Many small water sport bases along Mombasa’s north coast offer all types of water sports:
water skiing, wakeboarding, jetski rides
sailing, surfing, kite-surfing
Most hotels have tennis-, spash courts and a gym. Jogging along the beach or in Haller Park is also possible. The jogging route through Haller Park comes with the potential sighting of animals living in the forest (e.g. Monkeys, Deer, Dick Dick etc.).
Fun for the whole family: Mombasa Go-Cart
One of Africa’s best Golf courses only 30min away from Mtwapa with a wonderful view: Vipingo Ridge
|Culture and History
A visit in the Portuguese fortress reveals a wide view in the history of Mombasa and East Africa. It was built in 1593, five years after Vasco Da Gama was in Mombasa for the first time. After a short period of takeover by the Chief of Mombasa, the Portuguese were able to defend the Fort until 1698. During this time the Fort was besieged continuously. After that time the garrison changed between the native Zimba people, Arabians from the Oman, the Sultan of Oman and Zanzibar and the British. The Fort was used as a prison until the first half of the 20th century.
Next to Fort Jesus, Mombasa’s old-town invites for a walk. The style of the houses is influenced by Portuguese and Arabs and reflects Mombasa’s turbulent history.
For a taste of Kenya’s tribal life styles: Ngomongo Villages
Ngomongo Villages is a sample village where families of different African tribes live together. It gives an overview about all Kenyan tribes and also shows the differences in their cultural life. The tribes still have a big influence in Kenya. Many people on the countryside live according to their traditional roots.
A dark chapter in Kenya’s history is represented by the many slave ruins: Shimoni Ruins, Jumba Ruins, Watamu Ruins and Mtwapa Ruins. Mtwapa Ruins are not far away from the Fishing Base.
The Arabians brought a new type of ship to Kenya during their time of conquering: the dhows. These ships were used for trading and ensured the infrastructure of the Arabian conquerors. Dhow Cruises combined with acrobatic shows and dinner are a great evening program.
Links: Ngomongo Village
Nightlife and Entertainment
|Bars / Discos||Il Covo||www.ilcovo.net|
|Cinema||Nyali Cinemax Complex||www.nyalicinemax.com|
|Bowling||Nyali Cinemax Complex||www.nyalicinemax.com|
|Billard||Scorpion Bar (in Nyali Cinemax Complex)|
|Casino||Golden Key Casino||www.tamarind.co.ke|