In the 15th century, Mombasa was a small influential port and has played a significant role in laying the foundation for the town it is today. It has been ruled by the Portuguese, Arabs, and British which have all influenced the town's culture and the attractions that still are there including the historical Fort Jesus and Old Town. Mombasa lies on the coast and is a bustling city because there is a vibrant mixture of culture architecture, and entertainment.
Thus sultry area offers amazing things to see, beaches to relax on, and beautiful nature reserves to visit on Mombasa holidays. At the Shimba Hills National Reserve, you will encounter a beautiful forest setting with elephants, leopards, and the rare sable antelope. Mombasa beaches offer many sorts of activities for adults and kids alike such as deep sea fishing and water sports. Some tours of the town, safaris in game parks, and vamping can be planned for Mombasa holidays.
Old Town is the part of Mombasa that is reminiscent of the days when the Arabs exerted a huge influence on its town and its culture. It is well known for its ancient buildings, grand art designs, and curio shops that carry antiques and popular Kenyan souvenirs. Old Town is best seen when explored on foot with an experienced guide because the streets are too narrow to accommodate a large number of vehicles. The town's inhabitants are mostly of Arab origin. Fort Jesus is located just a few steps away fro where the town starts, therefore, a complete tour of the fort and the Old Town can be done in one day.
Towards the South there are a number of beaches and resort hotels. There are three white sand coral beaches here. On the pleasant Shimoni and Wasini islands, there is authentic Swahili culture and a protected marine reserve. North of Mombasa, there are also several beaches like Nyali, Bamburi, Shanzu, Kikambala, and Vipingo that are well worth a visit. It is here that you will find the exotic town of Kilifi, which is home to some adventurers and artists from all over the world. There are a few beaches and attractions between Mombasa and Kilifi that are worth visiting on your Mombasa holidays.
Mamba Crocodile Village is a crocodile farm where you can see newborn and full grown crocs. About 15 miles from Mombasa is a reclaimed and reforested area that was once a quarry for cement production. Today, you can see the beautiful landscape that is populated with many animal species. You can take a Nissan to Mtwapa and tell the trout that you wish to get off at the Bamburi Nature Trail.
High season for the Mombasa holidays are January, April through July and then August and the beginning of September, and then December. Mombasa hotels incorporate the activities as part of their entertainment with the goal of making Mombasa holidays the ultimate travel experience.
Complementing its diverse culture, Mombasa's restaurants offer a variety of tastes. Some delicacies include freshly cut seafood that is made to order on a dhow. The nightlife in Mombassa is always exciting and the clubs and casinos can keep you going all night long. Whether you are thinking of going on vacation, doing some traveling, or just having some fun, Mombasa is the place for all.