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Old Town

Near Ndia Kuu Road, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good39%
  • Average28%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“narrow streets” (23 reviews)
“fort jesus” (60 reviews)
“antique shops” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
Near Ndia Kuu Road, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
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+254 720 650869
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"narrow streets"
in 23 reviews
"fort jesus"
in 60 reviews
"antique shops"
in 4 reviews
"arab culture"
in 3 reviews
"coffee house"
in 4 reviews
"carved doors"
in 4 reviews
"cultural heritage"
in 3 reviews
"interesting walk"
in 3 reviews
"take your time"
in 3 reviews
"local guide"
in 4 reviews
"city tour"
in 5 reviews
"indian ocean"
in 3 reviews
"architecture"
in 28 reviews
"history"
in 64 reviews
"balconies"
in 9 reviews
"kuu"
in 3 reviews
"arabic"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A tour guide comes in hardy when visiting old town. There's a lot to learn and had an opportunity to see the first post office in Kenya.

Thank Kit K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My birth place, therefore nostalgic. To enjoy old town thoroughly one needs to read the basic history. Lots of shops selling artifacts and kahawa (coffee) vendors. Kibokoni means whipping area - related to slave market. Swahili, Arab, Portuguese and Indian influences abound. Have a meal...More

Thank Juma B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beware where you take photos, or doing anything else that might give a reason for police to take an interest in you. I took a photo of a crumbling colonial building on the edge of Old Town. A guy, who I assume was working with...More

Thank Peter P
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Old town Mombasa is by far my No.1 choice as far as Swahili and Arab culture infusion is concerned in Kenya. It is indeed one place you must visit, especially if you are into arts and culture. Do not be afraid to get lost in...More

Thank Tanvir S
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

be careful not to take pictures at certain location its against the law. but its is a very interesting area of history

Thank Jerard W
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

The old town is heaving, busy, mad but with a wonderful spirit and lots and lots of interesting shops and traders. Not sure about safety is not looked after by local friends

Thank Gordon A
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

An amazing place that will take you back centuries. A mixture of Arab, Indian & African culture. Narrow streets with wooden hanging balconies and huge curved doors. Within the old city is the old harbor where the East Africa traded as far as China, Persia...More

Thank Aly H
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

It was fun to explore Old Town with friends. We had heard that there was some gang activity, but upon asking around a bit more it seems that things have gotten better. I felt safe, but wouldn't carry valuables, go alone or at night.

Thank iluvafrica333
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

It was very interesting to stroll the streets and see all the goods being sold and the interesting cultural heritage of this place. Must stop for Swahili coffee and Halwa at Jahazi coffee shop. Also enjoyed a meal at Fhordini restaurant along the ocean front.

Thank Tina R
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

It's a must when you are in town. A walk around in the old town give you interesting ancient history which is important for understanding how the city once upon the time was developed and how the mixture of Mombasa was made. Narrow streets, intresting...More

Thank TerjeHoegberg
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Jada J
8 March 2017|
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Response from Idwin B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jada, You find the official ones in front of Fort Jesus. Prices between 1500/2000 KES, for a good guide.
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