|Posted on December 27, 2010 at 1:28 PM||comments (0)|
Mombasa’s “Old Town” remembers of the days when Arab culture exerted heavy influences on Mombasa’s language, architecture and culture in general. Present Kiswahili or Swahili language is a mix of traditional coastal languages, Portuguese, and has a lot of phrases from various Arab dialects.
Present Mombasa “Old Town”, an area of approximately...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 27, 2010 at 12:40 PM||comments (0)|
One of the symbols of Mombasa’s diversity in cultures is the Hindu Temples. Usually tours can be taken inside a temple with welcoming gurus explaining about history and background of a particular temple. The extravagant colorful idols and stone carvings are typically displayed within the temple and on the walls. Hindu temples have become an increasingly popular tourist attractio...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 27, 2010 at 11:51 AM||comments (0)|
Mombasa’s famous “Tusks” are the symbolic representations of entrance into the heart of the town. These tusks were built to commemorate the visit of Queen Elizabeth to Mombasa town in 1952, as they lay directly on the path from the port to the city. Ivory was considered to be an exquisite commodity during that time, and in essence the tusks were meant to embrace the Queen and the ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 27, 2010 at 8:46 AM||comments (0)|
During your stay in Mtwapa there are quite a number of attractions in nearby Mombasa which you can visit very easily by transportation like tour van, taxis or public means. Fort Jesus can not be missed while making a trip to Mombasa.
The Portuguese Fort Jesus was built in 1593. The site chosen was a coral ridge at the entrance to Mombasa Harbor. Originally the ford was built to secure th...Read Full Post »