Skip to content
AIRBNB EXPERIENCES

Unique things to do in Mombasa

Book unforgettable activities hosted by locals on Airbnb.

Dive into local beach life

Beach experience in Diani
There is no better experience than enjoying the sandy beaches of the Kenyan coast. I welcome you to an exciting experience in Diani beach. We shall meet at Diani town then go to the beach. Guests will have an opportunity to treat themselves with some delicious Swahili cousine like Biryani and Pilau which is a local delicacy in Diani. We go for a swim at the shore of the ocean too cool down our bodies. After taking a dip in the water the guests can bask in the sandy beach. There guests will engage in some beach games and sunbathing. For those with experience in surfing, we shall do that not far from the shore where it's safe. The guests will get to enjoy the beautiful sceneries of clear water with coral reefs. I will also organise for interaction with the local community who are indigenous to the place to learn about their culture and more about Diani. The guests can enjoy their drinks and have fun at the beach. For the afternoon experience, guests will get an opportunity to see the sun set in a very beautiful manner.
Wasini Island Snorkelling and Village Tour
Early morning departure from your Beach resort, Seaport, Airport,SGR or Residence for this fantastic tour of Wasini Dolphin watching adventure. The scenic route shall take you through lush coconut and cashew nut farmlands and the tribal villages of the Digo people. On arrival at Shimoni Jetty, board a motorized glass bottomDhow (boat) which will sail you through an enchanting seascape of islands to the richest marine park in Kenya (Kisite island). Being escorted by a Dolphin expert makes this wasini trip more than a dhow trip. Our knowledgeable guides make viewing the friendly local Dolphins a real probability. Kisite Island's natural Coral garden is where we will snorkel and marvel at the prolific marine life. A traditional Sumptuous seafood lunch will be served on board to ensure maximum time with the Dolphin or proceed to wasini island restaurant. Mpunguti island exploration provides good vantage points for watching the Dolphin play Grounds and leisurely tranquil silence to listen out for Dolphin Whistles blowing off. After that sail back to Shimoni jetty for your transfer back to your resident hotel.
Outdoors in Mombasa with the Swahili
Ever wanted to learn about the great swahili culture? If yes, then this is the perfect opportunity that you have been looking for. Join me for a great adventure in Mombasa county, the cradle of the magnificent Swahili culture. We will kickstart our adventure with a walk through Mombasa as we view it's beautiful scenaries and enjoy the magnificent breeze emanating from the serene ocean with it's beautiful sandy beaches. We will then head to a small village where it is believed that Swahili culture first took root. We will enjoy the traditional folk songs as we dance to the sweet tunes while enjoying some traditional delicacies. We will then mingle with the locals as I teach the guests about all the Swahili traditions and culture.
Tiwi African pool experience
We will meet at the starting point and cross Kongo River. The trip takes place during low tide so crossing the river is as easy as crossing a small gentle stream. We will take an easy , slow , scenic 10minutes motor bike ride through beautiful Tiwi, you get to have a feel of how the local community lives in this area, during the ride. Everyone gets their own personal motorbike with a well trained rider to make it more comfortable and fun. We will then take a 10min BEACH walk to the African pool from where the motorbike leaves us. On the walk we will pass through significant caves and cliffs, with different shapes and forms carved by the ocean waves continously slapping on them during high tide. You will notice lots of smaller pools that are home to tiny colouful fish and exotic sea life such as sea spiders, the red crab, sea urchins and sea cucumber. Almost feels like a natural aquarium. At the African pool we will swim and soak in the sun for about an hour before heading back to the starting point If you are daring enough you could climb up the nearby cliffs and dive into the pool. The pool is only accessible during low tide so please reach out to get the correct timings for your dates before booking Beach shoes are necessary for this trip. I am flexible with dates so please reach out for enquiries
Beach bonfire and star gazing
Join me for a beach bonfire experience in Diani Beach. 1. We will meet at the starting point at 7pm where you will find a bonfire set up waiting for you. 2. As the sun goes down we will light up a bonfire and have a night at the beach, listening to some music and the sound of the ocean waves as we watch the moon and stars on the clear Diani skies till 11pm.

Activities near top attractions

Photo of Nyali Cinemax
Nyali Cinemax40 locals recommend
Photo of Kongowea Market
Kongowea Market10 locals recommend
Photo of Wild Waters
Wild Waters75 locals recommend
Photo of English Point Marina
English Point Marina21 locals recommend
Photo of Skydive Diani
Skydive Diani15 locals recommend
Photo of Fort Jesus Museum
Fort Jesus Museum71 locals recommend

All activities near Mombasa

Beach experience in Diani
There is no better experience than enjoying the sandy beaches of the Kenyan coast. I welcome you to an exciting experience in Diani beach. We shall meet at Diani town then go to the beach. Guests will have an opportunity to treat themselves with some delicious Swahili cousine like Biryani and Pilau which is a local delicacy in Diani. We go for a swim at the shore of the ocean too cool down our bodies. After taking a dip in the water the guests can bask in the sandy beach. There guests will engage in some beach games and sunbathing. For those with experience in surfing, we shall do that not far from the shore where it's safe. The guests will get to enjoy the beautiful sceneries of clear water with coral reefs. I will also organise for interaction with the local community who are indigenous to the place to learn about their culture and more about Diani. The guests can enjoy their drinks and have fun at the beach. For the afternoon experience, guests will get an opportunity to see the sun set in a very beautiful manner.
Mombasa street food tour
Will meet up with guests at Uhuru gardens( its the park next to the elephant tasks monuments) We will then walk to our first two stopovers that will include tasting vegan and non vegan foods, with a variety of local kenyan foods and local swahili dishes to choose from. We will be able to have a taste of both breakfast and lunch swahili delicacies,coastal snacks and drinks... oh the list is long Comeon lets get started. Other things to note The street food experience caters for both vegans and non vegans. Guests should feel free to ask any questions about Mombasa history,culture or foods. In case you need to purchase any personal items like gifts/ souvenirs, kindly let me know so that I can arrange on where you can get them affordably
Diani Beach life
The experience starts by being served local swahili cuisine and then taking a walk along the beach to experience the breeze and then some outdoor activities like beach volleyball, camel rides and water sports, experience local culture at a cultural centre, later visit village and checkout crocodiles and other reptiles visit Mombasa old town, visit a heritage site, go snorkeling and later shop for wood carvings and paintings at cultural sites
Wasini Island Snorkelling and Village Tour
Early morning departure from your Beach resort, Seaport, Airport,SGR or Residence for this fantastic tour of Wasini Dolphin watching adventure. The scenic route shall take you through lush coconut and cashew nut farmlands and the tribal villages of the Digo people. On arrival at Shimoni Jetty, board a motorized glass bottomDhow (boat) which will sail you through an enchanting seascape of islands to the richest marine park in Kenya (Kisite island). Being escorted by a Dolphin expert makes this wasini trip more than a dhow trip. Our knowledgeable guides make viewing the friendly local Dolphins a real probability. Kisite Island's natural Coral garden is where we will snorkel and marvel at the prolific marine life. A traditional Sumptuous seafood lunch will be served on board to ensure maximum time with the Dolphin or proceed to wasini island restaurant. Mpunguti island exploration provides good vantage points for watching the Dolphin play Grounds and leisurely tranquil silence to listen out for Dolphin Whistles blowing off. After that sail back to Shimoni jetty for your transfer back to your resident hotel.
Outdoors in Mombasa with the Swahili
Ever wanted to learn about the great swahili culture? If yes, then this is the perfect opportunity that you have been looking for. Join me for a great adventure in Mombasa county, the cradle of the magnificent Swahili culture. We will kickstart our adventure with a walk through Mombasa as we view it's beautiful scenaries and enjoy the magnificent breeze emanating from the serene ocean with it's beautiful sandy beaches. We will then head to a small village where it is believed that Swahili culture first took root. We will enjoy the traditional folk songs as we dance to the sweet tunes while enjoying some traditional delicacies. We will then mingle with the locals as I teach the guests about all the Swahili traditions and culture.
Tiwi African pool experience
We will meet at the starting point and cross Kongo River. The trip takes place during low tide so crossing the river is as easy as crossing a small gentle stream. We will take an easy , slow , scenic 10minutes motor bike ride through beautiful Tiwi, you get to have a feel of how the local community lives in this area, during the ride. Everyone gets their own personal motorbike with a well trained rider to make it more comfortable and fun. We will then take a 10min BEACH walk to the African pool from where the motorbike leaves us. On the walk we will pass through significant caves and cliffs, with different shapes and forms carved by the ocean waves continously slapping on them during high tide. You will notice lots of smaller pools that are home to tiny colouful fish and exotic sea life such as sea spiders, the red crab, sea urchins and sea cucumber. Almost feels like a natural aquarium. At the African pool we will swim and soak in the sun for about an hour before heading back to the starting point If you are daring enough you could climb up the nearby cliffs and dive into the pool. The pool is only accessible during low tide so please reach out to get the correct timings for your dates before booking Beach shoes are necessary for this trip. I am flexible with dates so please reach out for enquiries
Mombasa night culture
We will experience the Kenyan culture from food to Music. This experience will give you the chance to meet people from different parts of the world and get a chance to enjoy Mombasa night life. It will be a night full of fun.Our experience will be about bar crawling and getting to enjoy the taste of the nightlife..You will get to enjoy our kenyan music, our local beers and learn how to dance .Come ready to party and make memorable moments. Other things to note Please leave your valuables at home.
Full day Wasini tour
The Wasini tour includes a boat tour of Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park which is known to be one of the most rewarding snorkeling locations along the Kenyan coast. The marine park was established to protect the scenic islands and the habitats of various marine animals and breeding migratory birds. Here you will get to see dolphins as well. This is followed by a tour of Wasini island. The full day tour begins early in the morning where you will be picked from your accommodation then head to Kisite located approximately 55km south of Diani for the tour of the marine park accompanied by an experienced guide. Here, you will see and learn about various marine life like the dolphins & then go snorkeling. This will be followed by a visit to Wasini island for lunch followed by a guided tour where you will learn about local life on the island. You will then take the boat back to the mainland upon conclusion of the tour for transfer back to your accommodation.
Jr hosting making swahili shoes
We will visit a local manufactured Swahili shoe company where we will see variety of shoes being made from end to end. The process of production and manufacturing is fabric materials , leathers, threads, and glue. It's very unique to wear a Swahili shoes during Swahili cultural festivals. Men and women can wear a locally hand made shoe made from old car tires, and hand loomed organic . You will also learn about Swahili culture and traditions in the process. Welcome!!
Beach bonfire and star gazing
Join me for a beach bonfire experience in Diani Beach. 1. We will meet at the starting point at 7pm where you will find a bonfire set up waiting for you. 2. As the sun goes down we will light up a bonfire and have a night at the beach, listening to some music and the sound of the ocean waves as we watch the moon and stars on the clear Diani skies till 11pm.
Nature Walk among Giraffes
The sanctuary is off the beaten track and most tourists are unaware of this animal haven! The guide will brief you on the sanctuary and how to respect the animals and safety measures. As you walk around the sanctuary, enjoy the company of the free animals in a responsible manner and learn a lot of about wildlife conservation in Africa. You'll literally be inches away from the giraffes, ostriches, antelopes and other animals. The guide will provide fun facts and walks around the sanctuary, to visit all the types of animals. Then you'll have time to settle down at a benches and admire the landscape. Weather and group dependent there is also a sanctuary wildlife tuk tuk that can be used to take guests from place to place. Get ready to enter an activity of a lifetime, shared with Giraffes! Other things to note: Wear sunscreen and appropriate clothing.
Swim and snorkel with dolphins at Wasini Island
*The trip starts at around around 8am from diani (pick up is provided from mombasa as well) *Then drive for about 1hr 30min to Shimoni. *Then take a dhow/speed boat to Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park. * It's about a 1hr ride where you'll get to spot and swim with dolphins. *At the park you'll get about an hour of snorkeling then you'll head to Wasini Island for a nice swahili lunch. *You'll then travel back to shimoni and finally be on your way home at around 5pm. P.S. we are flexible with dates so please reach out to book your preferred dates.
Discover the Hidden Gems of Diani-Tiwi Beach, Kenya
Tiwi Beach is the Northern section of Diani Beach which is rarely explored due to the Dividing River Kongo. Not the Congo river of DRC but a smaller similarly named river in the Kenyan coast. Being a local, born and raised in this area, I have grown knowing and appreciating all its hidden gems. I will be offering a visit to two of these hidden natural gems with a tour of a naturally formed pool shaped as the African Continent which only appears during low tide. having grown in this area, I have mastered the tides timetable making it an experience that only locals can provide. the pool also sits on the entrance to a small cave with an overhead opening which is simply magical. After a swim in the natural pool, and a lit photo session, I will then offer a boat ride upstream which will include sightings of local birds, mangrove and neighboring villages. Fun fact: locals in my area do not set up security fences, it is believed that denying passers by right of way bring bad luck. The boat ride is timed at sunset which reflects a pale tint of orange on the rivers surface making it a whole magical experience in itself. the green vegetation of mangrove, baobab and coconut trees blurs in the sunset's light at the horizon making it a real life masterpiece.
Cook Swahili cuisine with a local
The experience will begin with Getting to know each other then the guests will choose the type of dishes they want to cook from a selection of three ( beef based; chicken based or Fish based)Pre cooking preparations then followed by a visit to the local market (optional). After buying the needed produce we shall commence the cooking class and finally the best part! EATING Other things to note If you have any dietary issues or concerns send me a message and let me know.
Tour of Mombasa Old town
We will walk down old town and check out a few curio shops along the way. We can stop by a local restaurant that serves really delicious Swahili dishes. To conclude our experience, we will do a tour of Forte Jesus.
  1. Airbnb
  2. Kenya
  3. Mombasa County
  4. Mombasa