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carolr Mombasa - A travel report by Carol
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Vibrant Mombasa

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Smart is not always alive. I found Mombasa a very exciting place to visit. The Likoni ferry is an experience not to miss. The ambience in the main shopping area is very mixed. I wonder how they photograph the famous tusks?


Having been there many years ago, when I came back in 2004, it had evolved into a very busy, bustling, dusty city. The most surprising aspect apart from the pot-holes, were the hundreds of satellite dishes! The potholes are now used as a measure against which I measure all others! Clean and ordered it is not, but happening and very active, it most certainly is. Well worth a visit.

Favourite spots:
Fort Jesus in the early morning is inspiring, and the carved doors in the old city are what I went around spotting - love old doors and gates. Regret not taking a dhou ride round the harbour - might have added to the maritime aspect of the city.

What's really great:
Ice-cold beers in the heat of the day - ever one for contrasts. Accessibility to excellent beaches north and south of the city.

Accommodations:
I found the New Palm Tree Hotel on Nkrumah Road most agreeable. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Restaurants:
I enjoyed eating at the Geetanjali restaurant, always did like Indian food! The coffee at the Mombasa coffee house was surprisingly good too.

Published on Saturday January 15th, 2005


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Sat, May 27 2006 - 11:59 PM rating by panther0032

hi carol!!How are you?I'm Doug from Toronto, Canada, and am planning a trip to Mombasa this year(2006) for about 2 months -oct-dec.
Read your notes and liked them, maybe we can be friends, would like to get some more info about your trip to mombasa,
email me at
doug_lucas766@hotmail.com

regards

Sat, Jan 15 2005 - 01:54 PM rating by davidx

I found this interesting about a place I don't know but even a couple of photos would make such a difference..

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