Mombasa Travel Guide

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Old townLocated around Ft. Jesus, this historic district has mostly been converted into souvenir shops and restaurants. A nice place to explore on a Sunday when much of the city is closed down.
Kinazini Funzi Dhow SafarisPhone: +254.734.603.250Hours: Every dayPrice: $105Visit unspoilt Funzi Island via Dhow (traditional Arab sailing ship), explore Ramisi River Mangroves by canoe for crocs and lots of bird life up close, bathe on a sandbank in the Indian Ocean, feast on a lobster and seafood BBQ on a Robinson Cruesoe island.
Haller ParkEast Side of Links Road just North of NyaliHours: 8:30 - 5:30Price: 800Small zoo with somewhat of a park feel. Animals include Giraffs, Hippos (2), Monkeys, Reptile house. Guides speak English, Spanish, French and other languages. Watch out for the monkeys they are numerous and appear friendly but do occasionally bite.
Avicennia Islandinfo@kayakingkenya.comPhone: +254 724 414860Hours: Every Tues, Thurs, SatPrice: $90For south coast adventures, Avicennia Island is unbeatable. Kayak silently through submerged mangrove forests, swim & sunbathe in the emerald waters of the Funzi Sandbar, enjoy a sumptuous seafood barbeque meal served at a delightful wooden banda.
Diani BeachDiani Beach is the place to head to. A fantastic long white beach with loads of watersports and primates to see. A night at '40 thieves' beach bar is a great place to hang out with a few tuskers (beers). If you want to see one of the six primates species in South Coast Kenya visit the colobus trust for an informative walk to spot one of the many wild primates.
Tiwi BeachTiwi Beach is a place to visit on Mombasas south coast. Quiet beach not spoiled by mass tourism. Take the Likoni ferry to the south by taxi (ca $ 50,00) from Mombasa city center.
Nyali TheatreNyali Theatre featuring hollywood and bollywood new releases (500 KSH), with bowling alley, casino, and Italian Restaurant. Have some bhel puri while you're there. Taxi from centre 800 KSH, Tuk Tuk- 300 KSH.
Mtwapa CreekMtwapa Creek is a place to visit on Mombasas north coast. An Indian Ocean inlet with some small marinas and beautiful tropical vegetation. Very famous for bird watching, mountain bike tours around the creek and starting point for deep sea fishing trips.
Colobus Trust nature walksColobus Trust nature walks and conservation volunteering.

source: Wikivoyage

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