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Mombasa, or "Island of War" is the second largest city in Kenya and the hub for visiting the costal part of Kenya, where some of the most beautiful beaches of the country are accessible nearby.  Mombasa is also home to Kenya's only seaport.
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How far (hours) is Tsavo Naltiona Park from Mombasa, Kenya? Did u have a good experiance? What wildlife did u see?
How come all hotels seem to be sold out in Mombasa, Kenya for Jan 2011?! is it really that popular a vacation destination that i should've booked last yr?! anyone know of a good hotel/resort there that still has rooms?
How much do things cost in the Mombasa area of Kenya? Food & drinks? Also how much is a safari? just need to know how much to budget for?
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There are very few hostels in the Mobassa region with most of them being camp grounds a good long way from the city. The best compromise that I could find was the Nirvana hostel in Nylai. Its in a nice neighbourhood 5 minutes walk from the beach where you can get a nice beverage at the resort bars. There are no facilities close by but its a very short and cheap microbus ride to the shops or to the old town.
It was recommended to us by the taxi drivers at the airport so they know where it is and it was nice quiet place. Don't look for a party there but there are blue balled monkeys around and the owner is nice english girl.
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Not far away from there is Mombasa and many little fisherman villages, like Shimoni...The beach and landscape are awesome. And its easy to go into the village and make some "friends" :) specially childrens...
For divers or snorkellers I recomend: Liquid Marine. Is a small Diving Center, but the best. And the  Crew  its very cool and responsable... You will spend some nice time there...
Kisses

www.liquidmarine.net   -Shimoni-
 
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trés agréable, belles plages , sable chaud et poissons aux multiples couleurs...
attention tout de même à ne pas se faire avoir, il ne faut pas se laisser embarquer de nuit pas les autochtones dans des boîtes ou autres endroits mal famés, le coté tourisme est trés agréable, mais ça , les pikpockets le savent !
à faire: plongée dans la lagune , jet ski, planches à voile...l'océan indien est un véritable paradis !
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Just below Mombasa theres Diani. Great beach, much more quit then Mombasa. Go to.. (More)
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