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Known for its beaches, rich trading heritage and unique blend of African, Indian and Arabian influences, Mombasa is an alluring and exotic destination. Whether you’re travelling solo, as a couple, with family or friends, Kenya's second city is a top choice for a holiday.
In recent years, Mombasa has attracted legions of holidaymakers looking to blend beachside R&R with a Kenyan safari. It’s no surprise really, as the white sands of the city’s coastline are enough of a draw. And when you’ve had your fill of sunshine, taking a dip in the Indian Ocean or heading under water with a scuba diving trip is usually the order of the day.
Beyond the magic of the coast, Mombasa’s rich history, which features a cast of characters from India, Portugal, the Middle East and Britain, will appeal to both history buffs and culture cravers. You can brush up on its storied past at the 16th-century Fort Jesus, which is now home to a museum.
Animal lover? Check out Mombasa’s Nguuni Nature Sanctuary. Among other wildlife, you’ll find giraffes, ostriches and waterbucks. Or, head to Mombasa’s Uhuru Gardens, which has a 3,000-strong colony of fruit bats. Stay around until dusk and you’ll get to see them swoop en masse out from the trees.
Mombasa holidays are also great for shoppers. Have a friendly haggle over cardamom pods in the Spice Market, pick up a colourful kikoi (African sarong) from the bazaars on Biashara Street or treat yourself to some African art or jewellery from the Old Town.
And if you’re a foodie, Mombasa is sure to get your taste buds tingling. Sample an eclectic range of dishes from international classics to local favourites such as fried cassava (mogo) and mahamri coconut and cardamom doughnuts. For night owls, the city’s beach clubs are the perfect way to wrap up the evening and welcome in the morning.
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