Things to do in Mombasa

Top Things to Do in Mombasa

Things to Do in Mombasa

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  • Enock Ateka
    14 contributions
    It was a good experience watching animals like the hippo, snakes, crocodile and tortoise. The place is quite and very condusive
    Written 6 February 2022
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  • dcbolden
    New York City46 contributions
    Very interesting place with lots to see and learn. I would definitely suggest hiring a knowledgable tour guide - I reviewed the one that we had - Humphrey at Walking Tour Through Old Town Mombasa and Fort Jesus. Not only did I learn a lot about the very interesting history of the Fort, but also about the surrounding area and buildings of Old Town. It is definitely worth it. You are able to not only listen to things, you are also able to learn by experiencing and asking questions. Regardless of the amount of time you spend in Mombassa - day-trip or a few days. Definitely go here!
    Written 13 January 2022
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  • ray f
    London, UK21 contributions
    If you enjoy swimming its really nice and warm unlike the cold ones around UK has a few nice hotels and drinking holes along a long nice walk along the coastline and can when tide is out get around the rocks too sticking out in nyali and shanzu
    Written 23 April 2021
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  • David
    1 contribution
    We visited the park on a Sunday with our two kids arriving at 10:30 and departing around 4pm.

    We were very impressed with how the whole facility was situated and laid out. Someone put a lot of thought into using the terrain and available space. There are lots of different slides and water-related attractions, some slow and relaxing, others quite exciting.

    The food is also pretty good and very well organized with food being served in the dining area very punctually and diners being called up over the PA system to their tables. Not sure if they are doing that because of covid or Ramadan or just hygiene in the pool area (drinks were served everywhere though).

    Additional Pros:
    • The queues for slides were never more than 5 minutes waiting.
    • Bathrooms and changing space were roomy and clean.
    • The plants were beautiful and very nicely cared for.
    • We were also able to leave our luggage by the entrance.

    Cons:
    • The whole facility could use some maintenance. Paint peeling off the slides can be quite painful.
    • There is enough space but not enough family areas in the shade for the number of guests.
    • The music was so loud you could hardly talk anywhere without yelling.
    • Some of the slides were only activated for about 30 minutes during our entire stay.

    In all, I recommend this for families and those who like a little lively action. You cannot compare it to a western water park in terms of safety, organization and maintenance but it is one of the best facilities of this type in Kenya. We are thankful to have been able to visit.
    Written 12 April 2022
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  • sara v
    Kfar Saba, Israel241 contributions
    The boat tour was fun. Snorkelling in the Indian Ocean and feeding the fish was exciting. The guide/ sailor was knowledgeable about the sea-life and gave us detailed explanations about the myriad of animals that live on the reef. It was fun walking on the reef which extends the length of the Kenyan coast and turning over the stones to find sea cucumbers, starfish, crabs, and more all living happily together. Recommended.
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • Rachel
    1 contribution
    We had a great guide Marcus +254727751792 who took us round and was recommended by maxi Sally +254726382358 (who wasn't available). We didn't want a full 4 hour tour for 30 dollars per person which seems to be advertised a lot. Marcus was able to take us round the old town streets and tell us about the history and way of life today for an hour (we asked for an hour for 2000 shillings). We usually don't want a guide when we are traveling and prefer to wander the streets of places we are visiting but because we kept hearing and reading that it was unsafe we called around for a guide and got a good experience because of it. Thanks Marcus!
    Written 6 November 2021
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  • Naina-Damani
    London, UK1,032 contributions
    Mamba village is East Africa's largest crocodile farm, is a must see. It is located on the Mombasa Island.
    Written 20 April 2020
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  • Jared Tembo
    Bamburi, Kenya14 contributions
    Excellent. So Narural and peaceful scenic place. This is where Nature meets Humanity..
    You can carry your own meal and buy soft drinks on arrival. As well choose to do a BBQ..... Nyama choma and chips ....
    Its amazing.
    Written 3 January 2021
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  • Naina-Damani
    London, UK1,032 contributions
    Bamburi Beach has white soft sand and it lies north of the town of Mombasa. It is attractive with palm trees and it lies close to the well protected coral reefs of Mombasa Marina National Park Reserve.
    Written 20 April 2020
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  • Keith C
    Washington DC, DC7 contributions
    I went to this site in 1994, long before it became a National Park. I received a private tour from an archeologist with the Kenyan Coastal Archeology program. Jumba la Mtwane was a small town compared to many of the better known Swahili cities, like Gedi and Malindi, also in Kenya, Kilwa in Tanzania and many others. It is a very interesting site with remarkable ruins of coral stone architecture, including houses and a mosque on the beach. Finally, this conglomerate of independent coastal city states is being recognized as an indigenouus African civilization with origins in the late First millenium BC and early First millenium AD. These city states began as sites where there was trade between coastal communites and the hinterlands and oceanic trade between the sites using African watercraft, the Mtepe. The centers expanded as their trade networks grew globally to include Arabia, Persia, India, China and Indonesia. The Arabian dhow became the prefered ship and the sites were united by the Swahili language ( a Bantu language) and the religion of Islam. Their wealth increased and by the 12th century AD, sophisticated coral stone architecture could be found in cities from Somalia to Mozambique. A visit to the site will be an enriching step into the past.
    Written 29 January 2022
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  • Walk With Maa Tours With Zamaleck
    Mombasa, Kenya38 contributions
    one of the best places ever to do bird watching ,trees identification ,chilling out with friends ,family,couples
    Written 20 December 2019
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  • Tibor P
    Budapest, Hungary327 contributions
    The tusks are iconographic symbol of Mombasa, they are dating back to 1952.

    The two original tusks were erected in honour of Queen Elizabeth's visit to the city. Originally the tusks were made of wood and were erected precisely because it was known that the British Sovereign would pass by that road to go from Mombasa airport to his residence by the sea. In 1956 the Municipality of Mombasa decided to rebuild them, using aluminium which would have more easily withstood the heat and rain.

    These aluminium tusks dominate the central artery of the city: four elephant tusks of white colour reminiscent of ivory, positioned to intersect and compose as many arches in the two lanes of Moi Avenue.
    Written 20 September 2021
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  • Jackson K
    Eilat, Israel11 contributions
    This is a Hindu temple but it welcomes everyone to walk around.respect is what needed here ,remove your shoes before entering this holy place.dont miss to learn the Hindu religion when in mombasa,this is worth a visit.this was our stop after the old town tour with maxi

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    Written 12 January 2020
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  • Jovy R
    Mombasa, Kenya1 contribution
    Getting to the mall is now easier especially after the construction of the slip lane. Kudos for that!
    Written 8 November 2018
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  • Rajahiyer
    Nairobi, Kenya736 contributions
    Gombeshwar Caves Mombasa is in Niyali at the tip of the Easter end, overlooking the Indian Ocean.It looks an age old Shiva Mandir with many Indian families coming for prayer.Peaceful atmosphere.A nice Place for Hindu Faithfuls
    Written 26 April 2019
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