North Coast, Mombasa

Mombasa’s north coast is heaven for seaside and water lovers alike. Interrupted only by the mouth of Kilifi Creek, the white sand beaches extend as far as the eye can see and just below the surface of the azure blue waters is a breathtaking coral reef that is teeming with marine life, making Mombasa’s north coast an internationally-recognized location for reef and wall diving, as well as wreck diving on the MV Dania. The four beaches on the north coast – Nyali, Bamburi, Shanzu and Kikambala– draw thousands of visitors each year, as do the large sea-front hotels and resorts that overlook the Indian Ocean.

  • When combined with a wildlife safari, the two dry seasons from July through October and January until February are the best times to visit Mombasa as the sky has few, if any, clouds, and sunshine is abundant.