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View Poll Results: Zanzibar (Tanzania) vs Mombasa (Kenya)
Zanzibar (Tanzania) 6 100.00%
Mombasa (Kenya) 0 0%
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Old 03-01-2015, 12:48 AM
 
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Zanzibar (Tanzania) vs Mombasa (Kenya)

Which would you prefer to visit? Why?

If you've been to one of the other, or both, tell us about your experience there.
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Old 03-01-2015, 05:51 AM
 
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Zanzibar..already an italian resort with plenty of resorts (builted by italians)..and in a stunning position.. The isle of zanzibar
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Old 03-01-2015, 06:36 AM
 
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Zanzibar..already an italian resort with plenty of resorts (builted by italians)..and in a stunning position.. The isle of zanzibar
An Italian resort? What makes it Italian? I hadn't heard that before.

Mostly I just heard its incredibly exotic, and a mix of Arabic and African influences. But I hear of those influences with Mombasa as well.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:18 AM
 
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Italians opened many tuorism business there.
And it s a popular tourism destination for italians Who want to travel outside europe
(The others Being sharm el sheik, thailand, cuba, rep. Dominicana)
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:58 AM
 
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Never been to Zanzibar, but I did visit Mombasa once.

I described my experience in a post I wrote several years ago:

I was a mere 21 year old U.S. Navy Sailor when I found myself at sea in the Indian Ocean. Because we had been at sea for 36 consecutive days, our ship was starting to run low on fuel and essential supplies. The closest friendly port was Mombasa. As soon as permission was granted, our ship headed in that direction. Initially, no one knew exactly where we were headed. But, as soon as the word got out, there was this feeling of absolute elation amongst those of us of African-American descent and myself. Although many of my African-American shipmates didn't know I had African blood in me, I was sure to let them know how proud and fortunate I felt, and how our elation was mutual. We'd smile at each other in a curious sort of way. We were on our way to the proverbial "Mother land;" the land of our ancestors and the very craddle of humanity.

Unfortunately, immediately upon arrival, my division was tasked with the critical responsibility of taking on fuel. This kept our group aboard an extra 12 hours. The next day I finally set foot on the pier. I purposely took a very deep breath and walked into town with a group of guys from my division. We were granted early liberty given the prior day's 12 hour ordeal. I was a bit surprised at the number of foreigners I saw and British accents I heard. But nevertheless, I knew where I was. I knew that the air in my lungs and the soil beneath my feet was African. I was there. I had arrived at that far away place frequently alluded to by my father and my father's father.

"Yambo, yambo. . .hey brader, we same color!" I'll never forget the words of a statue and efigy vendor I met. Both he and I were all smiles. He (of course) smiled to sell his wares. I smiled simply because it felt good to hear those words coming from a native Kenyan. Although I was a few shades lighter, I felt so proud to hear that man call me brother, and tell me that we were of the same color. I offered him a Camel cigarrette which he kindly accepted. As we smoked, I analyzed several of his hand carved figures. I was truly impressed with the craftsmanship and bought two intricately carved masks and two 8 inch tall figurines, all made from dense mahogany.

We spent a total of six days in Mombasa and I felt gifted by God Himself for it. Sadly, several of my African-American shipmates did not faire as well. Many were shunned by the native Kenyans. Despite that, I am sure that a certain void in our souls was made whole. That curious void found deep in my sub-conscious was finally satisfied. I can proudly say that I've set foot on African soil.
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Old 12-10-2017, 08:55 AM
 
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Anyone else has something to add?

I'm still interested in these two cities! Zanzibar & Mombasa!
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:42 PM
 
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Anyone else has something to add?

I'm still interested in these two cities! Zanzibar & Mombasa!
We are off to Tanzania in June. First Doha, then Tanzania for a safari and other experiences, finishing up at the beach in Zanzibar. Cannot wait!
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