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The Mombasa "Tusks" are symbolic representations of entrance into the heart of the town. The tusks were built to commemorate the visit of Queen Elizabeth 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 that time, and in essence the tusks were meant to embrace the Queen and the British Empire into the town and within its social structure. Coincidentally the tusks also spell the letter "M" for Mombasa.
The coastal town of Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya, with a population of half a million. Located in the South-Eastern part of Kenya, it has the largest port habour in the whole of east Africa which plays an important role in the countries export and import but most of all it’s the Kenya major tourist destination.
Mombasa undoubtedly has one of the best white sandy beaches and coral reefs that Africa has to offer. Coupled with historic sites and furnished with an array of hotels on the beachfront situated along the
North and South coasts of the town, it characterizes Mombasa as the ideal place for a vacation, make sure you see the following sites when in mombasa:-
- Old town
- Fort jesus
- Mombasa tusks
- Hindu temple
- Bamburi nature trail
- Mamba village
- Bombolulu workshop
- Gedi Ruins
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