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Combining Diani Beach visit and seeing Mombasa

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Combining Diani Beach visit and seeing Mombasa

Hi everyone. My family of four is planning to spend three or four nights at Diani Beach. We'd also, at some point, like to see Mombasa's Fort Jesus and Old Town. The question is how to do it.

We could, I suppose, just take a taxi into Mombasa one day and then back to our hotel. But I wonder if that's unnecessarily costly and time-consuming.

Alternatively, we could try to visit Fort Jesus/Old Town just after arriving at the airport, or on the day we fly out, before going to the airport. But in those scenarios we would have luggage with us. Is there someone or some place we could store our luggage with while touring Fort Jesus/Old Town?

Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Combining Diani Beach visit and seeing Mombasa

Hi, have a look at this thread tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g294210-i9512-k6… - it is just about your scenario, especially towards the end. I think there you will find every single angle and advice :)

There are no storage places for your luggage, you can only leave it in a car. This is possible, the driver has to be recommended, pur guests have done it on more than one occasion. Anyway, read the thread, I am sure you will find it useful.


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2. Re: Combining Diani Beach visit and seeing Mombasa

Hi - it's convenient to get it "over & done with" soon after landing, since you have to take the ferry to get across to Diani. It's OK to leave the luggage with the taxi driver as you take a tour of Old Town.

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3. Re: Combining Diani Beach visit and seeing Mombasa

After a long night flight, do you really want to be sightseeing? Not me, I just want to relax. For the sake of a taxi fare, save it until you aren't tired or pressed for time, during the middle of your stay.

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4. Re: Combining Diani Beach visit and seeing Mombasa

I agree with Tembofan.

After a long journey changing planes etc the last thing we want to do is sight see when we are tired on arrival.

All we wish to do is get settled into our hotel on the south coast and unpack etc.

We often take a taxi into Mombasa for the day at our leisure and as he (the driver) is a friend will take us to places we wish to visit.

We set off early in the morning and make a full day of it having lunch etc.

Edited: 9:28 am, February 20, 2013
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