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Mombasa Weather in December, Kenya

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What's The Weather Like In Mombasa In December

December is a great time for a getaway to Mombasa as temperatures are warm thanks to the Southern Hemisphere summer and general tropical nature of the region. Additionally, rain chances aren't as high as they are in some of the other months and vacationers can take advantage of all that the region has to offer.


The overall daily temperature is very high at 27°C (80°F). With the tropical nature of the region, the humidity will also be high and visitors should take that into account and be sure to drink plenty of fluids as well as wear light clothing that can breathe. The average low temperature for December only falls to 23°C (73°F). Meanwhile, the average afternoon highs will be a very warm 30°C (86°F).

Sunshine Hours

Visitors will also want some sunscreen as they can expect to see an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day. Overall, the chance of seeing a sunny day is a very high 39 percent while the chance of experiencing a cloudy day is only 2 percent.


Rainfall amounts are still high with an average precipitation amount of 100mm, the same as October, but that is expected to only fall over a period of 8 days. As a result, much of the month is dry. Visitors may still want to check out an extended forecast before leaving home just to make sure they aren't going to run into one of the wet days.

Sea Temperature

With summer in full swing, vacationers can also expect to see warm sea surface temperatures. The average water temperature for this time of the year is a lovely 28°C (82°F). The water feels as warm as bath water and is perfect for enjoying. The chance of a vacation being ruined by wind is also low with only a 1 percent chance of a windy day.

Mombasa Hotels In December

Bamburi Beach Hotel

Those looking to stay in luxury in December should look no further than the Bamburi Beach Hotel. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens and the beautiful waters of the Indian Ocean, vacationers can't go wrong with this resort. Made up of 150 en-suite rooms with private balconies, all rooms are nicely appointed. The resort includes three restaurants, four bars, a fitness center, two swimming pools, numerous watersports, kid's club and 24-hour room service.

Jundan Hotel

For travelers on a budget, the Jundan Hotel is a great option. The hotel offers a 24-reception along with on-site security. With spacious rooms, guests get their money's worth and get to experience a nice hotel located near the center of the city without having to part with too much of their hard earned money.

Mombasa Continental Resort

Those looking for a sophisticated vacation will want to check out the Mombasa Continental Resort. Set on 300 meters of beachfront property and located along Shanzu Beach, this resort offers both executive and junior suites along with numerous restaurants and bars. This hotel is perfect for those who are travelling alone, as a couple, or as a family.

Mombasa Beaches For December

Vipingo Beach

Vipingo Beach is located about an hour from Mombasa and is a perfect place to spend a December day in the sand. With sea temperatures of 28°C (82°F), this is the perfect time to explore the region and take advantage of the warm water. The water along the beach is clear and calm making it the perfect site for swimming and relaxing in the ocean. Surrounded by lush vegetation, the beach is a little isolated and for that reason sees very small crowds. This is one of the best beaches to spend a little private time with a loved one or with friends.

Bars And Restaurants

Galaxy Chinese Restaurant

Galaxy Chinese Restaurant may seem a little out of place in Kenya, but it is good enough to keep customers coming back time and time again. Offering a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean along with food for everyone, this restaurant is the perfect place to visit while in the region. With a great atmosphere and a friendly staff, this restaurant shouldn't be missed.

Suli Suli

Suli Suli is connected to Cowrie Shell Hotel and is a great restaurant at a great value. The most popular dishes on the menu are seafood and it is fresh from the Indian Ocean. Guests can also look forward to good service and reasonable prices.


Those looking to party need to check out Casaurina. It is packed throughout the week so be sure to get there early for a table. Most tables have a great view of the dance floor where guests can enjoy the party. Drinks are good and reasonably priced, but do be aware that this is one of the biggest "pick-up" clubs in the region.

Things To Do In Mobasa In December


Visitors should be certain to experience what the historical, old section of the town has to offer. With a heavy Arabic influence, the architecture is stunning and will transport any vacationer back in time. There are numerous shops to stop into as well as street vendors selling a wide array of goods and street-food.


Take to the open waters in your very own kayak. This is a great way to enjoy the warm conditions during December and to see what is just below the sea's surface. Kayaks can be rented from a number of companies and are a safe way to have a great adventure on the surf.  Thanks to warm temperatures both on land and on sea, this is the perfect time to try out a kayak.