MOMBASA

Mombasa is the second largest city of Kenya, situated on the Eastern Coastline of Kenya at the Indian Ocean.Its Kiswahili name is Kisiwa cha Mvita{sland of War},a pointer to the violent ways in which it frequently changed occupiers. From its earliest days, Mombasa was an object of deire, always thought to be worth the lives of a few thousand men in conquest.You never owned Mombasa, but were merely a tenant, holding onto it until some other suitor with bigger guns sailed into view. Some leases were very short,so you never got time to get comfortable and feel at home. The Portuguese, however, were determined to keep it in posession, and so they built Fort Jesus.

The city offers not just sandy crispy clean sands at the warm Indian Ocean, but also wave surfing, scuba diving, sailing and deep sea fishing.

One of the most popular attraction in the city of Mombasa in Kenya would be Fort Jesus constructed in the 16th century.

This is a fort that is situated right along the coastline and can be found close to the Old Town. Favourite sightseeing places are also the Mombasa Tusks, which are a symbolic representation of the entrance to the town and the Old town itself.

Wildlife can be found in the Mamba Crocodile Village and Haller Park. Haller Park is the largest animal sanctuary in Mombasa. Located next to the Bamburi Cement Factory, the Park boasts an enormous variety of animals, reptiles, insects and botanical gardens. Walking along the trail is the ideal way to look at the various animals, and on many occasions holding or feeding a reptile such as a snake is allowed under close supervision of a guide. Educational videos are also shown, with emphasis on the the history and continuous improvement of the trail. It was previously a barren piece of land that had been stripped of its resources through limestone mining, and was redeveloped through reforestation and conservation efforts, and is now a habitat for a large number of flora and fauna species.