Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa is the rich and colourful chief port of Kenya situated on the coast of the Indian Ocean. With a diverse history of visitors due to trade as well as being fought over by colonisers, Mombasa is a melting pot of culture and language – as well as a mixture of delicious exotic food! From its spice markets to its temples, churches, and forts – the city will keep you captivated with cultural curiosity.

The Old Town is the craft centre of the city. It is filled with meandering streets of local handcrafts, silversmiths, goldsmiths, and antique shops filled with Swahili, Indian and Arabian furniture. Mombasa is also known for its beaches. It is popular for diving and watersports – a place to both soak in the sun and pump up the adrenalin. Wakeboarding, windsurfing, banana boating, skiing, and canoeing are but a few of the aquatic activities available.

With the combination of the coast, culture, city excitement, animal sanctuaries, and a springboard to the Maasai Mara National park – Mombasa is a wonderful mixture of East African adventure.