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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

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
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
Shopping Centre
“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.”
  • 22 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
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
Museum
“Accredited as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011, Fort Jesus Museum is a Portuguese fort that was built in Mombasa in 1593 and is considered one of the most exceptional examples of 16th century Portuguese military fortifications in the world. A visit to the fort provides a fantastic introduction to the history of Mombasa and the wars that took place between the Muslim Arabs and the Christian Europeans for control of the area.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Explore the oldest Portuguese Quarter streets, right across from Fort Jesus.”
  • 12 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
Lodging
“Water Park: Waterslides, Unique Raindance Disco, Gaming Arcade, Bumper Cars, Bar and Coffee shops”
  • 12 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”
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Where you can find clubs , eg Anuba, hypnotica, tapas and also ATMs ! And do shopping 🛍 A well ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Nyali Center is just one of the Shopping Centers in Mombasa and is located on the junction between Links Road and Mombasa Malindi/Lamu Road. If you are looking for a supermarket, banks, food joints, clubs, fashion shops and liquor stores, then you can try this place.”
  • 9 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)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Establishment
“Mamba Village is East Africa's largest crocodile farm with crocodiles from giant (Big Daddy -Man eater) crocodiles to baby crocodiles (just hatched) and the white crocodiles. A good day out. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Its an awesome cafe located at city mall and the ambience is incredible. Their meals are mouth watering and would recommend this for those who don’t mind a good treat ...the price is commensurate to the experience ...if you want to spoil yourself then this is the place”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“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