While your friends are dreaming about the same old South Pacific holidays, you’re thinking of something different. Elephants? Check. Delicious foods you’ve never heard of? Yep. Souvenirs that will have your friends saying “Where did you get that ?” Definitely. You need packages to Mombasa, on Kenya’s eastern coast, and you needed them yesterday.
With holidays to Mombasa, you’ve got underwater worlds and safari adventures at your doorstep. Get psychedelic with all kinds of fishy friends at Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve one day, then kick back with mongooses, endangered Sable antelope and African elephants at Shimba Hills National Reserve about 40 km south. OK, you’ll probably be on the edge of your seat taking tons of pics more so than kicking back.
Need a solar-powered recharge? This coastal city definitely has a place for you to plant your umbrella. Party people should book a Mombasa package deal in the north of the city near Bamburi Beach. With the vibe of a house party but the talent of international DJs, the sleek day clubs of Bamburi fit the bill. The beaches to the south are more about chillin’ on the sand sipping on coconuts. For the best “sand in your hair, don’t care” experience, take one of lastminute.com.au’s awesome Mombasa car hire options 30 km south to Diani Beach. Bonus: There will be monkeys.
In Africa, souvenirs that will be lifelong conversation pieces and impress your houseguests are par for the course. “Mombasa sandals”, handcrafted using leather and beads with soles made of old tires, are definitely one of these items. Colourful leso fabrics and kikoi wraps make great gifts; if your friends don’t wear it, they can hang it as a tapestry. A traditional African mask is another impressive wall hanging—or you can just wear it sometimes as you reminisce about your Mombasa holiday. Mwembe Tayari Market, Biashara Street and the area around Fort Jesus are all safe bets for loading up your suitcase (and buying another one to fill).
Mombasa is Kenya’s most popular destination, so you can find everything from Italian to Japanese here. However, you don’t have to be boring! The local cuisine has Indian, Middle Eastern and Swahili influences, so you’re bound to taste some new flavours. Think you’ve had it all? Wrong! Try maharagwe ya nazi (beans in coconut milk), kashata (coconut candies) and mango pickles. Yes, mango pickles. You’re welcome.
Take your time with those mango pickles, because nightlife here starts late and goes until morning. Here’s another awesome thing about Africa: You can find dancing pretty much anywhere, and it probably involves Rihanna. Head to the northern beaches, especially Bamburi and Mombasa Beach, to dance ’til dawn. You can now check “watch the sun rise over the Indian Ocean” off your holiday bucket list.
Elephant selfies, beach parties and unforgettable sunrises are in your future when you book Mombasa packages with lastminute.com.au. Not to mention stories that will totally beat your friends’ tales about their fifteenth trip to Bali.
Lock in your Mombasa hotel right now and you'll have more time to organise your amazing new adventures! You'll find more than 23 accommodations on lastminute.com.au.
If you're searching for a budget room without all the bells and whistles, the PrideInn Hotel Nyali, situated at Nyali Area, is one of your best bets. Another accommodation that offers its guests good service at an affordable price is the Chamiachi Luxury Apartments, which you'll find at Links Road. Two more you may want to consider include the Tijara Beach - All Inclusive and the Cowrie Shell Beach Apartments. These upmarket hotels are for those who want to be surrounded by luxury while they're here.
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on lastminute.com.au from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.