Holiday to Mombasa

Posted by Nazmul on July 3rd, 2019

Serenity in the form of exotic beaches, whispering palm trees, vast sea life, refreshing coconut water, the aroma of spices, camel rides on the beach, sunny days, friendly people are just a few of the things that come to mind when Mombasa is mentioned. Kenya's second-largest city is a hub of culture, leisure, and good vibes. A famous destination in Africa, it is truly worth a visit!

Moi International Airport and the Port of Mombasa are the major connections with the outside world. From Nairobi, there is a variety of state of the art buses that go to Mombasa at various intervals. One may also choose a 12-hour train ride too, which is a great experience.

There are lots to do in Mombasa tour packages. A variety of water sports, a vibrant nightlife with numerous clubs and casinos, remnants of historical and cultural attractions from centuries ago remain. The Fort Jesus and Gedi ruins are some of the attractions that thrill visitors.

Accommodation in Mombasa varies from 5-star hotels to budget beds and breakfasts. It is also possible to get furnished apartments. However, it is safest to book way in advance as Mombasa is a hot spot and during high season it is usually fully booked. Transport within the city may be in the form of a private or hired vehicle, matatus and one may also take the ferry to cross to the other side.

Mombasa is generally sunny, but it pays to be sure of the weather forecast at least a week before your visit. In most entertainment spots and eateries, one may be expected to tip out of courtesy, but it is not a must. Mombasa is generally safe, thanks to the locals' friendliness, but it is important not to linger at the beach after dark, especially when it is a public beach.

Mombasa has a marine national park where visitors can see a variety of sea life. Snorkeling and deep-sea diving are common too. Diving lessons are also offered to newcomers who are also issued with a diving certificate after completing their experience.

Visitors are advised to be polite and practice a few Swahili words and phrases like 'Jambo, Hakuna Matata, Asante, Karibu.' Locals in Mombasa are renowned for taking life easy and being friendly. It is vital to relax while there as life on the fast lane and aggressive talk may scare and even make the locals cold towards you. Just relax and have a good time, because that is how it is done in Mombasa.

A travel agent or tours & travel company will come in handy when booking a holiday to Mombasa as they may enlighten you on offers and give you the best Kenya safari and beach holidays. Try Mombasa; I guarantee you will be back.

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