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Mombasa is Kenya's second largest city after Nairobi and is located along the coastline of the Indian Ocean. It is a major port and has a large internationa airport where many flights arrive with tourists wanting to experience the nice nearby beaches and tropical weather conditions. The city itself has around 800,000 inhabitants and is not a particularly beautiful one, though there are some things to enjoy if you want to get away from the beaches.
Mombasa has a tropical climate, meaning warm and humid conditions throughout the year. The coolest month is July when average daytime temperatures are around 26 °C , the warmest months are February and March, when it's around 31 °C during the day. Nights average between 20 °C during the coolest months to 25 °C in the hottest months. Rain is possible in all months, but April and May are by far the wettest months, with 200 to 250mm a month. February is the driest month with just 5 rainy days.
Moi International Airport (MBA) offers a range of flights. Destinations include Munich, Düsseldorf (both with Air Berlin, Aden, Dubai, Nairobi, Frankfurt, Zürich, Bologna, Milan, Rome, Zanzibar, Brussels, Dar es Salaam, London and Manchester.
There are regular nighttrains to and from Nairobi, on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
Buses go regularly to Nairobi (6 hours during the day, 8-10 hours at night) and minibuses go to Malindi (2.5 hours). Buses to Lamu take around 7 hours and connect with the ferry the Lamu.
|Kenya Bay Beach Hotel||Bamburi Beach, Mombasa Malindi Highway P O Box 767||Hotel||63|
|The Beach - Bar Restaurant & Camp Lodge||P.O. Box 256 Mtwapa Maweni Beach||Hostel||66|
|Villa Annchen||Mtwapa Creek||Guesthouse||-|
|Mtwapa Creek Villa||Mtomondoni Mtwapa West Mtwapa Creek||Guesthouse||-|
|Bamburi Beach Resort||Plot No. 1532 Section 1, Mainland North Mombasa/Malindi Road||Guesthouse||76|
|Backpackers Hostel Kenya||P.O. Box 43264||HOSTEL||43|
|Mombasa Backpackers||Mwamba Drive, #69 Nyali||HOSTEL||54|
|Backpackers Nirvana||Nyali Beach||HOSTEL||82|
|Indiana Beach Hotel Mombasa||Larnu Rd. Mombasa-Malindi Road, Bamburi||HOTEL||-|
|Milele Vipingo House||115-00502 Nairobi Kenya||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Leinmach Guest House Nyali||Barracks street Nyali Beach||GUESTHOUSE||63|
|One Love Island Campsite||Lamu Malindi Road via Ngomeni||CAMPSITE||-|
|Jay's Nyali Homestay||Beach Road, Next to Oshwal Academy PO Box 10249-1||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Safina Hostel||The Wema Centre Trust PO Box 88820||Hostel||-|
See also International Telephone Calls
For more information have a look at the Mombasa Info website.
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