Indiana Beach Apartments are fully furnished serviced apartments located in Bamburi beach, North Coast of Mombasa with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, the Indiana Apartments are considered to be amongst the most beautiful beach apartments in Mombasa and are located on the longest and best beach, at the Indiana Hotel Apartments we offer budget affordable self catering apartments for couples, families, friends and business travelers to Mombasa, Indiana Beach Apartments provide fully furnished apartments in Mombasa for both short-and long-term leasing, a choice of hotel apartments ranging from studio to two bedroom apartments are offered. Ideal for businessmen and families, the residences feature living and dining areas, fully fitted kitchens, spacious bedrooms and bathrooms and a private car park. Unique dining options are within easy access as the hotel features two award winning restaurants, extensive recreational facilities are present within the apartment complex with Fitness & Spa comprising of a spacious gym, spa, an outdoor swimming pool, jogging track, sun deck and a poolside bar. Indulge your senses at our stunning beach apartment in Mombasa and relax at the tranquil our spa, guests can take a dip in the open-air swimming pool then relax under the sun on the beach, enjoy beautiful views from your luxury apartment room during your stay in Mombasa. Exquisitely decorated to the highest standards, the room features all the amenities guests need to ensure a relaxing and comfortable holiday in Mombasa, At Indiana Beach Apartments guests can benefit from wireless internet access, LCD TV, minibar, tea & coffee facilities, automatic blinds, a writing desk and Safe large enough for your most important belongings. There are non-smoking rooms available and guests can request adjoining rooms or a room with disabled access. Inspired by the glistening Indian Ocean, the ultra-luxury residences feature spacious serviced apartments to meet guests’ individual needs. Serviced apartments incorporate stylish contemporary designs complemented with modern regional artwork and traditional accessories. Featuring dramatic views of the turquoise waterfront, the residences offer intimate warmth, sophisticated surroundings and exclusive privileges for the most discerning individuals. Guests will enjoy access to a full spectrum of dining destinations, leisure facilities and round the-clock services of a five-star hotel. However each apartment features finely finished spaces that range from intimate studio apartments to lavish two bedroom apartments. the interiors have been carefully furnished using a striking combination of modern and classic finishes and materials. The hotel is less than ten minutes' drive from the new Nyali central business district, now complete with exquisite and modern shopping malls, the talk of the town in Mombasa. It is right opposite Bamburi Nature Trail. At Indiana Beach Apartments in Mombasa food and drink is our specialty. Get a variety of cool refreshments at the Double One Bar and Lounge throughout the day and enjoy a sip of your cocktail at the Baridi bar by the poolside Choma open-air grill. We have highly qualified professional chefs and when you dine at The Hut – a fine dining restaurant ( Indian and Italian) in town. We also have an Italian restaurant facing the sea where you can enjoy the sea in all it's forms, this is when you discover their culinary artistry is in a class of its own. A fully equipped fitness club offering the best in fitness training. We provide personalized programmes that include strength building, body building, stamina building, fitness & cardiovascular training, physiotherapy, aerobics, yoga and swimming facilities to suit your needs. One of the few apartment hotels in Mombasa that boasts a variety of accommodation plans; with 39 studio apartments and 24 2 bedroom apartments – all a couple of footsteps from the golden pristine beaches and clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Come and sample the luxurious fully furnished en-suite rooms with air-conditioning, televisions, mini-bars and telephones. Each room has its own private balcony and en suite tiled bathrooms. All rooms face the sky blue swimming pools, at Indiana Beach. You can also be accommodated at one of our uniquely designed 10 roundavels. The Maharajah Indian Speciality Restaurant serves the most authentic taste of Indian Cusine and offers exclusive dishes. The restaurant offers dinning for up to 100 people and also provides and caters for weddings, private functions and outside catering. The Casaurina Beach Snack Bar serves light meals, snacks, ice cream and fruit juices. The bars provide you with cocktails, snacks and other delights to keep you refreshed during the day. At Eagle's Nest, the main dining room, breakfast, lunch and dinner are served. Often there is a barbecue dinner around the pool, where guests enjoy the folk dances under the stars. There are plenty of exciting things to do. Three swimming pools give you maximum opportunity of swimming and soaking up the sun. The PADI Diving Center and school for scuba diving helps you learn to dive or takes you on diving trips. For the slightly more adventurous, windsurfing, water polo and other water sports are available. Volleyball, table tennis, table football, pool, darts and board games are other attractive activities. Other facilities include: supermarket for daily essentials, boutique shop for souvenirs, safety deposit boxes, Bureau de change, a laundry and dry cleaning service, car hire and chauffeur. Make your reservation at Indiana Beach Apartment Hotel for your unforgettable Kenya holiday.
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Mombasa is Kenya's main tourist destination. It is on the eastern coastline of Kenya, bordering the Indian Ocean which has made it a popular destination for its beaches. Mombasa offers a diverse marine life, world-class hotels and friendly atmosphere. There is a tropical climate all year and it is a great destination filled with activities for all ages. Mombasa was founded in the 16th century and has been ruled by the Portuguese, Arabs and British. The city's culture today still exhibits that of its pasts. Historical ruins like Fort Jesus and the Old Town are attractions that display the history in Mombasa. The central part of the city, Mvita, is an island in a river delta, accessed by bridges and from the south by ferries operating around the clock. It is a very cosmopolitan city, and you can see a group of Muslims wearing niqab (here known as "bui bui") and Giryama people wearing almost nothing at the same time and place. Together with Nairobi, it is the only place in the country that has a status as both city and county. Nyali: Also considered a prime and up-market residential area, it is on the mainland north of the island and is linked by the New Nyali Bridge. It has numerous beach front hotels in the area known as the "North Coast". Nyali has two distinct sections - the posh Old Nyali and the upcoming New Nyali. For many residents, Nyali has now become a self-contained residential area, with two Nakumatts, a multiplex cinema, shopping malls, banks, schools and post offices. This often eliminates the need for residents to cross the bridge and to go into the congested Mombasa city centre. Nyali is home for the Nyali Cinemax complex, Mamba Village, the Nyali Golf Club, and some of the most prestigious academic institutions of the Coast Province. Kongowea: is a densely populated area with villages, two sub-locations and an estimated population of 106,180 residents.Kongowea is a cosmopolitan settlement mainly inhabited by people from mainland who migrated into the city in search of employment, mainly in service and manufacturing sector. The area is adjacent to the rich suburb of Nyali which employs a portion of the village residents. They are mainly hired as cheap labour as watchmen, gardeners, masons for upcoming houses and house help. The most well known villages inside Kongowea include Kisumu Ndogo, Shauri Yako and Mnazi Mmoja, despite being located in this prime area, many residents live under extreme conditions – poor sanitation, high crime rate and lack of basic essential amenities like schools, hospitals and tap water. Kongowea is also home to one of the largest open-air markets in the African Great Lakes. Bamburi: also an outlying township (fifteen minutes drive) along the Malindi road. Bamburi is the location of Bamburi Portland Cement Company. Other notable features in the area are the Mijikenda public beach, commonly known as Pirates, and Haller Park, a nature trail and wildlife conservatory. Kiembeni Estate, also in the Bamburi area, hosts around 100,000 residents. The estate has its own supermarket, several retail shops, salons and boutiques, and a number of licensed drinking dens. Bamburi is in the Kisauni sub-county of Mombasa and has some of the best tourist and beach-front facilities in the world which include popular international and local hotels and parks such as Serena International Beach Hotel, Sai Rock Hotel, Kahamas Hotel, Haller Park and Butterfly Pavilion. The establishments include The Shilla Bar, Turkey Base, Stars Garden and Sensera pub. Kiembeni is arguably the largest estate in Mombasa, and growing even faster. Other areas include, Shanzu, Mkomani09, Bombolulu, Kisauni and, across the Mtwapa creek, the popular area of Mtwapa, which is already located in Kilifi county. The North Coast is famous for its broad entertainment industry which attracts locals and tourists as well. The climate is tropical with a major rain season between mid-April and late May and a minor wet season in October and November. Being in the Southern Hemisphere, the summer, with temperatures above +32°C, occurs in January and March. At just 4° south of the Equator, the variation in temperature is relatively small. Mombasa is an important node for all forms of transportation. It is the end of the Transafrican route 8 from Lagos as well as the railway to Uganda. It has an international airport, Moi Airport, and one of Eastern Africa's most important ports, Kilindini, which is also the main port for goods to Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda. The flight Nairobi and Mombasa takes some 45 minutes, enough time for a cold drink and a view of the Tsavo East National Park. The flag carrier Kenya Airways as well as the budget airlines Jombo Jet and Fly540 (Five Forty Aviation). Moreover, there are direct flights from European destinations such as Bologna, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Rome, there are also flights from Addis Ababa, Zanzibar, Dubai, Kigali, Istanbul, Moroni, Dar es Salaam. The airport in Mombasa has been newly renovated and has increased the frequency of flights in and out of Mombasa from European cities. Mombasa Airport is the second most important airport in Kenya, after Jomo Kenyatta in Nairobi. It is located in Changamwe, 6km from Mombasa Island to which is linked by the roads 110 (Barack Obama Road) and 109. Taxi or shared taxi ("matutu") is the most common way to get to the island from the airport, as of 2014 the fares for a taxi ride is between KES3000, Certain Mombasa hotels offer shuttle services from the airport against a fee. There are also cars to rent. The train ride on board the "Jambo Kenya Deluxe" from Nairobi takes about 10hr and trains are operated by Kenyan Railways. The advantages of traveling by railway are the ability to see wildlife up close. There are three weekly departures in each direction; Monday, Wednesday and Friday night from Nairobi and Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday night from Mombasa. You will travel along the mythical railway leading from Mombasa to Uganda, which was built between 1896 and 1903. First class compartments have two beds, second class has four beds and in third class there are benches. Toilets on board the train are very basic. In the train's restaurant the food is simple but prepared on demand from fresh ingredients. The first class ticket includes dinner and breakfast. For safety, there are police officers on board the train. Buses, while not a major mode of transportation within the city, are mostly used for traveling outside the city. The major player in transportation in Mombasa is Matatu, which are mostly fourteen-seater minibuses, and are quite popular amongst the residents. One way fares from Nairobi are around KES2000 and the trip takes at least 6 hours, or by night bus, 10 hours. Companies operating this line include include Busscar, Coastline Safaris (Coastbus), Mombasa Raha, Simba Coaches and Modern Coast Express. Kenya drives on the left and it will likely take some time to adapt to the local traffic culture. Drive in daytime only and keep the car doors locked, especially in urban areas. In Kenya foreign drivers must have an international driver’s license. These can be obtained through automobile clubs, travel agencies, or from the Road Transport Office located in the Income Tax House in Nairobi. Most car rental agencies are present at least at Nairobi airport. From Nairobi the distance to Mombasa is 525km and the drive takes everything between six and twelve hours, depending on the presence of police controls along the road, congestion on the section between Mariakani and Mombasa and the breaks you take. Voi is a good place to stop for lunch (this is also where buses stop). From central Nairobi, take route 104 (Huhuru Highway) to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Athi River. From there route 109 to Mombasa. There are no traffic lights in Mombasa and the traffic will likely appear chaotic to a westerner. Traffic laws are not respected, even when police are present. There is no regular public transportation network in the city. The closest equivalent are the aforementioned matatus (minivans) of which there are about 3500 (licensed ones have stickers on the windshields) in the city. They're cheap — ask someone at the hotel what the going rate is and don't let them scam you. Don't expect to be comfortable; as the drivers want to take as many passengers as possible, you will often be crammed in like a sardine. As of 2014 a matatu ride starts from KES25-80 but count on paying double if you want a vehicle which conforms to the traffic legislation. Certain lines connect Mombasa and Malandi, the ride taking about two hours at a price of KES120. Mombasa, Kenya's second largest city after Nairobi, offers travelers an exotic taste of the African tropics steeped in centuries of seafaring history. This cosmopolitan tourist hub is actually an island connected by bridges and ferries to the Kenyan coast. Stretching for miles along the mainland to the north and south, Mombasa's beach resorts preside over palm-studded strands fringed by shimmering coral reefs. Tourists from Europe and beyond flock here to enjoy the many watersports - 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. Thanks to its legacy as the largest port in East Africa, Mombasa is a cultural melting pot. British, Asian, Arabic, Omanis, Indian, and Chinese immigrants have enriched the city's architecture and cuisine, and many mosques and temples grace the city streets. In the Old Town, where fragrant spices waft from local markets, visitors can step back in time and explore the ancient buildings. On the busy harborfront here, the World Heritage-listed Fort Jesus, built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, is an architectural jewel. Beyond the city, wildlife parks, villages, and ancient ruins round out the wealth of water-based fun.
Built in 1593-1596 by the Portuguese, Fort Jesus is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Mombasa's top tourist attractions. Italian architect, Cairati, designed the structure, which is one of the world's finest examples of 16th century Portuguese military architecture. Built in the shape of a man, the fort was given the name of Jesus as a clear religious reference. The fort changed hands nine times between 1631 and 1875 before finally resting with the British. Although partially ruined, Fort Jesus houses a museum built over the former barracks for the garrison. Exhibits include a vast collection of ceramics and pottery reflecting the various cultures that traded along the coast. Fort Jesus has many battlements and ruined buildings within the compound, including Omani house, built in the late 18th century, which houses Omani jewelry and displays on Swahili life. The Passage of Arches was cut through the coral to give access to the sea.
Haller Park is a hit with animal lovers. Formerly called Bamburi Nature Trail, this inspirational project began in 1971 when Dr René Haller transformed the abandoned limestone quarries here into a thriving nature reserve. Dr Haller increased the mineral content of the soil, planted trees, added a fish farm, and created a wildlife park where each animal has a function within the flourishing ecosystem. Wildlife found here includes giraffes, Cape buffalo, zebras, waterbucks, and hippos. The park was also home to a famous interspecies couple that became an Internet sensation after the 130-year-old tortoise, Mzee, adopted Owen, an orphaned hippo. Birds are also abundant in the park. More than 160 species have been introduced to the area including weaver birds, cranes, pelicans, and storks. Walking and cycling paths wind through the groves of casuarina, and a reptile park, palm garden, and crocodile pens are other attractions. A highlight is the giraffe feeding; but be sure to check the times before visiting. Nature trails lead to a butterfly pavilion and the Nguuni Wildlife Sanctuary where herds of ostrich, eland, and oryx are farmed.
one of the busiest of Kenya's offshore reserves, Mombasa Marine National Park protects mangroves, seagrass beds, sandy beaches, and coral reef. Diving and snorkeling are popular activities - especially north of Mombasa, from Mtwapa Creek south to the entrance of Likoni. Seahorses, stingrays, and eels are among the marine creatures inhabiting the reserve, and the MV Dania is a popular wreck dive here. Those wishing to remain dry can view the diverse marine life from a glass-bottom boat. The popular beaches of Nyali, Bamburi, and Shanzu all provide access to the marine park.
the coastline north of Mombasa is a little livelier than the south coast and the resorts are closer to the airport and Mombasa City. Palm-lined beaches, crystal clear waters, coral reefs, and a profusion of water sports, resorts, and entertainment venues provide plenty of tourist action. Mombasa Marine National Park fringes the coast here with multi-hued coral gardens, drop offs, and Kenya's best wreck diving on the MV Dania. Traveling north from Mombasa, Nyali Beach is the first stop. Shops and hotels line the beach here, including Mombasa's first mainland beach resort - Nyali Beach Hotel. Further north, Bamburi Beach and Shanzu Beach are also tourist hubs with a wide range of accommodation from luxury resorts to beach bungalows.
On the southeast side of Mombasa Island, the "Old Town" is reminiscent of the days when the Portuguese ruled this important port. The town's inhabitants are mostly of Arab, Asian, and European origin, and the architecture reflects their cultures. Ornately carved doors and balconies adorn the old buildings that jostle cheek to jowl along the narrow streets. History buffs can easily spend a couple of hours here strolling along the atmospheric alleys; snacking at one of the many cafés; and shopping for antiques, fragrant oils, spices, and souvenirs. The Portuguese-built Fort Jesus, one of Mombasa's top tourist attractions, overlooks the harbor here
the coastline south of Mombasa is a world of natural beauty. Turquoise seas lap the sun-bleached beaches where tourists sprawl under rustling palms. Rainforests with abundant wildlife and birds skirt this idyllic stretch of coast, and coral reefs protect the swimming areas from offshore swells. Shelly Beach, just south of the Likoni Ferry, is the closest beach to Mombasa along the south coast. Tiwi Beach, 17 km south of the Likoni Ferry, is a popular spot for sunbathers and snorkelers. Diani Beach is the most developed area along this stretch, but still offers beautiful beachscapes. European package tourists flock here to enjoy the busy lineup of water sports - from windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling, and diving to water-skiing and parasailing
A famous landmark in the city, the Mombasa Tusks were built to commemorate Queen Elizabeth's visit to Mombasa in 1952. Constructed of aluminum, the tusks mark the entrance to the heart of town where visitors will find most of the banks, shops, and markets. The intersecting tusks also form the letter "M" for Mombasa.
Mamba Village Centre in Nyali is East Africa's largest crocodile farm. Visitors can learn about the life cycle and behavior of these fascinating amphibians, and the center also offers horseback riding and a botanical garden with an aquarium. Orchids and aquatic plants are the specialty, but the gardens also display carnivorous species. A highlight for many visitors is watching the crocodiles fight for tasty morsels during feeding time. Carnivores will love the restaurant, which specializes in game meat such as crocodile, ostrich, and zebra.
Bombolulu Workshops is a project of the Association for the Physically Disabled in Kenya with four sheltered workshops, a cultural center, and restaurant. At the cultural center, visitors can enjoy tribal dance performances and explore traditional homesteads found throughout Kenya. Guests can also visit the workshops and purchase the handcrafted souvenirs, which include jewelry, textiles, wood carving, and leather crafts. Proceeds help sustain the center's work. After touring the grounds, guests can stop by the restaurant to sample Kenyan-inspired cuisine.
Mombasa Go-Kart is a hit with speedsters and kids of all ages. Zoom around the smooth concrete track in go-karts, bounce around on the off-road buggies, or learn to dig in a Bobcat excavator. After all the excitement, visitors can enjoy a snack at the family-friendly restaurant with computer games, a large playground, and a big screen showing sporting events. The Go-Kart track is floodlit at night.
generally reached by dhow, Wasini Island is a popular day trip from Mombasa. Dolphins regularly cruise these waters and passengers can stop to snorkel and dive the coral reefs along the way. The island itself is tiny - only 5 sq km. Sightseeing opportunities include visiting Wasini Village, strolling around the coastal scrub where ancient Swahili ruins lie, exploring the exposed coral gardens, and dining on fresh seafood at the small restaurant. The village of Shimoni is the launching point for Wasini Island tours and was once the headquarters of the Imperial British East Africa Company. Here, visitors can explore the Shimoni Caves, thought to hold slaves before their shipment to Arabia
South of Wasini Island, Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park is a popular spot for snorkeling, diving, and dolphin spotting - usually from the decks of a traditional dhow. The park encompasses four small islands surrounded by fish-rich coral reef. Dolphins frolic in the Shimoni Channel, and humpback whales swim these waters between August and October. Other marine life includes moray eels, angelfish, grouper, snappers, and green sea turtles. Deep-sea fishing is fantastic south to the Pemba channel.
Shimba Hills National Reserve, about 33 km south of Mombasa, offers a peaceful getaway from the hubbub of the busy beach resorts. Woodlands, waterfalls, lily-topped ponds, savanna, and rainforest provide a home for a rich diversity of plants and animals. Among the rare plants are endangered species of cycads and orchids. The park also protects one of the highest concentrations of elephants in Kenya, along with leopards, sable antelope, and abundant birdlife. Guided forest walks are available, and visitors can cool off in the swimming hole and picnic area at the scenic Sheldrick Falls on the Machenmwana River. Shimba Rainforest Lodge in the reserve is a popular treetop-style lodge with a walkway through the rainforest, viewing platform, and a water hole that lures plenty of wildlife
Nestled in lush rainforest, Gedi was one of the ancient Arab towns along the East African Coast, which was probably rebuilt in the 15th and 16th centuries. Today, visitors can tour the ruins where the Great Mosque, the Palace, coral-stone houses, and pillar tombs have been unearthed. The houses in Gedi display a traditional Swahili style, and some have ancient drawings on their plaster walls. Ming Chinese porcelain and glass as well as glazed earthenware from Persia indicate trade links and a taste for luxury by those who prospered here. These items as well as Spanish scissors and Swahili cultural artifacts are on display in the on-site museum.
About 112 km from Mombasa, Watamu is a Swahili fishing village that has blossomed into a small beach resort and offers superb snorkeling and diving. The coast is broken into three coves divided by rocky headlands. Offshore from Watamu is the southern part of the Malindi Marine National Reserve. The forests of the Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve and the Swahili ruins of Gede are also close by. More than 600 species of fish are found within the marine reserve, and whale sharks and manta rays are seasonal visitors to the reef. Watamu is also a vital turtle breeding area with green and hawksbill turtles as the primary species. Glass-bottomed boats transport visitors to the reefs and provide a window to the kaleidoscopic world of coral and fish. For travelers looking for something other than snorkeling and diving, Watamu offers windsurfing, relaxing on the beach, dolphin-watching trips, and thriving rock pools.
Kilifi is a small beach resort on the banks of Kilifi Creek where yachts bob about in the breeze. One of the top tourist attractions here are the Mnarani Ruins, an ancient Swahili coastal settlement dating back to the early 14th century. A huge baobab tree amongst the ruins is rumored to be the largest on the Kenyan coast. Kalifi is also home to a top notch golf club. At one time, Kilifi could only be reached by ferry but in recent years a bridge was constructed to make it more accessible.