An island connected to the mainland by bridges, Mombasa is home to some of Kenya’s most luxurious and prestigious hotels, restaurants, casinos and nightclubs – fringed by white sandy beaches.
Prise yourself away from the beautiful beach and you can explore Mombasa’s abundant and culturally diverse historical sites. This vital centre for coastal trade is possibly the oldest dwelling in Kenya, which is believed to date back to 900AD. By the twelfth century, the city was already bustling with international trade. Fort Jesus – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – was built by the Portuguese in 1593 to protect the port and its trade, and is just one of Mombasa’s important historical landmarks.
Today, as Kenya’s second largest city, equipped with a major sea port and the newly renovated Moi International Airport, Mombasa is one of Africa’s most import terminuses as well as the coastal centre for tourism.
Whether you’re looking for relaxation, excitement or exploring the city’s vibrant history, Mombasa has it all!