Bamburi

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Bamburi
Bamburi is located in Kenya
Bamburi
Bamburi
Location of Bamburi
Coordinates: 4°0′S 39°43′E / 4.000°S 39.717°E / -4.000; 39.717Coordinates: 4°0′S 39°43′E / 4.000°S 39.717°E / -4.000; 39.717
Country Kenya
County Mombasa
Sub-county Kisauni
Ward Bamburi
Areas/Estates Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach, Bamburi Cement Factory, Haller Park, Vescon, Lakeview, Amazon, Fisheries, Mtambo, Kadzandani, Kiembeni, Nairobi estate, Bamburi mwisho, Matingasi, Bamburi Airport, Mwembe Legeza
Other wards Shanzu, Mtopanga, Mwakirunge, Mjambere, Magogoni and Junda.
Time zone UTC+3 (EAT)

Bamburi /ˌbæmˈbɜːr/ is a commercial, industrial and local electoral, administrative and a tourist and residential area on the Kenyan north-coast which extends from the coastline on the Indian ocean to the surrounding middle and low-income settlements on the mainland. Administratively, Bamburi is in the Kisauni sub-county of Mombasa and has tourist and beach-front facilities, which include international and local hotels and parks such as Serena International Beach Hotel, Sai Rock Hotel, Kahamas H otel, Haller Park and Butterfly Pavilion.

Haller Park

Entrance to Haller Park.

In 1971, Rene Haller transformed parts of the cement- and quarry-complex into a Haller Park nature reserve.[1] The 11 km2 area holds a variety of native game, and (prior to 2007) the highly covered attraction of Owen and Mzee - the friendship of a hippopotamus and a tortoise.

Transport

Bamburi is reached by bus or matatu from Mombasa island en route to Mtwapa or Malindi. Terminal matatus serve the Bamburi Cement complex.[2]

References

  1. ^ ecoprofiles.org – Bamburi Cement Ltd accessdate 27 March 2010
  2. ^ Lonely Planet guide to Kenya, p.193
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