Mtwapa trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
day by day itinerary for free
Mtwapa is a town located in Kenya's Kilifi County. The town is situated approximately north-east of Mombasa on the Mombasa-Malindi road. The town is also the location of the Mombasa-Mtwapa matatu terminus. Mtwapa Creek is an Indian Ocean inlet at Mtwapa, which is the border between Mombasa and Mtwapa (connected through a bridge). Mtwapa Creek is a starting point for deep sea fishing tours.Origins of the town's nameThere are unconfirmed myths about how the town gained its name. One such myth is that the original community in the area would often seek acknowledgment if the person living in the area was "mtu wa hapa" - in Swahili, this loosely translates to 'he who lives among us'. The phrase was used to prevent a person otherwise unknown to the rest of the community from being ostracized from the area as an outsider.Infrastructural developmentsMtwapa is one of the coastal regions fastest growing property markets. There have been recent developments of recreational centers, religious buildings, residential homes and low cost rental villas. Second only to the southern coast (Diani area) Mtwapa is home to a large number of European retirees and holiday makers from countries such as Germany, Holland and Britain who have built homes in the vicinity.It is also a destination for Sex tourism, especially Child sex tourism.Plan your holiday in Mtwapa and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our Kenya trip itinerary planning app.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Mtwapa
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Mtwapa
$190 BOOK WITH VIATOR Day Trip - Tsavo East National Park ( Man Eater Lions of Tsavo & Other Big Five)
Duration: 11 to 12 hours
Popular things to do in Mtwapa
Places to visit with Mtwapa
MombasaTrip planner BEST FOR: Nature / Park, History Museum, Beach Tsavo National Park EastTrip planner BEST FOR: Nature / Park Diani BeachTrip planner BEST FOR: Beach, Dolphin / Whale Watching, Skydiving WatamuTrip planner BEST FOR: Safari, Water Body, Scuba / Snorkeling MalindiTrip planner BEST FOR: Beach, Geologic Formation, Scuba / Snorkeling
Recently planned trips to Coast Province
60 days in South Pacific, Europe, United States, South America, Mexico, Asia & Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Longreach Portland Aalborg 5 days in Diani Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Dolphin & Whale Watching Safaris Colobus Conservation 15 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Nairobi Maasai Mara National Reserve Diani Beach 19 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Nairobi Nakuru Kisumu 11 days in Kenya & Rwanda BY A USER FROM TURKEY Nairobi Tsavo National Park East Naivasha 19 days in Kenya BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Mombasa Malindi Diani Beach