Kongowea Junction

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General Information

Situated on the mainland off Mombasa Island, on the Coast of Kenya, is Kongowea Junction.  Formerly known as Freretown, after Sir Bartle Frere, who negotiated the abolition of the slave trade with the Sultan of Zanzibar in the 1870’s. 

In the 1870's and 1880's Freretown became a settlement of freed slaves who formed a thriving Christian community under the guidance of William Salter Peel, the first Anglican Bishop of East Africa.

The 400m long Nyali Bridge, built in the early 1980's, spans the west end of the old harbour and is the only road connection between Mombasa Island and the north coast.  The remains of the previous pontoon bridge are still visible from the island and mainland.  

Accommodation in Kongowea Junction

Kongowea offers a good selection of budget-friendly accommodation options. There are a range of hotels, lodges and self-catering units in the area. Please view our accommodation directory for more information on places to stay.

Activities in Kongowea Junction

There are a variety of activities that will keep visitors to the area entertained.  From the local market and the Krapf Memorial to fishing and a visit to the Bombolulu Cultural Centre.

Please see the activities directory for more information on the things to do in Kongowea.

Businesses

Kongowea Junction's business community is thriving. Tourists can find shops, stalls and souvenirs in the vicinity. The restaurants are a wonderful experience with delicious local delights, catering to all tastes.

Please go to our business directory for a full list of businesses you can find in the region, or add your own free business listing.

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