Last train to Mombasa

Texts by Eduardo López Moreno®

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This train from the British colonial period departs from Nairobi to Mombasa, leaving at 5 pm it reaches the port in the Indian Ocean at 12 in the morning; a 17 hours journey for 500 km.

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It is going to be substituted in 2 months (August 2017) by a Chinese made train that will make the same journey in 3.3 hrs .

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It is a picturesque train, almost unreal, passing at 5 in the morning for Tsavo East National Park where it is possible to see wild animals.

A strong Swahili culture wanders along the wagons, until the train arrives to port, expecting not to have 5 to 10 hours delay.