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Explore The Hidden Gems In Mombasa

Kenya has to be one destination on every traveller’s bucket list. Mombasa is one of Kenya’s hidden gems and as Nigerians, you get your visa on arrival.

If you have been dreaming of turquoise blue water, palm trees and white sandy beaches, then Mombasa is the place to be. It also has a rich history and vibrant culture.
This is a guide on how to have a memorable experience in Mombasa.

Check in to Serena Beach Resort and Spa

Serene beach resort and Spa. Photo: Beyondkenyasafaris

Serene beach resort and Spa. Photo: Exas travel

The Beach Resort is a gorgeous hotel perfect for a getaway. The resort has a Swahili vibe and there are several activities to engage in during your stay like swimming, paddle boating, windsurfing and more.

However, it is not the most affordable hotel in Mombasa. If you are working with a budget, then the Reef Hotel is a superb three-star hotel in Mombasa. The customer service here is exceptional and most people visit over and again. This hotel has a lot of facilities that will make your stay memorable and ideal for both honeymooners and families.

Visit Haller Park

Tortise at Haller Park. Photo: Incentivetravel

This nature park is located at Bamburi, Mombasa. It is a sanctuary for the Aldabra tortoise, giraffes, monkeys, hippopotamus and more.

Enjoy a walk through the botanical gardens, feed the giraffes and get up close with a variety of animals at the Haller Park.

Explore Fort Jesus

Fort Jesus. Photo: National Museums Kenya

The Portuguese built Fort Jesus in the 16th century to protect the town from invaders. It is now a museum which gives an insight into the slave trade era and the rich history of Kenya.

Sail to Wasini Island

Wasini Island dolphins Photo: Wasini Dolphin Tours

Sail on a dhow to Wasini Island. This is an opportunity to spot dolphins and go snorkelling. A Wasini Island tour comes with authentic experiences like visiting the Shimoni caves of the slave trade era, Swahili villages and enjoying delicious meals in Wasini Village.

Dine at Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant

Ali Barbours cave restaurant. Photo: Rosalia photographer

Experience fine dining in a candlelit magical cave and star gaze as you enjoy a seafood meal. They named this restaurant after Alibaba and the Forty Thieves. The cave restaurant offers free pickup and drops off to hotels around Diani Beach. It is a must visit for a couples hotspot.

Unwind at Diani Beach

Camels on Diani Beach. Photo: Hendrick Terbeck

The white sandy beaches, palm trees and turquoise blue water are one of the best things it offers. This is one of the most popular beaches in Mombasa, Kenya.

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