Mombasa Tusks
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Roland H
22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Are they accusing our ancestors of having robbed a whole continent? Or are they celebrating Africa's hope and many riches. In the midst of always busy Mombasa, life seems to adopt a slower beat in their shadow (and that of the little park close by.
Written 29 October 2022
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Guide787619
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Our drivers made a special stop so that we could take some pictures of, and at the tusks. There are elephant sculptures there in Aug. 2022 on both sides of the tusks. Just be careful, as taking pictures at the tusks requires crossing traffic.
Written 29 August 2022
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BATTE Siraje ( BartMan)
Kampala, Uganda10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
this place is very attractive. actually all Mombasa first time visitors this is a site you wouldn't miss to take symbolic
Written 14 July 2022
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sara v
Kfar Saba, Israel253 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
The tusks are sadly dilapidated and the peeling paint just added to the disappointment. This place was crowded, dirty and neglected. What was iconic ain’t anymore.
Written 18 April 2022
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Tibor P
Budapest, Hungary331 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
The tusks are iconographic symbol of Mombasa, they are dating back to 1952.

The two original tusks were erected in honour of Queen Elizabeth's visit to the city. Originally the tusks were made of wood and were erected precisely because it was known that the British Sovereign would pass by that road to go from Mombasa airport to his residence by the sea. In 1956 the Municipality of Mombasa decided to rebuild them, using aluminium which would have more easily withstood the heat and rain.

These aluminium tusks dominate the central artery of the city: four elephant tusks of white colour reminiscent of ivory, positioned to intersect and compose as many arches in the two lanes of Moi Avenue.
Written 20 September 2021
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Luigi Pellegrini
Mombasa, Kenya6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
' ' .. Kenyans would say that 'you haven't visited Mombasa without passing the chance to view this historical emblem of Elephant tusks.' They are a reminder to Kenyan game poachers that the Elephants are never to be poached for Ivory trade. Located in Mombasa CBD, the tusks (Mapembeni) as they're called in Swahili give the tourist a popular sight seeing experience ..' '
Written 6 July 2020
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
They are giant aluminium tusks along Moi Avenue, were built to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth and marks the entrance to the heart of the city. Great tusks but crowded.
Written 20 April 2020
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Stella E
15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Not a lot on offer apart from posing for your holiday photos. Unfortunately, the only place you can stand to fit both pairs of tasks in a shot is in the middle of two dual carriageway.
Written 10 March 2020
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sharif
Beirut, Lebanon15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Very unique place.its worthy to see when in mombasa.the tusks are located in moi avenue.i highly recommend this to instagram travellers for photos.you can contact maxi for a short tour to this place.

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Written 8 January 2020
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rhbphoto
Danville, PA169 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
A quick stop along a busy road to photo the city's symbol. Interesting addition to travelogue but not really a must do site.
Written 15 November 2019
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