Mama Ngina Drive Waterfront was on 20th October reopened after undergoing renovation. It is a 26-acre waterfront space designed to support a 24hour economy. Its layout includes the construction of a state-of-the-art amphitheater that can hold a capacity of 3000 people, the Kilindini Cultural Centre, ablution blocks, a new jetty for water taxis near the Likoni Channel crossing, and two exit and entry points marked by monumental gates, leading to the park’s other developments.
The KSh 460 million modern recreational facility was commissioned for regeneration by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Governor Hassan Joho in January 2019. Suhufi Agencies, a local company, won the tender for construction of the waterfront and was given a 150 day deadline to complete the whole project. However, due to changes in design, completion was delayed.
The Ministry of Tourism is in the process of training local tour guides who will give visitors walk-through narrations on the rich historical culture of Mombasa. Tourists visiting the park will have a choice to indulge themselves in cultural exhibitions, shopping, dining at open air fresco restaurants and cafes or to relax at the breathtaking expansive site. The refurbishment of the park located on Mama Ngina drive is part of the valiant efforts to reinstate the glory of Mombasa as a leading tourist destination not only in Kenya but the globe at large.