Northwest of Xyliatos village, up on Troodos Mountains in the Nicosia district and less than 1000 m / 0.62 mi from the village center, lies a huge circular crater; a remnant of the mine that was once there from 1954 to 1990. The crater is located right where the ore export point used to be. Following an initiative of the local Community Council, the mine has been filled with rainwater. The result is phenomenal. A peculiar lake dominates now the surrounding mountains.
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Kayaking in Bamburi Beach, Mombasa, Coast Province Kenya
The calm crystal clear waters offer an overwhelming sea experience.The beach is calm due to an offshore reef and during high tides it can get narrow at places and also seaweed infested. The blueness of the water makes Kayaking as memorable as ever.
The natural coral reef which is between 0.5 km/546 yd and 2 km/1.5 mi makes it a more safe place for kayaking within the reef. If one paddles towards the reef, some miles offshore, you will find that the water is very warm and blue and the coral reef provides some kind of shelter and a shallow kind of lagoon with some white breakers running almost the length of the entire beach.
Water temperatures range between 24- 30°C/75.2-86°F. It is sometimes dangerous kayaking in some locations, but such locations are clearly marked and one can easily spot them. Kayaking at this spot gives you the opportunity to explore hidden caves and mangrove forests, which are partially underground.
How to Get to Destination
Mombasa Railway station is located in the city center. From the station, one can hire a taxi or board on the public means (matatus) to Bamburi Beach side.
If you are interested in trying out this amazing sport in this spot press the request button so as to give you more information and prices.
Tuesday to Saturday the charge is 13$ for 100 balls per head. On Sundays we give a discount whereby the charge is 10$ for 150 balls per person, which is inclusive of the protective gears and all the equipment used in the game.
We also have lunchbox packages that go for 20$ and salad packages for 15$ inclusive of the game. Each game session goes for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
We are open from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.