Mombasa Weather March Averages, Kenya
What's The Weather Like In Mombasa In March
Temperatures are even warmer during the month of March making it a great time to visit Mombasa. Again, however, visitors may expect to pay slightly higher plane fairs and hotel rates for the privilege of visiting the region during this time of the year.
The one fly in the ointment this month is that the rain begins to creep upwards, although it remains much lower than seen in other months. It is still not enough to wash all outdoor activities, but visitors will want to consult an extended forecast before leaving home to see if raingear will be needed during their vacation.
The average amount of rain in the month is 60mm spread over an average of 6 days. While much of the month is still dry, these higher rain amounts are a precursor to the wet season that is about to start. The chance of seeing rain this month increases to 18 percent, but the chance of seeing a completely cloudy day is low at only 1 percent so you will still experience plenty of sunny, dry weather.
In fact, the chance of seeing a sunny day is 40 percent and there are still 9 hours of sunshine per day.
Temperatures remain very warm with an average daily temperature of 28°C (82°F). The average overnight lows are slightly warmer than the previous months at 24°C (75°F). This is plenty warm enough for vacationers to enjoy outdoor bars or restaurants well into the evening hours. Temperatures will quickly climb once the sun comes up and reach an average afternoon high of 31°C (88°F).
Sea surface temperatures are some of the warmest all year during this month. Temperatures just offshore will climb to an average of 30°C (86°F) so be sure to pack sun-lotion. This is warm enough for vacationers to enjoy the various beaches and water sports that make the area so much fun to visit.
Mombasa Hotels In March
Sai Rock Beach Hotel and Spa
Located right along a public beach, Sai Rock Beach Hotel and Spa is a perfect getaway for an individual or a couple. With friendly staff, even the most basic rooms are large and spacious and the hotel offers many of the amenities that larger, more expensive ones do. There is a pool on site and a 10-meter walk to the beach. The hotel is also centrally located and perfect for vacationers who don't have a car.
Indiana Beach Apartments
Vacationers looking for a little more space than in a traditional hotel can check out the Indiana Beach Apartments. Located about 30 minutes from the nearest airport, these apartments are ideally situated and within walking distance to entertainment, food, clubs, malls and much more. In all, there are 39 hotel rooms, 21 studio apartments and 4 beach cottages to choose from. All are tastefully and thoughtfully designed and all include a balcony or patio overlooking the pools.
Royal Court Hotel
The Royal Court Hotel is located in an impressive 8-story building and offers a wide assortment of room styles to choose from. Located near all major transportation hubs, all rooms are well appointed and will suit anyone from the individual business traveler to the family on vacation. There are several on-site restaurants as well as a gym and swimming pool. The hotel also offers a casino for those who want to try their luck at the tables.
Mombasa Beaches For March
If vacationers don't mind a small drive, Turtle Bay is one of the best beaches in Kenya. Located north of Mombasa near Malindi, this beach is known for its clear water, coral reefs, and white sands. With only 60mm of precipitation expected in the month of March, now is a great time for vacationers to be able to soak up some rays. This particular beach is 7 kilometers long and offers visitors a great swimming opportunity or the ability to catch some waves while surfing. The long beach is also perfect for a stroll or just a relaxing day on the sand.
Bars And Restaurants
Visitors looking for an authentic Swahili experience will want to check out Jahazi Coffee House. The coffee house serves a wide array of both drinks as well as traditional dishes. Catering is also possible and reservations are required.
Those looking for a delicious snack and something sweet need to visit MNKafe. The menu also includes traditional dishes that are familiar to just about any visitor including hotdogs, chicken tenders, wraps, and an incredible selection of breakfast foods. Other goodies include their famous cupcakes and cheesecakes. This is a spot not to be missed.
If a drink is needed, one of the best places on the island is Just Drinks. As the name implies, this bar offers up some of the best cocktails on the island. While some can be pricey, the atmosphere and experience is well worth stopping in for a drink or two.
Things To Do In Mombasa In March
Wasini Dolphin Tours
Located just off shore are numerous dolphins and there are several companies willing to take visitors out to see nature at its best. Companies such as Wasini Dolphin Tours will pick vacationers up at their hotel and bring them to spend time with wild dolphins in their natural habitat. Most trips also include snorkeling and spending time on wild beaches as well.
Mombasa Marine National Park
Sticking with a water theme in March is a good idea with nearly ideal weather conditions and only 60mm of rain in the month, making most of it dry and perfect for exploring the Mombasa Marine National Park. There are numerous coral reefs located within the park making it a perfect place for snorkeling or scuba diving. Visitors can also go sailing, enjoy jet skis or just swim for pleasure within the reserve. There are also numerous areas on land to explore and spend the day or afternoon.