Places to Visit in Mombasa


This is one of the major landmarks of Mombasa. This was constructed as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth in the year 1952 when she came to visit the city. The ivory tusks are meant to be an exquisite commodity. 

This is the largest crocodile firm in entire East Africa. It is located in Nyali and when you visit this firm with your family and kids, you will be able to learn about the behaviour and life cycle of these amphibians. You can also go exploring the botanical garden and the associated aquarium on a horseback ride. There are several aquatic plants and orchids in the garden. You can also try some delicious Mombasa delicacies here such as ostrich meat, crocodile meat and also zebra meat.

This is a must-visit place for the adults and the kids as well. The tracks are concrete and are smooth. Enjoy the excitement of being on a kart track and on a racing car. Your kids too will enjoy this place.

There are lots of Hindu temples in Mombasa which attributes to the cultural diversity of the city. There are diverse idols, artefacts, and cultural paintings to be explored.

This is the topmost tourist destination in Mombasa. If you are in the city, then you must visit this destination at any cost. Built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, this fort was built to protect the city from the local rioting mobs and the foreign invaders, Fort Jesus also serves as a venue for hosting different research programs and other local events. There are also different types of weapons and canons in display inside the Fort.

This is a popular cultural museum in Mombasa. It is a top attraction for the visiting tourists of the city. Fort Jesus has also been termed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. You can check out the several artefacts, ceramics and also the potteries kept inside the museum.

Just at the north of Nyali is the Haller Park which is actually a small zoo which is set up like a park. Some of the animals that you can see in this park includes hippopotamus, giraffes, reptiles and monkeys.

This national park is located on a mountain with lush greenery all around. Some of the major attractions in this national park include the waterfall, the elephant’s habitat, the Mwaluganje forest, species like antelopes and of course the stunning landscapes around the park.

Visit the old town of Mombasa which holds the key to the past history of the city. There are lots of restaurants and souvenir shops in this old town which is a great place to explore. Visit the Mtwapa Creek which is located on the northern coast of the city. This place is famous for its tropical vegetation and mountain biking tours around the creek. Deep sea fishing trips are quite famous here. Go for Kinazini Funzi Dhow Safaris to explore the mangroves of the Ramisi River on the canoe, go bird watching, bathe on the sandbank of the Indian Ocean and enjoy great seafood. Sight seeing is surely going to be a lot more fun and amazing for all.

One of the most famous landmarks of Mombasa is the Mombasa Tusks. Secondly, the old town, the national parks, the Haller Park, etc. are all considered as important landmarks in the city. 

Mombasa is mainly a destination for all those tourists who enjoy adventures in the form of wildlife safari and trekking. You can take the Colobus Conservation nature walks, or go for the Kinazini Funzi Dhow Safaris which might take an entire day.

You can have a great time with your family and friends at the Nyali beach. The beautiful surrounding creates a unique picturesque for clicking perfect snaps.

If you are fond of nature, you must make a point to visit the national park in Mombasa and also the Haller Park for soaking in the lush greenery around yourself. 

Mikaye restaurant at Fort Jesus is a fusion restaurant in Mombasa. There food is good and the ambience is beautiful. The overall culinary experience in this restaurant is extremely satisfying. If you are fond of Chinese food, visit Chinese Galaxy which is one of the most popular restaurants located here. They specialize in authentic Chinese food especially for all you Chinese cuisine lovers.

On the other hand, if you are interested in trying fresh seafood, then you can opt to visit Tamarind. This is a popular restaurant especially for the visiting tourists as the ambience is great. Fresh sea food along with exotic night life and recreational services is something that you will really enjoy. This is a wonderful place to be in with family and friends. 

There are some famous food items that are vailable here. You must taste the Ukwaju which is excellent in taste. Try also the waly ya tui and the uku wa kupaka along with the mahamri.

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