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