Mombasa Raha: Treasures of the Awesome Coast

Mombasa Raha

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 Raha
Mombasa Raha

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

  • Likoni
  • Bamburi 
  • Nyali
  • Kizingo 
  • Tudor
  • Shanzu  
  • Changamwe 
  • Mikindani
  • Shimanzi
  • Makupa
  • Liwatoni
  • Mkomani
  • Kisauni
  • Bombolulu
  • Miritini
  • Chaani
Mombasa Raha

Mombasa Raha: Interesting Places to visit while in Mombasa

Mombasa Raha
Mombasa Raha

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

Modes of Transport to Mombasa 

By Road 

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.

By Air 

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.

By Rail 

There is a commuter train operating the Nairobi- Mombasa Route on a daily basis. There are three departure times daily.

By Sea 

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
  • Matatu
  • Taxi – Both online and non online
TUK TUK
MATATU

Mombasa Raha: Some of the Coastal Cuisine

Mombasa Raha Biriyani
Biriyani
Mombasa Raha - Mahamri na Mbaazi
Mahamri na Mbaazi
Pilau

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
  • Bhajia
  • Kachori
  • Mabuyu
  • Achari
  • Mhogo wa Nazi
  • Chips za Mhogo
  • Madafu
  • Juice ya Ukwaju
  • Mishikaki
  • Shawarma
  • Halwa
  • Pweza na Mchuzi Wake

I hope this gives you a glimpse of Mombasa and prepares you mentally for the pleasures and Leisure of Mombasa.

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