The true heart of Mombasa can be found in the old town, among the narrow winding streets and Arab architecture. The air is always heavy with the scent of spices. Fresh fishes and goods arrive here regularly.
Mombasa is a very busy and vibrant city. The men and women here wear coastal Khanga and Kikoy, a kind of wrap around cloth. Women also prefer to wear traditional Bui bui.
One can find diverse life in this city. But all are absorbed into this coastal melting pot. Mosques, Hindu Temples, Christian Churches all exist in a single city.
Getting to Mombasa is quite easy as one can arrive at Mombasa by air, rail or road from Nairobi. Bus, minibus, and shuttle are available all around the place.
Accommodation is comfortable and within your budget. Some of the hotels in Mombasa are as follows:
There are a lot of places to explore. Fort Jesus is one of the most famous places with gun turrets, battlements and underground passages. This shows the historical struggle for control over Kenya coast between Portuguese army and the Shirazi Arabs.
You can also enjoy other exciting things in Mombasa such as: