Our First Family Vacation | Mombasa

This is my first post in 2017, how exciting! If you follow me on instagram you would know by now that we went away on our first family vacation. We went to the coastal city of Mombasa. The city is one of the most important tourist destinations in Kenya and it attracts thousands of tourists each year.

To reach our destination we took our very first road trip with our 14 months old. It was along 8-hour drive but baby E was busy watching cartoon, napping and looking out of the window. We had a quick stop before we reached our destination to grab lunch and quick nappy change, etc… The pacifier was our best friend during our road trip; I carried all of baby E’s dummies with us just incase because there is nowhere to wash them in the car so I preferred just giving him a clean sterile one each time he drops his dummy.

We stayed for around 10 days in North coast, Nyali to be particular, in a beautiful seafront villa. The great thing about Mombasa is the amazing view of the ocean in the morning. Now that I’m back in Nairobi I’m surely missing that view.


We went to Haller Park , it is a nature trail with lots of animals to see such as the crocodiles, Reptile Park with various types of snakes and fish farm. There is also feeding time which allows the park’s visitors to feed some of the animals. We were able to feed the giraffes.


We went swimming in both the pool and beach. It was baby E’s first time swimming and he really enjoyed himself. We went on a glass boat and watched all the fish in the deep ocean. My husband even swam with the fish like a pro. Baby E enjoyed looking at all the different types of fish and loved how colourful they were.


It was a fun packed vacation. If you ever visit Kenya you should consider visiting Mombasa for a few days. We definitely had a nice end to 2016 and a fantastic start to 2017. Thank you so much to all the new followers for subscribing to my blog. Happy New Year to all my lovely readers. May this year bring you health and good fortune.

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mrs jibril

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24 thoughts on “Our First Family Vacation | Mombasa

    • Samsam - Simply A Mama says:

      Hi Zia, It was a very long road trip for the baby that’s why we decided to take a flight on our way back to nairobi.
      I also follow your instagram and blog 🙂
      Thank you so much for commenting, happy holidays and I hope 2017 will be a great year for you and your family xx

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  1. mommyandrory says:

    It sounds like you had a really great tri!

    We’re yet to have our first holiday but have one planned for September. Rory be nearly eighteen months so it’s great to read about other people’s experiences with children of a similar age.

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  2. thehippychristianmum says:

    Lovely pictures and it sounds like a lovely family holiday. Feeding the giraffes must have been a great experience. We are hoping to book a holiday soon and my baby is 10 months old so he will probably be around the same age as your son when he goes on his first holiday. #KCACOLS

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