SENTIDO Beach Resort

Bamburi Beach, PO Box 83125, Mombasa, Kenya

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Mombasa to Amboseli

by Zoonman

Hi,

I was looking to take a bus from Mombasa to Amboseli, and it looks as though it takes around 8 hours. Has anyone done this trip? Is it interesting/scenic? Worth doing or avoiding?

Thanks

Re: Mombasa to Amboseli

by sphynxxs

you would probably have to switch busses in Emali, at least I´m not aware of busses heading directly from Mombasa to Amboseli. Or do you mean a tour operator bus? If you want to use public transport, you either have to find out whether there is ongoing transport from Emali, or you go all the way to Athi River, about 30 kilometers away from Nairobi, and from there to Namanga, the bordertown to Tanzania. I rather doubt you will find much oublic transport to Amboseli itself unless you catch a staff bus of one of the lodges and can hitch a lift. And in the park you need some transport to get around. As for the route, it´s nothing spectacular but gives you an impression of the changing landscape as you head from the coast along the Tsavos towards the Athi Plains. It´s all along Mombasa Road, the highway between coast and Nairobi.

Travel Tips for Mombasa

Local guided tours

by karelia78

If, visiting the are for the first time is a good advice to get a taxi-tour from the hotel to take you to Mombasa. Price is not bad, and taxi drivers seem to be very friendly.

They will take you around town, and once in Fort Jesus, they will "pass you on" to a local guide who will take you around by foot. It's a nice and safe way of getting around the small streets in the old town and into the market. Once finnished the taxi driver is waiting for you at the specified meeting point.

Price for both is reasonable, and I can recommend this as a first contact with the town, which has beautiful architecture in the old quarter. I really did love the swahili style architecture which is to be found all around the town. Too bad most of the buildings are in very bad shape.

Amazing cultural and religious melting pot.

Visit the fantastic beaches on...

by vipuli

Visit the fantastic beaches on the South Coast.
Eat 'Mahambri' a swahili bread with 'Maragwe' beans baked in coconut milk.
Go fishing.
Visit Mombasa Children's Home. I have lived most of my life in Mombasa and they are my fondest moments.

the old city

by call_me_rhia

The old city is quite different from the green and grey city: it's the oldest part of Mombasa - and it has a distinct flavour. The architecture is the traditional Arab and Indian one - all mixed together - and there are some Portuguese elements, too. The streets are often narrow since in the past the only vehicles tat needed to go through them were either donkeys or camels the old town at night: corwded - vibrant - full of life. This was accentuated by th fact that I was there during the Ramadan time - so there were lots of people around and about - eating and selling/buying.

Get out and meet and mingle with the local people.

by TIMBOND

Get out a meet the people. It's an experience that you'll never forget.

Met a few muslim friends. I had to get use to eating with my fingers instead of a knife and fork.

Excellent exprience that I'll never forget.

Packing List

by Linky_Pinky

backpack to take with you on safari, suitcase full of clothes for dinner.Bumbag for camera and wallet/purse. Swimwear and light cotton clothing.boots, trainers, sandels. Mosquito Tablets (do finish the course) Insect repelent,use your mosquito net and make sure it's tucked in, maleria is no joke. Take your own steril hyperdermics, rehydration sachets, sunscreen, immodium, and aftersun. Do take a video camera with you, one with a good zome When on Safari everything is provided except for personal stuff. Take a torch invalueable many powercuts.Watch out for Jungle men, or white apes as they're know (see picture) lol.

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