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Origin Destination Price R/T Dates Airline
London LON     to     Mombasa MBA £459 12/09 - 12/17 Ethiopian Airlines
London LON     to     Mombasa MBA £531 11/01 - 01/10 Ethiopian Airlines

The gateway to Kenya’s Indian Ocean coastline

Mombasa is a major seaport on the Indian Ocean, and Kenya's second largest city. Although not typically known as a tourist destination, Mombasa is the location of the international airport and the Gateway to Kenya's Indian Ocean coast beach holiday resorts. Kilindini Harbour, from the Swahili term for 'deep', is Kenya's only large seaport, which helped it to prosper as an important centre for trade. The Kenyan locals in Mombasa are a mixture of native Swahili people and Arabic Muslims descended from Middle Eastern traders that have come here over centuries of trade. The brightly coloured traditional dress of the Swahili women adds to the vibrant, exotic feel of Mombasa.  As well as Mombasa itself, the Indian Ocean coastline near the city is a popular tourist destination, with beach resorts such as Bamburi and Tiwi attracting holidaymakers for the sleepy, laid-back atmosphere of the resorts.

Why Go?

Mombasa is exiting and exotic, a great place to unwind and soak up the atmosphere of a completely different culture and way of life to that at home. Whether you are flying to Mombasa to spend time in the city, or heading to the relaxing beach resorts, take a moment to immerse yourself in the culture of this colourful, vibrant city.

When to Go?
Mombasa is typically hot, hot, hot throughout the year, but as a tropical climate, there are periods of rainfall too. April and May are the wettest months, so unless you want to get a regular soaking, they are best avoided. January, February and March are the hottest and driest months, but of course also tend to be the busiest.

How to get there?
Fly from London Gatwick or Manchester with Thomson to the Indian Ocean coastal city of Mombasa in Kenya. Moi International Airport (MBA) is located in the district of Port Reitz. Flights to Mombasa from the UK take approximately 9 hours direct. You can also get flights to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) on BA, Virgin or Kenya Airways and then get a connecting flight from there, or travel by road or rail to Mombasa.

Must see

One of the most notable features of holidays to Mombasa is the impressive natural surroundings. Mountain bike tours of traditional villages, mangrove forests and the attractive Indian Ocean coastline are a great way to experience it. For some worthy souvenirs of your holiday, pick up some local African art work such as sculptures made by local artisans, who you can visit in their workshops. Among the places of historical interest, Fort Jesus and the old town area have some interesting buildings such as the Spanish colonial fort itself, which now houses a museum.

Airlines that fly London to Mombasa nonstop

Airline ▼ Flight No. Depart Arrival Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Valid
British Airways 65 09:30a 01:10a 30/10/2016 - 23/12/2016
British Airways 65 10:15a 12:55a 01/07/2016 - 29/10/2016
British Airways 560 12:45p 06:35a 03/11/2016 - 15/12/2016
British Airways 556 02:20p 06:00a 06/10/2016 - 27/10/2016
British Airways 556 02:25p 06:35a 03/11/2016 - 15/12/2016
British Airways 2540 03:25p 06:35a 03/11/2016 - 15/12/2016
British Airways 554 03:50p 06:00a 27/10/2016 - 27/10/2016
British Airways 546 04:05p 06:35a 03/11/2016 - 15/12/2016
British Airways 580 04:35p 08:20a 04/11/2016 - 25/11/2016
British Airways 580 06:15p 11:05a 21/10/2016 - 28/10/2016
Ethiopian Airlines 701 09:00p 11:59a 29/07/2016 - 29/10/2016
Kenya Airways 101 05:55p 07:30a 02/07/2016 - 29/10/2016
Kenya Airways 101 06:00p 09:00a 30/10/2016 - 01/01/2017
Kenya Airways 101 06:25p 07:30a 03/07/2016 - 28/10/2016
Lufthansa 907 01:30p 04:50a 13/10/2016 - 27/10/2016
Lufthansa 2475 01:50p 07:40a 06/11/2016 - 25/12/2016
Lufthansa 909 03:30p 04:50a 20/10/2016 - 27/10/2016
Lufthansa 2477 04:25p 05:35a 25/10/2016 - 25/10/2016
Lufthansa 911 04:30p 07:10a 08/11/2016 - 27/12/2016
Lufthansa 2477 04:50p 07:40a 20/11/2016 - 18/12/2016
Lufthansa 2479 05:50p 07:40a 06/11/2016 - 18/12/2016

Frequent flyer mileage calculator

The distance between London and Mombasa is approximately 4491 miles.