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Mombasa Safaris

Add the excitement of a safari adventure to a paradise beach getaway and you have the ideal combination that is a Mombasa safari holiday.

Enjoy the best of both worlds on Mombasa safari holidays

If you can drag yourself away from the pristine beaches of Mombasa then why not swap the calm shores for an exhilarating Kenya safari holiday? From Mombasa beach it is only about three hours’ drive to the park gate of Tsavo National Park, where you can embark on a thrilling Big Five safari. See the world famous Tsavo lions at home in this incredibly diverse ecosystem.

If you’re wanting something even more adventurous, a short flight away is the world famous Masai Mara. Stay overnight at the Governors Il Moran Camp and watch the wild animals pass by from your luxury tent. 

Only a half-hour drive from your Mombasa beach hotel is the boutique Shimba Hills National Reserve, a coastal area rich in plant biodiversity, as well as birds, butterflies and large animals such as elephants.

City and beach on Kenya safari holidays

Once you’ve achieved sensory overload with the incredible wildlife experiences of Kenya safari holidays, it’s time to stretch out on the smooth white sands of Diani Beach, relaxing on the palm-fringed shore on a sunbed under one of the many palapas. The next day, go snorkelling in the Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve. There is a wide range of hotels in Mombasa so let us help you pick the perfect Mombasa beach hotel and you will find that a Kenya safari and beach holiday truly has everything. 

The coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya, is a bustling port with a quaint and historic Old Town so make time to take a boat ride or the road bridge to explore its vibrant markets. From Swahili culture to Asian, Portuguese and Arab influences, markets like the one on Biashara Street will be a fun contrast on your Mombasa safari holidays. Also on Mombasa Island is the lovely Pirates Beach resort area with clear water and tasty eateries.

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Destination Manager

"Seeing the Masai Mara from 200 feet above in a hot air balloon is something I will remember forever. Watch as elephants graze and giraffes chomp, then enjoy a Champagne breakfast in the bush – a fantastic experience."