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Mombasa is a top tourist destination in Kenya. From the sandy beaches to boat rides and watersports there are fun places to visit in Mombasa. Mombasa receives hundreds of local tourists every year. Upcountry people or watu wa ushago, this can be an opportunity to explore Mombasa with a relatively cheap budget. Here are 11 places you can visit without costing you an arm and leg.
Here are 9 places you can visit that won’t cost you an arm and leg:
1. Haller Park.
Haller Park plays host to a variety of wildlife including hippos, giraffes, buffalos, and antelopes as well as smaller mammals and birds. It’s ideal for cycling, jogging, and nature trails while inhaling nature in all its beauty! It’s situated along the Mombasa/Malindi highway near Nakumatt Nyali.
2. Fort Jesus.
It was built by the Portuguese at the end of the 16th century at the southern edge of the town of Mombasa, over a spur of coral rock, and kept under their control for one century. It’s now under museums of Kenya where you can visit and go back down memory lane. It’s a nice place for weekends out and very affrodable. Costs are KSh 200 per Kenyan national and KSh 400 for foreigners.
3. Pirates Public beach.
This public beach is never a dull moment. Probably the most popular public beach in Mombasa, it’s an ideal place for swimming, esp for Bara people learning how to swim in the ocean. It’s located along the Mombasa Malindi highway on your way to Mtwapa.
4. Mombasa Go-Kart.
Located in the North-Coast, along Mombasa-Malindi Road, 1.5 km from hotel Whitesands, this Go-kart circuit has an African touch. Lots of nyama choma and fun for kids. They also have paintball games for people who love active sports. It’s affordable and you can take bae for a day of fun and thrill. You can check out their prices here.
5. Mamba Village.
Mamba village is one of East Africa’s largest crocodile farms. The crocodile farm has many fun activities and children can play in bouncing castles and ride camels.
6. Mama Ngina Drive.
Mama Ngina is probably the most popular public park in Mombasa. Here, you can have fun as you enjoy the Indian Ocean breeze and get a glimpse of ships coming and leaving the country. Street food is also available at very affordable prices. It’s located at southern end of the island leading to Kilindini Harbour near Kenya Ferry.
7. Tudor Water-Sports.
Tudor water sports not only has a lovely view of the ocean but also offers water sports to guest seeking an adrenaline rush.
8. Take a Ferry Ride.
The Ferry services both the island city of Mombasa and South Coast. For a first timer at the coast, it’s a fun way to see how people commute daily to and fro the island and it’s pretty fast, efficient and affordable.
9. Mombasa Marine National Park.
The park lies between the Mtwapa and Tudor, on the south coast of Mombasa. Its blue waters are ideal for windsurfing, water skiing, snorkeling, and diving. It’s one of the fun places in Mombasa to visit and is affordable.