Mombasa safaris are very popular in regard to Kenyan tourism. Kenya is not a landlocked country like many countries in Africa. Its Indian Ocean coastline is very important to these other countries as well as itself. Mombasa happens to be the second biggest city in the country besides Nairobi and it is located on the Mombasa Island. It has many perfect white sand beaches to the north and south of the city itself. Since Mombasa is next to the Indian Ocean, it possesses a major harbor and an international airport to aid tourism and other economic activities. If you want to come to the Kenyan coast, you have to learn important things about this city and the neighboring areas.
Arrival and finding the beaches – Tourists arrive to the city via cruise ships or by plane. This depends on where a tourist is arriving to Kenya from. Most tourists from some Asian countries that have an Indian Ocean coast could come to Kenya by ship. The visitors who come from the USA, Europe and other far world destinations arrive in Mombasa’s Moi International Airport by plane. As soon as they arrive, most new visitors find their favorite travel agent waiting on the port or airport to pick them up. Usually they are taken to various beach resorts. Prior to your trip to the coast of Kenya, you may want to book a hotel either at the north or south beaches. The beaches at the north of Mombasa include Kenyatta, Bamburi, Shanzu and Nyali and the ones at the south are Diani, Tiwi, and Shelly. As you reach your beach resort you will find out that there are other tinier beaches within the larger ones mentioned above. Unless you have come to Kenya before, you should not try to locate these shores alone. However, if you are a real explorer you can take the risk.
Things to do – Just like any other beach city, activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, fishing, sailing, kite flying, and sunbathing among others are very common. The north and south beaches are extremely packed with foreigners and local people, especially during the high season. Even shopping is a top activity because there are many hawkers who sell very unique souvenirs. Nightlife is also a very exciting thing to do while in a coastal tour. There are several dance clubs, casinos and pubs that you can visit and have a good time. As well, you can mingle with the coastal communities that mostly speak the Swahili language. There is a lot you can learn from them including their traditions and way of life. Visits to various tourist landmarks will be included in the Mombasa Kenya safaris travel package.
Safaris from Mombasa – Your travel agent will tell you more about these safaris because they differ from a company to company. They usually lead to other places in Kenya or neighboring countries. The journeys within the country are normally planned to happen in various wildlife parks and other landmarks in other provinces and the outside country trips often include Tanzania, Zanzibar and Pemba islands.