Mombasa, from the old town to Africa's most beautiful beaches

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Mombasa, from the old town to Africa's most beautiful beaches

Between land and sea, the capital city of the south coast has a lot to offer. Get ready for the sweet life.

If you're looking for a bit of history and a lot of summer softness, Mombasa will answer both favourably, only 440 kilometres southeast of Nairobi, in the deep waters of two estuaries of the Indian Ocean.
The Fort Jesus citadel, built in the 17th century by the Portuguese, the Swahili-styled Basheikh Mosque and the Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Hindu Temple all witness to the city's rich past.
The white sandy beaches of the coral coast spread over 530 kilometres, interspersed with coconut and mango trees as well as… beach huts! In Diani Beach (one of the most popular), there's no shortage of activities: water skiing, diving, deep-sea fishing, sailing… Enjoy a delicious fish dish at Ali Barbour's Cave, then find nice souvenirs at the Zanzara shop. Finally, you should not hesitate stepping in the Beach Art Gallery, a great way to discover the country's upcoming generation of artists.

Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant
Ali Barbours Road
Diani Beach

+254 714 456131

www.alibarbours.co/

Diani Beach Art Gallery
Bahari Plaza Shopping Center
Diani Beach Road
Diani Beach

+254 706 629 655

www.kenyaafricanart.com/

Zanzara Boutique
Bahari Plaza Shopping Center
Diani Beach Road
Diani Beach

+ 254 40 320 2360

www.dianishopping.com/