After Nairobi, Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya. Mombasa offers its viewers the African taste and tropics steeped in centuries of its history. This tourist base is actually joined by ferries and bridges in Kenyan coast. Mombasa is a pack of cultural pot. There are so many places to explore in Mombasa. Here are some of them, the most exotic and tourist places in Mombasa, Kenya.
This is an UNESCO world heritage site and it was built in 1593-1596 by the Portuguese. Fort Jesus is one of the top listed and famous tourist attraction place in Mombasa. An Italian architect name Cairati designed this Fort and makes it a world’s finest example in 16th century. It has many ruined buildings and battlements.
The people who love animals, this place is for them. Haller Park is for animal lovers. Bamburi Natural Trail is its official name. In this park people will find planted trees, fish farm, Wildlife Park etc. This park is also home for a 130 years old tortoise name Mzee. Around 160 species are stay in this park.
Mombasa Marine National Park
Mombasa Marine National Park protects seagrass beds, coral reef, mangroves and sandy beaches and it is one of the most busiest offshore of Kenya’s reserves. In this park snorkeling and diving are the most attractive activities to do. The popular beaches of Kenya like Shanzu, Nyali and Bamburi all provides access to this Marine Park.
North Coast Beaches
Covered with crystal clear waters, palm lined beaches and coral reefs the North Coast Beaches are closer to the airport and city of Mombasa.
The “old town” remind the days of Portuguese ruled in this port. It lays on the southeast side of Mombasa. The towns are mostly for Asian, European origin and Arab.
Tourist can also explore the beauty of South Coast Beaches, the Mombasa Tusks, Mamba Village Centre, Bombolulu Workshops and Cultural Centre, Mombasa Go-Kart and many more.
Visiting Mombasa Kenya