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Best things to do in Mombasa

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“You want to have a view of our rich green environment and wildlife then this is the place to visit while in mombasa...charges are ksh 500 for all east African residents and ksh 200 for all east Africa children residents. The park is located a few meters before Nyali mall and just after Bamburi junction. ”
31 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This is also a perfect place to get food or go on a date. There are restaurants inside the mall. For kids, you may explore games and 9D video watching within the mall. There is also a liquor store within the mall in case you want to grab a drink or Cigarette. It is right next to Kenol petrol station.”
21 locals recommend
Premise
“This is a 2 hour journey and a ferry crossing away on Mombasa island (Mvita - the town of war) but if you are interested in the history of the Swahili coast and Indian Ocean trade it may be worth it.”
18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Beachfront ice cream place. Italian pizza and also lounge. Great for families during the day and clubbing at night”
17 locals recommend
Lodging
“Water slides, and all sorts of kids playing stuff you could imagine. If you are looking for a place to take your kids on a cool weekend, then consider this place.”
11 locals recommend
Bar
“Situated at Nyali Center, Tapas Cielo is a restaurant in the evening and a club in the night time. Visited by International clientele.”
5 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Where you can find clubs , eg Anuba, hypnotica, tapas and also ATMs ! And do shopping 🛍 A well ”
9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Moorings is a floating restaurant atop Mtwapa creek, it's re-known for it's selection of seafood and great for a sunset cocktail. Dhow trips can be organized at the restaurant as well as deep sea fishing tours.”
10 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Nyali centre is an all inclusive shopping mall that features a super market, banks, eateries( Java, Snack attack) and entertainment hubs like Hypnotica, Anuba and Tapas Cielo among others.”
8 locals recommend
Bar
“It's located in Nyali at Nyali centre, 30 mins drive from Mtwapa. They play good music any day of the week”
6 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Explore the oldest Portuguese Quarter streets, right across from Fort Jesus.”
12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nyali Cinemax complex has a choice of 3 movie screens, Bollywood Bites (Indian Restaurant), Mocha Cafe (coffee, vegetarian and Swahili Dishes (local Swahili food)”
5 locals recommend
Museum
“A good way to understand the history of Mombasa and the surrounding old town.”
11 locals recommend
Cafe
“Wide variety of choices available from this well known restaurant chain. PS: If you are not up to cooking every night or even eating out - Jumia Food is a very handy online food delivery service that brings you orders from a number of local restaurants.”
7 locals recommend
Park
“Its a nice place for seeing cocrodiles how they are being feed any many more.”
8 locals recommend
Food
“In addition to Nakumatt, there are plenty of other shops providing essentials.”
8 locals recommend