Nyali hotel also known as Nyali international hotel is a 5 star beach resort located in Nyali beach, 10 kilometers from Mombasa city and 14 kilometers from Mombasa Airport, Kenya, with its striking design, Nyali beach hotel is one of the best hotels in Mombasa, happily for our guests, the Nyali International hotel in Nyali is equally famed for its amazing value and sheer wealth of options to enjoy while staying with us, these exquisite beach hotel lies just steps from the Indian ocean and epitomises seafront living at its most carefree, luxurious and serene. A connection to the timeless tides echoed in their large, airy spaces that invite comfortable living; this is the only way to describe the best hotel in Nyali beach, an exceptional beach hotel in Mombasa, One & Only Nyali International, located far enough from the tourist crowds with direct access to a spectacular private beach. Extraordinary elegance awaits you at the Nyali International hotel, some of the area's most popular attractions are right on the resort's doorstep, our immaculately designed hotel rooms and suites and villas boast 5-star amenities, including deluxe bedding, large flat-screen TVs, and incredible garden or Beach views, all rooms also offer private balconies, elsewhere in beach resort, you can pamper yourself with a visit to our 5-star spa, or enjoy a workout in the fitness center. Relax in one of our pools, which includes a children's pool with water slides, or take advantage of our private beach access. Our impressive array of many dining options is sure to satisfy even the most discerning palates. We also offer expansive and elegant indoor and outdoor venue space, for those planning events here in Mombasa, plan your luxury escape now at the Nyali hotel in Mombasa. The call of a chaise on a pristine beach or the lure of shopping on an exclusive promenade? Rarely do luxury Mombasa hotels place guests with such a delightful dilemma. But the location of Nyali resort in the heart of the Mombasa with superlative shopping, dining and beaches all within reach – makes filling both days and nights in this vibrant area a truly memorable experience, wake up to inspiring ocean views from luxurious resort accommodations before indulging in everything this Mombasa hotel has to offer: why not play a round of gold at the Nyali golf club, or pools for relaxing, exceptional restaurants to enchant the palate, a spa to bring mind and body into perfect balance, and the superb Nyali Kids Club to entertain our youngest guests, things may be tranquil, but it's never sleepy, that's because we offer so many fun things to do, after being welcomed by the palm-tree lined drive, step into our sun-soaked lobby and let the cares of the day evaporate, then enjoy the stunning ocean views as you sip a fruit juice upon arrival. At the Nyali resort in Mombasa, we offer so many ways to enjoy yourself, for those who love golf; we have a beautiful golf course or hop on board our own private boat and take a ride and when some pampering is on the agenda, book an appointment at our own full-service Spa, there you can get a Hot Stone Massage, facials, manicure, and more. It's nice to know we also have restaurants and bars on the property, in the evening try your luck in our casino, when you finally decide to wind down, relax in one of our comfortable rooms. Nyali resort in Mombasa has what it takes to keep you smiling, and “when you’re smiling, the whole world smiles at you”. A soothing environment of timeless off-whites and greys, dashes of fuchsia here and there to spice up the contemporary, minimalist décor… You have entered a trouble-free zone, Escape to the unique Nyali beach hotel to an affordable yet extremely luxurious beach resort paradise and get ready to discover the true meaning of luxury vacationing in paradise. Feast on a candlelight dinner in one of several romantic, fine-dining or gourmet restaurants, watch your children splash in the pool or play in the sand or let them be entertained at Kids Club, surrender to the Kenyan coast sunshine in your chaise lounge drawn right up to the Indian ocean, Relax, read a good book, sip a cocktail or nap in a hammock under the shade of a swaying palm while listening to the gentle waves, splash, swim and sip the day away with new friends at one of the many pools or enjoy tropical drinks or a mid-day snack at the beach bar on the shore of Indian Ocean, rent a Luxury Villa at a surprisingly affordable price and you can sit on your very own private patio or swim in the large private swimming pool and live like a King or Queen for a week or more. You'll have the time of your life at Nyari beach hotel; we offer a fabulous all-inclusive resort island getaway in the gorgeous ocean hores, with lodging options ranging from standard rooms to suites to villas, All accommodation in Nyali beach hotel are luxurious, yet surprisingly affordable, imagine a Luxury beach Resort vacation in a place with miles of pristine beaches overlooking a crystalline turquoise sea. A place where the mid-day siesta is still a time-honored tradition, Unhurried, unencumbered, and unbelievably liberating from everyday cares and stress, the beach hotel in the enchanting Nyali Mombasa is a luxury vacation experience of the highest quality. As a guest at Nyali International your all inclusive holiday includes luxurious pampering, amenities, and services, top notch choices of gourmet restaurants and al fresco buffet dining options, unlimited beverages found at our bevy of bars located on property and...Don't forget the sun, pools, sand and sea. As an oceanfront resort, you will have access to sandy white beaches, ocean waves, beach lounging areas to soak up the rays, as well as live entertainment shows, beach-party extravaganzas, exciting casino nightlife, and so much more. Add in world-class golf, Spa treatments, water sports, and endless island adventures, and this is the luxury lifestyle you deserve. Whether you are looking for a romantic beach getaway, an all inclusive Wedding venue, vow renewals, a Honeymoon holiday or Anniversary trip, a Family holiday or Family Reunion, traveling with a large group, or you are looking for some "Me Time", Nyali beach hotel provides affordable luxury, this all inclusive luxury Resort is the place for all occasions. Perhaps you are looking for a 5-Star Luxury Villa with Private Pool, our villas are full sized luxury homes with full kitchens, living rooms, and most rooms have a balcony. In addition, there will be a large furnished patio leading up to your own private view area, each villa also comes with a battler to take care of your needs, each villa is unique in design and décor; yet all offer the highest standards of amenities such as pool, superb location, and multiple suites with private baths. All villas have air conditioning, cable television, phones, and ceiling fans, while the interior decoration has a distinctive Swahili flair, whether you are traveling as a party of one or a group of a hundred or more - Don't Delay -- Make your reservations at Nyali beach resort today.
Nyali beach hotel is a sunset connoisseurs' paradise. And there is no shortage of places to sit and enjoy the show. For views that will take your breath away and cold cocktails to go along with it, head to the beach. Or park your toes in the sand and listen to live music while the sun bids farewell at the paradise, Plan your stay in a luxurious Nyali beach hotel, with spacious accommodations, bespoke amenities and gracious hospitality, our Mombasa hotel suites offer the perfect escape in the heart of Mombasa city, our Villas are the pinnacle of spectacular design, built directly over the Indian Ocean’s crystalline waters, take a journey into an enchanting aquatic universe through the glass floors of the living room or snorkelling just steps away. For ultimate relaxation, the spacious air-conditioned bedroom, bathroom, and living room all have access to the generous outdoor deck area. Enjoy picturesque sunset views while relaxing in the large bathtub with floor to ceiling windows offering uninterrupted views, we offer a rich selection of facilities and amenities to guests at Nyali beach hotel, from a blissful Spa, to exhilarating Water Sports, to a Kids Club with separate family pool, a host of well-appointed facilities are available to all our guests (though please note some may incur an additional fee). Additional amenities include 24-hour reception, concierge services, currency exchange, express checkout, laundry and dry cleaning, 24 hour medical services, telephone calls, Internet access, babysitting, beauty services, business services (telephone, fax, and Internet), banquet facilities, wedding services, conference rooms, conference equipment, car rental, and shopping. All rooms have hair dryer, ceiling fan, iron and ironing board, telephone, voice-mail, wake-up calls, in room safe Satellite TV, housekeeping, turn-down service, coffee and tea maker, and balcony. Roll-away beds and cots are available on request. Enjoy members-only gourmet restaurants and al fresco buffet dining. Unwind at the private-access beach club with attentive members-only service. Experience live entertainment shows, beach-party extravaganzas, exciting casino nightlife, and so much more reserved for V.I.P's alone. Add in extras such as world-class golf, water sports, and endless island adventure excursions which the friendly staff will happily book for you at an additional fee, and .this is the lifestyle you deserve! Since it opened in 1946, Nyali International Beach Hotel & Spa has created its own unique history. From Lords, Presidents, CEOs, Sportsmen to Entertainers, The Nyali International has played the perfect host, supportive of their every need. The hotel is an architectural marvel and brings colonial past and glory of Kenya. Offering panoramic view of Indian Ocean, the hotel is a gracious landmark of the Mombasa, showcasing graceful arches, tiled roof lush green vast lawns and wood work. With Breathtaking views of the ocean from the private balconies, the 2 bedroom suites offering exclusive and premium class accommodation with a full array of modern amenities are located in the Palm Wing. The suites are exquisitely furnished, handsomely decorated and luxuriously appointed and include King Size beds, a spacious living room and dining room, and a Jacuzzi. Total number of rooms of this type: 3 - 2 bedroom each with separate living room and dining room.
Located on 4 floors within tranquil surroundings and set in a backdrop of lush green gardens, are our Garden Wing rooms reminiscent of the colonial era. All rooms are fully equipped with modern amenities. The private room balconies open up to views of an amazing botanical collection, providing for a serene atmosphere to enhance any experience. Total number of rooms of this type: 114
Generously proportioned to provide for maximum comfort, and fully equipped with modern amenities, these rooms situated in the Palm Wing offer a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean and the beautifully manicured lawns overlooking the mesmerizing expanse of the ocean from your own private balcony. Total number of rooms of this type: 27
Luxuriously appointed and exquisitely furnished for added style and comfort, the newly refurbished Palm Wing Deluxe rooms are not only fully equipped with modern amenities, but provide for breathtaking and spectacular panoramic views of the expanse of the Indian Ocean from the private balconies. Total number of rooms of this type: 21
This exclusive luxury villa consists of 3 separate but interconnecting white villa en-suite rooms, set in lush tropical well tended gardens, with birds treating you to nature’s music. Each room has a king size bed and walk- in wardrobe and a sitting area with a view of the garden and the Indian Ocean. The decor is modern set in elegant white color, beautiful tiles, and modern furniture. Amenities include L.C.D. satellite connected television channels, telephone, air conditioner, hair dryer and hot water kettle for preparing tea or coffee. Each room has an independent safe. Price is inclusive of double occupancy on half board. Each room has a separate access incase you need to use one only. As the name implies, the theme of the White Villa is white in terms of its exquisite decor and furniture.
Bamboo villas consists of a two bedroom en-suite with a shared sitting room, set in the lush green gardens of the hotel with birds singing in the trees. They are very conducive for guests who prefer a peaceful/ quite environment or privacy. The interior décor is set in African bamboo theme, with bamboo and reed furniture padded with modern cushions. The beds are comfortable and king sized with extra pillows. The sitting room has a separate toilet and bathroom. Outside the door of each room is veranda set with garden chairs for the guests to relax and enjoy nature. Amenities include, satellite connected television channels, mini fridge with a mini bar, telephone, air conditioner, hair dryer, hot kettle for tea or coffee preparation and safe in each of the rooms. There are occasional sightings of monkeys jumping in the trees. Price includes a minimum of double room half board. As the name implies, the theme of the Bamboo Villa is bamboo in terms of its exquisite decor and furniture.
Two bedrooms en-suite with a shared sitting room, with interior décor set in African dark polished mangrove hard wood. All furniture is made of the same wood and garnished with African wooden artworks, bedside rugs, and paintings. They are situated in the lush green gardens, overlooking the fish pond with a sprinkling fountain and the famous Sheesh Mahal Indian restaurant. Each room has an external sitting veranda area at the entrance, furnished for enjoying nature outside the rooms. Amenities include a satellite connected television, air conditioner, telephone, hot water kettle, hair dryer, and safe. As the name implies, the theme of the Wood Villa is wood in terms of its exquisite decor and furniture.
Exclusively lavish in design, décor, furniture and space, our 2 luxury suites are located on the Palm Sea view block, overlooking the well manicured lawns and coconut palm trees, the beach and finally the Indian Ocean. One suite is on the ground floor and the second, just above the first. Each consists of two bedrooms en-suite, a sitting room with sofa and a dining area both overlooking the balcony. The master-bedroom the latest design of Jacuzzi. Furnished with the finest hotel designer tastes in mind, the sofas in the sitting room, queen size beds in both bedrooms with extra comfortable pillows and bed side rugs. Each suite has 2 doors leading to the main corridor and a side private exit from the corridor. Amenities include LCD televisions in all rooms with satellite connected channels, mini bars, hot water kettle, telephone in all rooms, air conditioners, fans, hair driers and bidets. The price includes a minimum of a Double Half Board.
Our 2 junior suites are located on the Garden side of the hotel on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the main building and accessible by stairs or lift. They are larger than the standard rooms and have a sitting are with an interconnecting bedroom. They balcony sliding doors open to the hotel garden side with a beautiful view of palm trees, birds singing and occasional gush of fresh sea breeze. You can sit on the balcony chairs to enjoy all these and the Mombasa tropical weather. The rooms are lavishly furnished in bamboo and reed furniture, with table and bed side table tops made of glass. The sofas are padded with luxurious modern cushions. The bathrooms are en-suite while beds rooms are king size. Amenities include a mini bar, satellite connected television channels, telephone, air conditioner, fans, hair drier, kettle. The price covers the minimum of a double room half-board.
Fit for a President, this suite is the perfect example of the harmonious relationship that exists between contemporary, luxury facilities and the natural oceanic environment at the Hotel. Guests are spoiled with unparalleled coastal views and blessed with an expansive balconied area to experience the exquisite sights. Seamless wireless technology ensures premium Internet access and satellite TV amidst opulent comfort. The King size beds are adorned with feathery pillows and complemented by a lavish sofa set and lounge room. The bathroom is colossal, with both separate rain shower and Jacuzzi. Marble floors and exquisite furnishings coupled with a Solarium and a furnished terrace set this Presidential Suite apart.
Never be shy about ordering what you want, as much as you want, when you want. There are five exceptional restaurants and five congenial bars to serve you, each with its own sense of mood & menu. Our dining experiences are diverse and memorable – from gourmet menus across a variety of cultures and cuisines, to simple barbecues and romantic escapades on the beach or our world renown Mvita Grill all complimented by an extraordinary professional and personalized service. Our night entertainment is everything for everyone with two night spots both catering for different taste of Music and choice. Our Casino is the latest in the coastal town and offers you the chance to discover your luck.
Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience at our beachfront grill that offers the very best of Seafood in a splendid setting. Listen to the Evergreen Ed Silveira Trio while they serenade you on a night of Gourmet indulgence. Our extensive wine list has something for every taste bud with wines from around the world. Dress Code: Casual Smart, No Shorts, No Swim wear and No sleeveless. Open 6 days a week from 7pm onwards. Closed on Mondays.
Under the dark island sky filled with hundreds of shimmering stars, take your seat and prepare for a new taste sensation as you try Kenyan and International specialties that will have your mouth watering and your palate tingling. The Aqua Bar, our twin beach-side bar and Restaurant offers you tasty wraps, salads, grilled fish, burgers and of course, our selection of Pizzas. Sit on the deck or right in the sand under a palm umbrella gazing out to the Indian Ocean." Open daily from 11am to 11pm.
Relax in the inviting soft lighting and traditional decor of the hotel's English Pub Named after the Founding Owner Harry Noon. Harry’s bar offer you the best of world finest whiskies, cognacs, wines and cocktails. Enjoy the best of Blues and Jazz music or catch all your favorite sports on the big screens while sipping your favorite Drink. Open all week. Open daily from 3pm till early hours.
At Nyali International Hotel our philosophy is that every meeting is different as well as every client’s needs. Whether you are planning a high-level business meeting, a powerhouse conference or a seminar, Nyali International Hotel will concentrate on every detail and guarantee you a successful event, hold a high profile meeting, conference or seminar in exquisite style, enjoy bright, spacious facilities, equipped with the latest audiovisual technologies and boasting flawless service, With our smart Board meeting and conference rooms, The Nyali is a wonderful venue to host senior level meetings, conferences, workshops or seminars, professional development and staff enrichment programmes can be enhanced with a water sports experience. Colleagues can enjoy windsurfing, waterskiing, sailing and snorkelling, or relax at the end of a hard day with a holistic massage at our spa. Reflecting the expectations of a world-class capital city, Nyali Mombasa Hotel is proud to offer professional conference venue in Nyali supported by a comprehensive array of professional and state-of-the-art services. Our conference planners offer an expert’s knowledge in planning events that are unparalleled successes. The hotel’smeeting venues in Nyali include flexible meeting rooms with natural light and dedicated boardrooms. Designed to host executive meetings for 4 people or a professional conference for up to 400 people, we make certain everything you need is at your fingertips. The Nyali hotel certified meeting professionals and a Learning Environment Specialist are on hand to organize and oversee the crucial details that transform a good meeting into a great one. The Nyali International Resort is the ideal choice for conferences, meetings and events that leave an impression. With the ideal combination of business meeting options from small meeting rooms and a large-scale ballroom to leadership training sites and and a gold course, every occasion can be tailor-made to your exact requirements and needs. Whether you are organising a conference, seminar, product launch, banquet, wedding, teambuilding event or meeting, the Nyali resort fulfills all the criteria for making your business or social function a successful event. Our experienced Event Planners will assist with the organization, setup and flawless execution of your event, while tailored packages can be created to exact requirements to ensure your event will be a resounding success. All conference venues are fully-equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including HD projectors, and our dedicated in-house audio-visual team and event planner will make sure everything runs smoothly on the day. Plus we provide complimentary internet access throughout, a multinational pool of experienced chefs from around the culinary globe are on hand to deliver an imaginative and exciting new banqueting product. A product that inspires clients to not only just choose their menus, but to also create them within the Banqueting Selector Menu guidelines, bringing a new bespoke banqueting approach to Nyali and Mombasa. Whatever the event you’re hosting, we’ll help you make sure it’s a resounding success.
Choosing a location for a wedding can be one of the hardest decisions to make when you are planning your wedding. You may ask yourself: should I have an indoor or an outdoor wedding? Where should the location of the wedding be? On a beach? In the mountains? If you are leaning towards a beach wedding, here are some great reasons to convince you that beach weddings are the best! Elegance surrounded by nature’s splendor Don’t think that because you are having a beach wedding that you can’t have an elegant wedding. While the warm location may dictate lighter materials for your attire, elegance and sophistication can still be the order of the day, if you so choose. Likewise, beach weddings are the perfect opportunities for more casual atmospheres; it all depends on the decor chosen and the dress code stipulations on your invites. What’s great about beach weddings is that they can adapt perfectly to your style, both informal and elegant. Minimal decoration costs the cost of decoration for beach weddings … Nyali International Hotel is one of the leading luxury hotels in Nyali Mombasa for a variety of reasons. From first class 5 star service, incredible suites for your guests and lavish honeymoon suites to gourmet cuisine and expert wedding planners, it’s not hard to see why brides and grooms choose the beachfront resort in Nyali for their exclusive nuptial celebrations. However, one of the most memorable advantages of Nyali Mombasa is its endless opportunities for stunning wedding photography without having to leave the grounds of the beach resort. Your wedding photographs are one of the most important elements of your wedding day, capturing that blissful moment when you make your special promises before those people who have accompanied you so far in life. Skillful wedding photography becomes a lifelong source to ignite your memories for years to come, etching your big day within the sands of time, inspiring wedding designers take you by the hand, sharing years of expertise and creativity to prepare those all important first steps as Mr. & Mrs. From a light touch to full wedding coordination and planning, Nyali Hotel wedding services can take the weight off your shoulders guaranteeing exclusivity for your special celebration. With only one wedding per day, Nyali hotel promises that your wedding will have all the attention, and as such you can choose from a wide range of wedding locations on site, including the beach, the area next to the beachfront infinity pool or panoramic infinity pool, You can even choose one wedding location for your wedding ceremony and another location for your wedding reception and wedding party. Choosing Nyali hotel for your chic destination wedding in Mombasa means so much more than simply choosing a unique experience, with its stunning venues, amazing views, gourmet wedding menus and the most skilled wedding planners around. Your destination wedding in Nyali resort can be tailored precisely to your dreams, including a selection of beautiful suites for you and your special wedding guests, meaning that you can prepare for your fairytale wedding in the height of luxury, we have a wonderful selection of rooms and suites to pamper you and your guests. From Deluxe Rooms, to two and three bedroom suites to lavish villa pent houses, you can choose the level of luxury you wish. Your wedding day at Nyali International Hotel should run like clockwork, from the moment you wake to a champagne breakfast with your bridesmaids or groomsmen to that special romantic time at the end of the day when you say goodbye to guests to enjoy your bridal turndown service in your honeymoon suite as Mr and Mrs. The services bestowed by Spa Imagine’s Beauty Salon are just another layer of luxury to be added to your big day, making sure the only thing you have to worry about is smiling for the camera and sharing your happiness with your loved ones. Spa has a range of luxury bridal services and packages to support your dream wedding, from relaxing pre-wedding packages, to makeup and hair packages for brides and bridesmaids as well as a tailored gentleman’s package for the groom. Likewise, there are a number of beauty services a la carte for guests to take advantage of. One of the common misconceptions that couples planning a wedding share with Nyali International Hotel are wedding planners is the idea that it is hard to get married legally in Kenya. The reality for foreigners getting married legally in Kenya is that it can involve more paperwork than you might require back home; however, at Nyali Hotel we work with highly efficient wedding coordinators who can deal with all of your worries about the legal requirements for foreigners getting married legally in Mombasa. At Nyali hotel, we have plenty of experience coordinating civil legal weddings at the resort as well as symbolic ceremonies. We can organize a legal Kenyan government official to be present to conduct your “official” wedding just before your symbolic wedding or even on a different day, which will provide an official wedding certificate. In order to do this, you will however, need to start the legal process in advance. Getting Married Legally in Kenya made Easy at Nyali hotel; we also work closely with agents who can help you to administer all …
Mombasa is Kenya's main tourist destination. It is located on the Eastern coastline of Kenya bordering the Indian Ocean which has made it a popular vacation destination for its beaches. Mombasa offers diverse marine life, world-class beach hotels and a friendly atmosphere. There is a tropical climate all year; it is a great destination filled with activities for all ages. Mombasa is a Swahili founded and ruled city. It was founded between the 1st and 5th century. At certain times it was occupied by the Portuguese, Arabs and British and originated back in the 16th century. Mombasa's culture today still exhibits that of its past. Historical ruins like Forte Jesus de Mombasa (Fort Jesus), an historic Portuguese fort, and the Old Town are attractions influenced by Mombasa's trade culture, with many examples of Portuguese and Islamic architecture. There’s a sense of community and depth of history in Mombasa that Nairobi lacks. Sleazy, hot and physically tropical in a way that could hardly be more different from the capital, Mombasa is the slightly indolent hub of the coast. Faded, flaking and occasionally charming, the city centre – neatly isolated by the sea from its suburbs – feels like a small town that was once great. While it’s a chaotic city, the atmosphere, even in the commercial centre of what is one of Africa’s busiest ports, is invariably relaxed and congenial. Rush hours, urgency and paranoia seem to be Nairobi’s problems (as everyone here will tell you), not Mombasa’s. And the gaping, marginal slums of many African cities hardly exist in Mombasa. It’s true that Miritini and Chomvu and especially Likoni and Changamwe are burgeoning mainland suburbs that the municipality has more or less abandoned, but the brutalizing conditions of Nairobi’s Kibera are absent. Despite the palm trees, the sunshine and the happy languor, all is not bliss and perfection. Street crime, though it hardly approaches Nairobi’s level, is still a problem, and you should be wary of displaying your valuables or accepting invitations to walk down dark alleys. But, as a general rule, Mombasa is a far less neurotic city than Nairobi. Even after dark, Mombasa’s can be seen taking a stroll, old men converse on the benches in Digo Road, and many shops stay open late. Ethnically, Mombasa is perhaps even more diverse than Nairobi. The Asian and Arab influence is particularly pervasive, with fifty mosques and dozens of Hindu and Sikh temples lending a strongly oriental flavour. Still, the largest contingent speaks Swahili as a first language and it is the Swahili civilization that accounts for Mombasa’s distinctive character. You’ll see women wearing head-to-foot buibuis or brilliant kanga outfits, and men decked out in kanzu gowns and hip-slung kikoi wraps. Arriving in Mombasa by plane or train in the morning, there’s ample time, if you don’t find the heat too much, to head straight out to the beaches – the nearest is Nyali Beach on the north coast mainland. But you might want to spend a day or two in Mombasa itself, acclimatizing to the coast, catching the cadences of the coast’s “pure Swahili”, or Kiswahili safi, and looking around Kenya’s most historic city. Mombasa doesn’t have a huge number of sights, but most visitors will want to check out its main one, Fort Jesus, in the shadow of which lies Mombasa’s Old Town, still an atmospheric hive of narrow lanes, mosques and carved Swahili doorways. In the modern town centre, the tusks that feature on so many postcards are wildly exciting, though fans of 1930s architecture might appreciate one or two of the buildings from that era on Digo Road. Further afield, there’s a baobab forest and a seventeenth-century pillar tomb which are worth a visit. Mombasa is one of East Africa’s oldest settlements and, so long as you aren’t anticipating spectacular historical sites, it’s a fascinating place to wander. The island has had a town on it, located somewhere between the present Old Town and Nyali Bridge, for at least 700 years, and there are enough documentary snippets from earlier times to guess that some kind of settlement has existed here for at least 2000 years. Mombasa’s own optimistic claim to be 2500 years old comes from Roman and Egyptian adventure stories. Precisely what was going on before the Portuguese arrived is still hard to discern. Ibn Battuta, the roving fourteenth-century Moroccan, spent a relatively quiet night here in 1332 and declared the people of the town “devout, chaste and virtuous, their mosques strongly constructed of wood, the greater part of their diet bananas and fish”. But another Arab traveller of a hundred years later found a less ordered society. “Monkeys have become the rulers of Mombasa since about 800 AH [1397 AD],” he wrote. “They even come and take the food from the dishes, attack men in their own homes and take away what they can find. When the monkeys enter a house and find a woman they hold congress with her. The people have much to put up with.” Mombasa had considerably worse depredations to put up with after Vasco da Gama’s expedition, full of mercenary zeal, dropped anchor on Easter Saturday 1498. After courtesy gifts had been exchanged, relations suddenly soured and the fleet was prevented from entering the port. A few days later, richer by only one sheep and “large quantities of oranges, lemons and sugar cane”, da Gama went off to try his crude diplomacy at Malindi, and found his first and lasting ally on the coast. Mombasa was visited again in 1505 by a fourteen-strong Portuguese fleet. This time, the king of Mombasa had enlisted 1500 archers from the mainland and people stored arsenals of stone missiles on the rooftops in preparation for the expected invasion through the town’s narrow alleys. The attack, pitching firearms against spears and poisoned arrows, was brutal and overwhelming. The town was squeezed on all sides and the king’s palace (of which no trace remains) was seized. The king and most of the survivors slipped out of town into the palm groves which then covered most of Mombasa island, but 1513 Mombasans had been killed – as against five Portuguese. The king attempted to save Mombasa by offering to become a vassal of Portugal, but the request was turned down, the Portuguese being unwilling to lose the chance to loot the town. The victors picked over the bodies in the courtyards and broke down the strongroom doors until the ships at anchor were almost overladen. Then, as a parting shot, they fired the town. The narrow streets and cattle stalls between the thatched houses produced a conflagration that razed Mombasa to the ground. In 1528, the Portuguese returned once again to wreck and plunder the new city that had been built on the ashes of the old. In the 1580s, it happened twice more. On the last occasion, in 1589, there was a frenzied massacre at the hands of the Portuguese on one side and – coincidentally – a marauding tribe of cannibal nomads from the interior called the Zimba on the other. The Zimba’s unholy alliance with the Europeans came to a treacherous end at Malindi shortly afterwards, when the Portuguese, together with the townsfolk and three thousand Segeju archers, wiped them out. Remarkably, only two years after this last catastrophe, Mombasa launched a major land expedition of its own against its old enemy, Malindi. The party was ambushed on the way by Malindi’s Segeju allies, who themselves stormed and took Mombasa, later handing over the town to the Portuguese at Malindi. The Malindi corps transferred to Mombasa, the Malindi sheikh was grandly installed as sultan of the whole region, and the Portuguese set to work on Fort Jesus, dedicated in 1593. Once completed, the fort became the focus of everything that mattered in Mombasa, changing hands a total of nine times between the early seventeenth century and 1875. The first takeover happened in 1631, in a popular revolt that resulted in the killing of every last Portuguese. But the Sultan, lacking support from any of the other towns under Portuguese domination, eventually had to desert the fort, and the Portuguese, waiting in Zanzibar, reoccupied it. They held it for the rest of the seventeenth century while consolidating their control of the Indian Ocean trade. Meanwhile, the Omani Arabs were becoming increasingly powerful. As Dutch, English and French ships started to appear on the horizon, time was running out for the Portuguese trading monopoly. Efforts to bring settlers to their East African possessions failed, and they retreated more and more behind the massive walls of Fort Jesus. In 1696–98 Fort Jesus itself was besieged into submission by the Omanis who, with support from Pate and Lamu, had already taken the rest of the town. After 33 months almost all the defenders – the Portuguese corps and some 1500 Swahili loyalists – had died of starvation or plague. Rapid disenchantment with the new Arab rulers spilled over in 1728 into a mutiny among the fort’s African soldiers. The Portuguese were invited back – for a year. Then the fort was again besieged, and this time the Portuguese gave up quickly. They were allowed their freedom, and a number were said to have married and stayed in the town. But Portuguese power on the coast was shattered forever. The new Omani rulers were the Mazrui family, who soon declared themselves independent of Oman, outlawing slave-trading in Mombasa, and directly challenging the Busaidi family who had just seized power in the Arabian homeland. Intrigue in the Lamu Archipelago led to the Battle of Shela and Lamu’s unwittingly disastrous invitation to the Sultan of Oman, Seyyid Said, to occupy its own fort. From here, and by now with British backing, the Busaidis went on to attack Mazrui Mombasa repeatedly in the 1820s. There was a hiccup in 1824 when a British officer, Captain Owen, fired with enthusiasm for defeating the slave trade, extended British protection to Mombasa on his own account, despite official British support for the slave-trading Busaidis. Owen’s “Protectorate” was a diplomatic embarrassment and – not surprisingly – did not last long. The Busaidi government was only installed when the Swahili “twelve tribes” of Mombasa fell into a dispute over the Mazrui succession and called in Seyyid Said, the Busaidi leader. In 1840, he moved his capital from Oman to Zanzibar and, with Mombasa firmly garrisoned, most of the coast was soon in his domain. Surviving members of the Mazrui family went to Takaungu near Kilifi and Gazi, south of Mombasa. British influence was sharpened after their guns quelled the mutiny in 1875 of al-Akida, “an ambitious, unbalanced and not over-clever” commandant of Fort Jesus. Once British hegemony was established, they leased the coastal strip from the Sultan of Zanzibar and Fort Jesus became Mombasa’s prison, which it remained until 1958. It was opened as a museum in 1962. Mombasa has played a key role in Kenya’s first fifty years of independence – as Kenya’s second city and East and central Africa’s most important port. Before independence, the coast had been leased by the British from the Sultan of Zanzibar, but the possibility of a federal union with the former Kenya Colony was soon buried by Jomo Kenyatta and the upcountry political elite of the 1960s. Since 1999, the Mombasa Republican Council, a group that claims “Pwani si Kenya” (“The Coast is not Kenya”), has campaigned for independence for the coast and against the marginalization of coastal interests by Nairobi. Their cause, however, has been tainted by its linkage with Islamic extremism which draws some of its support from the same well of deprivation. In August 2012, after a Muslim cleric was assassinated, there were riots in Mombasa as local youths fought street battles in poor quarters of the city centre with police brought down from Nairobi. Nyali is a residential area within Mombasa City, located on the mainland north of Mombasa County. It is connected to Mombasa Island by the New Nyali Bridge. Nyali is known for its many high-class hotels, modern standards, and long white sand beaches making it a popular holiday destination for tourists visiting Kenya. Yali has become a very westernized residential area, relatively autonomous with two Nakumatt supermarkets, a Nyali cinema multiplex (Cinemax Nyali), Nyali shopping malls, banks, Nyali schools and post offices. All this prevents its residents from having to cross the overcrowded Nyali Bridge to get to the busy center of Mombasa. In Nyali are found many interesting places like the "Mamba Village" (the biggest crocodile farm in Africa), the Nyali Golf Club, the Dwarikadham hindu temple, numerous embassies and some of the most prestigious academic institutions of the coastal province. Nyali is renowned for its tourist potential, thanks to its calm, its Nyali accommodation facilities and its coast bordered with white sand beaches protected by a coral reef, loved by divers. This is a part of the Mombasa Marine Reserve, managed by Kenya Wildlife Service. Nyali also shelters many luxury hotels on almost all the seaside (Nyali Beach Resort altering with more affordable hotels (Backpackers Hotel) and with numerous places of entertainment and activities for the tourists (beach volley wind surfing, scuba diving, kite surf, sailing. Moi International Airport (IATA: MBA, ICAO: HKMO), is the international airport in Mombasa, the second-biggest city in Kenya. It is located in Mombasa County, in a township called Port Reitz and features regional as well as intercontinental flights. The Mombasa airport serves the city of Mombasa and surrounding communities. It lies approximately 425 kilometres (264 mi), by air, southeast of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the largest and busiest airport in the country, Mombasa Airport is operated by Kenya Airports Authority. It was named after former Kenyan President Daniel rap Moi during his tenure. If you are actually flying Mombasa to Nairobi, Non-stop flight time Mombasa to Nairobi is around 1 hour 15 minutes. This is the average non-stop flight time from Mombasa to either of the major airports that serve Nairobi. Mombasa airport handles tremendous traffic with more than eighteen airlines flying directly from and to Europe, and offering connections to over twenty cities in the region. Mombasa region has remained attractive to tourist and it has eventually required that the airport be developed to handle long haul international flights, there are two terminals at the airport. The airport in Mombasa has been newly renovated and has increased the frequency of flights in and out of Mombasa from European cities. Kenya Airways offers the most as far as options for Mombasa and Nairobi flights, other players include fly 540, Air Kenya /from Mombasa, Jambo jet, We offer you a wide choice of airlines like Etihad Airways, KLM Royal Dutch, Kenya Airways and Air France for your flight booking. There are 105 weekly flights from Mombasa to Nairobi. The first flight from Mombasa to Nairobi is at 5:15 AM, which is Etihad Airways airline EY 4061. The last flight from Mombasa Nairobi is at 9:35 PM, which is Kenya Airways KQ 4061. Be sure to find the best offers and deals for cheap flights from MBA to NBO. Traffic of charter airlines at the Mombasabased Moi International Airport has risen in the past few weeks, a sign that the tourism industry is getting back on its feet, according to industry players. Train service is mainly provided between Nairobi and Mombasa. The advantage of traveling by railway is the ability to see wildlife up close. The train ride from Nairobi to Mombasa is estimated at 13 hours. There are meal accommodations and options of purchasing first or second class seats.
Mombasa's best suburban beach, Nyali, just north of Mombasa Island, is close enough to town to get busy at weekends. Here you can lounge on pale, palm-shaded sand, hire windsurfing or snorkelling equipment, drink coconut juice fresh from the shell, take a camel ride along the shoreline or visit the Mombasa Marine National Park. Watersports centers at or near resort hotels also rent pedalos, bogie boards and catamarans. Some places even offer accredited diving courses. Mombasa's Old Town, a maze of alleyways dotted with historic Swahili houses and mosques, is engrossing to explore on foot. Presiding over the harbour entrance is the late 16th-century Fort Jesus, a chunky coastal defence built by the occupying Portuguese to keep the coastal Swahilis at bay; it has battlements to climb, and a small ethnographic museum to nose around. Central Mombasa's signature landmarks are the gigantic aluminium elephant tusk arches on Moi Avenue: they commemorate a visit by Britain's Princess Margaret in 1956. Central Mombasa is not an obvious family destination, but kids may enjoy a visit to Fort Jesus; they'll also love splashing around in the pools of the suburban beach hotels, snorkelling off Nyali Beach, and spotting elephants and zebras on a day trip to Shimba Hills, 33km (21 miles) southwest of town. Many visitors to Mombasa build a safari into their stay. The closest destination is Shimba Hills National Reserve, 33km (21 miles) southwest of town. This is one of East Africa's last remaining coastal rainforests, where elephants wander through the morning mist and you stand a good chance of seeing rare and magnificent sable antelopes. With more time to spare you could head inland to Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo West National Parks, 140km (87 miles) northwest of Mombasa, which together form one of the largest game-viewing areas in the world. Far less crowded than Kenya's more popular parks, they are home to lions, hippos, elephants, zebras and a great many species of antelope and gazelle. Mombasa nightlife is very exciting and most bars and nightclubs are largely concentrated around the Nyali Area in the North Coast and in the area surrounding hotels. There are also night clubs in Mombasa's main hotels. Though Beach bars remain the most popular places to hang out and often host beach parties, ranging from live bands to live performances. Bars located along the south coast all the way to Lamu beach are one of the perfect ways to spend evenings. There are also several discos, nightclubs, bars, and casinos around Mombasa that offer diverse and interesting night time party scene, most are full or Mombasa women and call girls plus female escorts, Bars and discos in Mombasa keep the music pumping and the alcohol flowing all night long. Within the city centre and the city's outlying areas, casinos are plentiful and popular before a wild night out on weekends. Cinemas are also a popular destination throughout the week; regular plays are staged at the Little Theatre Club. There are also ballet performances and karaoke nights.
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