Mombasa is one of the most immense destinations in Africa, offering a wonderful mixture of rich cultures, unique wildlife, exotic cuisines and exciting tourist attractions and activities. This enticing Kenyan city borders the breath-taking Indian Ocean, so some of Africa’s most spectacular coastlines can be found here, with beaches consisting of pristine white sands, lush palm groves, tropical flora and stunning turquoise waters. Diani Beach is one of the city’s most popular beaches which is home to a diverse array of accommodation options, bars and restaurants, and it’s renowned for offering excellent water sports opportunities. For a tranquil and relaxing beach trip, head to the uncrowded Nyali Beach, surrounded by upscale beach resorts and home to great surfing spots.
As well as beautiful coastlines, Mombasa is also steeped in rich culture and history. There is a blend of African, Arabian, Asian and European cultures which can be explored throughout the city’s architecture, museums and also cuisines; sample an endless exotic selection of dishes made with unique ingredients and spices. To really immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of this city, visit Mombasa’s Old Town, home to narrow winding streets lined with antique shops, cosy cafes and plenty of historical buildings. Another immersive attraction within the city is Fort Jesus; a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in 1593-96 with Portuguese military style architecture. The fort now stands as a museum and iconic landmark of Mombasa.
Mombasa is the epicentre of adventure travel, with a plethora of wildlife safari tour opportunities and other epic experiences including water sports, glass-bottom boat tours, diving, snorkelling and go karting. This impressive city also has a vibrant nightlife with boundless night spots to discover, from live music venues to clubs, bars, hotel lounges and casinos. Holidays to Mombasa offer something special for all travellers. Why not visit during one of the city’s colourful festivals or events? The Mombasa Carnival is one to experience, held annually in November with street parades, traditional performances and colourful stalls offering delicious food, handicrafts and other authentic Kenyan items. Book a great value holiday to Mombasa with Brightsun and look forward to experiencing all that this amazing city has to offer.
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