Camels on the beach in Mombasa
Photo by: Bev Trayner, Creative Commons

To those who love white sand beaches, warm people and a cocktail of interesting cultures, cuisines and traditions, this is the right place for you. Mombasa is a paradise in Kenya, in the coastal region of Africa.

It is a city ideal for vacation. Its tropical climate will surely be enjoyed by anyone. Temperatures range from 70 to 89 degrees Fahrenheit. The main tourist attraction is Mombasa’s long white sand beaches, which are labeled ones of the best in the world. This part of the Indian Ocean has warm, soothing waters. This is perfect for swimming, playing and fishing. One can go sailing and diving too, with expert guides and trainers.

People can savor the night’s breeze aboard the boats, under moonlight. And in the morning, they can relish the sea breeze with the golden sun’s rising. There are numerous hotels in front of the beach. There is no need to worry where to stay.

Mombasa offers more than beaches. It has lots of places worth visiting. The architecture of the city’s structures reflects its long history. After all, their arts and culture were deeply influenced by long Portuguese, Arab and British settlement. Their world class cuisines include British, Italian and Chinese foods. Of course, the traditional Kenyan cooking is worth trying, especially their fresh sea foods.

Tourists can visit the “Fort Jesus” which is at the Old Town’s coastline. It was built in the 1600s by the Portuguese settlers. Another interesting spot is the Gedi Ruins at the city’s north. It is Mombasa’s most historic ruins, a small village of rock architecture. It is a place for beach lovers and those who care for history and architecture too.

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