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Mombasa serves as Kenya's welcoming entry from the sea. The Mombasa harbour facilitates the traders and incoming visitors going into the mainland and neighbouring countries.

Kenya's land rises from low plains to the highlands. The peaks of the mountains form an icy glacier in The Kenyan Highlands, which is a tremendous agricultural success. Kenya's wildlife is diverse, and the national parks are home to significant wild animals.

City Grounds

The city is located on Mombasa Island, which extends to the mainland. It is surrounded by two creeks, the Port Reitz and the Kilindini Harbour, which separate it from mainland Kenya. The Nyali Bridge can reach the north, the Likoni Ferry to the south, and the Makupa Causeway to the west.

The people of Mombasa are a diverse concoction of craftsmen, skilled workers, professionals, traders and immigrants from various countries. The main occupants are mostly Swahili and Muslim Mijikenda people. The coastal scene makes for a locals' laid-back lifestyle, and beach bumming is a popular activity.


Mombasa is a tropical city. It is warm most of the year, and the winter months have a less warm temperature than summer. April and May are usually the rainy months, while January to February experiences minimal rainfall.