From Tanzania we head into Kenya to the coastal port of Mombasa, sat at the edge of the Indian Ocean
Mombasa is the second city of Kenya and home to the coastal tourist industry. The majority of the local population are Swahili people. The city is referred to as Kisiwa Cha Mvita in Swahili, “island of war” in recognition of a long history of struggles for ownership. The airport at Mombasa was built by the South African Corps Of Engineers during World War 2. During the war years the airport became home base to a squadron of British Royal Airforce Catalina flying boats engaged in anti submarine warfare off the East African coast.
Moi International Airport (IATA: MBA, ICAO: HKMO), is the international airport of Mombasa, the second-biggest city in Kenya. It is located in Mombasa County, in a township called Port Reitz and features regional as well as intercontinental flights (Wikipedia).
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Around The World – Leg 22
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