Mombasa city is the second largest city in Kenya and one of the Africa’s major tourist destinations with some of the best beaches in the world. It is located in Kenya’s Eastern coastline bordering the Indian Ocean. Mombasa is popular for its exotic beaches, diverse marine life, wild class hotels and friendly people. Mombasa is the most diverse town in all of Kenya .Kenyans of all ethnic backgrounds and religions can be found here: native blacks, Asian, Arabs who are Muslim, Christians Hindu and Buddhists.
You can get to Mombasa by Bus around 8 hours drive, by air around 45 minutes flight or take 8 hours train. Moot participants will be ferried to Miritini either by bus or by train.
Participants will be based at The Miritini Scouts Centre which is a 16 acres piece of beautiful land at the coastal strip. It is approximately 20 minutes drive from the Central Business District .The campsite can host about 2000 campers at any one given time. There is a small forest area suitable for meditation and retreat and the campsite is in a village set up and a diverse cultural neighborhood.
There are green toilets and this is the targeted area for the Harambee Costa project where Italian scouts and German scout have on past occasions taken part in the work camps. The project is ongoing .The place is well secure and has a very friendly neighborhood and its becoming a magnificent scout centre that will host both local and international tourists.
Other activities will include:
- Deep sea( Scuba) diving
- Matatu ride
- Fort Jesus Visit
- Visit to Hallal Park ( Mamba Village)
- Taarab dances
- Kaya culture
- Energy saving Jikos
- Tree planting
- Community Service at Mombasa home for for the deaf & Miritini pri. School
- Refurbishing the training halls
- Introduce or learn a new game
- Radio Scouting