Top 4 Things to Do in Mombasa - Travel4Purpose

Welcome to Mombasa, a coastal gem where history, culture, and natural beauty intertwine seamlessly. If you’re looking for an extraordinary experience in this enchanting Kenyan city, Travel4Purpose has you covered. In this article, we’ll unveil four captivating activities that will make your visit to Mombasa truly memorable. From the tranquil waters of the Mombasa Channel to the bustling streets of Mombasa Old Town, let’s embark on an incredible journey together.

Mombasa Dhow Cruise: A Waterfront Adventure

Experience the heart of Mombasa from a unique perspective – aboard a traditional handmade dhow. Sail through the enchanting Mombasa Channel, bask in the warm glow of the setting sun, and savor local treats like cassava crisps and madafu. This immersive journey offers more than just picturesque views; it’s a chance to delve into Mombasa’s rich history and culture, guided by local boat captains. Whether you’re seeking to learn, bond with a group, or celebrate, the dhow cruise is an ideal choice available year-round. To ensure a perfect start, Travel4Purpose will help you select the best embarkation point, tailored to your preferences.

Explore Mombasa’s Hidden Treasures: Tuk Tuk City Tour

Embark on a delightful tuk tuk adventure through the winding streets of Mombasa Old Town. With an English-speaking guide at your side, you’ll uncover both famous landmarks and hidden gems off the beaten path. Any time of the year is perfect for this tour. Immerse yourself in the city’s history and culture as you meet your tuk tuk near the iconic Fort Jesus. Wear comfortable shoes, carry your water bottle, and let Travel4Purpose handle the rest, crafting a personalized tour just for you.

Walk Amongst Giraffes: A Nature Adventure

Escape the tourist crowds and discover a hidden sanctuary where wildlife conservation takes center stage. Take a guided stroll through this off-the-beaten-track sanctuary and enjoy the company of free-roaming giraffes, ostriches, antelopes, and more. The guides have incredible knowledge and are truly passionate about nature. This rare opportunity allows you to get within inches of these majestic creatures, creating lasting memories. Plus, you can relish a picnic and fun games in the company of your new animal friends. Nature enthusiasts, this is an experience you won’t want to miss!

Mombasa Food Tour: A Culinary Expedition

Indulge your taste buds on a culinary journey through Mombasa Town with Travel4Purpose. This food tour, suitable for vegetarians, showcases the city’s authentic flavors at four different stops, offering a tantalizing array of dishes and beverages. It’s not just about food; it’s an immersive cultural experience where you’ll learn about Kenya’s culture and people. Travel4Purpose ensures fair compensation to local vendors, and you’ll receive delectable food samples. For those with food allergies, please inform us in advance. Satisfy your cravings for culture and cuisine in this melting pot of Kenya.

We had such an amazing experience doing the giraffe nature walk through travel4purpose!! Not only did we get to see giraffes, but we got to learn about all the important work they do to preserve the land and educate the next generation to do the same!! We booked it last minute and they had no problem fitting us in! Loved it!!

Caroline, Group Traveller

So, what do you think? Is Mombasa for you? Mombasa beckons with its charm, and Travel4Purpose stands ready to make your visit unforgettable. Whether you’re gliding along the Mombasa Channel on a dhow, exploring the historic streets by tuk tuk, walking with giraffes, or savoring the local flavors on a food tour, Mombasa’s riches await your discovery. Embrace the magic of this coastal paradise with Travel4Purpose, where every adventure is a purposeful journey. Your Mombasa adventure begins here!

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Ruth I
Ruth I
2024-07-09
Beautiful and peaceful experience We had such a beautiful peaceful experience on the canoe tour, and our guide was informative but also let us enjoy the sounds of nature and the quiet moments. The sunset was beautiful too ❤️
PhilippeS1707
PhilippeS1707
2024-05-23
The magic moment of our holidays Magic, Romantic and Fantastic trip! Travel4Purpose gives you this feeling to be unique! I warmly recommend!!Thanks to the T4P Rafiki!!!
Basheer S
Basheer S
2024-04-09
Trip of a lifetime T4P/Shanmi was incredible. Helpful, supportive and kind. T4P played a major role in me and friends having one of the best trips of our lives. Immensely grateful for the support, organising and friendliness throughout.
Sahdi
Sahdi
2024-02-21
Mombasa City Tour The Mombasa city tour was great! A wonderful way to see the city in action and get to know more about the area. Was able to pay by card/link which was good! Tyson was a great guide who made the experience more enjoyable for us 👍
Georgia M
Georgia M
2024-02-18
Loved it! The view was was great and I have loads of nice photos! The guide was also lovely and chatty, making us feel very comfortable. We overall loved the experience. Definitely on the pricier side of other options but the ride was longer and more catered to our interests. It’s worth noting the coconuts at the end are not included and expensive for tourists (probably obvious but not to us!)
Shamija J
Shamija J
2024-02-04
Cultural, Relevant, Impactful Experiences Sham of Travel4Purpose is thee absolute best. From the first contact up to the day we landed in Nairobi, she makes sure everything is organized well, so that we could enjoy each day to the fullest. And when she wasn’t available, she had someone there checking on us. From our drivers, to the tours, to the experiences even help with lodging everything was amazing. We wanted this trip to be a cultural, fun learning experience and we got that plus more with help from Sham. We just had to show up and all the rest was taken care of. Can’t wait to do it all again!
Shamija J
Shamija J
2024-02-04
Amazing Tour and Animals Shams is absolutely amazing. Our itinerary for this trip was carefully arranged down to the simplest details. The tour was amazing and we got to see so much up close and personal.
Thill D
Thill D
2024-02-04
A must for Naturelovers We had a very nice morning, saw a lot of plants, insects and animals. Our guide Omar was very helpful and patient. He explained very well and answered all our questions. All in all it was a very satisfying experience. Dany
postikortti
postikortti
2024-01-28
Interesting Mombasa City and Food Tour We requested a private city tour of Mombasa combined with the food tour. Travel4Purpose were very quick with the inquiry and were very flexible with arranging the pickup and return to our hotel. So if you don't see exactly what you want on their website, don't be afraid to reach out and inquire about the changes. We were picked up from our hotel in a car and then had an enjoyable day exploring the old town of Mombasa in a tuk-tuk, visiting the markets and some shops. We especially enjoyed visiting Imani Collective, where local women make different items (soft toys, bags, home accessories, etc.). You can be very specific with the places you want to visit and they are happy to accommodate your requests. We also enjoyed different snacks and drinks bought from the local vendors. At the end of the day we were returned back to our hotel in a car. Do take some cash with you if you want to buy something and also for tips to the local guides.
Hannah B
Hannah B
2023-12-22
Great day organised by Travel4Purpose Sham of Travel4Purpose is the best. From the first contact upto the day after she makes sure everything is organised well, so that we could enjoy the day to the fullest. We started with a Nature Walk with the Giraffes. It was hot, but very impressive. Not only giraffes, but there were also other animals. To have a break before our next activity, we took lunch at Yuls. A very enjoyable place and good food. Then we went ahead for the Dhow tour. It was a great way to end the day: seeing the sunset from the boat and sipping coconot water from a coconut. We had a great time. The driver, the guide at Nguuni Sanctuary and the 3 sailmen were incredibly friendly. Thank you for a wonderful day.

Annabelle Waghorn
Annabelle Waghorn
2024-06-08
We went on the boat trip with T4P, it was the most relaxing journey! The crew went above and beyond, even climbing the mast to the get the best group selfie! We also did a bracelet workshop with such lovely men by the Fort Jesus, they shared their stories and skills with us, we will be forever grateful for the insight they gave us on Mombasa! Thank you Sham and everyone!
Philippe Sarzi
Philippe Sarzi
2024-05-23
Magic, Romantic and Fantastic trip! Travel4Purpose gives you this feeling to be unique! Thanks to the T4P Rafiki!!!
Jenny Cusack
Jenny Cusack
2024-05-08
I loved my experience on the street food tour! Qamili quickly became a friend, we explored areas of Mombasa I haven’t been to, and enjoyed some delicious street eat. Sham & Qamili communicated well and everything was smooth pre and post tour. I highly recommend it 🩵
Vicky Stroud
Vicky Stroud
2024-04-30
We had a wonderful afternoon walking through the Old Town and then seeing Mombasa from a tuk tuk! Our guide was informative and interesting. Highly recommended!
Basheer Shonuga
Basheer Shonuga
2024-04-09
T4P/Shanmi was incredible. Helpful, supportive and kind. T4P played a major role in me and friends having one of the best trips of our lives. Immensely grateful for the support, organising and friendliness throughout.
Varun Lahoti
Varun Lahoti
2024-03-23
Travel4purpose's Mombasa city tour exceeded expectations! Hillary and Tyson, our guides, were exceptional. Their knowledge and enthusiasm brought the city's rich history and culture to life. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, every corner of Mombasa was explored with thoroughness and passion. Their attention to detail ensured we didn't miss a thing. The tour seamlessly blended historical insights with local anecdotes, offering a comprehensive experience. Whether you're a history buff or simply seeking adventure, this tour is a must. Thanks to Travel4purpose and their outstanding guides, Hillary and Tyson, for an unforgettable journey through Mombasa!
Roxanne Braganza
Roxanne Braganza
2024-03-19
We had a great time! The trip was peaceful and calm. Omari was a fantastic guide 👏
Gemma
Gemma
2024-03-08
Thank you Tyson for an incredible Mombasa City Tour! We had a great time and learnt so much. Tyson went out of his way to assist us. Dogo in Fort Jesus was a powerhouse of information! We were really impressed with Travel4Purpose! 👍👍👍
Mihret Haile
Mihret Haile
2024-03-08
We had an amazing food tour in Mombasa organized by T4P, we loved all the food we tried and learning about the history of old town. Tyson was a great guide.