10 Things to see and to do in Mombasa

This is inside the Shiva Temple Mombasa.

Mombasa is a city on the east coast of Kenya and the second largest city of the country. Back in the days Mombasa had a big influence as a trading centre on the Indian Ocean. When I travelled to Kenya I made a quick stopover to explore the city that has some of the country’s most beautiful beaches. To be honest, the city itself doesn´t have much to offer but its’ worth spending at least one day in it. I created a list of things to do in Mombasa to explore this part of Kenyan culture.

1. Stroll through the streets of Old Town Mombasa

Don´t miss out on having some yummy local food in one of the following restaurants:

  • Forodhani
  • Island Dishes
  • Barka restaurant
  • Tarboush

These are traditional Kenyan dishes. It is Pilau, which is spiced rice with mutton, Chicken Biryani, Chapati and vegetables and Rabbit fish with rice.

Here you are going to find my favorite Kenyan dishes, drinks and snacks.

2. Visit Haller Park

It is a nature and wildlife park on the coastal line of Mombasa.

3. Chill at Nyali Beach and do some water sports

Nyali Beach is known for its long white sand beaches.


4. Take a picture of the Elephant Tusks

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These are the Famous Elephant Tusks in Moi Avenue in Mombasa.

5. Visit Marine National Park

It is a marine park and national reserve in Mombasa.

6. Check out a Maasai Market


7. Visit Fort Jesus

This is Fort Jesus an old Fort in Mombasa.

8. Visit “Mamba Village”

“Mamba Village” is an amusement park and East Africa’s largest crocodile farm.

9. Visit “Akamba Handicraft”

“Akamba Handicraft” is an organization producing high quality animal woodcarving.

10. Take a Matatu or a Tuc Tuc to see the city

This is a Tuc Tuc, a way of getting around in Mombasa, Kenya.

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Close to Mombasa you will find Diani Beach, Africas Leading Beach Destinations since 2014. Check out the post of my blogger friends Dnomadz about this beautiful piece of earth.

Have you been to Mombasa? What did you do?

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