Bombolulu Workshops are located along the north coast of Mombasa. Founded in 1969,
Bombolulu Workshops is a Project of the Association for the Physically Disabled in Kenya (APDK).
It is a major tourist attraction which consists of a Cultural Centre with eight traditional homesteads.
Hindu temples are one of the many symbols
of Mombasa’s cultural diversity. Temples are
a popular tourist spot and a tour can usually
be taken inside the temple, with a historical
background of the particular temple given by
one of the temple gurus.The stone carvings
on the walls and the idols of the Hindu gods
portray the history of Mombasa as much as the
religious beliefs of the worshippers.
The Mombasa “Tusks” are a symbolic representations
of the entrance into the heart, of the town. The tusks
were built to commemorate the visit of
Queen Elizabeth II to the town in 1952, as they lay
directly on the path from the Port to the Town.
Ivory was considered to be an exquisite commodity
during the time and, in essence, the tusks were meant
to embrace the Queen and the British Empire.
Old Town is the part of Mombasa that is reminiscent of the days when the Arabs
exerted a heavy influence on the town and its
culture, and especially in the architecture
and language (Kiswahilihas a lot of phrases
derived from various Arabic dialects). It is
well known for its ancient buildings,
extravagant art designs and curio shops
that sell antique and popular Kenyan souvenirs.
Old Town is best seen when explored by foot
with an experienced guide, as the streets
are too narrow to accommodate a large
number of vehicles.
Fort Jesus is Mombasa’s most popular tourist
attraction and is located along the coastline
near the Old Town. Built in the 16th century by
the Portuguese during the era when Mombasa
served as a transit point for the slave trade
and commodities. Its interior comprises of
torture rooms and prison cells where slaves
were kept in captivity before being traded.
Discover the real Africa by cycling off the
beaten track. See local people in their
settlements and traditional African villages,
with palm and mango tree forests.
Enjoy fantastic views of Creeks around the
Mombasa North Coast area. Ride through
the bush along the edge ofthe Indian Ocean.
All in all see sights of the Diani area that
normal tourists miss.
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.
Mamba Village, which is situated in Nyali, is East Africa’s largest crocodile farm.
A tour of the farm starts with a movie on the life cycle and behaviour of crocodiles,
followed by a comprehensive tour of the rest
of farm, ending with the highlight of the
day: a spectacular scene of blood-thirsty
crocodiles fighting for food during feeding
time. Excellent cuisine is available at the
Mamba Restaurant, and the house specialty is
superbly grilled crocodile meat. Souvenirs of
your visit can be bought at the Mamba Souvenir
shop located within the village.
The home of golf on Kenya’s coast,
Nyali Golf and Country Club is a true seaside
paradise. With its perfectly formed greens
flanked by flamboyant flame trees, its fairways
alive with troops of Vervet monkeys and
featuring some of the fastest greens in Kenya,
all makes for a very special round of golf that
you will enjoy and remember for years to come.
There is no better way to see the waters of
Mombasa than from the deck of a traditional
Arabian Dhow. Sit back and relax with drink
in hand as the vessel glides across the clear
waters and later marvel at the beautiful sunset
over the Indian Ocean. Enjoy a tasty barbeque
dinner, swim and snorkel in the clear crystal
waters of the Indian Ocean.