A Kenyan Surprise

Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa, Kenya

The awesome Mary surprised me with this great card of the African city that I’d most like to visit, Mombasa. Mombasa has a population of over a million people, making it the second largest city in Kenya (after the capital, Nairobi) and is a regional tourism hub. Mombasa was first founded in 900 AD and was already a trading post by 1151. That would make this beautiful Kenyan city at least 3 times older than any city in South Africa not too far South of it. Mombasa is known for its sea port, at Kilindili Harbour. The city also boasts a large cement manufacturing plant and an oil refinery capable of producing 80000 barrels per day. Other than that tourism and the boom in call centre outsourcing has also added to the diverse economy of this great city. Thank you Mary for a brilliant surprise and a wonderful postcard!

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