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
Province Coast Province
District Mombasa District
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Bamburi /ˌbæmˈbɜr/ is located in the Kisauni-division of the coastal district Mombasa, Kenya, north-east of Mombasa Island. It is an area of tourism, and as such has many beach-front hotels.

Bamburi Cement[edit]

Bamburi is the location of Bamburi Cement, the East African division of Lafarge Eco Systems.

Haller Park[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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