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.