Mombasa city, the place to be

Benter Adede By Benter Adede, 4th Jun 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3vc3i7b3/
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Exploring the city, from the historical buildings to the beaches while enjoying the nature trail!

Getting into the town

I remember the last time I went to Mombasa. The climate was not warm, it was hot. I will not complain, I had a wonderful experience and most of all, my skin glowed! Mombasa has many beautiful types of scenery that will capture the eye of any adventure loving person. I must admit, I love adventure and travelling. Now that I have a son, I will make sure I take him down to the coast for vacation. A drive into the town is simply mystical. Just at the heart of the town are the Mombasa “Tusks”. These were built in 1952 to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s visit to the town.

Tourist attractions

Some of the greatest tourist attractions are the historical buildings like the Gedi Ruins; a small town that was built entirely from stones and rocks. The beaches are wonderful. There are beautiful beaches like the Diani beach which is always full of guests from all over the world. The locals however, enjoy the Kenyatta public beach which tourists also like visiting. When evening comes and the tides are high, with the winds blowing, the perfect sunset at the horizon, nothing can be more magical.

Fort Jesus

The warm climate makes it easy to enjoy the walks around Fort Jesus. This monumental piece of architecture is quite a sight to behold. It was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century and is located near the old town along the coast line. Armed with a camera, I cannot help but take several photos of myself in this lovely place. How else will I brag to my friends other than producing evidence? If you ever go to Mombasa, remember to visit this place!

Nature and wildlife

I would not have left without taking a tour of Mamba village located in Nyali. I especially loved the movie of the life cycle and crocodile behaviour at eh beginning of the tour. Seeing the crocodiles laying there was just amazing. They sleep with their mouths open! I had to cut short my visit and head to Bamburi Cement factory. No, I did not go into the factory but rather, next to it; Haller Park! For someone who loves walking like me, I enjoyed my trip along the trail as I saw enormous variety of animals, insects, reptiles and botanical gardens.

Further Reading

Mombasa is known for drug abuse. So beware of the Dangers of Drugs.

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author avatar EasyWriter
4th Jun 2012 (#)

Sounds like a very interesting place.

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author avatar Sulaiman Basir
5th Jun 2012 (#)

Nice article, asante. I will be in Nairobi in October, I should run over to Mombasa.

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author avatar Benter Adede
5th Jun 2012 (#)

You are welcome Sulaiman! Karibu!

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
6th Jun 2012 (#)

Wow that must have been a great trip and adventure. I would love to visit Mombasa.

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author avatar Benter Adede
6th Jun 2012 (#)

Oh yes it was Mark! I am looking forward to next time. It is such a wonderful place!

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