Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Mombasa

Enjoy the area's entertainment, temples and culture with a rental holiday home in Mombasa. Travellers to this relaxing city praise the beaches, fishing and seaside. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Seasonal weather in Mombasa

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, March, February, January and April are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Mombasa

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Mombasa is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Voyager Beach (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Bamburi Beach (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Tiwi Beach (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Mombasa Marine National Park (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
  • Diani - Chale Marine National Park and Reserve (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
  • Diani Beach (19.8 mi / 31.8 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Mombasa

Fly into Mombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Vipingo (VPG), which is 17.4 mi (28.1 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Mombasa?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 242 holiday lettings around Mombasa. From 140 flats & apartments to 47 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Mombasa?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Mombasa. From travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Mombasa Island: 230 holiday homes
  • Bamburi Beach: 244 holiday homes
  • Nyali: 46 holiday homes
  • Nyali Beach: 298 holiday homes
  • Mombasa Moi International Airport (MBA): 315 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Mombasa! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Mombasa?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Mombasa with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Diani Beach: 129 holiday lettings
  • Kilifi: 20 holiday lettings
  • Vipingo: 24 holiday lettings
  • Mtwapa: 243 holiday lettings
  • Ukunda: 129 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Mombasa?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Mombasa are:

  • Mombasa Moi International Airport (MBA): 315 self catering accommodations
  • Ukunda Airport (UKA): 201 self catering accommodations
  • Vipingo (VPG): 260 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Mombasa? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Mombasa. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bamburi Beach: 244 holiday rentals
  • Nyali Beach: 298 holiday rentals
  • Fort Jesus: 324 holiday rentals
  • Leisure Golf Club: 243 holiday rentals
  • Rabai Museum: 249 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mombasa listed on where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.