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Mombasa is the main port in Kenya, and without a doubt one of the largest in East Africa. Located east of the country, Mombasa is also the capital of Coast Province, the southern boundary of the country.

Mombasa, which was originally, a small village, located on a small island near the coast, became a beautiful city, from where most safari photos are taken. Its heritage is to discover, including Fort Jesus, national architectural gem, dating from the days of Portuguese occupation. But what marks the most in Mombasa are the wood carvers on every street corner, offering a jumble, elephants, giraffes, lions, monkeys...

By the presence of the famous Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, the city's history is turbulent, after having been under the domain of the Sultan of Zanzibar, passed under the British administration, and was the capital of East Africa.

This island of rapid growth, serves as a port in northeastern regions such as Tanzania and Uganda that does not have direct access to the sea. The attraction of Mombasa is undoubtedly the old city, founded in the eighth century, situated on a small island near the coast. This city seems to have stopped in time compared with most modern metropolitan area that was developed on the continent. The two entities are linked with the construction of fords, bridges and barge traffic. On the west coast of the island are docks and shipyards and sugar and oil refineries.

The hotels offer, in addition to traditional activities (squash, tennis, football, aqua, gym, massage) restaurants with a wide range of coastal fish and nightclubs that are sounding the rhythm of Africa. Before leaving the city, visit the large and colorful market of Mombasa, in a typical African atmosphere.

Thirty kilometers south of Mombasa and along the Indian Ocean, one of the most beautiful beaches of Kenya is offered to the tourists. In the surroundings, gardens and various animals will surely surprise you.

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