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Mombasa Travel Guide

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You can save up to if you combine your bookings. All you've got to do is pick your desired hotels, rental cars, airfares and experiences.

With 500 airline partners to pick from, you'll be off and away in no time! Also, if you can't decide where to stay, we've got an amazing database of more than 500,000 hotels across the world.

We know you'll find something to suit your style. Orbitz' packages offer endless options to tailor your vacation along with an experience you're unlikely to forget.

Mombasa Travel Guide

Where is Mombasa?

You won't need to wait until you're sitting in the plane looking at the flight path to learn where Mombasa is — let us point you in the right direction.

It's located about 270 miles southeast of Nairobi, the national capital, and 30 miles north of Gazi.

A big part of traveling is meeting people, so why not make friends with a few of the 800,000 locals who reside in this area of Kenya?

Places to Visit in Mombasa

Be sure to head to Fort Jesus and learn about its vital role in the region's past. Like some more options? Step off the lively streets and into a serene house of worship at Holy Ghost Cathedral. Enjoy a few moments of quiet contemplation or simply admire its meaningful art. But wait, that's not all! Clear your mind among the relaxing atmosphere of Sikh Temple.

Car Rentals in Mombasa

Take your love of travel to new heights by checking out car rentals in Mombasa. No matter where you plan to go or what you're in the mood to do, Orbitz will help you find a ride that suits your adventurous spirit.

Collecting a vehicle right at Moi International Airport will mean you don't have to deal with transfers and cabs. Sixt and Avis are both a short distance from the arrivals hall.

Located 2 miles from the town center at Nyali Rd, Ratna Square is Avis. Head there and you'll be cruising around town in no time!

Where to stay in Mombasa – Hotel Accommodation

With some 23 hotels in Mombasa, you won't have too many problems locking in a room for the night.If something a little fancy is what you're dying for, slide between the silky sheets at the Tijara Beach - All Inclusive (Pungu, South Coast) or the Cowrie Shell Beach Apartments (Mombasa Malindi Highway). Otherwise, consider the PrideInn Hotel Nyali (Links Road, Nyali) or the Chamiachi Luxury Apartments (Links Road) if you're after a bargain booking.

Nearest Airports to Mombasa

It can be unnerving arriving in a place you've never visited before, but the more you know about your destination, the easier it is. The closest airport to Mombasa is Moi International Airport (MBA). It's positioned 4 miles to the west of the center of town.

Popular Places to Visit Near Mombasa

Explored all the best bits of Mombasa? Next stop, Watamu! There's just so much on offer here that we don't think you'll be bored. While here, check out Watamu Beach and Watamu Marine National Park. We also recommend the Ruins of Gedi.

No Cancellation Fees

Life taken an unexpected turn recently? Do you need to amend your booking? No problems — we won't demand a fee from you.^ Bear in mind that your hotel and airline might charge though, so get on to them ASAP!

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