Mtwapa Creek

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Mtwapa Creek
03°57.312'S, 039°45.530'E Chart icon.png
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Mtwapa Creek is situated approximately 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) north-east of Mombasa. This is a well protected and safe anchorage with good amenities for cruisers. A GOOD place to leave your boat for inland travel or a flight 'home'. Fuel and water is available on a dock. The shore-based resort is owned by a German ex-pat and security is good.

At the resort, there is a friendly bar, restaurant, laundry facility, and garbage disposal. Basic grocery stores are close by and, by arrangement with management, you can hitch a ride on the resort's minibus into Mombasa daily.


See Kenya.


See Kenya.


See Kenya.


See Kenya.


  • Call Kenya Marineland (Mtwapa Creek) VHF 10

Also see World Cruiser's Nets


Entrance is through a dog's-leg channel through the outer reef - do not attempt entry in bad conditions (large swell or high winds) and in daylight only. The author found the relevant chart and beacons to be accurate. You should enter the channel on an almost high incoming tide as the current in the channel is strong. Once into the creek anchor off the restaurant on the bank to starboard - beware the overhanging power-line should you proceed beyond this point.

The resort and facilities are now leased and managed personally by an ex-world cruising couple. Cruisers are VERY welcome. VHF channel 10 (call Kenya Marineland).


Although Mtwapa Creek is NOT a port of entry/exit for Kenya, the resort management can arrange for a customs official to call on you at Mtwapa Creek for the cost of the taxi fare. Thereafter, proceed directly to Mombasa by road for immigration formalities.


No port.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



Kenya Marineland

Anchorage in the Creek

Anchorage in the Creek/wiki/Mtwapa_Creek#Anchorage_in_the_Creek
Anchorage icon Anchorage in the Creek [[Mtwapa Creek#Anchorage in the Creek|Anchorage in the Creek]] 03°57.481'S, 039°45.408'E

Once into the creek anchor off the Kenya Marineland restaurant on the bank to starboard - beware the overhanging power-line should you proceed beyond this point. The restaurant is run by a sailor and welcoming to visiting yachts. Dinghies can be moored at the dock used for the dhow excursion boats. Shower and laundry facility and garbage disposal.

Tel: +254 (011) 485 866; VHF channel 10


Water At Kenya Marineland
Electricity N/A (Not Available)
Toilets At Kenya Marineland
Showers At Kenya Marineland
Laundry ?
Garbage At Kenya Marineland
Fuel At Kenya Marineland
Bottled gas N/A
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc.

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Eating out

Restaurant and bar at Kenya Marineland.


See Kenya.



Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.

See also Kenya.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See Kenya.


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