This cooperative employs an incredible 10.000 people from the
local area. It is also a nonprofit organisation and produces
very fine animal woodcarving. Woodcarvers are people who do
carving with their hands. They make the most beautiful carvings.
Akamba Handicraft is locates in Mombasa North near Moi
International Airport. Because of the handcrafted each one of
them is unique. Among the most popular products are animal art
crafts especially the Big Five (Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Elephant
and Rhino). There are also variety of human sculpture, depicting
both realistic and abstract African Art and many more different
A visit to Mombasa would not
be complete without a visit to the Elephant tusks. These were
set up in 1952 to commemorate the visit to the town by Queen
Elizabeth 2. The Elephant tusks write the letter 'M'. There are
four of these M’s around the city of Mombasa. Everybody can
recognize Mombasa because of these Elephant tusks.
Ngomongo villages park is a collection of 9 divers Rural Kenya Tribal Homesteads. Each homestead is complete with a Hut, cultivated crops, domestic and wild animals (like crocodile and ostrich) wild animals traps, charms and even village witch doctor. Each village has tribe specific activities for you to engage in including archery, boating, rafting, forest walk, hook fishing, grinding and pounding maize.
date, Ngomongo cultural village is fanning out its reclamation
exercises to the surrounding farms by recruiting the local
farmers into planting trees to mark out their farm borders. The
ultimate plan is to fan out the success locally, regionally and
then nationally. It is nice to be here because of the animals
and the nature! So it’s a good place to relax and to take our
lunch. We will take a rest here to get some energy for the rest
of the day!
After the entrance you will find a museum which contains ceramics, reflecting the variety of cultures that traded along the coast. When you look trough the ‘windows’ you will have an amazing view over the beach and the harbour. With the sun on your head you will feel free and relax between the old ruins.
At least we will make a walk into Old Town. You will ever remember this walk because of the old buildings, the different cultures you will see, the Muslims, the mosques.
The houses in old town are characteristic of coastal East African architecture, with ornately carved doors and window frames and fretwork balconies, designed to protect the modesty of the female inhabitants. I will show you around and during our walk I will guide you between the different cultures in this ‘old town’.
After this day we will bring you to your
|Anderson Bongo, P.O. Box
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