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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
“WIld animals including some of the oldest tortoises. You will may see; giraffes, crocodiles, and monkeys. it is right opposite City Mall ”
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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.”
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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.”
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Bar
“Situated at Nyali Center, Tapas Cielo is a restaurant in the evening and a club in the night time. Visited by International clientele.”
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Restaurant
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“Beachfront ice cream place. Italian pizza and also lounge. Great for families during the day and clubbing at night”
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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.”
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Sublocality Level 1
“Mombasa Old Town The architecture recaptures a bygone era influenced by the African, Arabic and European cultures, from the narrow streets to the high ornamental balconies.The architecture recaptures a bygone era influenced by the African, Arabic and European cultures, from the narrow streets to the high ornamental balconies. There are many curio shops that sell arts and crafts, antiques and popular Kenyan souvenirs. There are tailor-made Mombasa tours and excursions that take you to the Old Town and other tourist attractions in and around Mombasa”
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Shopping Mall
“- Great supermarket with mostly all the items you need. -There is some restaurants around like Java where you can enjoy some nice coffee and snacks. -There are many shops, banks , and a nice club upstairs called Tapas as well. -We were using uber which cost us around 400 Kshs per trip or Tuktuk from Taxify which was almost half the price.”
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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.”
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Bar
“It's located in Nyali at Nyali centre, 30 mins drive from Mtwapa. They play good music any day of the week”
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Food
“In addition to Nakumatt, there are plenty of other shops providing essentials.”
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Shopping Mall
“Shopping Centre with NAIVAS supermarket, many banks, JAVA Coffee Shop, travel agents, electronics etc.”
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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)”
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Museum
“A national museum where you will see some of the earliest inventions in the coast. The structure was build by early explorers and the design and facilities reflects their ideas. You may need a cab or get in touch to be provided with a guide.”
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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.”
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Park
“Its a nice place for seeing cocrodiles how they are being feed any many more.”
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