The coastal city of Mombasa is one of Africa's major tourist destinations, with some of the best beaches in the world. Located on Kenya's Eastern coastline bordering the Indian Ocean, Mombasa has become popular for its exotic beaches, diverse marine life, world-class hotels and friendly people.
Tourist Attractions of Mombasa
There are a large number of historical sites in Mombasa. One of the major
tourist attractions of the city is Fort Jesus, a standing symbol of the
country's ancient past. One can check out the torture rooms, prison cells
and weapons that are displayed in this fort. You can also visit to the Old
Town, where you can see ancient buildings that are the finest examples of
Arab architecture. Another major historical attraction of the city are the
Gedi Ruins, located in the northern part of the town. These are the remains
of the ancient town of Gedi, which was built entirely of rocks and stones.
A major tourist attraction of the city is the Hindu Temple. Check out the
ancient sculptures and magnificent carvings inside the temple while on your
tour to Mombasa. It is an epitome of the cultural diversity of Mombasa and
hence a popular tourist spot. The Mombasa Tusks is another most prominent
tourist attraction of this coastal city, symbolizes the entrance to the
heart of the town.
Beauty and Lifestyle of Kenya
Kenya is known for its nature parks and wildlife and hence one can find a
large number of nature parks in Mombasa. The Mamba Village is another major
Mombasa Tourist attraction. It is basically a crocodile farm located near
Nyali. It is the largest crocodile farm of the country where one gets to see
different species of crocodiles and learn about their lifestyle and behavior
pattern. The village also has restaurants and souvenir shops to dine and
shop. Besides this, tourists can visit to the Bamburi Nature Trail. You can
find different kinds of animals, birds, insects and trees. This trail is a
habitat for a large number of flora and fauna species.
Other Mombasa tourist attractions include the Bombolulu Workshops, Mwembe
Tayari open-air market, Golden Key Casino and the Mombasa Beaches.