Mombasa is an island near the coast of Indian Ocean. In facts this island is connected by long bridges built over the two rivers that spaced out the continent. Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya with population around one million and has a large port and an international airport. The Climate condition is tropical type in Mombasa with high Temperature and humidity throughout the year.
The coastal city of Mombasa is one of the Africa major tourist destination and undoubtedly one of the best white sandy beaches in Africa.
Let’s have a look at some of the chief sights which you must not miss to visit on your Mombasa trip
The Bombolulu work shop is located along the coast of Mombasa. It was founded in 1969; it is a project of association for the Physically Disabled in Kenya. It is Major tourist attraction which consists of cultural centers with 8 traditional homesteads. Bombolulu workshop employee about 150 disabled craftsman/women who produce different handmade items. Some of item are hand printed textile, wood carving and leather crafts. These products are sold in the large showroom and exported to more than 20 countries.
Fort Jesus is the centre of tourist attraction located along the coastline near old town. It is a monumental piece of architecture that was built in 16 century.
On the north coast of Mombasa, in the town of Malindi laid one of the most historic ruins found in Mombasa known as Gedi Ruins. Gedi was a small town built entirely from rocks and stones. This ruins date back to 15 century and is carefully preserved as you can see the original foundation till date. This ruin is designated as a National Museum by law.
Hindu Temple is one of the many symbols of Mombasa’s cultural diversity. This temple is popular tourist destination and tour guide can take you inside the temple and will describe you about it background. Extravagant idol and stone carving of various God and goddess are displayed.
Old town is the part of Mombasa that is reminiscent of old day when Arabs had a major impact on the city, culture, language, and even food. It is well known for ancient building, art designs, and antique. The best way to explore the city is by foot because the streets and lane are very narrow for Vehicle. The town is mostly inhabitants of Arab origin as there forefather had once lived here.
Food of Mombasa
Mombasa offers a multitude place to eat whether it is fine dining or causal restaurants. With diversity in culture there are wide variety of option to choose from like Swahili, Chinese, Korean, Italian and many more. Mombasa is famous for freshly caught sea food and lobster, crab, fish.
Nyama Chorma are the Kenyan favorites foods, infused with a spicy touch. Get London to Mombasa flights with Ethiopian Airlines, just visit here http://www.dearflight.co.uk/cheap-flights/any-london-airport-lon/mombasa-mba/ethiopian-airlines-et.aspx
Mombasa the beautiful city