I don't think it's really so interesting but if you have time, walk around with a guide. The city has a history worth to listen.
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The history of Mombasa is amazing, beautiful, detailed, and well preserved that shows the true authenticity of the island. Glad my wife and I got to visit it while on a Mombasa City Tour with the Coast Camping team!
The walk in this old town takes you back in time of the early Arabs and European Missionaries. The people are friendly and our guide was very good.
Old colonial buidings, like many places in the world was very dirty, smelly, which did not bother me, we went with our Tut tut driver so we did feel safer, a beer in a local bar was an experience as so delapatated.
History surrounds the old town and old port is so fascinating and takes you back to that era when sailors from Asia and Europe used to do the business with Africa. Old town resembles an ancient city of Middle East/ Indian sub continent.
A short walk into memory lane, on the cobblestone paved narrow road takes you to the entrance of the old port, this walk can be done after viewing the Fort Jesus, the quaint antique shops that line the road are very interesting for antique lovers...More
Very nice spot to spend a few hours before leaving town! Nice arquithecture, nice streets and stores to see or buy some piturestic things! A lot of culture to learn! Nice people.
A great place to wander - great photo opportunities of rustic buildings with crumbling fascias and faded walls. When you arrive numerous guides will approach you - wanting to take you on a tour and indicating it is 'safer' etc. with them (we paid some...More