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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to Old Town for a day trip and it was more then enough. It was interesting. We went to the market and visited several landmarks.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank cramirez13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Take a walk through Old Town. You don't need a guide. Buildings look well preserved and picturesque. Make a turn by the fish market too while you're at it.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Refaat G
Reviewed 9 October 2019 via mobile

My wife and I went there for some shopping - it was suggested by the locals. If I were you it is worth seeing if you have the time.

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank worldxplorer1492
Reviewed 10 September 2019

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.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Givemeaholiday
Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jarlath M
Reviewed 30 August 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Felipe J
Reviewed 18 August 2019

You would see much of the history of the city. Also you may choose to walk with or without a guide. Whatever you buy, you must negotiate for, this is the most important rule there.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Eco_Travel_Explorer
Reviewed 7 July 2019 via mobile

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. Very...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Kamau91
Reviewed 23 June 2019

This is a well preserved part of town and good for those who want to know more about the roots of Mombasa. It's best to walk here with a guide.

Date of experience: February 2019
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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
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