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Darren, your guide to Mombasa from Escape Worldwide.
“My favourite beach in Mombasa is Diani, where the sand is so white and it seems to go on forever - it’s just perfect! ”
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2-night Tsavo Explorer Safari
This short safari departs every Thursday from your beach hotel. It includes an afternoon game drive in Tsavo East and morning and afternoon game drives in Tsavo West, usually with a visit to Mzima Springs. Stay at Ashnil Aruba Lodge and Kilaguni Serena Lodge.
- Prices from £439 per person
3-night Parks & Peaks Safari
Combine Tsavo West, Amboseli and Tsavo East. Departs on Friday from your beach hotel with an afternoon game drive and a visit to Mzima Springs in Tsavo West. Afternoon and morning game drives are
also enjoyed in Amboseli and Tsavo East National Parks. Stay at Kilaguni Serena Lodge, Amboseli Serena Lodge and Ashnil Aruba Lodge.
- Prices from £759 per person
Kenya’s Indian Ocean coastline is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and makes the perfect place to relax after a safari, or for a holiday destination in its own right. With almost 500 km of gorgeous beaches, superb snorkelling and diving, secluded islands, archaeological treasures, a long history and a warm welcome, Kenya’s Mombasa coast is waiting to be explored.
Getting to Mombasa
Arrival airport Mombasa
Transfer time North Coast hotels 30-45 minutes, South Coast hotels 1.5-2 hours, Watamu & Malindi approx 2 hours.
Daily flights from Heathrow via Nairobi operate year-round, with UK regional departures also available. Mombasa airport is a 60 minute flight from Nairobi, so most safari itineraries in Kenya or Tanzania can be easily extended to the beach on the same day.
Time difference GMT +3
Currency Kenyan Shilling
Language English, Kiswahili
Entry details (for British nationals) a visa is required for entry to Kenya, and this can be obtained prior to departure online. Passports need at least 6 months validity from your date of entry. Before you depart, check the latest travel advice at www.fco.gov.uk.
What to do in Mombasa
Mombasa is a great place to chill out and do nothing, and works perfectly after an active safari especially. There’s plenty to see and do if you want to explore though - Mombasa City makes a fascinating experience, with a long history of trading and slaves. Visit Fort Jesus, built by the Portuguese, and the Old Town, with it's array of shops and markets. If you haven’t been on safari then it’s easy to head inland from the coast to some of the nearby national parks for your fill of wildlife. Mombasa’s North Coast tends to offer more in the way of activities, restaurants and nightlife, while the South Coast is perfect for chilling out on the beach or by the pool.
Where to stay in Mombasa
There's a good selection of beach hotels in Mombasa, ranging from simple properties for the budget-conscious to luxurious five star options. On the North Coast the main beach area is at Bamburi, where the beach is lively and there's plenty to do, while the heart of the South Coast is Diani Beach, where there are a few local facilities and the beach goes on for miles!
Holiday ideas in Mombasa
Spend a week or two relaxing in one of Mombasa's excellent hotels, or opt for a safari plus beach holiday, following the excitement of a safari in Kenya with the relaxation of the Indian Ocean beaches. It's even possible to split your beach break between the North and South Coasts! For a shorter safari experience, try our 2 and 3 night safari excursions from the coast.
|Bamburi Beach Hotel|
|Baobab Beach Resort|
|Diamonds Dream of Africa|
|Diani Sea Resort|
|Indian Ocean Beach Resort|
|Leopard Beach Resort|
|Msambweni Beach House|
|Neptune Palm Boutique Beach Resort|
|Neptune Village Beach Resort|
|The Ocean Spa Lodge|
|Pinewood Beach Resort|
|Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort|
|Serena Beach Resort|
|Southern Palms Beach Resort|
|Travellers Beach Hotel & Club|
|Turtle Bay Beach Club|
|Voyager Beach Resort|
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|Samburu, Shaba & Meru|
|Great Rift Valley|
|Laikipia & Lewa|
|Beaches of Mombasa|
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|3-night Baby Cheetah Safari|
|4-night Thorn Tree Safari|
|5-night Kili Safari|
|5-night Sarova Safari|
|6-night Serena Explorer Safari|
|7-night Cheetah Safari|
|9-night Kenya & Tanzania Safari|
|11-night Leopard Safari|
|13-night Great Migration Safari|
|2-night Tsavo Explorer Excursion|
|3-night Parks & Peaks Excursion|
|3-night Masai Mara Flying Safari|
|3-night Samburu Flying Safari|
|5-night Samburu & Mara Flying Safari|
|5-night Governors Safari|
|6-night Intrepids Air Safari|
|6-night Porini Wilderness Safari|
|Kenya National Parks|
|Tanzania National Parks|
|Victoria Falls extensions|
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