Kithy in Mombasa

I love travelling.  So last year I made a promise to myself. A promise that I vowed to keep which is, to make sure I visited Mombasa before end of year. At least I got to implement one 2017 resolution..hehe.  The first time I was there was in my high school days so yeah that does not count because I barely remember anything that happened or the places we visited.

My friend Winnie was to host me which made it easier for me. I cannot thank her enough. I traveled by bus then came back by  SGR. So apparently she lives in Likoni, which is at the south coast meaning I had to take the ferry to cross to the other side. I was all alone at the time, I alighted and took a tuktuk to take me to the harbour. The tuktuks there are so many and later came to learn they are the ‘taxis’ there.

The ferry had all kinds of people. We were so many and I could not wait to cross to the other side. My adventure in Mombasa had just started. Got to the Likoni side and met my friend. I needed to rest, guys travelling with the bus for over 9 hours is no joke. As we walked, we met a friend of hers cooking bhajia and viazi. Asked to choose which one is bhajia, which one will you choose?

The whiter ones are viazi, while the others are the bhajia.

The whiter ones are viazi, while the others are the bhajia.

Ok, I chose the more whiter ones since they are the ones I am used to here in Nairobi. But I was wrong….Anyway, so I went had enough rest and I was ready to kick off my weekend in Mombasa.

I am going to share with you the beautiful places I got to visit while I was there.

I got to visit the English Point Marina beach Hotel. The hotel where Sauti sol produced their song ‘Unconditional love’. That place looks amazing!!! Like A M A Z I N G! Below are some of the pictures.

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English Point Marina view from the beach.

English Point Marina view from the beach.

Winnie my friend

Winnie my friend

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I also had a chance to visit the Haller park. Its a nature trail sanctuary which gives you more of a zoo-like experience. It has grasslands and ponds with walking trails for you to view the fenced wildlife, such as hippo, giraffe. Here are a few pictures.

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The above tortoise I was told is very old and it does not move. See how big it is.

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The above is the reeption. I really loved the architectural design. Next is the walking trail that leads you to different places where the animals are.

More Pictures…

IMG_20171126_142208 Biriani                                       IMG_20171124_170910_013wine

IMG-20180111-WA0018  Winnie                        IMG-20180111-WA0020Winnie + Kithy

IMG_20171125_164834    Signing out        IMG_20171126_170046 Mombasa reef  beach

I had so much fun. Really wish I could share all the pictures here.

I am yet to know where I wanna travel to this year 2018.

KithyLouise

KithyLouise is a Nairobi Based Writer. IT software engineer by profession and Creative Writer by passion. She loves writing about her personal experiences, travel and telling short stories. She is also a young talent promoter. She has also written an online book series that she wishes to publish one day.

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8 Comments

  • Anonymous
    January 17, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    So much fun…Next time tag me along..hehe

    • KithyLouise
      KITHYLOUISE
      January 18, 2018 at 6:45 am

      Haha I will.

  • BRIAN MUINDI
    January 17, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    I really love…

    • KithyLouise
      KITHYLOUISE
      January 18, 2018 at 6:45 am

      Thanks Brian

  • Siaji Otieno
    January 19, 2018 at 3:13 am

    Nice experience. Invite your friend Winnie to Nairobi too.

    • KithyLouise
      KITHYLOUISE
      January 19, 2018 at 12:33 pm

      She will come sooon..

  • Jeremiah Kiptui
    January 24, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Lovely, I have challenged myself to visit a new place this year, preferably Mombasa

    • KithyLouise
      KITHYLOUISE
      January 25, 2018 at 7:26 am

      Thats nice. Make sure you achieve that…and then tell me how it goes..

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