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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mombasa City Attractions

Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya after Nairobi. Mombasa lies next to the Indian Ocean, it has a major port and an international airport - Moi International Airport. The city also serves as the centre of the coastal tourism industry.

Fort Jesus

Fort Jesus is an interesting place to spend a day exploring the gun turrets, battlements and houses within the walls. There is an excellent Museum and trained guides available.

Today the majestic Fort Jesus is a National Monument, standing high over the Mombasa harbor.

The Likoni Ferry
There is no bridge between Mombasa Island and south coast, instead the distance is served by ferries operated by the Kenya Ferry Service from Kilindini and Mtongwe to Likoni in the south coast of Mombasa. As a result of the major build-up of more luxurious hotels in South Coast and a lack of a direct bridge linking the South Coast to the North Coast, visiting tourists have the option of flying directly into the Diani Beach airstrip using the domestic airline like AirKenya and Safari Link.

Mombasa Old Town

Bamburi Nature Trail (The Haller Park)
Haller Park is nature park in Bamburi, Mombasa, on the Kenyan Coast. It is the transformation of a quarry wasteland into an ecological paradise. Haller Park holds a variety of plant and animal species which serve
as a recreation hot spot to tourists and locals.

The onetime quarry is now a thriving game sanctuary, fully stocked with game including Giraffe, Eland, Hippo, Oryx and more.

Ngomongo Cultural Village
Ngomongo Villages is a well-known sustainable eco-cultural tourist village located in Mombasa, Kenya.

Bombolulu Workshops for the physically challenged
On the north Coast in the Area called Bombululu you find the Bombululu  Workshops. Here are around 260 Disable people produce artifacts hey are trained on jewelery, Wood works, Leather and fabric and metal Works.

Vasco da Gama Pillar (Malindi)

The Vasco Da Gama Pillar at Malindi stands just south of the modern town of Malindi at in what was eventually named the Vasco Da Gama Point. It marks the last stop in Africa before Vasco Da Gama sailed across the Indian Ocean to India in 1498.

Arabuko Sokoke tropical forest and Gedi Ruins both in Watamu
Arabuko Sokoke is the largest existing fragment of the tropical forests that covered much of the East African Coast; a very important habitat for endangered bird and mammal species.

Gedi Ruins is one of Kenya's great unknown treasures, a wonderful lost city lying in the depths of the great Arabuko Sokoke forest. It is also a place of great mystery, an archaeological puzzle that continues to engender debate among historians.

For Mombasa tours and Mombasa hotel bookings contact Fountain Safaris.