• Diani Beach

Mombasa Holidays

As Kenya's oldest and second largest city, Mombasa offers a cosmoplitan mix of cultures. Wander past Arabic, African, Swahili, and European influenced architecture, listen to the rhythm of Taarab music and taste the traditional Swahili street food. We love the rich heritage of Mombasa's Old Town, where you can put your finger on the pulse of Africa's diverse culture.

Leave the heat of the city behind and you'll discover the stunning east African coastline. Retreat to one of our tranquil resorts, located on some of Kenya's top beaches, and you'll feel like you're in paradise with stretches of powdery white sands caressed by turquoise waters. 

Idyllic coastal Mombasa provides a relaxing contrast to the thrills of an action-packed safari – call and speak to one of our Destination Specialists and we'll put together your perfect itinerary. 

Destination Highlights
  • Discover some of Kenya's finest beaches
  • Explore the rich culture of the city
  • Excellent spot for diving, snorkelling and watersports
  • Year-round tropical climate

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Kole Kole Swimming pool

Baobab Beach Resort and Spa

Mombasa

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,069 pp

Baobab Beach Resort and Spa
Swimming pool

Voyager Beach Resort

Mombasa

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,219 pp

Voyager Beach Resort
Serena Beach Hotel

Serena Beach Hotel and Spa

Mombasa

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£949 pp

Serena Beach Hotel and Spa

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa

Mombasa

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,129 pp

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa

Time Zone

GMT +3

Flight Time

Approximately 12 hours, there are no direct flights from the UK. Mombasa is a 1 hour flight from Nairobi, which is served directly by Kenya Airways and British Airways.

Currency

KES - Kenyan shilling

Visa Information

British citizens need to obtain a visa for Kenya. This can be booked online before travel or bought on arrival.

Language

English is widely spoken.

Health Information

Special vaccines are required for travel to Kenya. Speak to your GP about the latest medical advice.

Select month

Average weather in January

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Mombasa
27ºC
37mm

Average weather in February

Good travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Mombasa
27ºC
15mm

Average weather in March

Good travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Mombasa
28ºC
49mm

Average weather in April

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Avg. rainfall
Mombasa
27ºC
124mm

Average weather in May

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Avg. rainfall
Mombasa
26ºC
238mm

Average weather in June

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Mombasa
24ºC
85mm

Average weather in July

Best travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
Mombasa
24ºC
61mm

Average weather in August

Best travel weather

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Mombasa
24ºC
60mm

Average weather in September

Good travel weather

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Mombasa
25ºC
54mm

Average weather in October

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Mombasa
26ºC
113mm

Average weather in November

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Mombasa
26ºC
118mm

Average weather in December

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Mombasa
27ºC
69mm
  • Natalie, Destination Specialist

    Natalie

    Destination Specialist

    “Don’t worry if you don’t decide to book a safari before you go. Most hotels offer one night safaris or even just day safaris – but make sure to book through your hotel or rep in resort.”

  • George, Destination Specialist

    George

    Destination Specialist

    “The best decision I made during my trip was to visit Mombasa town – take a stroll down the streets of the Old Town, rich in history and filled with a mixture of Arabic, Portuguese, British and Asian culture.”

  • Nick, Senior Destination Manager

    Nick

    Senior Destination Manager

    “If you’re a foodie, plan a visit to The Moorings in Mtwapa. It's a fabulous floating restaurant that serves great seafood.”

Types of Mombasa holidays

The Mombasa coast is Kenya's premier beach resort. Just a one hour flight from Nairobi, Mombasa offers miles and miles of beautiful white sand beaches.

Mombasa Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

The main beaches in Mombasa are Nyali Beach, Mombasa Beach and Bamburi Beach - these are some of the most popular. Most beaches here are occupied by hotels, with watersports and diving facilities and swimming is usually possible outside of the monsoon season.

You can take an internal 50-minute flight from Mombasa to Nairobi and then either take the 4–5-hour drive to the Masai Mara or fly via safari plane into an airstrip within the reserve. You can also fly from Ukunda Airport near Diani to the Masai Mara, via Nairobi. 

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