Attractions and Things to Do in Mombasa Kenya, Mombasa is a coastal city of Kenya along the Indian Ocean known for its beaches, world-class beach resorts and its historical significance. It is the most popular and second largest city in Kenya after Nairobi. Mombasa is one of the best filming locations in Kenya giving you an opportunity to feature culture, history, golf, water sports and beautiful world’s finest beaches. Attractions and Things to Do in Mombasa Kenya include the following;
History and culture
For those who love historical architecture, one of the key visitor sites to film in Mombasa is Fort Jesus, near Mombasa’s old town. It was built by the Portuguese in the 16th Century to repel attacks by local people and foreign invaders who objected to Portuguese control of East Africa’s trade routes. The fort is still there providing visitors with a snapshot of life in the days of the slave trade.
Old town Lamu is the longest surviving settlement in Kenya and also the best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa. Now classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage site the town is full of history and culture. Motorized transport is not allowed in the narrow streets, where people move around on foot or by bicycle or donkey.
You can as well film the local communities on the coast where you will find a warm welcome from the local people giving you an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the history of these communities and their enduring cultural traditions.
Mombasa is home to some of the world’s finest beaches with miles of pristine white powdery sand bordering the Indian Ocean. There is a great choice of Holiday opportunities from quiet, secluded getaways on private beaches to open holiday stays at the larger resorts and hotels. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the beach, ride a camel or take a dip in the warm, translucent waters.
The colourful marine parks and reserves are excellent locations for snorkeling and diving. These parks provide an opportunity to film the Aquatic life along the coast and in the Indian Ocean. The cost is well endowed with marine wildlife boating no fewer than eight marine parks. The Kisite and Mpunguti marine parks offer protection to more than 250 recorded species of fish and over 45 varieties of coral reefs. This makes it great place to film coral reefs and various fish species.
Where to stay in Mombasa town
Accommodation options to stay in during your holiday in Mombasa town range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Accommodation options include Reef Hotel Mombasa, Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel, Travellers Beach Hotel, PrideInn Express Nyali, Afrika Pearl and Spa, Bahari Beach Hotel among others. Contact us here for reservation details and booking.
How to get to Mombasa town
By road: Mombasa town is easily accessible on tarmac from Nairobi.
By Air: You can fly straight into Mombasa, Lamu or Malindi. Many international flights arrive into Mombasa every day.
By Train: There is a passenger train service called madaraka Express which operates between Nairobi and Mombasa using this train it will take you just 4 to 5 hours to get to Mombasa.
What is the best time to visit Mombasa town?
Mombasa town can be visited throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October.
How to book a safari to Kenya?
Booking a Safari Trip to Kenya, once you have your planned dates of travel confirmed we will need you to send us an email here so that we check for availability of services online once we confirm all services are available for your planned dates we will let you know so that we can send you a draft itinerary to start planning for your safari trip to Kenya. Once you confirm the itinerary we will send you an invoice for you to make a deposit, Once the payment is done and we have received it on our account we will go ahead and secure all services accordingly. It is advised to book your safari to Kenya in advance at least 2-3 months’ prior your visit especially if you are planning to travel in the peak season of June to October.
Kenya Tourist Visa Advice
You will need to purchase the tourist visa to get to Kenya. Many travelers prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Kenya this is the best option and you will be able to get the Kenya Tourist Visa online upon paying USD51.00 for Tourist Visa
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