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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 04, 2016
Night Clubs  (7 Answers)

What Night Clubs are safe in Mombasa to meet girls.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 07, 2015
Buying Macadamia nuts in Mombasa  (3 Answers)

Where is Macadamia nut available at a fair price in Mombasa?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 19, 2015
Mombasa- safety  (3 Answers)

Hi,

I'll be visiting Kenya next month and I would love to see Mombasa, even for a day.

Most Western governments issue warnings for terrorism etc. Are these warnings legitimate? Will I be unsafe visiting Mombasa?

Obviously, I understand there are risks in visiting most large African city, but I don't exactly want to do something that would be stupid. Looking for some fresh info if anyone has!

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 16, 2014
Safe travel from Diani to Mombassa Airport  (4 Answers)

Hi,

I am going to a friends wedding in July in Diani beach. We were planning on getting the overnight train from Nairobi-Mombassa for the experience and then flying back from Mombassa to Nairobi (flights already booked and paid for).

However, in light of the recent FCO guidance changing, I'm a little nervous to go through Mombassa Island. I'm considering booking a flight down from Nairobi to Diani with Airkenya. Since I have already booked the return journey from Mombassa aiport, does anyone know if there is a way of getting from Diani to Mombassa Moi airport without going through Mombassa Island?

Thanks in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 02, 2014
Mombasa or Nairobi  (8 Answers)

We're staying in Malindi and have to find transfers. I was wondering if any one knew which would be a better choice, Nairobi or Mombassa. Also if we flew into Nairobi are there flight out of there everyday? We live in Canada, how would we even go about booking flights from here. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 06, 2014
From Mombasa airport to Diani or Malindi?  (5 Answers)

Hi, I'm arriving at Mombasa airport at 1:30 AM. At these hours, are there any transfer buses to Mombasa town? What would you recommend me if a I can't afford a taxi?
Other question, how safe is Diani Beach? Is it safer to go directly to Malindi, Watamu or Lamu?
Thanks so much!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 14, 2013
top 5 things to see  (5 Answers)

Hi guys! I'm traveling alone and don't have endless funds so what would you recommend? Places to stay and see...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 30, 2013
Need to Know ASAP  (9 Answers)

If flying from another African country to Mombassa will they require that you show the yellow fever shot certificate. If a person has his/hers yellow fever vaccination card but its not been 10 days since they had it before departure, what will happen? Will they deny you entry?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 30, 2013
The Long Rains  (7 Answers)

I am going to Visit Diani Beach in mid May for two weeks with my children 15 & 22 years old, I have been told that I couldn't have picked a worse time because of the rains that last all day and all night. My travel agent is now stating that there is a 90% cancellation charge. Can anybody give me some positive advise ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 29, 2013
Mombasa June  (8 Answers)

Has anyone been to Mombasa in June ? What's the weather like ? Me and my husband are planning to go there middle 2 weeks of June but worried that it is rainy season ? Don't want to be stuck inside all the time if on average it rains for long periods of time during the day .


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 11, 2013
Mombasa-Nairobi  (4 Answers)

Hello! I with my girlfriend need to get from Mombasa to Nairobi at first half of march, wanted to ask about best options...Train and bus will be cheapest, but takes a lot of time, than I thought maybe go by plane, 90$ per person isn't very much and it's a lot of time economy...but question is, maybe somone knows how much will be to get to Nairobi by car and driver, and fact is that we need to go only one way and we're just two, because if we were 3 or 4 IMO it was definetly cheeper than go by plane.... Thnx....


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 05, 2012
Single Traveler  (13 Answers)

I will be traveling to Mombassa alone for 2 weeks in March.... Is it Safe to take Safaris and Day Trips alone? Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 06, 2011
Weather in April  (3 Answers)

Hello everybody,
April should be one of the wettest months of the year in Kenya, but does it rain during the day or at night, can you compare it with the tropical rains (rain all day long) in central Africa? Iā€™m planning a Mombassa trip in April and it is too long ago for me to remember the local climate. Is it OK to plan a beach and safari holiday during this period???
Thanks fellow travellers.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 03, 2011
floating market Mombasa Dhow Cruise  (3 Answers)

ā€œ Mombasa Dhow Cruise ā€

Has anyone done this excursion?


Mombasa Dhow Cruise


Tour the historic Mombasa Island on a dhow cruise. This is a full-day activity that takes you to a floating market and other sights along the coastline.


What is it like and what would be the price?


Is it a nice excursion?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 14, 2011
First time  (3 Answers)

Can anyone help me I am trying to decide to with hotel we should go too Leopard Beach Resort or Papillon Lagoon Reef ? Can anyone help to get it email address from Papillon Lagoon Reef? Is it possible to make one safaris From Diani beach? How is the bus connections ( and price) from Diani beach to Mombasa ? What are the things that we should surely see?

Those anyone know it email address from Papillon Lagoon Reef?

Can anyone help me ,if it is inresting to go on one day trips from Diana Beach Leopard beach resort..(end august) to
1 Day Tsavo East National Park
Day trip to Shimba Hills National Reserve
one day Masai village Tour
thank you

Roeland
Ps and maybe the Malindi Tour

Any other sujestion ?


What are the prices like?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 28, 2011
Mombasa Airport Transfers to Whitesands  (2 Answers)

Jambo from Nairobi!

I live in Nairobi and travel many times to Mombasa...usually a friend picks me up at the airport, sometimes I grab a taxi outside the airport. I've inquired with a few companies here in Nairobi for approximate costs, and they were the Mzungu prices....I've lived in Africa over 15yrs and know better...any suggestions from Mombasa folks?? Asante sana.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 10, 2011
a few questions on attractions, saftey and buses ?  (3 Answers)

can you get a bus to dar es salaam in one day - if so what the latest details please ?

what do you suggest to do in one day ?

can you walk around safely and to the island ?

thanks in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 20, 2010
Kenyans for Kenya!  (5 Answers)

Hi,my friends and i are looking for an awesome place to stay between the 29th Dec-1st of January preferably in Diani,Kilifi,watamu or malindi.Preferably at the beach, fully furnished and serviced or if not at the beach,it should have a very good pool but near an accessible beach.We are 18 in number and we want a place that can comfortably accomodate us.No hotels please!just villas and cottages.We are willing to spend maximum ksh24,000 per day for four days.We will cook for ourselves but we would like a cleaner or a washing machine.Its urgent and we will pay the deposit immediately we get a good place.Cheers!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 16, 2010
Mombasa to Amboseli  (1 Answer)

Hi,

I was looking to take a bus from Mombasa to Amboseli, and it looks as though it takes around 8 hours. Has anyone done this trip? Is it interesting/scenic? Worth doing or avoiding?

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 27, 2010
Mombasa Weather  (10 Answers)

Can you tell me what the weather is like now....September 1, 2010?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 15, 2010
alistermann  (3 Answers)

I am coming to mombasa soon and would like to know how to get to bamburi (Kahama hotel)from the mombasa airport.I am not keen to spend 2000.00ksh or more for the taxi any other cheaper and safe option available.I will have 1 normal size bag.
Thanks,
A


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 22, 2010
Would you know the e-mail adress for the New Palm Tree hotel?  (2 Answers)

Hello,
Would anyone know the e-mail adress for the New Palm Tree hotelin Mombasa? I'd like to book there but do not know how to contact them. I could not find a web site.
Thank you.
David.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 09, 2010
April Weather  (7 Answers)

Hi we are thinking of going to Kenya middle to late April this year for a beach holiday.
I see that this is the rainy season but how bad does it get.
Does it rain hard for a short period and dry up quickly or is it dull and rains all day


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 07, 2010
Children/Baby  (11 Answers)

My husband is 50 this August, so was thinking to treat him to a holiday in Kenya. Have wanted to visit for a number of years now, the only concern is that we have a baby,who will be two in June. Should we book or avoid?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 21, 2010
holiday  (6 Answers)

Hi
We are thinking of going to kenya for a holiday in june this year and we are worried about mosquitoes, how bad are they at this time of year and does anyone recommend anything

many thanks
ph


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 21, 2010
Needles and Visa Costs  (24 Answers)

Hi we are planning a 2 week holiday too mombasa in november.
I am wondering what needles we will need and the avearge cost of these? And also the cost of a visa to travel there?
I thought it would be a good idea to ask someone whos been recently as travel agenst dont always know.
Thanks
Claire and Carlene


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 26, 2009
Mombasa in July  (19 Answers)

Hi,

I am planning to go to Mombasa for a month in July. Can anyone tell me what the weather will be like at that time of year? I am a sun worshipper! :) Also, does anyone know what airlines fly to Lamu? I was thinking of spending a few days there. Or does anyone recommend any other areas that are nice to visit?

Thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 02, 2009
Visiting Mombassa Town  (13 Answers)

We're going on holiday to Bamburi Beach again,(our 5th visit), in a few weeks time. Last time we visited was 2002.
Back in the 1990's we could visit Mombassa by Taxi and walk around for hours without any worries. In 2002 we again visited Mombassa by Taxi, and were horified to find we were the only 2 white people in the entire street, and the asmosphere was hostile.
We would like to know please what the situation is like now in Mombassa.??
Is it safe to walk around, or is a quided tour bus the only way now to see the
sites and shops.
Thank You
Katie


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 02, 2009
CINEMA & BOWLING LANES  (3 Answers)

Hi (again)

Whats the recommended way to get to the Cinema complex from Nyali Beach. How far is it?

Cheers.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 26, 2009
DAYLIGHT TIMES IN MOMBASA  (7 Answers)

Hi,

Many thanks for all of your help & advice so far. What time does it get dark in Mombasa during November?

Thanks.



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