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The beautiful coastal city of Mombasa is situated in the south eastern region of Kenya, and is located on an island in the Indian Ocean. Mombasa has a major airport as well as a port that overlooks a harbor where commercial shipping intermingle with traditional dhow sailing boats. Although the... read more

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The beautiful coastal city of Mombasa is situated in the south eastern region of Kenya, and is located on an island in the Indian Ocean. Mombasa has a major airport as well as a port that overlooks a harbor where commercial shipping intermingle with traditional dhow sailing boats. Although the port plays a vital role in the economy through its import and export industry, Mombasa is a thriving tourist destination. The city is steeped in rich history and culture, a fascinating and vibrant city that is depicted by the dusty winding streets and whitewashed streets found in colorful Old Town Mombasa. The ancient buildings, ornate art designs and abundant curio shops are best explored on foot as the narrow streets can not accommodate large numbers of vehicles. The busy markets are a hive of activity and the air is heavy with the scent of Indian spices. At he docks the boats are filled with fresh fish caught daily along the coast. Mombasa is a friendly welcoming city and is a melting pot of diverse cultures and foreign traders. Biashara Street is in the older part of the city and Indian and Arab merchants have set up authentic shops in this area. In the heart of Mombasa there are many markets, businesses, hospitals, shopping venues, banks and large commercial traders located. There are exquisite restaurants located in the city that offers an array of ethnic as well as traditional dishes. Mombasa’s pulsating and energetic night life attracts tourists as well as local residents. The night clubs located along the south and north coasts cater for all different tastes and crowds. There are also plenty of hotels along the beach front which offer their own entertainment venues, casinos, and theatres. The Little Theatre Club hosts a variety of plays as well as ballet performances. Karaoke nights are also a favorite pastime for all to enjoy. Mombasa has amazing white sandy beaches and coral reefs for all to enjoy in the year round splendid weather. Other attractions include the Mombasa Tusks, a symbolic representation upon entering the heart of the city, and Fort Jesus, an imposing fort dating from the sixteenth century, and are a testimony to the turbulent war between the Portuguese and Shirazi Arabs struggle for control of the Kenyan coast. Mombasa offer the visitor gorgeous beaches, bustling city life within natural beautiful surroundings, powerful spirited history, and is a perfect vacation destination for the entire family to enjoy.