Wild Surrounds. Tranquil moments.
Equally known for its miles of white-sand beaches and well-protected game reserves, this eastern Kenyan city hugs the Indian Ocean, making it the ideal destination for both surf and safari.
Touched by centuries of colonization, Mombasa’s skyline is a collection of UNESCO designated Portuguese, Arab, and English architecture interspersed with modern hotels. Journey to Mvita—the central part of the city set on an island—by ferry or bridge to see Mombasa’s Old Town. Dotted by ruins, this historical district is awash in Swahili architecture and romantic ambiance. Walk the Haile Selassie Road and peruse market stalls filled with colorful vintage textiles, street food, and souvenir shops.
Wander outside the Old Town and cosmopolitan city center to explore the Leven Coral Reef in the Mombasa Marine National Park and Marine Reserve—a 200-square-kilometer diver’s paradise complete with three wrecks to visit. Take in the region’s rich mangrove forests with a river tour of Tudor Creek and Avicennia Island. Walk amongst friendly giants like giraffes at one of the city’s many parks.
Relax and curl your toes in the sand at Shandzu Beach. Rent a bike and experience local life at Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach. Savor fresh grilled seafood as you watch the sunset from Bamburi Beach. Forget what you thought about Africa, this cruise to Mombasa, Kenya is beyond your wildest dreams.