Inspire. Inform. Involve.  

Mombasa County Government, News, Tenders, Contacts, Website and Map


To quickly find what you are looking for, use the search facility below.



Mombasa County News

Mombasa County, is the smallest county in the province, covering an area of 229.7 Km2 excluding 65 Km2 of water mass. The county is situated in the South Eastern part of Coast region. It borders Kilifi County to the North, Kwale County to the South West and the Indian Ocean to the East.

Administratively, the county is segregated into seven divisions, eighteen locations and thirty sub-location and hosts six constituencies namely Mvita, Changamwe, Jomvu Kuu, Likoni, Kisauni and Nyali.

The county hosts Mombasa city which is gateway to East Africa and the Great Lake counties and a home to almost all the Kenyan’s ethnic communities.

Exciting Articles

Population distribution and settlement patterns in the county are influenced by proximity to roads, water and electricity facilities. The population is also concentrated in areas where there is availability and accessibility to employment opportunities, affordable housing, and security.

Highly populated areas are in Island Division, Likoni, Kingorani, Bamburi, Bangladesh Mikindani, Jomvu, Miritini, Migadini, Port Reitz, Mtwapa, Mishomoroni and Bombolulu among others.

Schemes

The county has various settlement schemes namely Jomvu Kuu, Bububu A, Shikaadabu , Vyemani, Mwembelegeza and Majaoni.

Despite the efforts being made to settle people, the county still has a very large number of landless people most of who live in the city’s slums of Mishomoroni, Junda and Kisumu Ndogo in Bamburi Division and Shika Adabu and Ngomeni in Likoni district.

According to the 2009 Census Report (Source KNBS) Mombasa county population stood at 939,370 and is projected to increase to 1,041,928 by sunset of 2012.

While the Medium Term Plan (MTP) of the vision 2030 focuses on broad National policies aimed at making Kenya a globally competitive Nation, this County Development Profile translates this national aspiration into specific micro interventions to address the unique county needs.

Additionally, it profile provides an implementation framework for the vision 2030 which contains the people’s perceptions, strategies and suggestions on how best to achieve and sustain a GDP growth rate of 10%.

Challenges

The major development challenges include among others; poor road networks, rapid urbanization and housing problems, inadequate education facilities, inadequate health care delivery points, high unemployment among the youthful, insecurity, weak land ownership regime, perennial water shortages and growth of unplanned and informal settlements.

History of Mombasa County

Mombasa has a long history the traces can be found from the writings of the 16th century. Many traders did attempt to enforce their governance on the town due to its advantageously central location, where Arab influence is felt prominently till date.

The town of Mombasa remained the center of the Arab trade in ivory and slaves from the 8th to the 16th century. It is known that Arab traders sailed down around to the coast of Kenya from the first century AD who continued to build trade along the ports of Mombasa and Lamu.

Portuguese also had their influence on the port that changed the face of the land by burning it almost three times. It is believed that Vasco da Gama was the first known European to visit Mombasa, whose purpose of exploration was to spread the Christian faith to further expand Portugal’s trading area. Mombasa became Portugal’s main trading centre of spices, cotton and coffee, where Fort Jesus was constructed. The Fort served as the major center for trading goods that protected the Portuguese from conflicts with locals the remains of which still attracts a great deal of tourists and visitors. As slavery was highly practiced during that era, the local slaves were exchanged for goods.

Until 1698, the Portuguese controlled the city, but soon the Omani Arabs took over the charge.

Finally, the British took control of Mombasa in 1895, wherein the British East African Protectorate was established.

Colonization perpetuated in Mombasa that promoted European culture over the town and the Kenyan lands. Like in India, the British gained momentum and established control of the port. They even completed a railway line in the early 1900’s from Mombasa to Uganda which is perhaps the major landmark in the history of Mombasa. Thus, from 1887 to 1907, Mombasa remained the capital of the British East Africa Protectorate.

The British rule ended and Kenya received its independence on the 12th December 1963. From herein, began the creation of political parties and unions that faced elections for the formation of a stable government. Though significant political shifts and oppositions led to violence, the pressure from the international and African community led the leaders to finally come to a consensus and form a power-sharing agreement.

Tourist Attractions in Mombasa County

History Of Mombasa

Category: Tourist Attractions in Mombasa County

Mombasa traces its origin to two rulers in oral history: Mwana Mkisi (female) and Shehe Mvita. Shehe Mvita superseded the dynasty of Mwana Mkisi. He established his own town on Mombasa Island. Shehe Mvita is remembered as a Muslim of great learning and the urban settlement on Mombasa Island is still linked to him.

For more information visit: Mombasa

Fort Jesus

Category: Tourist Attractions in Mombasa County

It overlooks the entrance to the Old Port of Mombasa. It was built by the Portuguese in 1593 to guard the port and their trade route to India. It has a turbulent history of wars between the ruling Arab dynasties.

For more information visit: Fort Jesus

Bombolulu workshop (North Coast)

Category: Tourist Attractions in Mombasa County

A major tourist attraction, founded in 1969, Bombolulu Workshop is a project of the Association for the Physically Disabled in Kenya (APDK). It has a Cultural Centre with eight traditional homesteads. The Centre runs a traditional restaurant and entertains guests with traditional dances during the day.

For more information visit: Bombolulu Workshop

Bamburi Nature Trails- Haller Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Mombasa County

This is the largest animal sanctuary in Mombasa. Once a barren limestone quarry from years of mining, today it is a thriving coastal forest. Its success is largely due to Rene Haller, an agro forester who since the 19705 has been then force behind its transformation. There are four nature routes in the Forest Trails for cycling, jogging, walking and fitness.

For more information visit: Haller wildlife Park

The Mombasa Tusks

Category: Tourist Attractions in Mombasa County

The Mombasa “Tusks” are symbolic representations of the entrance into the heart of the town. The tusks were built to commemorate the visit of Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth’s sister, in 1956. Initially, made of canvas stretched over wooden frames by the municipal engineers based on Kilindini Road, now Moi Avenue, they were later rebuilt in aluminum and moved to their present position in the 19605. Coincidentally the tusks also spell the letter “M” for Mombasa.

For more information visit: Mombasa Tusks

Mamba Village

Category: Tourist Attractions in Mombasa County

Situated in Nyali, close to Haller Park, it is East Africa’s largest crocodile farm. A tour of the farm starts with a film on the life cycle and behavior of crocodiles, followed by a tour of the crocodile-ville. It ends with the highlight of the day: a spectacular scene of blood-thirsty crocodiles in a frenzy during feeding time.

For more information visit: Mamba Village

Mombasa Marine Park

Mombasa Marine National Park & Reserve

Mombasa Marine National Park & Reserve

Category: Tourist Attractions in Mombasa County

The marine park off is easily accessible by boat or local canoes from the beach hotels on the North Coast. A rich coral reef, home to the most spectacular array of coral fish and plants live in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

For more information visit: Mombasa Marine Park 

Mombasa Old Town

Category: Tourist Attractions in Mombasa County

Mombasa Old town is reminiscent of the days when the Arabs and Asians exerted a heavy influence on the town and its culture, especially in the architecture and its language, Kiswahili. The Old Town, is on the tentative list to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

For more information visit: Mombasa Old Town

Rabai Museum

Rabai is where Christianity and modern learning in Kenya started. Established in 1846 by Dr Ludwig Krapf as the first church edifice in Kenya, Rabai is 25km northwest of Mombasa off the Nairobi— Mombasa highway on the Mazeras — Kaloleni road. Dr Krapf, a phenomenal linguist, learned Kiswahili within weeks of landing in Mombasa and translated the first Bible into Kiswahili.

For more information visit: Rabai Museum

Jumba La Mtwana

Category: Tourist Attractions in Mombasa County

This 13th century abandoned Swahili settlement; 20km north of Mombasa town is like all early settlements, on the seashore. Besides a beautiful beach, it boasts magnificent ruins of the ancient homes and a mosque with its carved niches and arched doorways. There is a picnic site and a great beach for swimming

For more information visit: Jumba La Mtwapa

Nightlife in Mombasa

Category: Tourist Attractions in Mombasa County

Mombasa has a choice of nightclubs, bars, and clubs on the North and South Coast. Many beach hotels have their own clubs.

List of clubs in Mombasa :-

  • Il Covo
  • Mamba International Night Club
  • Casablanca
  • Tembo Entertainment Plaza
  • Florida
  • 77 (Saba Saba)

Top Best Accommodation and Hotels in Mombasa County

Voyager Beach Resort

Category: Hotels in Mombasa County

A vibrant, ship—themed resort, Voyager Beach Resort is moored on the coast, at Nyali Beach. The resort provides family entertainment and animation programmes, including themed journeys across the seven seas.

For more information visit: Voyager Beach Resort

Marina English Point

Category: Hotels in Mombasa County

It sits across the stunning old Mombasa skyline in a natural marine basin with a breakwater coral shelf that is perfect for a marina. Out of this vision was born the idea to bring to Kenya, a modern, international development that offers the best in lifestyle and luxury, as well as the region’s first serviced marina to cater for the luxury boating market.

For more information visit: Marina English Point

Sarova White Sands Beach Resort and Spa

Category: Hotels in Mombasa County

Fusing Swahili interiors and Arabic architecture, Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa is an exotic resort on Bamburi Beach. Set in 22 acres of landscaped gardens, this resort has the largest beachfront on the North Coast.

For more information visit: Sarova White Sands Beach Resort and Spa

 Serena Beach Resort and Spa

Category: Hotels in Mombasa County

Stretching along Shanzu Beach, a ribbon of palm-fringed golden sand, chosen along ago by the local turtle to lay their eggs, and with the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean spanning out before it. The Serene Beach Hotel & Spa offers the ultimate escapism.

For more information visit:  Serena Beach Resort and Spa

Turtle Bay Beach Club

Category: Hotels in Mombasa County

Turtle Bay Beach Club is located on 650 ft of beach, on the edge of the internationally acclaimed Watamu National Marine Park. On tropical grounds, it offers an outdoor pool and 3 restaurants.

For more information visit: Turtle Bay Beach Club

Bahari Beach Hotel

Category: Hotels in Mombasa County

Beach front on Nyali Beach ,Bahari Beach Hotel offers a selection of restaurants, bars and water sports. The hotel is designed in traditional Swahili style, with coral blocks and thatched roofs in colorful gardens.

For more information visit: Bahari Beach Hotel

Pangoni Beach Resort

Category: Hotels in Mombasa County

Nestled on the tranquil Shanzu Beach, Mombasa. Pangoni Beach Resort is an exquisite and uniquely built sea side paradise, simply the most prestigious apartments in the history of Mombasa. Our elegant and spacious serviced and managed apartments will spoil you for choice, whether looking for a sole retreat or a family vacation, ascend to paradise.

For more information visit: Pangoni Beach Resort

Plaza Beach Hotel

Category: Hotels in Mombasa County

Situated on the gleaming white powder sands of Bamburi Beach, the Plaza Beach Hotel offers the amenities and comforts of a small, luxurious, ‘boutique style’ executive hotel. The main restaurant serves themed buffet-style dinners, with a variety of tropical and international cuisine, while the specialty restaurant features à la carte dishes and seafood.

For more information visit: Plaza Beach Hotel

Castle Royal Hotel

Category: Hotels in Mombasa County

The newly refurbished Castle Royal Hotel is situated in Mombasa town centre, only 10 minutes from the historic site of Mombasa Old Town and the world famous Fort Jesus. The island of Mombasa is known in Swahili as Kisiwa ya Mvita, which means Island of War, due to the many changes in its ownership through its long and eventful history.

For more information visit: Castle Royal Hotel

Midview Hotel

Category: Hotels in Mombasa County

Midview Hotel is located in the serene Nyali neighborhood only 20 minutes away from Moi International Airport and 25 minutes from Mombasa city center.
Enjoy air conditioned rooms,quality food,a tasteful lounge for reading or socializing and atmosphere where you can unwind,get a great night’s rest and truly feel at home.

For further information visit: Midview Hotel

Lotus Hotel

Category: Hotels in Mombasa County

Near Mombasa Old Town, Lotus Hotel is located within easy reach of the historic Fort Jesus and its surrounding picturesque alleys. The bright orange hotel is a landmark on Cathedral Lane,just off Nkururnah Road.The hotel welcomes families, and can also arrange conferences and seminars. The Lotus Hotel’s aim is for visitors to feel like a Lotus-eater in the Odyssey of Horner, the Greek, full of contentment and if you wish, dreamy indolence.

For more information visit: Lotus Hotel

New Palm Tree Hotel

Category: Hotels in Mombasa County

Not far from Fort Jesus, New Palm Tree Hotel evokes the history of the old part of Mombasa. This colonial building is whitewashed, with a sweeping wooden staircase and a large rooftop courtyard decorated with pot plants.There are 30 en—suite rooms. All rooms have aircon, fan, mosquito net, fridge and satellite TV. WiFi is available throughout the hotel. The rooms open onto the courtyard which has plenty of seats and makes a comfortable place to spend the evening. Room service and laundry service are provided.

For more information visit: New Palm Tree Hotel

Panaroma Gardens Hotel

Category: Hotels in Mombasa County

Near the Mombasa Municipal Stadium, Panarorna Gardens Hotel’s orange facade makes a striking landmark. The hotel is situated between the centre of the town and Moi International Airport; airport transfers can be arranged. The rooftop bar is an attractive place from which to watch the sunset.

For more information visit: Panaroma Gardens Hotel

Manson Hotel

Category: Hotels in Mombasa County

Manson Hotel is Within walking distance of the giant elephant tusks, famous symbol of Mombasa. There are 80 en-suite rooms, made up of standard, deluxe and executive.
Standard rooms are equipped with fan, while deluxe and executive have aircon, telephone and satellite TV. All rooms have traditional coastal carved doors and balconies. Eden Parlour Restaurant serves Kenyan and international dishes such as chicken wings, spaghetti bolognaise, fried fish fillet, stir fried liver and mixed grill.

For more information visit: Manson Hotel

Castle Royal Hotel

Category: Hotels in Mombasa

The newly refurbished Castle Royal Hotel is situated in Mombasa town centre, only 10 minutes from the historic site of Mombasa Old Town and the world famous Fort Jesus. The island of Mombasa is known in Swahili as Kisiwa ya Mvita, which means Island of War, due to the many changes in its ownership through its long and eventful history.

For more information visit: Castle Royal Hotel

Glory Grand Hotel

Category: Hotels in Mombasa County

In the centre of Mombasa, Glory Grand Hotel offers budget accommodation and a restaurant. Its central location makes it convenient for the shops, businesses, bars and restaurants of Mombasa.
There are 43 en—suite rooms, made up of singles, doubles and triples. 25 of the rooms are equipped with aircon, TV with local channels and fridge.

For more information visit: Glory Grand Hotel

Royal Court Hotel

Category: Hotels in Mombasa County

Royal Court Hotel, located in the centre of Mombasa, is Well equipped for both business and holiday visitors. The impressive 8-floor building combines coastal Wood with terracotta finishing.

For more information visit: Royal Court Hotel

Nyali International Beach Hotel

Category: Hotels in Mombasa County

Established in 1946, Nyali International Beach Hotel was extensively refurbished in 2010. The hotel is in lush gardens on the beachfront.
There are 48 palm wing sea facing rooms, 102 garden wing rooms, 3 luxury villas, 3 presidential suites and 3 executive suites. All rooms are equipped with satellite TV,telephone digital safe, minibar, kettle, hairdryer and WiFi.

For more information visit: Nyali International Beach Hotel

Serena Beach Hotel & Spa

Category: Hotels in Mombasa County

Stretching along Shanzu Beach, a ribbon of palm-fringed golden sand, chosen along ago by the local turtle to lay their eggs, and with the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean spanning out before it. The Serene Beach Hotel & Spa offers the ultimate escapism. Amidst bougainvillea-filled gardens and shaded by palm trees, this stunning resort blends indigenous architecture and materials with the highest standards of modern hospitality.

For more information visit: Serena Beach Hotel & Spa

PrideInn Hotel Mombasa

Category: Hotels in Mombasa County

Originally called Kohinoor Hotel, meaning Mountain of Light, Pridelnn Hotel Mombasa has been designed using ancient lndian art to enhance the light. The hotel offers serviced studios and apartments. Located on Haile Sellasie Avenue, the hotel is well situated for the shops and businesses of Mombasa.

For more information visit: PrideInn Hotel Mombasa

Hotels in Mombasa Kenya

  1. Club Rio – Mombasa Kenya
  2. Hotel Dorse – Mombasa Kenya
  3. Suhufi Palace Hotel – Mombasa Kenya
  4. Darajani Hotel – Mombasa Kenya
  5. Cool Breeze Hotel
  6. Tudor Water Sports
  7. Pangoni Beach Resort
  8. The Tamarind Group – Nairobi Kenya
  9. Shimba Lodge
  10. Voyager Beach Resort
  11. Turtle Bay Beach Club – Watamu Kenya
  12. Swahili Beach
  13. Surfside Villas
  14. Sunrise Resort Apartments & Spa
  15. Sun N Sand Beach Resort
  16. Severin Sea Lodge
  17. Sentido Neptune Paradise Resort
  18. Sentido Neptune Village Resort
  19. Sentido Neptune Beach Resort
  20. Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa
  21. Sandies Tropical Village
  22. Salama Beach Hotel
  23. Sai Rock Hotel
  24. Royal Reserve Safari & Beach Club
  25. Plaza Beach Hotel
  26. Pinewood Beach resort & spa
  27. Pa Pweza Adamsville Beach Suites
  28. Ocean Sports Resort
  29. North Coast Beach Hotel
  30. Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas
  31. Mombasa Sai Resort
  32. Mombasa Continental Resort
  33. Mombasa Beach Hotel – Nyali Kenya
  34. Mnarani Club
  35. Milele Beach Hotel
  36. Makwetu Resorts
  37. Lion in the Sun Resort
  38. Leopard Beach Resort & Spa
  39. Lantana Galu Beach
  40. Kipungani Explorer
  41. Kinondo Kwetu
  42. Kilili Baharini Resort & Spa
  43. Kaskazi Beach Hotel
  44. Jumuia Conference & Beach Resort
  45. Hotel Titanic
  46. Hemingways Resort
  47. Gishungo Apartment Hotels
  48. Flamboyant Home
  49. EmErald Beach Resort & Spa
  50. Eden Village Watamu Beach
  51. Eden Roc Hotel
  52. Driftwood Beach Club
  53. Diani Sea Lodge
  54. Diani Reef beach Resort & Spa
  55. Baobab Holiday Resort – Bamburi Kenya
  56. Baobab Beach Resort & Spa – Diani Kenya
  57. Almanara Luxury Villas
  58. Afrochic Diani Boutique Hotel

Mombasa County Government – Facts

  1.     Political units: Constituencies (6) and Wards (30)
  2.     Labour force: 65.24 per cent of the total County population
  3.     Road Network: 27 km classified roads and 221.46 km unclassified roads.
  4.     Telecommunications: 95% of residents of Mombasa have mobiles
  5.     Literacy level: 86.2%.
  6.     Energy Access: 53.6% use paraffin
  7.     Land use: 30% of the inhabitants have title deeds.
  8.     Tourism: Contribute to 68% of the wage employment
  9.     Unemployment: 13.5%.
  10.     Health: Referral facility (1), Private hospitals (15) and Public dispensaries (25)

Mombasa County Population

Population: 1,041,928 (Projected 2012)

Mombasa County Jobs

Mombasa County Jobs opportunities for all qualified personnel and those who would wish to work with Mombasa County government. Jobs in Mombasa County are posted on the county website.

Jobs in Mombasa County are awarded in a free, fair and transparency manner in the need to fight corruption in the
country.

To access these Mombasa county jobs advertisement click the link: Mombasa County Jobs for the latest job opportunities in the county.

Mombasa County Tenders

Mombasa county tenders are awarded in a free, fair and transparency manner in the need to fight corruption in the country.

To access tenders in Mombasa county click the link: http://www.mombasa.go.ke/tenders/ for the latest job opportunities in the county.

Mombasa County Governor and Deputy Governor

The current governor of Mombasa County is Hon. Ali Hassan Joho and the deputy governor is Hon. Hazel Katana.

Constituencies in Mombasa County

  1. Changamwe Constituency
  2. Jomvu Constituency
  3. Kisauni Constituency
  4. Nyali Constituency
  5. Likoni Constituency
  6. Mvita Constituency

Mombasa County Wards

Details about Mombasa County Wards are being updated…

Mombasa County Contacts

P.O. Box is 81599-80100
0721328829

Mombasa County Website

http://www.mombasa.go.ke/

Mombasa County Map

Mombasa County Map

Mombasa County Map

Mombasa County Video



Loading...