Best time for a beach holiday in Mombasa Kenya – Plan your perfect Mombasa beach holiday
Best time for a beach holiday in Mombasa Kenya – Mombasa holidays offer the perfect place for a relaxing break or a romantic getaway, with an incredible palm-fringed coastline that stretches as far as the eye can see, studded with pristine beaches, clear waters, and a wealth of marine life.
The weather in Mombasa is similar to Kenya and, more specifically, the East African coast, although Mombasa tends to be more humid. As with other areas in Eastern Africa, Mombasa has two rainy seasons, the longest of which is in April and May, and dusting off in June, during which time you can expect heavy rain in the afternoon, but it does not rain all day or every day of the week. You have hours of sunshine, overcast and also a few days of “rain-break”. The rains are followed by the long dry season from July through October, which is the best time for a beach holiday in Mombasa when combined with a safari as the sky has few if any, clouds, and sunshine is abundant. The short rains in Mombasa begin in November and last until the end of December when the shorter hot-dry season begins.
Sail the beautiful waters off the coast of Mombasa on your beach holiday and search for dolphins, humpback whales, turtles, and more. East Africa boasts the second-longest barrier reef in the world, stretching from the coast of Somalia along with Kenya to southern Tanzania. Explore Africa’s underwater world with a diving and snorkeling expedition out to Mombasa Marine Park. Wildlife lovers may also enjoy a visit to the unspoiled shores of Watamu, a popular nesting place for the local population of sea turtles.
The trade winds of the Indian Ocean bring forth the beauty that empowers the South-Eastern part of Kenya, bringing the beautiful stellar beaches of this region to life, with serene waters and plenty of heart-warming sunshine. Idyllic coastal Mombasa beach holiday provides a relaxing contrast to the thrills of a busy safari, call and speak to one of our Destination Specialists today and we will help you put together the perfect Mombasa beach holiday itinerary.
The average temperatures vary only slightly over the year, with January and February with March being the warmest month averaging 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) during the day and the coolest months being June, July, and August with an average daily temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 Celsius). Night-time temperatures average 70 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit (22-25 Celsius) depending on your seasonal month of travel. Many of the tour activities in Mombasa are aquatic, and the water temperatures are quite comfortable even during the cooler months. Humidity levels can be quite high, and few visitors may not tolerate the levels very well, which range from 80% to 85% year-round but are highly favored by those escaping the harsh winters of Europe and North America.
Sunshine plays an important role in your beach holiday in Mombasa, and you will be glad to know that sunshine hours vary only a little throughout the year, ranging from seven to nine hours along with twelve hours of daylight. Some marine life is present only during certain times of the year and Great Adventure Safaris can further guide you as to the best times to visit based on your personal preference for aquatic species and behaviors. Humpback whales migrate through the area from the end of June to December, and for anglers, planning a trip between August to October gives you the chance to catch an enormous yellowfin tuna. Marlins, all three species, are best fished from December to March.