Karibu! June 30th 2010 My first impression of Mombasa - it's hot!
On Friday morning I was picked up from Moi airport by the in-country Frontier coordinator, after a long journey via Amsterdam and Nairobi. The flight from Nairobi was very short, and afforded an amazing view of Mount Kilimanjaro rising above cotton wool clouds. I commented on the heat during the journey to Mombasa's Old Town, and was informed that thi ... read more
Africa » Kenya » Coast Province » Mombasa Founding president and liberation struggle icon Jomo KENYATTA led Kenya from independence until his death in 1978, when President Daniel Toroitich arap MOI took power in a constitutional succession. The country was a de facto one-party state from 196... ... read more
I am travelling to Africa this summer, to undertake a four-week community project, attend the 13th World Scout Moot and climb Mount Kilimanjaro. I am participating on the community project through a gap-year company called Frontier and will be volunteering in a hospital in the coastal city of Mombasa. I'm sure I will learn a lot from the experience. The World Scout Moot is the first event of its kind to be held in Africa, and I am a Guide in the UK Scout Contingent attending the event. It will be an amazing opportunity to share in world cultures, and also take part in adventurous activites, co... full info