Kenya is one of the most spectacular tourist destinations in the world, with a rich culture, mouth-watering cuisine, diverse landscapes, scenic views, friendly locals, and a great variety of beautiful flora and fauna. One of its most beautiful locations is Mombasa, a county on the coast, part of which is the breathtaking Mombasa Island. For couples, this region is the ideal location for a visit! The seaside city of Mombasa is known for beach holidays and coastal experiences, and has many romantic places, perfect for proposals, dates, and honeymoons!
History of Mombasa
Until 1840, the region was fought over by Turks, Arabs, Persians, and the Portuguese, till it came under the sultan of Zanzibar in 1840, and then under British rule in 1895. Today, the area is an amalgamation of all these rich and beautiful cultures, which makes it a unique and enjoyable place to visit.
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Places to have
Fun Couples and lovers should have a fun-filled and happy time together, so they can make memories that they can cherish forever.
⦁ Wild Waters
This park offers awesome water slides and water activities. Couples can even enjoy excellent food with six different food courts that provide many different delicacies. Moreover, the park has a coffee shop, boutique, massage chairs and a lot of fun, only at a price of $20.
⦁ Shimba Hills National Reserve
This reserve is one of the largest coastal forests in East Africa. Rich in flora and fauna, it is home to the African elephant, Sable antelope, elephant shrew, bushy-tailed mongoose and fruit bats etc, as well as many species of birdlife such as Spurfowl, Croaking Cisticola and Zanzibar Red Bishop.
Places Best for Proposals
There is no better way to propose to your significant other than on a breathtaking location during a special trip!
⦁ Tamarind Dhow
This floating restaurant allows couples to relax, sip their wine, and overlook the ocean with their significant other. The ambience proves to be perfect for an unforgettable proposal!
⦁ Nyali Beach
This serene and peaceful beach is perfect for proposing to your significant other, you are away from the hustle and bustle of the world, and can enjoy a great time together. This sandy beach is ideal for relaxing and having a calm, relaxing time with the one you love!
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⦁ Bamburi Beach
At this scenic, sandy beach, tourists can enjoy long walks, take in the beautiful views, and even enjoy water sports. At this calm, gorgeous location, couples can plan an excellent proposal which will be memorable for years to come!
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Best Date Spots
⦁ Haller Park
This dating spot is great for animal lovers, who can see a 130-years-old tortoise, as well as amazing animals such as zebras, hippos, waterbucks, giraffes and cape buffalos
⦁ Mamba Village
This village is located in Nyali and is East Africa's largest crocodile farm. Here, couples can enjoy horseback rides, visit a botanical garden or see a great aquarium with a wide variety of colourful fish and water plants.
⦁ Fort Jesus
This historic location serves as a perfect date spot as the couple can explore the ancient Fort and gain lots of new information together! This world heritage site also has a variety of artefacts collected through the ages, which the couple can enjoy observing!
⦁ Forodhani Restaurant
200m away from Fort Jesus, tourists can visit the Forodhani Restaurant which offers a breathtaking view of Old and New Mombasa, as well as delicious, mouth-watering food such as their famous lobster.
⦁ Imani Dhow
Restaurant This unique restaurant is an old stranded sailing dhow, which is famous for its seafood. Located at Severin Sea Lodge, Bamburi, this great location offers scenic views, romance and sense of adventure!
⦁ Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant
This unique restaurant is in a cave! Couples can enjoy the breathtaking views and have a perfect experience dining to a candle-lit dinner under the moonlight. This beautiful restaurant in Diani is a must-visit for all couples who plan a trip to Mombasa, Kenya!