Any insights into if it is even worthwhile to attempt to take a road trip from Nairobi to Mombassa? I hear it is about 300 miles and can take 6-8 hrs. Last time we just flew but this time we are considering taking a road trip to save on airline tickets but only if the journey is ok (roads are decent, enough things to do along the way so we can have a break etc). I am travelling with 2 kids (4 and 8) and 2 elderly parents.
Also suggestions for good hotels in Mombassa would be great. I think we stayed in the Sands (?) last time and i want something on par or better.