First sightseeing tour bus launched in Mombasa

The sightseeing bus that was launched in Mombasa PHOTO ROSETTE ABDALLA

Mombasa, KENYA: You will now have a great opportunity to view different tourist sites in Mombasa atop a double-decker sightseeing bus.

This is after a 64-seater open rooftop bus was launched in Mombasa on Tuesday.

The project is the brainchild of private investors –Proul team that has joined hands with the county government to improve the tourism sector in the country.

Speaking during the launch, Mombasa tourism CEC, Fawz Rashid said the project will boost tourism in the county.

“Many people will get jobs out of this project. We encourage other investors to launch projects in Mombasa to boost our economy”, he said.

He also lauded the project saying it will boost employment, especially among young people.

Locals will part with Sh. 3000 for a ride atop the bus while foreigners will pay sh 3,500.

“For a start, we have a promotional offer running for three months where one ticket goes for three thousand shillings for two Kenyans,”  business manager Ruben King’ori said.

Ruben also said that the tour will see tourists visit about 50 sites all over the county.

The sites range from historical and educational sites  where guests will learn about the history of Mombasa.

The three and a half or four-hour tour will kickoff in  Nyali through the various areas winding up at the Central Business District.

Mombasa joins other cities like Johannesburg, Warsaw, and London that have sightseeing buses.