Mombasa Weather January Averages, Kenya

    Mombasa Weather for January 2022

    What's The Weather Like In Mombasa In January

    Weather in Mombasa is reversed due to the fact that the region is in the Southern Hemisphere. As a result, while the calendar may say January, it is actually the middle of the summer in this part of the world. Since it is actually summer, January is a great time to visit the region and escape the colder winters across Europe.


    Temperatures are very pleasant with average afternoon highs of 31°C (88°F). This is plenty warm enough to enjoy any outdoor activity as well as a visit to a nearby beach. Average overnight lows are also very nice with temperatures bottoming out at 23°C (73°F). The average daily temperature is 27°C (81°F) so you will need to pack sun-lotion.

    Sunshine Hours

    While winter may be raging in the Northern Hemisphere, it is very pleasant in this region making it an ideal vacation spot for this time of year. For example, visitors will also be greeted with lots of sunny days. The region sees an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day and there is a 31 percent chance of seeing a sunny day.


    During this time of year, the region experiences an average of 40mm of precipitation over the month. That rain will come in only 4 days making most of the month dry and pleasant, especially compared to other months in this tropical location. The overall chance of seeing rain is only 9 percent and the chance of seeing a cloudy day is even less at 2 percent.

    Sea Temperature

    This is also an excellent time of the year to visit one of the nearby beaches. The average water temperature is a very pleasant 29°C (84°F) making it ideal for visitors to participate in the wide array of available water sports.


    Winds are low during this time of the year with the chance of experiencing a windy day at 6 percent. Despite the nice conditions, it is still important for visitors to consult an extended forecast before setting off on vacation.

    Mombasa Hotels In January

    Serena Beach Resort and Spa

    Vacationers looking for the perfect getaway will enjoy a visit to Serena Beach Resort and Spa.  Surrounded by beautiful beaches, lush vegetation and shaded by coconut palms, this high-end resort will make it a vacation to remember. Located 30 kilometers from Mombasa along Shanzu Beach, the trip to the resort from town takes only an hour. There are numerous different room styles to choose from and all rooms come with air conditioning, satellite TV and Wi-Fi. The resort also features several bars and restaurants as well as a pool and nightly entertainment. This is a perfect spot for families or couples to spend some time away from it all.

    Severin Sea Lodge

    Severin Sea Lodge is perfect for a January getaway to the region and is decorated and designed in a traditional African style. Every room and suite comes with hand-made furniture. The resort offers two swimming pools as well as award-winning restaurants located right on the property. There are numerous activities to participate in including water sports, volleyball or water gymnastics. Guests can also enjoy nightly entertainment or just relax with a nightcap.

     Neptune Beach Resort

    With 78 rooms, the Neptune Beach Resort is a perfect choice for families, couples or individuals looking for a fantastic place when visiting the region. Located along Bamburi Beach and just a few kilometers north of Mombasa, the resort offers everything vacationers could want. The resort includes a freshwater swimming pool with a separate location for children. There is also a nearby 18-hole golf course as well as an on-site sports facility that includes billiards, darts, table tennis and more. Guests can take advantage of the daily entertainment as well as the on-site restaurant and bar.

    Mombasa Beaches For January

    Diani Beach

    Diani Beach is one of the most popular and beautiful beaches in Kenya and is located only 30 kilometers south of Mombasa. With summer in full swing in January in this part of the world, now it the perfect time to take advantage of warm weather and average sea temperatures of 29°C (84°F) and hit the beach. This particular beach has a number of coral reefs that can be explored through scuba diving or snorkeling as well as underwater sandbars and lush vegetation. This is one of the best beaches to take advantage of numerous outdoor activities such as swimming and surfing. This beach is also ideal for a long stroll along the sand or a picnic with others.

    Bars And Restaurants

    When most people think about a buffet, they normally don't think about fine dining. However, one restaurant in Mombasa has changed that. Pavilions Restaurant is consistently voted one of the best restaurants in the region and offers an every changing array of food along with top-notch service. Located at the Sarova Whitsands Beach Resort and Spa, there is something for everyone and meals are offered breakfast through dinner.

    Tamarind Mombasa

    Those looking for a picturesque view while enjoying fine dining will want to look no further than Tamarind Mombasa. Overlooking the old harbor, this restaurant offers a blend of French, Asian and African cuisines. The house specialty is seafood and with service that is second to none, this is an experience not to be missed. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, the restaurant has seating for 160 and a staff of 120 to see to diner's every need.

    The Florida Nightclub and Casino

    The Florida Nightclub and Casino is one of the hottest nightspots in the city. With a DJ and other music, this disco is the place to be on many nights. It really gets cranked up late in the evening and is a bit of a hotspot. 

    Things To Do In Mombasa In January

    F. King's Tours and Safaris

    When one thinks about Africa, animals and safaris are generally some of the first things that come to mind. With more than 9 hours of sunshine each day and warm conditions during January, now is a great time to embark on a safari adventure and see the wilds of Africa up close and personal. Companies such as F. King's Tours and Safaris allow visitors to spend several nights exploring all that east Africa has to offer. Many of these tours end at Mombasa letting vacationers wrap up their trip by spending a few days at the beach. 

    Haller Park

    Those looking to take in what Africa has to offer without setting out to the bush will enjoy a trip to Haller Park. This nature park sanctuary is home to a number of animal species and plant varieties that are sure to astound visitors. Vacationers are able to get up close and personal to the animals and also enjoy guided tours that are offered in a wide array of languages. Attractions include an alligator farm, Reptile Park, game sanctuary and much more.

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