Security is always a concern. The Government and the City of Mombasa have taken a number of steps to ensure that the general public feels safe in all areas of the City as well as along the beaches. All the streets of Mombasa are now lighted, courtesy of the City of Mombasa offering you a chance to sample the cool night life at various entertainment spots in a secure environment.
The Central Police Station is located at the heart of the town and regular patrols are carried out on foot as well as in vehicles all over the City. Kenya Wildlife Service agents maintain a safe and clean environment along the beaches and ensure that the law is enforced and surveillance maintained round the clock.
Mombasa has many hotels situated along its white sandy beaches as well as in the heart of town. The best hotels can be found along the North Coast, where hotel rooms are just yards away from the warm sandy beaches. Most of the newer hotels are situated on the South Coast and further along the North Coast.
Mombasa has a lot more to offer visitors than just beautiful beaches. It was a very influential port in the 15th century, and has played a significant role in laying the foundations of the nation that it is a part of today. Some of the popular attractions in the town relate directly to the historical context, while others seek to complement the tourism industry that the town thrives on.
You can also visit the following attractions:
Mama Ngina Drive
Local hand-crafted items and souvenirs can be bought in the city as well as on the beachfront from tourist shops and local vendors respectively.Traditional African and Arabic clothing can also be purchased at these places. Prices vary, and some good deals can be obtained with a bit of bargaining.
Other shopping centers are Nakumatt in Nyali and Likoni, Tuskys on Haile Selasie and Digo Road and Nawal Centre.