The last post of the East African Portuguese Colony, Mombasa is very much a modernised city. However, the Old Town is one of the oldest human settlements in the world and very worth the time spent wandering the labyrinth of alleyways and marvelling at the architecture typical of the Swahili Coast.
The Kenyan Coast has a reputation for being one of the premier big game fishing destinations. With chances at Marlin, Sail fish, Bill fish and numerous other species this reputation is well deserved. It is one of the only reliable places in the world where the elusive broadbill sword fish can be caught. Malindi is one of the best places on the coast for big game fishing not to mention the picturesque and relaxing beaches.
The tranquil, tropical lazy days of the Kenyan Coast are best spent on the white sandy beaches fringed by palms and the inviting blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The beaches of Lamu, Kalifi and Diani offer relaxed and peaceful retreats where one can watch the world go by. Enjoy the sheer beauty of the endless vistas of sail powered dhows drifting past on the gentle sea breeze. The Coast is a "must-include" destination for every visit to Kenya.