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This rather old part of the city was where the original houses were built next to fort Jesus, and the city still retains alot of character, on the edge of the island overlooking the coastline that leads behind mombasa island. There are still local artisans...More
The juxtaposition of a beautiful old city on the seafront is just stunning. It is really worth a walkaround just to soak up the experience and atmosphere. It has not yet been totally destroyed by tourists.
A very historic area with Portuguese Arab British and African history to name but a few and worth a trip but it's dirty unsafe unpoliced and at times scary . We went down streets and lanes that in retrospect are not and should not be...More
The narrow streets and wooden doors are a door into the Omani Arab past of this original Swahili urban area. We had a guided tour which was helpful for orientation and context. Unfortunately many of the historic houses and streets are in disrepair but the...More
We made a tour with a local guide we met at fort Jesus.
He showed us the old town with old mosques, the oldest hotel in Africa, the fish-market, the slave/spice-market and some spots where the movie inception with Leo DiCaprio is taking place.
I’m so sorry for not responding- I seem to have missed the notification. For the benefit of other travellers though, I will still respond. You might have found differently but your guides are literally everywhere but lookout... More
I’m so sorry for not responding- I seem to have missed the notification. For the benefit of other travellers though, I will still respond. You might have found differently but your guides are literally everywhere but lookout for some sort of identification. They are particularly friendly and they are so passionate about their job! They usually are in front of the sites such as fort Jesus, and they can walk you through both Old and New town Mombasa, and even take pics of you in between ;) anything from KES1000 and up but I thought it was worth it.