February 20 2012
By Melanie Peters
Spice market in Mombasa old town. Pictures: Melanie Peters
Fire engines hose the plane as we taxi down the runway. There’s no need to panic. This is Kenya’s welcome to 1time’s maiden flight to the historic port of Mombasa, the second largest city in the East African country.
From March the air carrier will fly twice a week from OR Tambo International Airport to Mombasa International.
The humidity engulfs us as we step off the plane. There’s a small crowd of people, including a local media contingent waiting. “Jambo! Jambo!” they greet us, wearing warm smiles. Drums beat and local dancers perform a karibu (welcome in Swahili) dance. Read More: http://www.iol.co.za/travel/world/africa/steamy-kenya-1.1237873