The major city on the Coral Coast, located 275 mi/440 km southeast of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kenya, has been a trading center for centuries—Persians, Turks, Indians, Portuguese and the British have all left their marks. Ancient mosques, forts, museums and temples abound. Parts of the city have a North African feel: You'll find narrow roads, bazaars and cafes playing Arab music. Visit 16th-century Fort Jesus at the southern entrance to the harbor—once the stronghold of the Portuguese and now an intere... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide.
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