Kenya offers ideal exotic getaway
Tourists interested in Africa trips have been urged to consider the mystical coastal city of Mombasa.
Holidaymakers have been urged to consider taking Africa overland trips to the eastern part of the continent.
According to the Kenyan tourist board, Mombasa - the second-largest city in Kenya - is an ideal destination for holidaymakers considering an exciting African adventure, because it is a year-round destination that boasts warm temperatures that mostly range from the high 20s to the low 30s.
Mombasa, which is Kenya's main coastal city and East Africa's oldest harbour, also lies next to the Indian Ocean, which is warm and perfect for snorkeling or water sports.
Angie Sloan, UK director for the Kenya Tourist Board, pointed out that Mombasa has a long and rich history, having attracted traders from as far afield as Portugal, India and the Middle East, leading to an eclectic mix of cultures.
"Today it is the gateway to a 500km stretch of dazzling beaches and ocean making it the perfect autumn sun destination," Ms Sloan explained.
"The coastline south of Mombasa is a tropical paradise of palm fringed white sand beaches, turquoise waters and beautiful coral reefs, myriad fish, sea turtles and dolphins. Keen golfers visiting Mombasa can also try out the championship standard Leisure Lodge Beach & Golf Resort in nearby Diani Beach."
Ms Sloan explained that this challenging 18-hole golf course is a popular venue for international professional golf tournaments and appeals to golfers of various proficiencies.
Holidaymakers visiting Mombasa were encouraged to visit the city's Old Town, which dates back as far as the 13th century and perfectly illustrates its rich history as a coastal settlement.
Mombasa has a very relaxed atmosphere and holidaymakers can expect locals to be friendly and welcoming.
The city is also an excellent starting point for travellers who want to see more of what Kenya has to offer. Tourists can sail to the nearby island of Pemba, which forms part of the Zanzibar archipelago and is situated about 50 kilometres to the north of Unguja - the largest and most populated Zanzibari island.