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What should I do and where should I go?

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What should I do and where should I go?

I am taking a trip to Mombasa alone in Aug. I want to eat good food, drink good wine, and party all night long. Also, I want to stay in a real 4* hotel, go on a safari for three days, and do a little snorkeling. Any suggestions?

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if you want to party all night long then the North Coast is probably your best bet, there are some reasonable bars and 4 disco / clubs (two pretty good ones in Mtwapa where there are also getting on for 300 bars, many of which are open all night). see the FAQs on the right of the forum for info about bars and clubs, there is also a map showing where they are.

One European style club, (guest DJs, etc) called Full Moon opened and was briefly popular on the North Coast but due to a land dispute it has moved to Diani on the South Coast

There are also several very good restaurants, in the North coast area, again see the FAQs.

The North Coast beaches are not the best, the South Coast beaches and those further north at Watamu, etc are better and while you can snorkel on the reef that runs the entire length of the Kenyan coast, I'm told the snorkelling off the beach is better at somewhere like Watamu, but you won't have the same options for nightlife.

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if you go north and want the night life then malindi is ok

only 2 night clubs tho , plenty of bars open all night and with music thats where all the locals go

hotel wise scorpio villas is good , food excellent , room large clean and modern

if you want better then kili hotel should be ok but expensive

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I'd have to agree with PJ, Malindi is best place for you. Best of everything - beach, hotels, food,nitelife ,etc..

The Nightclubs in Malindi are top class (upto European Standards) b'coz they are managed by italians - large community living in Malindi.

There's great beach bars - Rosada & Lost Lounge Bar.


Have a look @ FAQ for Malindi for more info on restuarants + Niteclubs.

As for hotels, i'd recommend 'Plan Group of Hotels', 'Stefanie Sea House' or 'Marine Holiday House'. These hotels are situated @ the Marine National Park where beach is cleanest.

Malindi has an Int. airport so u could jet direct.

The closet National Park is TSAVO EAST is approx. 2 Hrs drive from Malindi.

North Coast is also a good place but i'm not impressed with any of the hotels there. And, it's quite 'commercialised' so u won't find the traditional "African" feel that you will find in Malindi.


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