As they Mombasa Raha, Kuingia Harusi Kutoka Matanga (getting in is easy but exiting is hard). The statement best describes the irresistible pleasures and leisures of this coastal city complemented by the hospitality nature of the coastal people. Mombasa is a coastal town in Kenya. It is also one of the 47 counties in Kenya, to be precise it is County number 001. The County is located in the coastal region of Kenya. It borders Kilifi County and Kwale County.
Mombasa is one of the popular tourist destinations in Kenya both by local Tourists as well as Foreign. It is well known for its white sandy beaches and fun filled places to visit in Kenya. Local Tourists are known to visit Mombasa during the long holidays especially in December around Christmas and around April during Easter holidays.
Some of the Areas in Mombasa include
Mombasa Raha: Interesting Places to visit while in Mombasa
Some of the interesting places to visit while in Mombasa include:
- Mama Ngina Drive – From Kizingo area towards Likoni Channel.
- Fort Jesus – Historical Monument
- Mombasa Marine Park – Nature
- Mombasa Old Town
- Haller Park – Located in the Bamburi area
- Pirates Public Beach
- Nyali Beach
- Kisauni Bell Tower
- The Floating bridge at Liwatoni
A boat ride and other sea activities is highly recommended. Get more details of this from the Hotel/Apartment you will be residing in.
As they Say Raha Jipe Mwenyewe
Hotels in Mombasa
The following is a list of some of the hotels in Mombasa.
- Milele Beach Resort – Non Alcoholic/Smoking
- Hotel English Point Marina
- Sarova Whitesands
- Serena Beach Resort and Spa
- PrideInn Hotels
- Bahari Beach Hotel
- Voyager Beach Resort
- Sun Africa Beach Resort
- Neptune Beach Resort
- Traveller Beach Hotel
- The Reef Hotel Mombasa
- Ziwa Beach Resort
- Pollman’s Resort
- Sheraton Beach Villagion Hotel
- Sai Rock Beach Hotel
- Azul Margarita Beach Resort
- Bliss Resorts
- Kenya Bay Beach Hotel
- Midview Hotel – Nyali
- Gasaro Hotel
Supermarkets in Mombasa
Modes of Transport to Mombasa
One of the modes of transport to Mombasa is by Road. We have enlisted some of the Buses that operate in that route. Most of them can be booked online, a link is provided in the bus company.
- Modern Coast Bus
- Coast Bus
- Ena Coach
- Crown Bus
- Mombasa Raha
- Transline Classic
Mombasa can also be accessed by air. Check out the list of Airports in Kenya. Mombasa has an international Airport and there are various airlines that operate the Mombasa route. Check out the International Airports in Kenya. Below are some of the airlines that fly to Mombasa.
There is a commuter train operating the Nairobi- Mombasa Route on a daily basis. There are three departure times daily.
Being a coastal City, there is definitely sea transport but that is a story for another day.
Means of Public Transport in Mombasa
The most common means of transport in Mombasa are listed below
- Tuk Tuk
- Taxi – Both online and non online
Mombasa Raha: Some of the Coastal Cuisine
While in Mombasa tryout the cuisines above as well as the ones listed below.
The names are in Swahili and there is no better translation for some, just the same way Chips and French Fries could mean the same thing or different things depending on where you are in this world.
- Viazi Karai
- Mhogo wa Nazi
- Chips za Mhogo
- Juice ya Ukwaju
- Pweza na Mchuzi Wake
I hope this gives you a glimpse of Mombasa and prepares you mentally for the pleasures and Leisure of Mombasa.