Reasons To Visit Mombasa
Mombasa is an incredibly popular destination in Kenya located along the coast by the Indian Ocean. Many come to Mombasa simply to relax on one of its beautiful beaches overlooking the ocean, while you can also find plenty of restaurants, cafés and bars by the beach which will stay open through the night. Travelers who love being outdoors will find plenty of exciting activities to pursue in the region whether it’s visiting the mountainous Shimba Hills National Park for a day of hiking or enjoying some water sports on the coast. If you fancy a more relaxing holiday you may want to tour around the historic Old Town and see some of the charming architecture.
Arriving In Mombasa
The primary airport in Mombasa is Moi International Airport which is located less than 10 km away from the city. If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Mombasa, you will be able to make the journey out of Dubai. Currently the only airline providing flights on this route is RwandAir, with all flights departing from Dubai International Airport.
During your time at the airport you will find all of the essential facilities and services you would need including places to eat and drink and a couple of shops to pick up some last-minute basics. In addition to this, the airport has a VIP lounge available where you can wait for your flights in luxury. When you have arrived at the airport, the easiest way to get to your destination is to get a taxi just outside of the airport – there are also shared minibuses available which will cost less than a private taxi.
Mombasa Travel Information
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If you are a UAE national looking to fly to Kenya, it is possible to apply online for an e-visa before your journey. As a coastal city, you can expect warm and humid weather in Mombasa with temperatures staying hot all year round. The hottest and driest time of year is between December and March when you can expect average highs of around 33 degrees, while temperatures cool down a little between June and September. Be advised that Mombasa is just one hour behind the UAE, while the currency in the country is the Kenyan shilling.
* This information is correct as of January 2018
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