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Old Town

Near Ndia Kuu Road, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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Near Ndia Kuu Road, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful to visit to immerse yourself into Mombasa town's rich history. We visited with our cousin's and they enjoyed the trip.

Thank James W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very interesting exploring old town and learning about the history of the town! Is a great day tour, wouldn't need to spend any more than a day in old town.

Thank mole562
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd highly recommend taking a guide for $15 USD! We found ours at Fort Jesus (his name was Shee & he was fantastic) and were so glad to have had him! We learned so much about Old Town and saw various small shops and markets...More

1  Thank Dara C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The old town or what they called it mambasa town was amazing it's more of a traditional city like village, spent a couple of minutes here as we headed for fort Jesus.

1  Thank Dewnise T
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is the old town hundreds of years old. it is a residential area with the old houses and the interesting architecture and old shops that sell antiquities and Swahili paraphernalia and collectibles. Visit but get advise from the tourist office because some times there...More

Thank esther900
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I found the old town very charming and the art to find there was amazing. Both paitings and wood work and a lot of other good stuff. I would have wished I had a full day to walk around there.

Thank Qaisra82
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

If one wants to visit Fort Jesus and the shops leading down from there for some souvenier shopping- then by all means do visit! Even the roads there are carbo blocks so nice to stroll and clean. Anything beyond where the carbo ends and the...More

Thank munira21
Reviewed 27 April 2017

good place for history of the old town and the port where migrants arrived back in the days and settled

Thank NKV15
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Great old city, full of life and market stands. You can feel the local life as it bustles in front of you. It is definitively worth being lost in the alleys, you can combine that with a visit to the close by Fort.

Thank Stathis T
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I had heard that the area was dirty and full of shady people hanging around, but found it to be charming and cleaner than the rest of Mombasa. There are many interesting shops and restaurants and the people were all very friendly. I went with...More

Thank Rob A
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Jada J
7 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.