Most people want to spend their holidays in Mombasa but you may go there and wonder if swimming is the only thing to do.
If not well guided you will spend most of your time on a beach which can eventually get boring or spend your time in recreational activities that are both fun and affordable. If you’re in for a good time then here are some things you can do while in Coast.
1. Haller Park.
Haller Park plays host to a variety of wildlife including hippos, giraffes, buffalos, and antelopes as well as smaller mammals and birds. It’s ideal for cycling, jogging, and nature trails while inhaling nature in all its beauty! It’s situated along the Mombasa/Malindi highway near Nakumatt Nyali.
2. Fort Jesus.
It was built by the Portuguese at the end of the 16th century at the southern edge of the town of Mombasa, over a spur of coral rock, and kept under their control for one century. It’s now under museums of Kenya where you can visit and go back down memory lane. It’s a nice place for weekends out and very affrodable. Costs are KSh 200 per Kenyan national and KSh 400 for foreigners.
3. Pirates Public beach.
This public beach is never a dull moment. Probably the most popular public beach in Mombasa, it’s an ideal place for swimming, esp for Bara people learning how to swim in the ocean. It’s located along the Mombasa Malindi highway on your way to Mtwapa.
4. Mamba Village.
Mamba village is one of East Africa’s largest crocodile farms. The crocodile farm has many fun activities and children can play in bouncing castles and ride camels.
5. Tudor Water-Sports.
Tudor water sports not only has a lovely view of the ocean but also offers water sports to guest seeking an adrenaline rush.
6. Mombasa Marine National Park.
The park lies between the Mtwapa and Tudor, on the south coast of Mombasa. Its blue waters are ideal for windsurfing, water skiing, snorkeling, and diving. It’s one of the fun places in Mombasa to visit and is affordable.