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Address: Near Ndia Kuu Road, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 720 650869
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Pleasant way to experience another culture.

It's not tremendously scenic compared to, say, Istanbul or Marrakesh. But the feeling of an old medieval Muslim community is there, just the same. Worth an hour or two... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Norcross, Georgia, United States
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Norcross, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's not tremendously scenic compared to, say, Istanbul or Marrakesh. But the feeling of an old medieval Muslim community is there, just the same. Worth an hour or two, definitely. The main streets, Mbarak Kinaway Road and Ndia Kuu Road, are both worth a look. One bonus: it's nice for shopping. There are a number of fine shops with pleasant... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Your guide will usually combine this with your Fort Jesus tour. I love to see how people actually live and the old town shows you exactly that. If you get a good guide he will show you the best views a d spots for a picture. It does get pretty hot so try to do this bit of the tour... More 

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Thank Fudge3105
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's just an old town including the first police station and post office in Kenya it's good for a quick view but nothing too intresting.

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Thank محمد ص
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Old town is a place in Mombasa that borders the sea port. It boasts of various cultures existing together yet a force to reckon. Old town has in abundance the rich Arab-Swahili culture dating back to four centuries. It boasts of Fort Jesus that was built by the Portuguese and frequented by Arab traders throughout history, It has to its... More 

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Thank Fareedh K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't understand it at first, but it's recommended that you are guided by a tour when seeing the Old Town. My tour guide stopped as often as he could to explain the historic sites along the way and even took me as far as the Uhuru Gardens. Take your time on this trip and make the most of it.... More 

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Thank Karabo N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ties in with the visit to "Fort Jesus". You need to employ one of the very Knowledgable Guides for the Morning/afternoon.Look after them moneywise and they will protect and look after you. A suggestion is to give them Kshs.1,000 for a half day.Ask them to take you to the "Old Baths" which are still in use by the Fishermen.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here many times, love to lose myself in the dirty charming small streets, it has never been dangerous, but don't go around half naked with money or a lot of jewellery. A lot of muslim peoples , original swahili buildings, not well kept, but full of life, kids and small shops. For me the best part of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It is always a shame to see historical areas not being preserved. We toured the old town with a guide that offered at the fort. We wouldn't have gone through the same streets alone despite being quite adventurous, feels unsafe (but I am not sure if it is or is the effect of dirt and ruined buildings). Good spices sold... More 

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Thank Mireia G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My most favorite place in mombasa, i used to spend the whole time there, the people around the old city are very friendly and welcoming

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had a guide and had a 30 minute walk around the fort, old town and sea front. The story of the port, the reef, the fort defences is quite fascinating

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