Mombasa is an island city located in the South Eastern part of Kenya
The city borders the Indian ocean and is a favorite among tourists visiting East Africa.
It is home to about 1.2 million people of diverse cultures speaking mainly Swahili and English.
Method Of Travel
Being a coastal city the city has the largest port in east Africa which has an annual arrival of 2 million tourist per year.
Moreover the city has an international airport known as Moi international airport. The countries main courier Kenya Airways provides direct flights in and out of the city at all times of the year (Christian,2016).
For tourists travelling around the city there is public transport vehicles known as matatus that provide transport around the city.
There is also a railway service from the capital city Nairobi to Mombasa for those in the interior parts of the country.
Qualities Of The Location
The city has quite a number of good qualities such as:
The sandy beaches
A wide variety of cultures
Many historical sites (Smith,2016)
Places To Visit
The main tourist attractions in Mombasa include;
The old Arab town
The white sandy beaches
Bamburi nature trail.
Mombasa marine national park
Shimba hills national park(Gurney, 2008)
Places to Visit
The city is famous for its taarab music due to its close proximity to Zanzibar made famous by bands such as Safari Sounds and Them Mushrooms
Its has a busty nightlife due to the huge number of clubs located within the city.
Old town Mombasa traders offer a variety of Swahili dishes and the famous drink known as mnazi(“Things to do in Mombasa Kenya: Tours & Sightseeing | GetYourGuide.com”, 2008).
Over the years there have been major security concerns due to the high number of terrorist attacks (Lisle,2013).
The government has tried to curb insecurity by police conducting patrols all over the city 24/7 and police checks at each major tourist destination.
Mombasa Marine Park
Shimba hills national park
A tour around Mombasa town
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