My Holiday in Mombasa – Isa Mohamed (Grade 2)

Hi, my name is Issa. Last year, after we closed school in October, my parents took me and my siblings to Mombasa where we spent the holiday with my extended family. Travelling from Mombasa to Nairobi can be really tiresome especially if you travel on road. If you go by bus, it will take you around 7 hours to get there.  On the flip side, the road trip is pretty adventurous and the view on the road is amazing. One major disadvantage about travelling on road during such seasons is that many cases of accidents are reported and it was quite unfortunate that I spotted an accident scene on our way there.

While in Mombasa, I would attend Madrasa as from 7 am to 1 pm after which I was free to visit the beach and explore the coast. It was amazing to see so many boats in the ocean and the life savers in their cool life jackets patrolling. I particularly loved the times when me and my friends would climb coconut trees to get coconuts which is referred to as nazi in Swahili.

Mombasa is a very beautiful place and I really enjoyed my stay especially since I was around people who spoke in fluent Swahili which is not the case here in Nairobi. On a light note though, I found the people of Mombasa to be quite vulgar with their language.