About Mombasa

Mombasa and its Coast is Kenya’s main tourist destination. The city is located on the Eastern coastline of Kenya bordering the Indian Ocean which has made it a popular destination for its beaches. Mombasa offers diverse marine life, world-class hotels, and a friendly atmosphere with a tropical climate all year round.

Mombasa is a Swahili founded and ruled city founded between the 1st and 5th centuries. It was occupied by the Portuguese, Arabs and British at different time in its history, originating back to the 16th century when trade routes opened by sea. Mombasa’s culture today still exhibits that of its past. Historical ruins like Forte Jesus de Mombasa (Fort Jesus), an historic Portuguese fort, and the Old Town are attractions influenced by Mombasa’s trade culture, with many examples of Portuguese and Islamic architecture remaining.

Modern Mombasa is a city of great diversity and life. This is a town where all are welcomed and quickly absorbed into this great coastal melting pot; it is a place where both history and progress are greatly valued, where a busy harbour existence is lived at its own unique, tropical pace.

About Kenya

Kenya is considered to be the 29th most populous country in the world; Nairobi is the country’s capital and largest city while its oldest, currently second largest city, and original capital city is the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu City is the third-largest city and is an inland port on Lake Victoria. As of 2020, Kenya is the third-largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa after Nigeria and South Africa.

Kenya is bordered by South Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the southeast. Its geography, climate and population vary widely, ranging from cold snow-capped mountaintops of Batian, Nelion and Point Lenana on Mount Kenya with vast surrounding forests, wildlife and fertile agricultural regions to temperate climates in western and rift valley counties and dry less fertile arid and semi-arid areas and absolute deserts of Chalbi Desert and Nyiri Desert.

Kenya is a lower-middle-income economy and  is the largest in eastern and central Africa with Nairobi serving as a major regional commercial hub. Agriculture is the largest sector: tea and coffee are traditional cash crops, while fresh flowers are a fast-growing export. The service industry is also a major economic driver, particularly tourism. Kenya is a member of the East African Community trade bloc, though some international trade organisations categorise it as part of the Greater Horn of Africa.  Africa is Kenya’s largest export market, followed by the European Union.