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The Auction Room

The old world charm of the Mombasa Tea Auction!

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How lucky were we to be able to visit this amazing institution in Mombasa. Housed in an elegant colonial building in the centre of town, the Mombasa tea auction dates back to colonial times and moves around 380,000 tons of tea every year. Around 70 buyers gather every Monday and Tuesday to purchase tea from nine East African countries and the auction is …

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Fort Jesus View

Next stop – Mombasa….

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After we left Nairobi, we headed for the coast and the wonderful old port of Mombasa.  One of the highlights of the trip was visiting this fascinating city.   We loved the old buildings of the 14th century Fort Jesus which is now a world heritage site.  Between 1631 and 1875 the fort was won and lost nine times by …

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Our African Safari

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Wow – what an amazing trip we’ve just been on – this time visiting Kenya and the tea fields at Nandi Hills.  We were charmed by this fantastically diverse country. We flew into the capital Nairobi, with its crowded streets, huge advertising hoardings and rubbish tips, where we could hardly move for people and traffic.   A turbulent city, we …

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