The city was founded around 900 A.D. Due to its location on the Indian Ocean, it has throughout history been a much desired, powerful vantage point, and has thus been conquered and ruled by many different countries and empires: Portugal, Oman, and Britain.
Today, Mombasa is recognized as one of Kenya's most essential cities. It is known for its history, tourism, hotels and resorts, beautiful beaches, fort, downtown area, slums, port, importation and exportation, and economy.
People Born in Mombasa
Mombasa in People's Lives
Roald Dahl: In 1936, at the age of 20, I was relocated to this city by the company that I worked for, Shell Petroleum. I had just completed two years of training back in England, and was looking forward to an African adventure. Within the year, I was relocated again to work instead in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.