Mombasa is an island city on Africa’s East Coast that’s connected to Kenya by bridges and ferries. The city combines its Arabic roots in its old town with the new sprawling buildings associated with its major shipping industry. For cruisers, Mombasa offers a storied past of wars waged over the strategic trading port and the pristine resorts and beaches. At night the city is alive with locals and tourists dancing the night away at casinos and dance clubs. Contact our cruise experts for help planning your cruise to Mombasa, Kenya.
- Take a nature walk at Diani Beach where the Colobus Trust is working to protect the Colobus primates that lived in the area.
- Visit Fort Jesus, built while the Portuguese controlled Mombasa. The fort is built in the shape of a human torso and was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2011.
- Get a handcrafted piece of jewelry or a leather bag at the Bombolulu Workshops, an organization that gives Mombasa’s special needs community a space to learn new skills.
- Check out the beautiful churches, mosques and Hindu temples that are built all over the city. They combine to paint a vibrant picture of this city’s interesting diversity.