Feel the beat of urban Swahili culture

 
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COMMUNITY

Busy streets, narrow alleys & Swahili stone houses

LIVELiHOOD

Kiosks, food shacks & small businesses, jobs in the city, studying

FAMOUS FOR

Active and urban lifestyle, nightlife & football

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RELIGION

The village is Muslim and
Christian

LANGUAGE

Swahili and
English

TRAVELLERS

Possible to meet other foreigners

We recommend this village for anyone interested in urban, East African lifestyle, especially young people (but everyone is welcome, of course). Here you can learn about what’s hot in the music, style and sports scenes in modern Kenya. Many of the youngsters are studying and you might be able to join them for a day in University or school. If you are travelling to Mombasa, Bombolulu is an easy choice - it is just minutes away! 


3 nIGHTS IN MaKUYU VILLAGE

112 EUR (norm. 140 €)

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ACCommodation: 

  • Private room in a local home, mosquito nets and bed sheets included

  • Home made breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

  • Shared toilet and washing facilities

activities:

  • Learning to cook local Swahili food and eating together with your host family

  • Visiting the market street

  • Playing football with the local kids

  • Visiting the Bombolulu Workshop, where disabled people produce handicrafts

6 nights IN MaKUYU VILLAGE

192 EUR (norm. 240 €)

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accommodation: 

  • Private room in a local home, mosquito nets and bed sheets included

  • Home made breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

  • Shared toilet and washing facilities

activities:

  • Learning to cook local Swahili food and eating together with your host family

  • Visiting the market street

  • Playing football with the local kids

  • Visiting the Bombolulu Workshop, where disabled people produce handicrafts

  • Going to watch a football game

  • Joining the Sunday service in church

  • Taking a trip to the public beach nearby with locals

DUARA CONTACT: STELLA

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Stella is your responsible English-speaking contact person in Bombolulu. She contacts you with further instructions and makes sure you find your way to the village and your host family. You can contact her in case you have questions before or during your stay.

“My name is Stella and I have studied accounting. I am friendly, charming and funny. My hobbies are making friends, traveling and taking walks. Living with the locals and loving the experience is what motivated me to become a Duara Contact.”

 

 Are you hesitating to book directly? Salia from Duara is ready to answer your questions via email: salia@duaratravels.com

Are you hesitating to book directly? Salia from Duara is ready to answer your questions via email: salia@duaratravels.com


HOW TO GET THERE

From Mombasa downtown you can easily take a tuktuk or motorcycle taxi to Bombolulu. The ride takes about 30 minutes and costs 4 euros – by taxi a bit more. Uber also works! 

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OTHER THINGS TO DO NEAR BOMBOLULU

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The Mombasa area offers a wide range of activities for tourists, with white sandy beaches, water sports and natural parks within easy reach. Bombolulu is closer to Mombasa North Beach, which has a reputation as the more lively side, with an active nightlife. The South Beach has more beautiful beaches and a peaceful atmosphere. Bombolulu is a great choice if you want to fit a beach holiday and a local experience into the same trip.


SAVINGS GROUP

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In Bombolulu, 10% of your payment goes to Upendo Women’s Savings Group. This group of local women gather weekly to save up money together, partly as a personal saving mechanism, and partly to gather funds for common needs in the neighbourhood. For example, the group is dreaming of setting up a clean water tap for villagers to share.