15 Beautiful Reasons to Move to Mombasa

Mombasa is a beautiful Kenyan city mixed filled with exotic and scenic attractions, fantastic activities and tropical ambience.

If you are thinking of relocating to Mombasa or you want to start a new chapter in your life, Mombasa could be the perfect city for you. We’ve listed below, 15 beautiful reasons why you should consider moving to Mombasa.

1. Pristine white sandy beaches

Beach Shisha

Lapped by the Indian Ocean, Mombasa has an amazing shoreline with white sandy beaches stretched out from the South to the North Coast, readily accessible to all. They say life’s at ease with the ocean breeze, spending time watching the ocean can be very therapeutic, especially when you know you have the beach at your disposal any time you need to seek solace.

2. Great weather

Mombasa weather

With lovely weather all year round, there’s no better place to soak in the sun, get tanned, forget about jackets, woolies and everything warm. The humid weather can get quite challenging some times, but tropical weather has its own amazing benefits health wise and ideal for your skin as well!

3. Mombasa is definitely the highway to heaven

Mombasa road

Even though it’s the second largest city in Kenya, traffic in Mombasa is not as hectic as compared to Nairobi and one doesn’t really need to leave the house, and spend hours on end stuck in traffic. Getting by is easy with public mini- vans, tuktuks strewn in every corner you turn.

4. Affordable accommodation: Live like a Roman!

Mombasa Houses     Photo Source: tedchang

Life in Mombasa is not as expensive, with houses being generally reasonable, one can always get decent housing at relatively affordable prices that can suit your budget, from lush neighbourhoods in Kizingo, Nyali, Tudor, and other middle class areas such as Bamburi, you are bound to find good accommodation in Mombasa.

5. Delicious Seafood

Niros seafood platter     Photo Source: Paradisediver

Nothing is as flavourful and delicious as seafood, and what better place to indulge in fresh food than in Mombasa. With various restaurants serving fresh seafood, or if you opt to buy it fresh from the market, seafood in Mombasa is always mouth-watering.

6. Beautiful people, great culture

Mombasa is a cosmopolitan city with people from various tribes residing in it, although majority of them have a rich Arabic influence, they are very kind, hospitable and always willing to show you directions whenever you need it. Steeped in history and culture, you can participate in various cultural events that are held annually and experience true Swahili culture.

7. Tasty Mombasa Foods

mombasa foods     Photo Source: Quickfitnesshub

We all love good food, the kind of food that tantalizes your taste buds while making you crave for more, and the only place where you can get to indulge in all this for a very good price, is in Mombasa. From Chicken Biryani, Pilau, Fish in Coconut Sauce, Bhajias and deep fried potatoes you will be spoilt for choice, get a chance to show off your cooking skills while try out amazing recipes with the fresh vegetables readily available at the Market.

8. Nature-endowed parks

Haller Park, Mombasa

Apart from the beach, Mombasa has amazing scenery and attractions that will take your breath away. Haller Park located along the Malindi Highway, ideal for a lovely picnic with family, a long nature trail with your significant other, or a chance to bond with your kids while cycling around the park with them.

9. Laid-back atmosphere around the city

Mombasa surroundings

If you enjoy taking drives on a sunny Saturday or Sunday afternoon just to clear your mind, get absorbed with the beautiful surroundings, then a drive to the South Coast is all you will ever need. Drive down to Tiwi or Diani, enjoy the beautiful clean white sandy beaches, and allow yourself to get hypnotized with the lovely atmosphere around you.

10. Amazing Restaurants

Tamarind Mombasa

With so many amazing restaurants to choose from, for that romantic night out, one is always spoilt for choice in Mombasa when it comes to fine dining. Set the mood right at Tamarind, have an intimate drink out with friends among the various beach bars situated in various hotels along the beach. Visit: Tamarind Mombasa

11. World-Class water activities

water activities in Mombasa     Photo Source: gvimombasa

What better way to enjoy the ocean life than going deep sea-diving; kite surfing or snorkeling in Malindi, Kilifi or Diani? Or get a chance to play with the dolphins in Kisite Marine Park, take a boat ride and savor the ocean’s beauty.

12. Exciting nightlife, from dusk till dawn 

Mombasa Nightlife     Photo Source: Ghafla.co.ke

Whether you fancy a crazy, wild night out, or a more relaxed jazzy night, there’s always something to get you in the mood to enjoy the vibrant nightlife. Mombasa turns it on, from dusk till dawn!

13. Love Bargains? We have lots of them! 

SONY DSC     Photo Source: Dropmakewaves

An amazing city when it comes to getting great bargains for clothes, khangas and African fabric, especially in the heart of Old Town, where one is always bound to get amazing bargains.

14. Fabulous beachfront resorts


Mombasa offers fabulous resorts located on the Indian Ocean coast. These resorts are beautiful and they offer seclusion and top-notch services. Most of these resorts have drawn locals and tourists from different parts of the world. Diani beach, located 30km south of Mombasa, has the major beach resorts on the Indian Ocean coast such as Diani Reef Beach Resort & SpaSouthern Palms Beach Resort and many others.

15. Romantic City

Romantic city, Mombasa     Photo Source: Lamarinarestaurant

Life’s a breeze in Mombasa, enjoy it, live it and appreciate the beautiful shores by letting the tide flow within you. Capture amazing sunsets and sunrises, have a romantic dinner with your lover or take a walk along the beach a dhow trip while sailing away in the sunset. Mombasa is the perfect city to rekindle your love.

Anyone living in Mombasa is pretty lucky to live there.


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Our Readers Comments

  1. mombasa city

  2. LOL please don’t start telling people to move to Mombasa, we’re already having a hard time trying to deal with new immigrants, we don’t need new people to overcrowd our beautiful quiet city. Mombasa doesn’t even seem like Mombasa anymore these days, it is slowly changing to be more like Nairobi all thanks to the new immigrants.But thanks for the good reviews about it 😀 😀

  3. Questions came in mind – While leaving Mombasa why i’m parting from this heaven? While living away, what I’m doing away from Mombasa. I want to go back there. People live there are lucky people. Love every aspect of being there. Makai Mogo Madaf Fresh fruits and vegies, sunny weather, sea breeze and beaches, friendly and smiling local people, wonderful social life. Most important of all being a devoloping country any constructive contribution we do for country and people is greatly appreciated.

  4. You have a photo of mombasa road NEMA junction?

  5. What an awesome article! I concur with what you’ve witten about Mombasa. I feel both privilaged and blessed to be living in Mombasa.

  6. Truer words 🙂

  7. Very nice promotion. Sadly the Mombasa marine park is left out in “11. World-Class water activities”.
    The Mombasa North Coast beaches including the Mombasa marine park operated by KWS have plenty of water activities including kite surfing, jet ski, canoeing, sailing, wind surfing, scuba diving and snorkeling among many others.
    May be the admin of this article add Mombasa marine park as one of the best places for water sports in Kenya.

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