Welcome to Mtwapa
Locals call Mtwapa the Las Vegas of Kenya, because the town sleeps by day and parties by night. Many expats settle down around here, and although Mtwapa's bars are far more seedy than they are shiny, it's a friendly enough place. There's little reason to spend the night here, but Mtwapa is the gateway to some of the coast's most impressive ruins, and there are a couple of excellent restaurants here. The businesses with red mood lighting and names such as 'Escort Lodge' and 'Best Lady Bar' attract a particular type of clientele.