Best Things To Do in Mombasa, Kenya

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Major Mombasa tourist attractions include:

  • Fort Jesus
  • Old Town
  • Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve and Mamba Village Centre

Mombasa sightseeing includes a visit to:

  • Rabai Museum
  • Haller Park
  • Diani Beach
  • Nyali Beach
  • Mombasa Butterfly House
  • Shimba Hills National Reserve
  • Tiwi Beach
  • The famous Mombasa Tusks and the Nguuni Nature Sanctuary

One of the places to visit in Mombasa is the Bombolulu Workshop.

Below we have a list of things to do in Mombasa and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Mombasa getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Mombasa with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Mombasa

Here is the list of things to do in Mombasa and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Haller Park

    4.3 (1132 Votes)
    Haller Park

    Park, Wildlife Park, Nature

    Haller Park also called as Bamburi Nature Trail is a nature park in Bamburi, Mombasa. Previously an abandoned quarry, the place was converted into an ecological heaven. The work of restoring the wasteland into a nature park began in the 1970s. Today, the Haller park mombasa is home to vibrant ecosystem consisting of grasslands, forests, animals and lakes.  The park consists of - ...Read more
  2. Fort Jesus Museum

    4.3 (902 Votes)
    Fort Jesus Museum

    Museum, Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture

    Built by the Portuguese in the year 1593 and designed by Italian architect JoaoBatista Cairato, the fort has stood the test of time. It was built to secure the safety of the Portuguese living in on the east coast of Africa. The fort has faced a lot of attacks and hostilities and has lived to tell the tale. It even acted as a prison for a brief period. Today, the fort is an important historical ...Read more
  3. Diani Beach

    Beach, Walking Area, Play, Water Sport

    One of the most happening beaches in Mombasa, the Diani beach is full of water sport activities and nice beach side shacks. A spread of pristine white sand and soothing blue waters, the Diani Beach is a must visit on your trip to Mombasa.
  4. Old Town

    Walking Area, Historical Site, Restaurant, Street Market

    Located around Fort Jesus, this historic district has mostly been converted into souvenir shops and restaurants. From good antique shops to street bargaining, you will find a lot of interesting items and artefacts over here. For architecture fans, this place will leave you awestruck.
  5. Mamba Village Centre

    3.9 (1068 Votes)
    Mamba Village Centre

    Village, Wildlife Safari, Botanical Garden

    The Mamba Village Centre is Africa's Largest Crocodile Farm. Along with this, it also houses a botanical garden and a horse and camel riding area. The Crocodile farm features an all-inclusive tour as well as presentations on the life cycle and behaviour of crocodiles. The Mamba Village Centre is Africa's Largest Crocodile Farm. Along with this, it also houses a botanical garden and a horse...Read more
  6. Bombululu Workshops And Cultural Centre

    Art And Culture, Off Beaten Path, Workshop

    Bombolulu Workshops and Cultural Centre is a programme of The Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK). The APDK operates several workshops and a cultural centre through which it offers social and economic rehabilitation and empowerment of people with disabilities.
  7. Mombasa Marine National Park And Reserve

    National Park, Water Sport, Scuba, Snorkeling

    A popular diving, snorkelling, water skiing and wind surfing destination, Mombasa’s Marine National Park and Reserve is the home of a variety of marine life, namely sea urchins, crabs, starfishes, different varieties of fishes, sea cucumbers and jellyfishes. The coral gardens are also one of the major attractions.
  8. Shimba Hills National Reserve

    Outdoors, Forest, Wildlife Park, Hill

    Situated around 33 kms from Mombasa, the Shimba Hills National Reserve is a small coastal reserve. The habitat mainly comprises of rainforests, scrublands and grasslands. The reserve is rich in flora and fauna and is home to the highest density of African elephants. Other animal species include antelopes, bushy tailed mongoose and small mammals like the fruit bat. Birds like the red-necked-Spur...Read more
  9. Nguuni Nature Sanctuary

    4.1 (582 Votes)
    Nguuni Nature Sanctuary

    Outdoors, Wildlife Sanctuary , Hill, Bird Watching

    Situated along the Nguu Tatu Hills, the Nguuni Nature Sanctuary is home to Giraffes, elands, Ostrich, antelope and Oryx. Located at a distance of 4km from Lafarge Bamburi Cement on the Nguu Tatu Hills, this sanctuary offers you a close communion with nature and various species. Many people visit this sanctuary especially at the time of sunset as it looks stunning and truly enticing. During the ...Read more
  10. Jumba La Mtwana

    4.2 (497 Votes)
    Jumba La Mtwana

    Mosque, Historical Site, Nature, Tomb

    'Jumba la Mtwana' in local language Swahili means ‘large house of the slaves’. Built in the 14th century and supposedly abandoned in the 15th, the ruins now hold mosques, a tomb and houses. The ruins give you a serene yet spooky feeling! You’ll witness how nature and humans co existed peacefully in the 14th century.
  11. Tana River Primate Reserve

    Outdoors, Forest, River, Water Sport

    2 hours drive from Mombasa brings you to the Tana River Primate Reserve. A fantastic spot for adrenalin junkies and bird watchers alike, the Tana River is an excellent water sports spot. The riverine forests along the Tana river is home to around 200 species of birdlife. These include the White-winged Apalis, Martial Eagle, Bat Hawk, African Open-bill Stork, African Pygmy-falcon, Scaly Babbler,...Read more
  12. Mombasa Butterfly House

    4 (720 Votes)
    Mombasa Butterfly House

    Outdoors, Picnic Spot, Exhibition , Bird Watching

    Recently opened to the public, the Mombasa Butterfly House is a Live Butterfly Exhibit which has a huge collection of tropical butterflies. You can visit this place for seminars, picnics as well as research.
  13. Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary

    Forest, National Park, Wildlife Sanctuary , Hill

    Just adjacent to the Shimba Hills National Reserve lies the Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary. Elephants are a major attraction and there are as many as 150 elephants currently residing in the sanctuary. The ecological attractions in Mwaluganje are diverse, such as the natural forests, grand cliffs and the warm blue Indian Ocean. Other attractions include the "God's Bridge," and the "Time Rock&rdqu...Read more
  14. Tiwi Beach

    Beach, Walking Area

    Just next to Diani Beach is the Tiwi Beach. A perfect little piece of paradise. A spread of pristine white sand and soothing blue waters, the Tiwi Beach is a must visit on your trip to Mombasa.
  15. Mombasa Tusks

    4.3 (483 Votes)
    Mombasa Tusks

    Walking Area, Monument

    Moi Avenue is known for the giant pair of elephant tusks. These tusks are made from aluminium and were put up in the year 1956 for the commemoration of a visit to Mombasa by Princess Margaret.