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Mombasa Travel Guide

by our Kenya expert Terry Emery
 
Terry EmeryMombasa has been an important port on the Indian Ocean for around 1,000 years, looking and trading eastwards towards India and the Arabian Gulf. The Portuguese were the first Europeans to reach it, joining in the slave trade for which it was already a centre. The city, actually on an island, is now the second largest in Kenya, still an important deep-water port, but is also a fast growing tourist destination. Mombasa itself, with its multicultural history, has much to offer the interested traveller; the Portuguese Fort Jesus, many mosques and splendid architecture Hindu temples. (Its Swahili name means ‘War Island, thanks to the constant battles for ownership over centuries.) Most tourists, however, head for the unrivalled Indian Ocean beaches to nearby resorts such as Diani Beach (south) and Nyali Beach (north). Almost blindingly white sands, perfect aquamarine warm waters, a diving, snorkelling and water sports paradise. The multi-culture comes through brilliantly again in the range of eating experiences available.
 

360 Tour of Old fort above sandy beach


Kenya Facts

National Flag: Kenyan Flag
Language(s): English
Swahili
Currency: Kenyan shilling
Dialling Code: +254
Time Zone: GMT + 3
Tourism Website:
http://www.magicalkenya.com/


Mombasa 360 Tours


Tusk Arch on Moi Avenue

Old fort above sandy beach
Old fort above sandy beach

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Mombasa Weather Forecast

Max Min
Today
10/01/2015
Broken Clouds Broken Clouds 35°C
95°F
24°C
75°F
Sunday
11/01/2015
Overcast Skies Overcast Skies 33°C
91°F
24°C
75°F
Monday
12/01/2015
Light Rain Showers and Broken Clouds Light Rain Showers and Broken Clouds 33°C
91°F
23°C
73°F
Tuesday
13/01/2015
Light Rain and Broken Clouds Light Rain and Broken Clouds 33°C
91°F
23°C
73°F

 Mombasa Weather Forecast
 

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