Situated along Kenya’s Indian Ocean seaboard, Mombasa’s prime location and calm waters made this island a much coveted city. In Kiswahili the town earned the name Kisiwa Cha Mvita – the “Island of War” – because of the numerous forceful land grabs made over its long history. The influence of numerous cultures washing up on its shores, including the Portugese, Arabs, and Indians, all combined with the local East African flair, provides for a spectacularly enchanting place. Walk the streets of Mombasa in today’s photo gallery.
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