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Mombasa holidays


Mombasa is Kenya's second city and perhaps its most charming. Saturating the offshore island it's situated on, it's a crowded city but somehow always chilled, far less frenetic than the capital, Nairobi. Many people simply pass through Mombasa on their way to the white beaches north and south. However, it's worth lingering in this atmospheric city, where commercial ships and traditional dhows mingle in the harbour, to soak up some history.

Mombasa's fascinating history can be seen and felt most strongly in the twisty turns of the narrow streets in the Old Town. A jumble of filigree balconies and elaborately carved wooden doors, this quarter of town holds all the romance of the past, but people still live and trade here. Trade gave birth to this city on the Kenyan coast, and its importance in Mombasa's history can be seen in Fort Jesus, designed to protect Portuguese interests in East Africa. It's one of the oldest European buildings in East Africa, and considered to be one of the finest examples of Portuguese military architecture. Within its thick walls it's easy to imagine life as it was then, so evocative is the atmosphere, and the memorabilia.


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Top itineraries in Mombasa

Masai Mara, Kenya

Kenya Safari & Coast

15-day tailor-made holiday from £4,970 pp incl. flights

This safari holiday takes in the beautiful landscapes and abundant wildlife of Kenya before heading to the coast for a relaxing beach break on the spectacular Mombasa Coast.

Cheetahs of Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Kenya Safari and Beach Break

12-day tailor-made holiday from £5,745 pp incl. flights

This classic ’conservancy safari’ visits two diverse eco-systems in the company of expert guides, while staying at two luxury bush camps. You'll then head to the Mombasa coast for five days' palm-fringed relaxation.

Top places to stay in Mombasa

Diani Beach, Kenya

AfroChic Diani, Mombasa

Contemporary hotel

AfroChic Diani, with its beautiful furnished landscaped garden and its free form crystal clear swimming pool, is situated right on the edge of the gorgeous white ands of Diani beach, 27 km south of Mombasa on Kenya's east coast.

Kinondo Kwetu, Kenya

Kinondo Kwetu, Kenya


Kinondo Kwetu is home to Ida and Filip Andersson, a Swedish Family who've established this luxury 'home-from-home' paradise on the stunning Kenyan coast.

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