Foliage Surrounding Tudor Creek on a Sunny Day in Mombasa, Kenya, Africa (Photo: Burhan Ay/Shutterstock)
Mombasa, Kenya, Africa (Photo: Burhan Ay/Shutterstock)

Caroline Costello
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of Mombasa

Mombasa, East Africa's largest port, is a cosmopolitan city rich in diverse cultural influences in Kenya. Mombasa cruises provide access to the city's white-sand beaches lined with coconut palms, a historical and walkable Old Town, a colorful spice market and even a crocodile farm. Take an excursion to Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve for terrific diving and snorkeling among colorful coral reefs and cerulean waters.

Head to the Haller Park animal sanctuary to meet ancient tortoises, giraffes and crocodiles. And don't miss a visit to UNESCO World Heritage Centre Fort Jesus, a 16th-century Portuguese military stronghold that overlooks the Indian Ocean.

Shore Excursions

About Mombasa


Diving and snorkeling in Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve is a popular pastime.


Safety is a concern for tourists visiting some neighborhoods in Mombasa.

Bottom Line

See indigenous wildlife and historical sites in this vibrant port city.

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