Title ID 7126Collection ID766
Title[Mombasa Yacht Club Golden Jubilee; Tsavro Safari and Victoria Falls]
CollectionJohn Wood Collection
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeFamily Life Rural Life Travel
KeywordsAnimals Beaches Boats Cars Celebrations Central Government Clothing Clubs Companies Ethnic Groups Holidays Industry Lakes Leisure Time Activities Nature Reserves Rivers Street Trading Villages Water Transport Workers
LocalMombasa Kericho Arusha
NationalKenya Zambia Tanzania
ProductionContact Screen Archive South East for details
CameraContact Screen Archive South East for details
FormatColour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film shows the Mombasa Yacht Club Golden Anniversary celebration with games and a regatta display with the attendees dressed in fancy dress clothing from 1910. The next part of the film shows a family group on safari touring various national parks in Kenya, a tea plantation owned by the Brook Bond Group and a brief visit the Victoria Falls in Zambia.


This colour film opens with a close up shot of the front cover of the Mombassa Yacht Club programme for the 'Fiftieth Anniversary - Golden Jubilee Regatta - 15th to 18th April 1960', followed by various shots of boats and ships on the water adorned with flags including 'M2605' (HMS/ HMEAS Bassingham?). On land, a group of yacht club guests dressed in period clothing stand posing for the camera. The film also shows several activities that includes a tree planting ceremony and several competition events; closing with a series of portrait shots of the all male club members sat in rows for group photographs.

In the next section a group go on a tour of the countryside visiting a working tea plantation. A sign 'Kenya Tea Company Limited - Brooke Bond Group - Engineering Department - Kerenga Division' (also on TID 7127) is followed by views of the landscape and mountain range with snow capped top. The sequence closes with a close-up shot of a working African elephant lifting tree trunks and various wild animals filmed from a moving safari vehicle (shaky).

A brief shot of the: 'P.W.D Ferry' with cars driving off an open platform, is followed by a a sign for the 'Blue Lagoon' and a family group sitting in a beach bar on the coast.

An intertitle: 'East Africa Land of Sunshine - At the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro' opens into a longer sequence of the 'Kibo Hotel', revealing exterior shots of the hotel and gardens with a waterfall; followed by a wide shot of Mt Kilimanjaro and a scene of a village market or square, with locals selling their produce dressed in traditional clothing and jewellery.

The next section with scenes of a safari tour in the 'Royal Tsavo National Park', shows several large birds, giraffes and elephants filmed from a moving vehicle (out of focus and shaky). At 'Mzima Springs' a tourist sign lists the distances to various landmarks and lodges, closing with shots of water animals and views of the family passing through a rural checkpoint. 'The End'.