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Where in the world: Africa  /  Kenya  /  Coast Province  /  Mombasa

Top 15 things to do in Mombasa

1. Safaris

Observe African wildlife on a multiple-day safari tour from Mombasa. The full-day tours are designed for travelers limited in time--they provide an enticing preview or a vivid reminder of all the beauties Kenya has to offer. Multi-day journeys allow you to really immerse yourself in intense African sounds, smells, tastes, and colors, and live like a local for the duration of your vacation.
Suggested duration: 8 hours
Tours from $150 › Learn more about Safaris

2. Haller Park

A thriving ecosystem along the Kenyan coastline, Haller Park invites you to revel in its diverse wildlife and flourishing environments. Once a quarry wasteland, the park stands as a testament to the combined efforts of naturalist Dr. Rene Haller and his team to transform the area into a place of unrivalled natural beauty. Today, the grounds include a reptile park, game sanctuary, giraffe observation deck, and fish farm, all hidden within the verdant mangrove forests. To make the most of your experience, opt for a guided walk and learn the history of the park as you catch glimpses of its abundant wildlife.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $65 › Learn more about Haller Park

3. Fort Jesus Museum

The World Heritage Site of Fort Jesus Museum ranks among the best-preserved examples of 16th-century Portuguese military architecture. Built in 1593 by Portuguese settlers, from a bird's-eye view the fort resembles the form of a man--believed to be Jesus--lying with his head facing out to sea. Tour this national treasure and learn its history, from its defense barracks to its 19th-century prison. Guides are available at the entrance to enrich your appreciation of the impressive fortification, which includes Portuguese, British, and Arab influences.
Suggested duration: 3 hours
Tours from $45 › Learn more about Fort Jesus Museum

4. Walking Tour Through Old Town Mombasa and Fort Jesus

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As a Kenyan native with 15 years of experience as a tour guide, Humphrey's tour through Old Town Mombasa and Fort Jesus is full of information, friendly faces of the people he's known for years, and stunning sights only the locals have access to.
Suggested duration: 2 to 4 hours
Tours from $50 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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Best tours in Mombasa

5. Diani Beach, Diani Beach

Nestled just south of the city, Diani Beach lies within a popular coastal resort area. With convenient amenities and nearby shopping malls, the beach provides an ideal respite between busier activities. Stretch out on the sweeping curve of soft sand, then head into the calm seas for a snorkel or swim in the coral-filled waters. Bike tours along the beach also prove a popular pastime. Come prepared for some eager sales pitches from local food and souvenir vendors.
Suggested duration: 3 hours
Tours from $110 › Learn more about Diani Beach

7. Scuba & Snorkeling

Suggested duration: 3 hours
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8. 2 Days Tsavo East National Park Tour From Mombasa/Diani (1 Night)

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A holiday in Kenya coast is incomplete without visiting Tsavo East. During a 2 days Tsavo East Safari from Mombasa/Diani , you will be able to break from beach to bush. The best park to visit from Mombasa/Diani. Pick up from your coastal beach hotel in the morning.‘No hurry in Africa’ they said. It takes 2 and half hours to reach to the Park. There are high possibilities to see elephants,lions,girrafe,buffalo among many other wildlife animals. It's considered as one of the world’s bio diversity strongholds, Tsavo popularity is mostly due to the vast amounts of diverse wildlife that lives within, including lion, the ‘dust-red’elephants, cape buffalo, cheetah, leopard, giraffe, zebra and other wild game. Tsavo is a sanctuary to a great variety of bird life such as the crowned crane, lovebird, secretary birds that makes the park ideal for birding tours.
Suggested duration: 5 to 24 hours
Tours from $411 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

9. Nature & Wildlife Tours

Suggested duration: 8 hours
Tours from $45 › Learn more about Nature & Wildlife Tours

10. Bamburi Beach

Relax and people-watch at Bamburi Beach, a long strip of pale sand dotted with hotels and eateries, gently sloping into the Indian Ocean. Popular among Kenyan holiday-makers, the beach offers a variety of water sports, most notably windsurfing and sailing. Proximity to a national park and reserve gives you access to good snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities. Take a boat or a camel ride to enjoy the scenery, then check out the street vendors or find your own palm-reading specialist.
Suggested duration: 3 hours
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11. Off-Road Tours

Suggested duration: 4 hours
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12. 2 Days Safari Tsavo East

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This is a Private Safari in a Private minibus/ jeep. We do organize group tours as well. Kenya Safaris
Suggested duration: 2 days
Tours from $440 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

13. Nyali Beach

Protected by a coral reef, Nyali Beach serves as a wide, white sand beach that's part of the Mombasa Marine Reserve. The site offers diving and snorkeling opportunities. Consistent side-shore winds make this beach a popular kite-surfing and sailing spot, and there are beach volleyball nets under the shade of palm trees. Snorkel and see a colorful variety of marine species such as crabs, starfish, and cucumber sea urchins. Sea turtles and migratory birds like crab plovers may also keep you company here.
Suggested duration: 3 hours
Tours from $1,155 › Learn more about Nyali Beach

14. Mombasa Marine National Park

Impressive marine life draws visitors to Mombasa Marine National Park, located near a popular tourist area know for offering good snorkeling and diving. Hop on a glass-bottom boat tour to explore the area without getting wet.
Suggested duration: 8 hours
Tours from $1,454 › Learn more about Mombasa Marine National Park

15. 3 days safari Tsavo East and Taita hills (Saltlick lodge)

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This is a private safari. we as well organise group or familly safaris departing from the Mombasa region.
Suggested duration: 3 days
Tours from $750 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

Best tours in Mombasa