Popularly known as 'Mombasa Raha', Mombasa is situated on Mombasa Island on the coast of Kenya and is connected to the mainland to the north by the Nyali Bridge, to the south by the Likoni Ferry, and to the west by the Makupa Causeway.
Mombasa is the second largest and oldest city in Kenya. Administratively, Mombasa is the county seat of Mombasa County. Mombasa as the major sea port of Kenya has two ports, Mombasa Old Port and Kilindini harbor. Rated one of Africa’s international ports, Kilindini harbor is Mombasa’s commercial port as it handles most shipping activities
With an average temperature of 27°C, Mombasa offers travelers an exotic taste of the African tropic and is the centre of coastal tourism. Mombasa is a cosmopolitan city with people from various tribes residing in it, although majority of them have a rich Arabic influence. This cosmopolitan tourist hub steeped in centuries of seafaring history offers a wide range of tourist attraction sites and beaches making Mombasa one of the popular beach destinations. Lapped by the Indian Ocean, Mombasa has an amazing shoreline with white sandy beaches stretched out from the South to the North Coast, readily accessible to all. Popular beaches in Mombasa include; Nyali, Bamburi and Shanzu to the north, and to the south, Shelly, Tiwi and Diani.
Tourists from Europe and beyond flock here to enjoy the many things to do - from dolphin spotting trips on traditional dhows and deep-sea fishing to diving and snorkeling the wrecks and reefs and basking on the sun-splashed shores. But in the city itself, on the bustling island, a world of history and culture awaits.
Skyward Express as one of the airlines that flies to Lodwar, offers Nairobi to Lodwar flights every day of the week and twice daily every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.