Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Mombasa

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

Weather

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 90°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Mombasa

Whether you're an adventurous traveler 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 center:

  • 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

Traveling to and around Mombasa

Fly into Mombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from the city center. 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.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Mombasa?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Mombasa. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Nyali: 36 vacation rentals
  • Mombasa Island: 217 vacation rentals
  • Ras Makamaiwe: 46 vacation rentals
  • Bamburi Beach: 228 vacation rentals
  • Nyali Beach: 270 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Mombasa! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Mombasa?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Mombasa:

  • Kisauni: 223 rentals
  • Diani Beach: 119 rentals
  • Kilifi: 20 rentals
  • Ukunda: 119 rentals
  • Mtwapa: 227 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Mombasa?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Mombasa are:

  • Mombasa Moi International Airport (MBA): 291 vacation rentals
  • Vipingo (VPG): 245 vacation rentals
  • Ukunda Airport (UKA): 187 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Mombasa?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Mombasa. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bamburi Beach: 228 rentals
  • Nyali Beach: 270 rentals
  • Leven House: 298 rentals
  • Sikh Temple: 293 rentals
  • Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple: 298 rentals

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