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Mombasa Travel Wiki

City travel and information guide
Tourist information, guides, as well as search possibility for cheapest travel offers and hotel deals. Get the best and cheapest vacation.

Travel to Mombasa

Mombasa has a rich history where centuries of trade and all kinds of cultural influences have shaped the Swahili culture, including the national language of Kenya, appropriately called Swahili.

The language reflects Kenya’s colourful history; it incorporates words from Arabic, Portuguese and even German origin. Swahili is now spoken all over East Africa, and even as far as the Congo.

A walk through Mombasa Old Town reveals the heart of the Swahili culture. The narrow streets can hardly accommodate cars, but all the more people and donkeys. The high houses provide shade from the scorching Mombasa sun; the heavy wooden doors are beautifully carved and inscribed with Arabic text from the Koran; Islam is the dominant religion alongside the Kenyan coast. On the veranda’s, old men in traditional Muslim attire chat the day away sharing a pot of spicy coffee.

At the edge of Old Town, facing Mombasa bay, stands Fort Jesus; built by the Portuguese who conquered the city in the 16th Century. They held on to the fort until the British colonialists turned it into a prison.

The fort is open for viewing, inside is a museum narrating the history of the fort and its occupants. The canons used to keep attackers at bay still proudly stand facing the sea.

Travel and stay

If you are looking for places to stay there are some possibilities where you can search for the cheapest options.

Hostelworld where you can search for budget accommodation

Hotellook where you can search hotels and apartments

Airbnb where you can search accommodation in private apartments and rooms

Rent your transport

A way to get around the city is looking for offers on renting the transport.

Discover Cars is a website offering price comparison on car rentals all over the world

Rent bikes and motorbikes

BikesBooking is a website where you can search bikes, scooter and motorcycle rental.

City tours and transfers

When you are ready to discover the city you can find information about city tours and tranfers in the city on different websites offering search engines with all in one search.

Kiwitaxi is a website where you can search the best offers for city and airport transfers

City Tours and attractions

Find city tours and attractions with local guides and discover the city with the locals. Check ticket prices and book in advance for the biggest and most popular attractions.

Where is the city, maps

See on the map where you can find the city in the country and calculate how far it is.

City Tourist Information

Below you will find a listing of what to see and do in the city

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The ruins of Gedi

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Online weather and forecast

The weather and weather forecast for the coming days will be updated several times every day

Mombasa
scattered clouds
25.2 ° C
25.2 °
25.2 °
80 %
5.9kmh
47 %
Tue
25 °
Wed
30 °
Thu
30 °
Fri
31 °
Sat
29 °

Closest terminals to the city

Here you can see which is the closest terminals to the city

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