Mombasa Coast Holiday Deals
Mombasa Coast: Introduction
Mombasa is the second-largest city in Kenya. Lying next to the Indian Ocean, holidays to Mombasa Coast are very convenient, thanks to the international airport. Several famous beaches decorate the sun-kissed coastline, not least the famous Bamburi Beach to the north and Diani Beach to the south, providing a range of activities for all ages that make a Mombasa Coast holiday perfect for families. An abundance of sports, nightlife, restaurants and cultural attractions give Mombasa Coast a deserved reputation as the perfect place for a package holiday.
Reasons to visit
Kenya’s wildlife is world famous and a cheap safari holidays to Mombasa Coast gives you the opportunity to visit Haller Park, the largest animal sanctuary in the area, home to hippos, giraffes, zebras and buffalo, and an enormous variety of reptiles and insects in the botanical gardens. For the brave who want to get really close to nature, feeding reptiles is allowed under the close supervision of a guide.
Mombasa sits at the junction of Africa and Asia, and combined with European influences, package holidays to Mombasa Coast offer the full range of high quality cuisine, architecture and history, all of which is reflected in a Mombasa Coast holiday.
Things to see & do
A Mombasa package holiday puts you at the centre of coastal tourism in Kenya. Fort Jesus is Mombasa’s most popular tourist attraction. Built in the sixteenth century by the Portuguese, the fort features torture rooms and prison cells, and canons, which were used to defend the fort from invaders as well as rioting locals, can be seen both inside and outside of the fort.
The Mombasa Tusks are an essential stop on a Mombasa Coast holiday. These symbolic representations of entrance into the heart of the town were built to commemorate the visit of Queen Elizabeth in 1952, as they lay directly on the path from the port to the town. Ivory was considered to be an exquisite commodity during the time, and the tusks were meant to welcome and embrace the Queen and the British Empire.
Mamba Village, which is situated in Nyali, is East Africa’s largest crocodile farm. A tour of the farm starts with a film on the lifecycle and behaviour of crocodiles, followed by a comprehensive tour of the rest of farm, and ends with the highlight of the day, bloodthirsty crocodiles fighting for food during feeding time.
Kenya enjoys year-round sunshine on the tropical coast and enjoys an average of 27°C. Most parts of the country experience two rainy seasons: the 'long rains' falling over a ten week period between April and June, and the 'short rains' over a five week period between November and December. The rain tends to fall mainly at night and is usually a short and heavy tropical downpour. There is plenty of sunshine all the year round and summer clothes are worn throughout the year. However, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning.
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