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Mombasa is a coastal city in southeastern Kenya along the Indian Ocean. The country’s second largest city, Mombasa is known white and blue city for its painted billings. Running in Mombasa can be a bit of a challenge. It’s not widely accepted, and there have been some issues of safety. Few of the roads have sidewalks. So you have to really know the decent running spots…hopefully this guide is helpful!

The best places to run in Mombasa are on its beautiful white sand beaches. Nyali Beach, Mombasa Beach, and Jomo Kenyatta Beach are wide, with good firm sand for running. At Nyali Beach, there’s also decent running in the upscale residential neighborhood. Another good run is to combine the 1.3 km Mama Ngina Waterfront path with the running track at the Mbaraki Sports Club and 1.2 km jogging path across the way at Mombasa Sports Clubs, just inland. For some shade and beautiful foliage, head to Haller Park and run on their wide walking paths.

Runners should take note about safety precautions. Also, Mombasa’s weather is hot nearly year-round, so please use caution and hydrate accordingly.

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Haller Park

Mombasa, Kenya

A lush park located in a unique ecological restored quarry that's now a Nature Sanctuary. Several km of trails that are generally wide, with decent footing. Beautiful plant and animal life. About 12 km north of Mombasa.

Mombasa has a tropical wet and dry climate with nearly uniform year-round temperatures given its location near the equator. Daytime temperatures are in the 29-33C (85-92F) range, with nights between 19-23C (67-83F).  There are distinct wet and dry seasons, with April and May being the wettest months.