Mombasa Off The Beaten Path

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    Commonwealth war graves

    by muguruki Updated Jan 19, 2009

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    There are two Commonwealth war grave cemeteries that I know of in Mombasa. One is at Mbaraki on the south side of the island near the sports club and the second is in Tudor north of Ronald Ngala Rd. These photos were taken at the Tudor cemetery.

    Only stumbled across this place as I was wandering the less visited streets of Tudor in Mombasa.

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    Mtwapa- Big Game Fishing

    by Squinchez Updated Jul 5, 2007

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    Ok, Stop! Do you love fishing for fun? if yes, Next time you are in Mombasa take some time out and go fishing at Mtwapa coastline. Its the Ideal place for Big Game Fishes! the place has two types of Boats named Centa and Delta that you can hire for this expereince.

    Both boats are maintained to the highest standard and include VHF Radio, GPS Navigation, Fish Finder, Marine Toilet and all Safety Equipment.

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    • Water Sports
    • Fishing

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    Ngomongo - ethnic village

    by Squinchez Updated Jul 5, 2007

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    visit the Ngomongo village and interact with the villagers and learn about their interesting culture and traditions, way of life. coluorful traditonal dancers will also entertain you that you will loose track of time, they also produce nice handcraft jewellery, bangles, etc

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    • Music
    • Family Travel

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    Shanzu Beach hotel

    by Squinchez Updated Jul 5, 2007

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    The hotel rooms are located just afew yards from the beach, thus giving a beautiful view of the ocean. and fine breeze and their food! its just delicious whether it be fine dining or just casual quick bite it was just yammy! easpeacilly i like the ''Mishikaki'' small meat of either beef or mutton berbecued in a skewer.

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    • Beaches

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    Diani Beach

    by croisbeauty Updated Sep 9, 2006

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    Diani Beach, situated about 30km south of Mombasa, is residential area where most of the houses owned white people. It is rather small town known for its huge white- sandy beach, open to the Indian Ocean, and because of wind favourable for sailing. Unfortunatelly, it was pretty much cloudy when we visited it and the colour of the sand couldn't look intensively white as it looks under the bright sun.

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    Diani Beach

    by croisbeauty Updated Sep 9, 2006

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    Forthy Thieves is very good restaurant situated right on the Diani Beach. It offers both traditional Kenyan and international food. Our taxi driver ordered grilled chicken with potatoes made in traditional way and it looked very good. We ordered grilled calamari (squids), following suggestion of the weiter, but it wasn't that good. Actually, it was far away of mediterranean way which am used on. The price, however, was good because I paid less than 20 euros for three dishes.

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  • Snakes alive

    by hurghadalady Written Jan 4, 2005

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    The Snake Farm is quite something else. The most deadly snake in Africa is kept behind glass here. Whilst not a lover of snakes, I won't hurt them if they don't hurt me philosophy, this is well worth a visit.

    They have a chameleon here which loves being held and stroked. It purrs just like a cat!

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  • Don't venture out at night on your own

    by rayet_uk Written Nov 24, 2004

    As all cities, mombasa too has its dark side, but because of poverty and drugs theft and car jacking is a big issue.

    Do not wear any jewelrey, even if its fake, take care of your belongings at all times and most of all its not safe at all at night.

    Avoid the police, where possible as they are very corrupt, where possible travel in groups.

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    EQUATOR

    by BerniShand Written Feb 6, 2004

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    The Equator runs right across Kenya, so Mombasa is officially in the Southern hemisphere
    you can tell this because the water goes down the plughole in an anti clockwise spiral, in the Northern hemisphere it goes down in a clockwise spiral
    no-one here is 100% sure wether or not it just goes straight down while actually on the Equator, I think it must do

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    The wood carving village is a...

    by Linky_Pinky Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The wood carving village is a good day out, see chunks of wood turned into finely carved works of art, not the same as the crudely carved bits on the beach and in the town and not too expensive all prices displayed.

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    I went to a beach area which I...

    by shayghc Written Sep 14, 2002

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    I went to a beach area which I seem to remember is to the south of Mombasa called the Twiki Lodge. At the north end of the beach was a rock formation that turned out to be a cave. It looked to have shimmering walls and roof which, once my eyes had adjusted to the light (or lack of it) turned out to be thousands of brightly coloured crabs!!!!

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    Askari Monument

    by muguruki Updated Jan 19, 2009

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    You can easily pas by this monument dedicated to the Eat African Askaries, porters and carrier corps of the First World War.

    It's situated on Jomo Kenyatta Avenue in the Mwembe Tayari part of town.

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