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List Of Estates in Mombasa

by Zack Abuyeka

This is a list of all estates in Mombasa. Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya, after Nairobi. It is a coastal town with an estimated population of 799,668 people as of 2018. Mombasa is an important regional tourism center that boasts of numerous tourist attraction sites like; Fort Jesus, Jomo Kenyatta public beach e.t.c. It is the capital seat of Mombasa county that is headed by Governor Ali Hassan Joho. The city is predominantly dominated by the Swahili people.

Here is a list of all the estates in Mombasa in no particular order.

1.Nyali estate

Nyali is a prime residential area that is mostly associated with the mighty and rich. It boasts of posh mansions and bungalows with unique architectural designs. The estate is linked by the Nyali bridge that links the estate into two sections, the new Nyali, and the old Nyali. It is one of the safest estates in Mombasa, as police can be regularly seen patrolling the area.

2.Bamburi 

It is a middle-class estate which extends from the coastline on the Indian Ocean to surrounding settlements on the mainland. This estate boasts of the Jomo Kenyatta public beach and Haller Park, a wildlife conservatory, which is among the key tourist attraction sites in the coastal town. Bamburi cement factory is also located in this estate.

3.Kizingo estate

It is one of Mombasa’s well secured residential areas that boasts of the Statehouse. Most Government and parastatal offices and residential areas are located in this estate. Kizingo has undergone a major transformation in terms of real estate development. Many high rise buildings dot this estate. It borders the scenic Mama Ngina drive which is right at the entrance of the Kilindini harbour.

4.Kibokoni

It is situated in the south-east side of Mombasa Island. It is mostly inhabited by local Asians and Arabs. Fort Jesus is located in this area.

5.Ganjoni

It is a middle-class residential area that is located on the Mombasa Island. It is home of the second biggest dry dock in Africa.

6.Tudor

It is also a middle-class estate that is home to the popular Technical University of Mombasa. It is close to the Central Business District. Tudor is also one of the safest estates in Mombasa.

7.Likoni

It is a lower-middle-class estate that is connected to Mombasa by ferry. Most houses are single rooms made of stone, charging rent as low as 600 shillings. Insecurity is a problem in this neighboured due to the high number of unemployed youths who have resorted to criminal activities to eke out a living.

8.Magongo

It is situated along the Mombasa-Nairobi highway. It is a low-class estate without proper infrastructure and sanitation. The crime rate in this area is also high, due to a large number of unemployed youths who resort to drug and substance abuse.

9.Mikindani

It is a suburban area located in Jomvu constituency and lies along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway. It mainly accommodates those working in industries in Changamwe and other nearby estates. Rent in this estate is quite affordable for the middle class earning a salary of less than 20,000 Kenyan shillings.

10.Changamwe

It is a middle-class industrial area that harbors top firms such as the  Kenya oil refinery company and the Kipevu power generation. This estate is the gateway to the Moi International Airport.

11.Port Reitz

Port Reitz is located in the Northwest part of Mombasa island. It was named after Lieutenant J.J ritz who was a commander in the Royal Navy in the 1820s. Moi International Airport is located in this estate.

12.Shanzu

It is located off the Mombasa-Malindi highway. It is among the most insecure estates in Mombasa due to the problem of drug abuse.

13.Kisauni

Kisauni estate is also among the areas that are battling with the issue of drug and substance abuse among the youths. It is a low-class estate with numerous cases of crime.

Other famous low-class estates notorious for drug abuse include;

  • Majengo
  • Mshomoroni
  • Barsheba
  • Mtongwe
  • Kongowea

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