Mombasa is a magnet from visitors from all over the world, and Kenya’s premiere tourist attraction. It is famous for pristine beaches that stretch along the North and South Coasts, and cultural attractions dating back several hundred years.
In addition to a year-round tropical climate, where all age groups can enjoy recreational activities and watersports, Mombasa spoils visitors with succulent fresh seafood and vibrant nightlife.
Below, you’ll find more information about what you need to know about Mombasa before you visit. We have expert travel advice, updated news, facts about the city, historical and cultural context, basic words in Swahili, weblinks and photos of the beaches and city centre. And we’d love to hear about your own experience.