Mombasa and the Coast is Kenya’s main tourist destination. The city is located on the Eastern coastline of Kenya bordering the Indian Ocean which has made it a popular destination for its beaches. Mombasa offers diverse marine life, world-class hotels and a friendly atmosphere with a tropical climate all year round.
Mombasa is a Swahili founded and ruled city founded between the 1st and 5th centuries. It was occupied by the Portuguese, Arabs and British at different time in its history, originating back to the 16th century when trade routes opened by sea. Mombasa’s culture today still exhibits that of its past. Historical ruins like Forte Jesus de Mombasa (Fort Jesus), an historic Portuguese fort, and the Old Town are attractions influenced by Mombasa’s trade culture, with many examples of Portuguese and Islamic architecture remaining.
Modern Mombasa is a city of great diversity and life. This is a town where all are welcomed and quickly absorbed into this great coastal melting pot; it is a place where both history and progress are greatly valued, where a busy harbour existence is lived at its own unique, tropical pace.