City

Mombasa

Coastal gem blending Swahili culture with tropical beaches.

Kenya
Location
1,200,000
Population
50 m
Altitude

About Mombasa

Mombasa, Kenya's second-largest city, is a vibrant coastal metropolis that boasts a rich history and a diverse cultural tapestry. Situated on the Indian Ocean, it serves as the country's main port and a gateway to the beautiful beaches and marine parks along the Kenyan coast. Mombasa's heritage is a blend of African, Arab, Persian, and Indian influ...

When to go

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Seasons

December - February
Best time to go
Perfect for those looking to soak up the sun on Mombasa's tropical beaches and explore its rich cultural heritage.
March - June
Low Season
The rainy season can affect beach activities but is great for fewer crowds and lush scenery.
December - February
July - August
High Season
Hot and dry, ideal for beach holidays and exploring the city's attractions.
September - November
Shoulder Season
Warm and slightly wet, offering a balance for visitors to enjoy both the city and the beaches with fewer tourists.

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Mombasa is generally safe for tourists, with precautions advised for personal belongings and at night. Vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever, along with malaria prophylaxis, are recommended for travelers to Kenya.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Mombasa's connectivity by air, rail, and road with major Kenyan and international cities makes it easily accessible for all types of travelers.
Getting Around
Taxis, tuk-tuks, and matatus provide convenient ways to navigate the city and reach various attractions and beaches.
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