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Mombasa Tusks

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.

Mombasa City

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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  • Martin_S.'s Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    Don't let McDonald's know that Mombassa has a huge "M"...they would love that. Did the Queen comment on the big tusker portal? Looking forward to more.

  • marcbrazil's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2007 at 2:07 AM

    The beaches are marvelous, please write lots more of your country!!! It is absolutely marvelous!

  • littlesam1's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2007 at 9:16 AM

    I am really enjoying your pages.

  • Acirfa's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2007 at 1:14 AM

    Jambo, habari gani? I love your pages, I love your country and it's people. The photo of the Ferry, is that the one your take to go to Diani Beach. I was there last year. Welcome to VT, looking forward to more info on your country.

  • croisbeauty's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2007 at 11:00 AM

    very well done so far, keep on doing good job here

  • GrantBoone's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2007 at 2:33 AM

    Good work!


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