Mombasa Tourist Attractions
Mombasa, with a population of over 650,000, is the second largest city on the coast of Kenya. The diverse population in Mombasa ranges from African to British, Omanis, Indian and Chinese. The main industry in Mombasa is tourism although commercial ships utilize the largest coastal port in East Africa.The narrow alleyways and historic Swahili houses of The Old Town are steeped in history and are the highlight of Mombasa for travelers. This modern cosmopolitan city also offers a cultural melting pot with Mosques, Hindu Temples and Christian churches found throughout.Mombasa is an island that is connected to the mainland by bridges and ferries. The coral reef runs along the coastline for 480 kilometers with white coral sand. Snorkeling, dolphin watching and deep-sea fishing are just a few of the activities available.
The Old Town
The Mombasa Tusks were built to commemorate the visit of Queen Elizabeth to the town in 1952, when she arrived in Mombasa for her Kenyan safari. They lay directly on the path from the port to the town. Ivory was considered an exquisite commodity during the time, and the tusks were meant to include the Queen and the British Empire in the town. The intersecting tusks also spell the letter "M" for Mombasa. The heart of the town is where most of the hospitals, banks, shops and markets are located.
Other Religious Buildings
Mombasa Go-Kart offers karts with remote controlled speed for small children to drive at reduced speeds. Drivers will enjoy the 1500ft smooth concrete track. There are also off-road buggies and the opportunity to hire a Bobcat excavator to dig with. There is a family friendly restaurant with free computer games, a large garden with a playground and an area to watch the big screen for sporting events.
Address: Mombasa-Malindi Road, Kenya
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