Nairobi, the national capital, is located 270 miles (435 kilometers) northwest of Mombasa, while Lesotho is 1900 miles (3058 kilometers) to the south.
Mombasa is blessed with some stretches of coastline which are perfect for enjoying the changing seasons. Three of the most popular beaches are Tiwi Beach, Bamburi Beach and Voyager Beach.
Nature lovers will be pleased to discover that the area also has a few ecological reserves where visitors can enjoy unique landscapes and interesting wildlife. To tour one of the most visited local conservation preserves, head out to Shimba Hills National Reserve.
Visit Mombasa’s historic fortifications for an insight into the region’s sometimes turbulent past. Despite its rather formidable exterior, the Fort Jesus is now a peaceful place perfect for reflecting on the fortitude of this city’s earliest residents.