About Mombasa

Out and about in Mombasa

Although Mombasa is attached to the mainland, it has the feel of an island city, with both the north and south coasts boasting world famous beach resorts. Mombasa is also renowned for its iconic elephant tusk symbol, which is seen regularly around the city.

Things To See

If lazing on the beach isn’t your thing, there are some popular tourist spots that you can check out as well. Fort Jesus and the Old Town neighborhood are the best-known destinations in Mombasa: both place of historical significance, as well as Haller Park – they offer a refreshing change from the usual wildlife safaris. However, with lots to do both day and night, Nyali / Mombasa beach (just 150 metres walk from Backpackers Nirvana) is almost certainly where guests will spend most of their time, if not relaxing in our verandas or at 5* hotel pools that sandwich Nirvana’s location along the beach… til after sundown with the ambiance of an eclectic range of music to an open fire. The best part of our location is direct matatus to all areas of the coast and central to Links Road, Nyali so you have the option of going to Mombasa town in 15 mins or City Mall (see nightlife, shopping & restaurants below) is a  max 15 min walk. Few minutes walking distance from Nirvana you can buy street food, fruit & veg, mobile credit etc.

Stuff to do

DIVING ~ KITE SURFING ~ WIND SURFING ~ SAILING
 Few doors down from us, Peponi Divers & Watersports

There are several shopping malls nearby offering banking, casinos, cinema and restaurants. If it’s night life you’re after,our place is approximately 5 minutes drive / 15 minute SAFE walk to an eclectic mix of clubs, each offering different themes and music from western-style to traditional African. Our favorites clubs are Bob’s, Lounge Bar, Sheba, Il Covo, and the various Nyali beach bars for an evening’s chill out All of this makes Backpacker Nirvana your piece of traveler heaven on the Kenyan coast.