Mombasa is Kenya’s second largest city hosts a wide range of activities for everyone to enjoy. Some of which include: water sports, dolphin spotting, deep sea fishing, diving and snorkelling. As well as a bustling city and a world of history and culture.
Fort Jesus is one of Kenya’s most famous heritage sites, houses a museum which exhibits ceramics and pottery reflecting different cultures. Haller Park Nature reserve is home to a 130 year old tortoise called Mzee as well as Owen the orphan hippo. There is also Mombasa marine National Park which is the busiest offshore reserve where there is an opportunity for glass bottomed boat rides for those who don’t fancy snorkelling or diving.
For a day out with a difference Old Town on the southeast side of Mombasa is a reminder of when the Portuguese ruled the town and is great for antique shopping, fragrant oils, spices and souvenirs. Shelly beach is the closest beach to Mombasa and has plenty to offer from turquoise waters and soft sand beaches to rainforests and plenty of wildlife to be seen. While there why not pop off to see the Mombasa tusks famous landmark which commemorates Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Mombasa, the tusks are the entrance to the town which is great for shopping and perusing markets.
Mamba Village Centre is East Africa’s largest crocodile farm where the whole family can witness feeding time for the world’s oldest amphibians while learning a bit more about their habitat and way of life. The village also offers a botanical garden, an aquarium and even horseback riding.