WHERE TO STAY IN MOMBASA
Location is the most significant criteria for scoring an accommodation, followed by hotel size and design, cuisine, service level, involvement with local communities and environmental impact.
The south coast is where you will find the highest level luxury accommodations, one of which is The Funzi Keys at Tier 1. The 17 sea-front and sea-view cottages are situated on a secluded seashore surrounded by mangrove islands and channels. The menu includes fresh seafood caught daily, as well as organic fruits and vegetables sourced locally.
The all-inclusive Kinondo Kwetu has only 15 guest rooms that easily accommodate single travelers, couples, families and small groups, and meals are simply served wherever nature creates the most beautiful setting. The ten individually-appointed guest rooms at AfroChic Diani reflect the coastal atmosphere and cultural African influences. Food is absolutely divine here.
We also recommend the boutique Alfajiri Villas offering only three exclusive beach villas. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been the publicized guests at Alfajiri Villas.
Mid-range accommodations at AfricanMecca Tier 2 are found on the North Coast and South Coast of Mombasa, such as Swahili Beach Resort on Diani Beach, a 140-room accommodation that features an intriguing blend of African, Arabic, Indian and Swahili Zanzibar-Lamu architecture while Serena Beach Hotel & Spa on Shanzu Beach offers a discerning 164-room resort that is designed like an authentic and affluent 13th century Swahili village.
At these accommodations, you receive excellent service, although not as personalized as that at more exclusive Tier 1 premier accommodations, and the delicious food is typically served buffet-style with optional a-la-carte at a supplement. If you require a boutique hotel in the Tier 2 category, we recommend Tijara Beach on the south coast of Mombasa that offers only 4 rooms with a maximum of 8 guests on average.
For the budget-conscious Tier 3 traveler, the north coast offers ease of access to beaches and local attractions, as well as many of the largest resorts in Mombasa, such as the 236-room Voyager Beach Resort on Nyali Beach and the 298-room Southern Palms Beach Resort on Diani Beach and also one of the larger resorts, Baobab Beach Resort & Spa, has 323 rooms with a maximum capacity of over 600+ guests on a full night!
Meals are palatable and typically served buffet-style with minimal flexibility in meal options or scheduling, and the affordable nature of these accommodations mean that there are very high number of guests and service is just adequate. For a small, intimate Tier 3 beach lodging, we recommend Pinewood Beach Resort on Galu Beach with its 58 guest rooms and suites located in a secluded area of the South Coast.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI & BEACH BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR MOMBASA IN EASTERN KENYA
When beach vacationing in Mombasa, we recommend experiencing some of the surrounding Mombasa attractions and tour activities after your Kenya safari to Masai Mara for the wildebeest migration, Amboseli, Samburu or Laikipia - Lewa, Nakuru and Naivasha - Great Rift Valley Lakes. You can also day trek or climb the 2nd highest mountain in Africa - Mount Kenya.
You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Meru, Chyulu Hills or Tsavo East - Tsavo West ending with a twin-beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu.
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BEACH HOLIDAYING IN MOMBASA
Bury your toes in the soft white sand while watching soothing waves lap the Mombasa shoreline. The aquamarine of the Indian Ocean stretches as far as the eye can see, meeting the blue sky on the horizon.
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GUIDE ON MOMBASA
As you walk along the winding streets of Mombasa, you will be captivated by the mixture and acceptance of varied cultures, history and coastal metropolitan flair that is reflected in the people and architecture.
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TOUR MOMBASA ATTRACTIONS
Mombasa Island and its surrounds offer varied tour attractions, from 16th century built Fort Jesus, old town area, dhow dinner cruise, fishing to snorkeling, diving at Kisite and Mombasa Marine Parks.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT MOMBASA
When combined with a wildlife safari, the two dry seasons from July through October and January until February are the best times to visit Mombasa as the sky has few, if any, clouds, and sunshine is abundant.
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