Attractions

Top Choice Ruins in Mtwapa

Jumba la Mtwana

These Swahili ruins, just north of Mtwapa Creek, have as much archaeological grandeur as the more famous Gede ruins. Jumba la Mtwana means ‘Big House of Slaves’ and locals believe the town was an important slave por…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Bamburi Beach

Haller Park

This lovely wildlife sanctuary, part of the Baobab Adventure complex, includes a fish farm and reptile park. Guided walks around the park last about 1½ hours, or else you can wander the trails that meander through c…
Marine Reserve in Bamburi Beach

Mombasa Marine National Park & Reserve

The offshore Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve has impressive marine life, although it cops some pollution from industry in the area. You can hire glass-bottomed boats for a couple of hours for around KSh2500…
Beach in Bamburi Beach

Kenyatta Beach

Busy with vacationing Kenyan families and snack sellers peddling their wares, Kenyatta Beach is the place to come if you're looking for a totally local scene. There are various family-friendly attractions, including…
Beach in Nyali Beach

Nyali Beach

This attractive strip of white sand practically disappears at high tide – particularly its northern end. At the southern end of the beach, look out for Shiva Cave with its phallic stalagmites; visiting it will suppo…
Beach in Bamburi Beach

Bamburi Beach

Lined with a couple dozen hotels, Bamburi Beach is a 6km stretch of palm-shaded white sand. Outside low tide, the waters are good for swimming, and there's some decent snorkelling towards the northern end of the bea…
Zoo in Nyali Beach

Mamba Village Crocodile Farm

This is the largest reptile farm in Kenya, with guided tours taking you past several pools where you can see the crocs in various stages of development: from babies to the 100-year-old Big Daddy, who's 5m long. Ther…