countries. Our trained tour specialists, ground handlers and support team will hand pick and organize your trip to this Tourism City of Kenya in an epic way.
There are so many attractions to charm you as a traveler in Mombasa, including; Diani Beaches, Nyali & Bamburi Beaches, Tiwi, Mombasa Marine National Park, Wasini Island, Fort Jesus and Old Town, with various activities including; snorkelling & diving, Dolphin watching and deep-sea fishing, exploring the 16th-century Fort Jesus, going to the beaches and Boat cruises. Trafeka highlights you the top 5 activities to look out for;
A trip to the tropics is incomplete without heading towards the coast. Mombasa has numerous beautiful beaches that are popular destinations for sun-bathing, swimming, walking or just relaxing. The three fantastic choices with fine hotels and eateries along the shore are; Diani, Nyali and Bamburi beaches.
Built by the Portuguese in 1593-1596 and designed by Italian architect Cairati, Fort Jesus is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take pleasure in the exhibitions of the wide collection of ceramics and pottery reflecting the various cultures that traded along the coast. Within the compound are many charming battlements and derelict buildings, including Omani house, a building with Omani jewelry and displays on Swahili life.
After looking over at the harbour from Port Jesus, you might feel compelled to take a stroll into the old town. Historians will be in admiration of the uniqueness of this port, once ruled by the Portuguese. Most of the current residents are of Asian, Arab and European origin, and the architectural style reflects their different cultures.
One of the joys of Mombasa is the endless marine activities that are held on the beach every day. If you prefer a more adventurous maritime experience from the ordinary kayaking and swimming, there is a chance to go scuba diving and snorkelling. Speak to us today, we'll create your complete safari experience in Mombasa.
Wasini Island lies south of Mombasa, with an area of only five square kilometres. Trips to the island by dhow from Mombasa are very popular, as travellers are always thrilled to watch dolphins that often cruise-by. Visitors can also stop and snorkel or dive near the coral reefs along the way. The trip provides a rich cultural experience from the ancient Swahili villages that lie around the coastal scrub. Explore the Shimoni Caves with us, then stop by Wasini Village for some tasty seafood.
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