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)

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.

Where to stay around Mombasa?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 84 holiday lettings near Mombasa. From 8 Houses to 2 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Mombasa for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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 HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Diani Beach: 90 holiday homes
  • Kilifi: 387 holiday homes
  • Kenya Coast: 487 holiday homes
  • Africa and Indian Ocean: 16,263 holiday homes
  • Galu Beach: 33 holiday homes

HomeAway 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: 90 holiday lettings
  • Kilifi: 387 holiday lettings
  • Mtwapa: 97 holiday lettings
  • Mombasa: 98 holiday lettings
  • Tiwi: 87 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:

  • Ukunda Airport (UKA): 134 self catering accommodations
  • Vipingo (VPG): 102 self catering accommodations
  • Mombasa Moi International Airport (MBA): 138 self catering accommodations

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