Mombasa is a renowned cosmopolitan tourist hub that attracts visitors from all corners of the world. Several magical attraction sites and beautiful holiday destinations are located within Mombasa County.
Some of the attractions in Mombasa include; Mombasa Marine National Park, Haller Park, Fort Jesus, Mombasa Old Town, Wild Waters, Nguuni Wildlife Sanctuary, Mamba Village, North Coast and South Coast beaches such as Pirates, Diani, Nyali, Tiwi and Shanzu.
Best Time To Visit Mombasa
Mombasa has a tropical climate and lies 23 metres above sea level. It is one of the warmest regions in Kenya that records an average daily temperature of about 31°c.
The best time to visit Mombasa is from July to October (dry season) and December to March, a period when the county has abundant sunshine. This period is favourable for those wishing to go on a safari and adventures of the Coastal town’s sand and sea lifestyle.
October-March is the best period for scuba divers and snorkelers to safari the rich marine life in the coastal region. The coastal region is home to marine parks such as; Mombasa Marine National Park, Kiunga Marine National Park, Watamu Marine National Park, Malindi Marine National Park and Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park.
Mombasa witnesses an influx of local and international tourists between January, February, July-October and December. This is actually the peak season when there is a high demand for accommodation, especially beach accommodation. Most hotel and resort owners hike prices during the peak season.
Accommodation costs are fairly low during the low season or the off-peak season which is experienced when short and long rains occur. This is between April to June and November. This period is good for those travelling on a budget.
January, February and March are the warmest months especially during the day while June, July and August are the coolest months.