Other than Nairobi and Great Rift Valley attractions, Kenya's coastal region is also a must visit for visitors in the country. You will not only be rewarded with sun kissed white sand beaches, but you will also get a special treat viewing centuries-old buildings, Arab-inspired villages and exciting ports of call.
Mombasa, home to the busiest and biggest port on the east coast of Africa, makes a good day trip. Don't just pass by the area in favor of more beautiful and touristy locations. There are a few attractions you need to check out first. Top of the list is Fort Jesus which dates back to the 16th century and reflects the turbulent history of this part of Africa.
Fort Jesus stands sentry at the strategic entrance of the harbor to protect the city from hostile invaders. Take a lazy stroll from the port towards the Treasury Square. It is not just another boring government building because it houses some of the best exhibits of wild life skeletal frames. Its Ivory Room is not called such because of its color, but rather because of the elephant ivories or tusks beautifully displayed. Game of all kinds are also well represented in the form of teeth, horns and skulls that were collected from the carcasses left in the wilds or confiscated from poachers apprehended in the area.
Just a short one hour drive from Mombasa will bring you to the vast landscape of Tsavo National Park. It's the perfect place to get a glimpse of many exotic animals such as antelope, giraffe and rhinos.
There are also a good number of monkeys and buffalo in the area as well as the largest herds of elephant in all Kenya.