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Mount Kenya Road, bording the seaside resorts.
Mount Kenya Road, bording the seaside resorts.
Country Kenya
CountyMombasa County
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Nyali is a residential area within Mombasa City, located on the mainland north of Mombasa County. It is connected to Mombasa Island by the New Nyali Bridge. Nyali is known for its many high-class hotels, modern standards, and long white sand beaches making it a popular destination for tourists visiting Kenya.[1]


Nyali beach

Nyali has become a very westernized residential area, relatively autonomous with two Nakumatt supermarkets, a cinema multiplex (Cinemax Nyali), shopping malls, banks, schools and post offices. All this prevents its residents from having to cross the overcrowded Nyali Bridge to get to the busy center of Mombasa.

In Nyali are found many interesting places like the "Mamba Village" (the biggest crocodile farm in Africa), the Nyali Golf Club, the Dwarikadham Hindu temple, numerous embassies and some of the most prestigious academic institutions of the coastal province.


Nyali is renowned for its tourist potential, thanks to its calm, its accommodation facilities and its coast bordered with white sand beaches protected by a coral reef, loved by divers. This is a part of the Mombasa Marine Reserve, managed by Kenya Wildlife Service.

Nyali also shelters many luxury hotels on almost all the seaside (Nyali Beach Resort, Voyager Hotel, Reef Hotel, Mombasa Beach Hotel), alterning with more affordable hotels (Backpackers Hotel) and with numerous places of entertainment and activities for the tourists (beach volley, windsurfing, scuba diving, kite surf, sailing...).


  1. ^ Nyali info, All you need to know about Nyali, the pearl of Mombasa.